“Anacostia Unmapped gives digital recorders to residents of Anacostia to interview people in their own community. Stories from these citizen journalists will appear on WAMU 88.5 and The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Tune in on WAMU 88.5 and We Act Radio to hear these dual broadcasts and more.”
Washington DC independent producer Katie Davis will work with residents for nine months (until July) to record stories and produce them for radio. “Anacostia Unmapped” recognizes that you can’t build bridges with a community in mere days. We’ll dig deeper for compelling stories, leverage new digital tools, and challenge WAMU 88.5 staff to rethink how to identify and place stories about this part of DC.
The Anacostia producers are:
- Playwright John A. Johnson
- Co-owner of local Anacostia radio station Kymone Freeman
- Housing activist Schyla Pondexter-Moore