Note worthy because the SOTRU host Al Letson really has his eye gazed at local people, places, and stories.
Here is some information:
NPR’s Jacksonville-based ‘State of the Re:Union’ will host its first annual fundraiser ‘SOTRU – A Celebration of Community, presented by WJCT Public Broadcasting and Biscottis; – on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Hicks Auditorium at the Jacksonville Public Library. Featuring a cocktail hour complete with drinks and passed hors’doeurves, the highlight of the evening will be a performance by ‘State of the Re:Union’ host and spoken word artist Al Letson. Tickets are $50 and all money raised from the event will go to support the show, which airs nationally on more than 170 stations.
As a public radio show, ‘State of the Re:Union’ is generously funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The show, however, is responsible for employing other fundraising tactics in order to continue growing its multimedia platform. Accompanying ‘State of the Re:Union’s’ narrative of explored communities and the stories that lie within, are documentary shorts, music podcasts, blogs, and photo documentation – all of which dig deeper into the communities visited and the people who call each location home.
The goal of ‘SOTRU – A Celebration of Community, presented by WJCT Public Broadcasting and Biscottis’ is to raise $15,000 – to be matched dollar for dollar by J.Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the fundraising event’s $15,000 Challenge Grant Sponsors. What’s more, the Weavers have donated an invitation for 2 to sit in the owner’s suite at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium – to be used for a Jaguars’ game during the 2010-2011 season. The invitation will be raffled off at the event.
More Related: Back in March Urban Jacksonville Weekly # 57 had Letson on talking about State of the Re:Union Edition. HAVE A LISTEN