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Contributors and acknowledgements for ‘Break Form: Making stories with and for the people’

“Break Form: Making stories with and for the people” was written and prepared by lead researcher Mallary Tenore, Localore Executive Producer Sue Schardt, editors Jessica Clark, Betsy O’Donovan, Stevie Beck, data analyst Scott Williams, Tom Webster and Melissa Kiesche at Edison Research, and with Finding America’s lead producers and station collaborators:

Eve Abrams, Audrey Atkins, John Biewen, Avory Brookins, David Brower, Stacia Brown, Kelly Burley, Tayla Burney, Michael Chihak, Mariana Dale, Katie Davis, David Dawson, Regina Dean, Loren Dixon, Dave Edwards, Joaqlin Estus, Jack Gibson, Glenn Gleixner, Sonya Green, Allison Herrera, Greg Hill, Josie Holtzman, Rachel Hubbard, Isaac Kestenbaum, Kliff Kuehl, Alex Lewis, Kelley Libby, Brad Lichtenstein, Paul Maassen, Jess Mador, Michelle Maternowski, William Marrazzo, Carla McCabe, Andi McDaniel, Kyra McGrath, Steve Mencher, Rachel Osier Lindley, Sophia Paliza-Carre, Kelsea Pieters, Ali Post, Mary Quintas, Steve Ramsey, Marsha Reeves Jews, Ellen Rocco, Janet Saidi, Jaclyn Sallee, Jason Saul, Jackie Sauter, Matt Shafer Powell, Marcellus Shepard, David Sommerstein, Connie Stevens, Brendan Sweeney, Eve Troeh, Meredith Turk, Eric Von (1958–2016), Connie Walker, Michele Williams, Bruce Wirth, Jeanette Woods, Mona Yeh, and JJ Yore.

Thanks to AIR’s home team:

Josh Banville, David Dawson, Bec Feldhaus Adams, Adriana Gallardo, Teresa Gorman, Dan Kass, Karen Lally, Ryan McGrath, Alexei Miagkov, Betsy O’Donovan, Bab Oommen, Laurie Selik, Ryan Somerfield, Joanie Tobin, Aidan Un, An Uong, and Lindsey Wagner.

And our many collaborators and supporters:1

Ayah Abdul-Rauf, Ana Adlerstein, Paul Ahlers, Jamie Alsabrook, Hans Anderson, Jenny Asarnow (LL ’12), Joshua Atkinson, Hope Austin, Phil Batta (LL ’14), Shyanne Beatty, Kyle Bell, Jennifer Brandel (LL ’14), Colleen Brennan, Martina Castro (NV ’10), Jeremy Charles, Liz Cheng, Frank Chythlook, Russell Cobb, John Crigler, Bob Cross, Hodari Davis, Jax DeLuca, Matt Diffie, Greg Dixon, James Dommek Jr., Rachel Edelman, Doug Eichten, Free Egunfemi, Neenah Ellis (LL ’14), Jody Evans, Lisa Marie Evans, Jennifer Ferro (LL ’14), Field, Sally Jo Fifer, Rudy Flores, Kymone Freeman, Brandon Gatling, Cheryl Gerber, David Giovannoni, Liliana C. González, Melissa Gray, Anya Grundmann, David Haas, Bill Haenel, Marcus Halley, Scott Hanley, Jesse Hardman, Sterlin Harjo, Laurie Beth Harris, Pat Harrison, Chris Hastings, Colleen Heine, Whitney Henry-Lester, Stuart Hetherington, Bob Hill, Grant Hindsley, Lettie Holman, Feather Houstoun, Mya Hunter, Denise Igo, Kathy Im, Josh Jackson, Marsha Reeves Jews, John Johnson, Mary Ellen Jones, David Joseph, Sally Kane (LL ’14), Alex Kapelman, Laine Kaplan-Levenson, Lori Kaplan, Sam Keenan, Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki SIlva) (LL ’14), Paul Kjelland, Joan Kobayashi, Yuko Kodama, Michael Krall, Julia Kumari Drapkin (LL ’14), Asha Lane, Chioke l’Anson, Mark Levin, Michael Levy, Michelle Lopez-Rios, Jeff Luchsinger, Joyce MacDonald, Jessi McEver, Kyra McGrath, Todd Melby (LL ’14), Viki Merrick, Kathy Merritt (LL ’14), Sarah Metz, Chris Michaels, Caitlin Moran, Claire Mullen, Alyce Myatt, Cleveland Neal, Fantastic Negrito, Holly Mititquq Nordlum, Lauren Ober, Mike Oreskes, Lauren Pabst, Maureen Pao, Patty Parks, Vikram Patel, Boqin Peng, Luis Antonio Perez (NV ’11), Schyla Pondexter-Moore, Erika Pulley-Hayes, Allison Quantz, Barbara Raab, Mawish Raza, Katy Reckdahl, Tena Rubio, John Sallee, Lauren Schiller, Mahnaz Shabbir, Bill Siemering, Tevin Smith, Leslie Snow, Jeff Sonderman, Laura Starecheski (NV ’09), Bruce Theriault, Chris Turpin, Kiran Vee, Tracy Wahl, Darren Walker, Noland Walker (LL ’14), Carline Watson, Jacquie Gales Webb, Spencer Weisbroth, Goorish Wibneh, Flawn Williams, Sonja Williams, Kortney Williams, Nancy “Mama Nia” Wilson, Sarah Wolozin, and Liz Wood.

and AIR producers, who are everywhere.

In memory of Eric Von, AIR’s lead producer for Precious Lives: Before the Gunshots with WUWM



  1. LL ’12 or LL ’14 denotes those who were part of previous Localore productions; NV denotes those who are part of AIR’s New Voice program

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