An award-winning series of first-person portraits and essays by and about ordinary citizens–not newsmakers, but the rest of us–from small towns, rural areas, and urban neighborhoods usually overlooked by mainstream reporting. They are stories about the ways we live our lives, the things we believe in, where we find our poetry. They value the heart in the human voice, the evocative nature of sound, the importance of subtext, the art of storytelling.

The series airs mainly on NPR’s All Things Considered. and PRI’s This American Life. Produced with Christina Egloff. CDs available.