2011 Auld Lang Syne and the Fab Five – Part 2
By State of the Re:Union
As we venture further along into our 2011 SOTRU reminiscing, moments and stories are recaptivating our attention, and rightly so. There have been some amazing people, communities and occurrences highlighted in this year’s episodes, and their stories have greatly impacted many lives. (To see the collection of 2011 SOTRU episodes, click here. )
Today, we hear some fab five choices from some more SOTRU team members.
The one and only Laura Starecheski, yet another producer extraordinaire, tells us what her five favorite episodes are, along with what makes them so special to her.
Las Vegas: Yep - I, too, love the way this episode shows us the sides of
the city outsiders would never usually get to see.
The Bronx: Hometown pride!
Cleveland: Loved the different way of looking at theme – Connecting
entrepreneurship to community- such a cool idea.
Birmingham: What a way to get started living the SOTRU life!
Sacramento: Sleeper hit. Did not expect to find so many amazing stories. It showed me the value of going off the beaten path and looking behind national news coverage, and the super story-finding collaborationmade with Tina, Marietta and interns.
SOTRU’s social media coordinator, digital content editor, and maker of tasty treats is Jan Bennett. Relatively new to the team, Jan eagerly gives her fab five of 2011, admitting that she is so estatic to be a part of something so wonderfully amazing.
Las Vegas: It was so intriguing (and somewhat refreshing) to learn about the Las Vegas that isn’t all glitz and glam. Sacramento: Adding to the fantastic stories woven together is how awesome it is to watch Al’s excitement about this episode! Mississippi Gulf Coast: The stories of people still dealing with the aftermath of disasters, both natural and manmade, are inspiring. As infuriating as it was to listen to some of the big oil antics, it was just as heartening to learn of the incredible strength of spirit and amazing character these men and women display. Wyoming: I was not expecting to learn about the detrimental (and sometimes life-threatening) impact fracking is having on many communities. If knowledge is power, learning this made me feel like Superman. This compelled me to Love the music of the Joe Speed Band. Cleveland: I adore the idea of a city coming back to life because its people will not let it go gently into the good night. The inside mountain biking range is pretty fantastic, too.
Which SOTRU moments, episodes or stories are you favorite? Use the box below to tell us what makes them stand out from the rest. Tomorrow we will share some of listener responses – people will be able to see how brilliant you are!