Specials

Producer Tina Antolini and Host Al Letson reporting in Appalachia.

Travelogue: Volume One

T he SOTRU team brings you a collection of stories from the road. Host Al Letson reflects on the show and plays some of his favorite stories…
Photo by Chief Engineer Doru. Bay of Biscay, February 2006.

Truckers of the High Seas

I n our globalized world, it only takes a click to buy something from China and have it delivered right to your doorstep. But that…
Outside the Police Academy in Albuquerque, NM.

American Justice

The United States has the world’s largest prison population. In 2012, there were 2.3 million people in American prisons or jails – and even more…
The Snyder family: Denise, Ella and Vann

Trans Families

It’s estimated that there are nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. who identify themselves as transgender. That’s more than a million people with families,…
The MCS community outside in Eastern Arizona occupies a wide-open plateau.

The Sorting of America

The U.S. has been a country shaped by migration, dating back to the days of the pioneers making their way West. But recently, this country…
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Contested

Host Al Letson and guest producer John Biewen (of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University) present a collection of stories from Durham, North…
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Leadership from the Bottom Up

Usually during Black History Month, we remember civil rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met…
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Re:Defining Black History

During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights,…
Creedmoor

The Hospital Always Wins

Back in 2004, staff producer Laura Starecheski visited a state mental hospital in Queens, New York, called Creedmoor. She stumbled on to a mystery there…
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Back to Basics: An American Graduate Special

In this American Graduate special, State of the Re:Union takes a closer look at school, community, and the dropout crisis in this country.  With reporting…
Internet Communities

Internet Communities: Virtual Reality

At this point in the 21st century, it’s kind of impossible to talk about community-building without, at some point, talking about the Internet. With this…
Veterans Day Special

Veterans Day Special

Soldiers coming  home from Iraq and Afghanistan can be faced with obstacles and 
wounds not clearly visible to the rest of the country. These current…
Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin: Who Is This Man?

August 28th, 1963 will forever be tied to Martin Luther King Jr.’s hallowed “I Have a Dream Speech.” This historic moment would probably have never…