In October 2010, the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African History and Culture (NMAAHC) embarked on a mission to capture a rich and detailed history of our nation’s Civil Rights Movement. They collected hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast video and audio recordings of the personal histories and testimonials of individuals – many of whom are unheralded – who participated in the movement. The result is “Moments of the Movement” – 28 inspirational segments that help us better understand and appreciate the sacrifices made to raise our nation to new heights of equality.
Through February, Moments of the Movement will air Monday-Friday during Morning Edition at 5:35 a.m. and 7:35 a.m. and at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Steve has been with VPR since 1994, first serving as host of VPR’s public affairs program and then as a reporter, based in Central Vermont. Many VPR listeners recognize Steve for his special reports from Iran, providing a glimpse of this country that is usually hidden from the rest of the world. Prior to working with VPR, Steve served as program director for WNCS for 17 years, and also worked as news director for WCVR in Randolph. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Steve also worked for stations in Phoenix and Tucson before moving to Vermont in 1972. Steve was honored in 2007 with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting on VPR.
Lewis Wallace comes to WYSO from the Pritzker Journalism Fellowship at WBEZ in Chicago, where he reported on the environment, technology, science and economics. Prior to going down the public radio rabbit hole, he was a community organizer and producer for a multimedia project about youth and policing in Chicago. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Lewis spent many years as a freelance writer, anti-oppression trainer, barista and sex educator in Chicago and in Oakland, CA. He holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University, and he has recently expanded his journalism training through the 2013 Metcalf Fellowship for Environmental Journalism and the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.
WUOT will air NPR's live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, January 28. Robert Siegel will host. He'll be joined in the studio by White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving. We will also have analysis of the speeches from Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of National Review magazine, and EJ Dionne, columnist at the Washington Postas well as NPR reporters.
Alice Fordham is an NPR International Correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon.
In this role, she reports on Lebanon, Syria and many of the countries throughout the Middle East.
Before joining NPR in 2014, Fordham covered the Middle East for five years, reporting for The Washington Post, the Economist, The Times and other publications. She has worked in wars and political turmoil but also amid beauty, resilience and fun.
In 2011, Fordham was a Stern Fellow at the Washington Post. That same year she won the Next Century Foundation's Breakaway award, in part for an investigation into Iraqi prisons.
Fordham graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.