State of the Re:Union with Al Letson

(Rochester, NY) – AM 1370 presents the final three episodes of State of the Re:Union, Sundays at 9 p.m. July 12-26, 2015. The series, hosted by Al Letson, explores how a particular American city or town creates community, the ways people transcend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that give an area its uniqueness. State of the Re:Union was created by Al Letson as an entry in the Public Radio Talent Quest, which started with more than 1,400 hopefuls. 

The Poems, The Poets, The Power airs Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370 
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. This episode explores why we write and perform poems and the venues poets find themselves. This show features poets from New York and across the United States.

Travelogue: Volume 1 airs Sunday, July 19 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370
The State of the Re:Union team brings listeners a collection of stories from the road. Host Al Letson reflects on the show and plays some of his favorite stories mixed with unheard interviews. The audience will also hear a story about a road trip that completely shifted Al’s life.

Travelogue: Volume 2 airs Sunday, July 26 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370
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 State of the Re:Union and says goodbye to the show. 

Pictured: Al Letson
Credit: State of the Re:Union

 


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