This project is a mobile radio lab, traveling to the biggest city and a small town in each state, asking people to define their great America: past, present and future. Originally, I planned to personally travel to each state in the union from May to October, 2020. Due to COVID19, I am now embarking on a virtual road trip.
What does this virtual mobile radio lab look like? It is a weekly podcast and a series of short videos from each community along my original route. I am asking librarians to nominate someone in their community for the podcast, and I am asking local videographers to make 5-10 minute videos showing what is special about their community.
This virtual journey will be presented as a screening of the videos and audio from the journey, as well as exhibited in galleries where people can hear the interviews or watch the videos at interactive listening stations.
So… What’s your Great America?