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We initially took creative and conscious cues from the iconic shows that have inspired us. From the scenic road, simple-pleasure sensibilities of Charles Kuralt’s On the Road and the investigatory spirit of 60 Minutes to the aesthetic and music-fueled backdrop of MTV and do-it-yourself spirit of Current TV, these things have moved us to create a show where neither artistry or content are ever compromised for one another.

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SOTRU Wins Third Edward R. Murrow Award

Wednesday, June 24 2015 04:27 PM

More incredible news for State of the Re:Union! We are honored to announce we’ve won our third national Edward R. Murrow award. It’s a three-peat! Our Trans Families episode took home the News Documentary award by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The episode, produced by Tina Antolini, tells stories of trans people and their […]

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SOTRU at the Peabodys

Tuesday, June 02 2015 04:35 PM

Host Al Letson and the entire State of the Re:Union staff attended the 74th Annual Peabody Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan on May 31st. The Peabody Awards celebrate excellence in media and stories that matter. SOTRU’s 2014 season of shows was honored, you can hear the winning episodes here. Tune in to watch the […]

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Travelogue: Volume Two

Tuesday, May 19 2015 06:49 PM

In the last episode of State of the Re:Union, the team brings you a collection of our favorite stories from the road. Host Al Letson reflects on six years of SOTRU and says goodbye to the show.

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A Good Goodbye

Thursday, May 14 2015 05:22 PM

Host Al Letson Announces Final Season

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San Gabriel Valley, CA: Small Town, Global City

Monday, May 04 2015 03:51 PM

T he San Gabriel Valley is just like any other suburb in America. Life revolves around family and school; the social fabric is woven over cheap eats at the mall. But unlike most suburbs in America, the San Gabriel Valley is home to the largest Chinese diaspora in the country. In fact, eight of the […]

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The Poems, The Poets, The Power – A National Poetry Month Special

Friday, April 24 2015 07:23 PM

Poetry isn’t just words on a page. Instead it’s a form that lets people express themselves in a way that’s often far more deep, emotional, and complex than other forms of communication. In this year’s National Poetry Month Special, SOTRU explores how people are finding ways to use poetry in surprising ways.

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Ithaca, NY: Power to the People

Tuesday, April 21 2015 04:28 PM

The climate is going haywire, and politicians are bickering over what to do about it, or whether to do anything at all. But that’s only part of the story. Around the country, communities are taking matters into their own hands, publicly pledging to shrink their carbon footprints, then setting out to make good on their […]

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SOTRU Wins Peabody Award

Monday, April 20 2015 02:34 PM

We are elated to announce that State of the Re:Union is the winner of a 2014 Peabody Award, one of the highest honors in broadcasting. Peabody judges praised SOTRU saying “it purveys good news—not soft, sugarcoated features but grassroots reporting that demonstrates how everyday people, both rural and urban, are figuring out ways to tackle […]

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SOTRU Short: A Couple Twice Born

Tuesday, March 03 2015 07:16 PM

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The Power of African-American Art: A Black History Month Special

Friday, February 13 2015 03:21 PM

This year, State of the Re:Union recognizes Black History Month through the lens of African-American art, the role it has played in social movements and everyday life, and why it matters both to the black community and the United States as a whole.

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