Atlantic Public Media will present a free public listening event to celebrate the creation of new audio work by students at the Transom Story Workshop to be held from 7 to 10 PM on Thursday, November 29 at the Woods Hole Community Hall.
The event is sponsored by Atlantic Public Media, the local non-profit organization that founded WCAI, a local public radio station, and created the Peabody Award-winning public media website Transom.org, a showcase and workshop for new public media.
"Once again, the Transom students have uncovered stunning stories in our communities, and have acquired the skills to tell them beautifully," Says Executive Director Jay Allison.
Since early October, nine beginning radio students have been living in Woods Hole learning the craft of telling stories with sound. The students range in age from their twenties to late-fifties, and hale from the United States, Canada, and Australia. Their stories focus on our local area, and it is anticipated that some of the people they've profiled or talked with will be in the audience. A question and answer period will follow each piece.
Transom Story Workshop instructor Rob Rosenthal developed and, for a decade, ran the radio track at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine.
"Lucky me: I travel the Cape vicariously through my students," Mr. Rosenthal says. "They are out there with microphones and digital recorders capturing the stories of incredible people. They bring the recordings back. I get to listen. And we produce broadcast-quality radio stories together."
The listening event will precede a brief graduation ceremony and the public is urged to join us in applauding the third Transom Story Workshop's graduating class.
Jay Allison, long-time public radio producer and founder of WCAI, established Atlantic Public Media as a non-profit organization in 1993. APM created Transom.org, and produces The Moth Radio Hour (also a Peabody winner) and created the popular NPR series, This I Believe, as well as programming for WCAI, including the Sonic IDs, and The Local Food Report.