State of the Re:Union: Season Three

Series produced by Al Letson

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Episodes from Season Three of State of the Re:Union.

Please note: All episodes follow the old NPR clock.

State of the Re:Union episodes are available on PRX without charge to all public radio stations, and may be aired an unlimited number of times prior to January 31, 2017. The program may be streamed live on station websites but not archived. Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only.


15 Pieces

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It may seem that the backwoods of New England and the streets of one of America's toughest cities have little in common. But all across the country...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Coming up on State of the Re:Union, from the communities that pop out of comic books, "To right a wrong, to fight an injustice for a total stranger...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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The Tri-Cities are Richland, Pasco and Kennewick—3 cities clustered near one another in the vast plains and deserts of Washington state, to the eas...

Bought by WNCU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WRKF, WVTF, KUER and more


  • Added: Apr 22, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 25
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Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges over clear streams, cows from dairy farms dotting green valleys: across the state, these are...

Bought by KACU, WRKF, WVTF, KUNC & The Colorado Sound, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Apr 22, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 23
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Baltimore is a city of many neighborhoods, of intense divides—racial, class, and otherwise-- not easily overcome. It’s a city bogged down by a repu...

Bought by KFAI, WESM 91.3 FM, WRKF, KACU, WVTF and more


  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 20
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The Ozarks have long been an isolated part of the country. Steep mountains break up the landscape into hills and hollows, making each little town ...

Bought by KUER, WFAE, WRKF, KACU, WVTF and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 25
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In this episode we explore a community where, when evil rears its head, someone finds a way to set things right, even if they have to make sacrific...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WVTF, KTSW 89.9, WRKF, KUNC & The Colorado Sound and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 25
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Every day in America, more than 7,000 students drop out of school. In a State of the Re:Union first, this episode combines radio drama and document...

Bought by KACU, KTSW 89.9, WEKU, KUNC & The Colorado Sound, WNPR and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 23
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Tucson sits in the borderlands, the desert landscape where America and Mexico meet. This place is crisscrossed by boundaries, visible and invisibl...

Bought by KUER, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WRKF, WVTF, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 33
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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. The...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 23
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Jacksonville, Florida, is a lot of things: a military town. A church town. A beach town. And it can be all those things because Jacksonville is th...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 19
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In this episode Al Letson and guest producer Lu Olkowski visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents hav...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Louisville Public Media, WNYC, WKMS, KFAI and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 59
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Holyoke is home to the Care Center, an alternative school just for pregnant and parenting teens who’ve dropped out of high school. It’s not your ty...

Bought by WNCU, WRKF, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUNC & The Colorado Sound, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 30
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In this American Graduate special, State of the Re:Union takes a closer look at school, community, and the drop out crisis in this country. With r...

Bought by WNCU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KACU, WRKF, WYSO and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 25
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More than two million veterans have come home so far from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For returning veterans, reintegrating into society can be...

Bought by 'The Sea', KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, WCAI / WNAN, KICI, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 41