HARTFORD, Conn. (January 27, 2016) – WNPR announces the forthcoming release of a five-episode podcast called Radius, which shares lively stories about Hartford. The Radius Project includes a website at radiusproject.org, featuring episode audio as well as extensive professional photography covering stories in five areas of the city.
Each episode is centered at a landmark and explores the half-mile radius around it. Episodes feature voices in and around Keney Park, Albany Avenue, Park Street, Mount Olive Church, along the Connecticut River including parts of downtown, and an area in the city’s South End. The episodes focus on current stories, history, and relatable, shared human experience.
The project highlights WNPR’s mission to provide a powerful voice for Connecticut’s diverse communities.
“Radius is an art project with a news sensibility,” said John Dankosky, Vice President of News and Host of WNPR’s Where We Live. “We’ve spent decades reporting on Hartford, but never in this way. I think that even people who think they know this city will learn something, and feel something new about Hartford.”
Radius is hosted by Hartford’s Julia Pistell and Jamil Ragland, and produced by J Holt and WNPR’s Executive Producer Catie Talarski. Photography is provided by Shana Sureck and WNPR’s Ryan Caron King. Other lead team members are WNPR’s Digital Editor Heather Brandon and CPBN Digital Director Beth Messina. The site includes custom web development led by CPBN’s Rob Gabaree.
All five episodes will be available online on Wednesday, January 27 at radiusproject.org.
The Radius Project is made possible by the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the City of Hartford Arts and Heritage Jobs Grant Program.
WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media. As part of the Connecticut Public (CBPN), WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island with news and information. WNPR’s award-winning local programming lineup includes Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show, and The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports, and educational programming to viewers, listeners, and readers. For more information, visit wnpr.org.
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting
The Connecticut Public is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org.