Washington DC (Jan. 5, 2016) — “Anacostia Unmapped” is underway in the Southeast neighborhood of Washington D.C. WAMU 88.5 , a local public radio station is one of 15 chosen after a national competition to incubate storytelling experiments and expand public media to more Americans.
Washington DC independent producer Katie Davis will work with residents for nine months (until July) to record stories and produce them for radio. “Anacostia Unmapped” recognizes that you can’t build bridges with a community in mere days. We’ll dig deeper for compelling stories, leverage new digital tools, and challenge WAMU 88.5 staff to rethink how to identify and place stories about this part of DC.
The Anacostia producers are:
- Playwright John A. Johnson
- Co-owner of local Anacostia radio station Kymone Freeman
- Housing activist Schyla Pondexter-Moore
Localore: Finding America was created by AIR, a Boston-based network of independent public media producers, to bring together the most gifted producers and forward-thinking stations in the industry to invent new media models and realize the founding vision of a public broadcasting service for “all of the people.” Principle funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from the Wyncote Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.