Please cross your fingers, eyes, whatever. We’ve submitted our National Endowment for the Humanities Media Makers Production Grant. If awarded, we will produce 13 new shows and 52 podcast beginning September of this year all around the topic Utopian/Dystopian. Our thanks to an incredible team of writers, scholars et al for their help including, but not limited to, our Producer, Natalie Jablonski, Michael Siegel, AS220’s Bert Crenca, Cynthia Langlykke, Aaron Peterman and Cheryl Kaminsky and our advisor/evaluator, John Voci. As anyone who has ever submitted an NEH proposal knows, writing is only one part of relatively arduous procedure that involves organizing countless letters of support, going over and over the budget, making sure the work plan, narrative and budget match etc. Again, our sincere thanks to all who made this submission seem comparatively effortless.
This blog would have been written and published a bit earlier but, its writer, me, got the flu, or rather it got me. I was not only amazed at the strength of its force, but of how fast it traveled, from city to city and from person to person. Once again, our connections to one another was made explicit, as it was, even more so, in 1918 when another, much, much more deadly flu virus traveled the globe killing approximately 25,000,000 people.
Here’s our show on the subject: http://actionspeaksradio.org/1918-the-flu-epidemic.