State of the Re:Union with Al Letson "Internet Communities: Making the Virtual Real"

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Host Al Letson

At this point in the 21st century, it’s kind of impossible to talk about community-building without, at some point, talking about the internet. In Internet Communities: Making the Virtual Real, airing Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, State of the Re:Union host Al Letson tells stories of the internet’s impact on community-building in human terms, on the messy level of people’s daily existence, where its effects are rarely solely positive or negative.

In each of these stories, we look at a different way the internet has slipped into our interactions with one another, from wholesale social transformations facilitated by the web, to individual lives reconfigured, to more minor everyday happenings.This is an hour of exploring how the “virtual” has turned into the “real” in people’s lives.

State of the Re:Union is hosted by Public Radio Talent Quest Winner and performance artist Al Letson. With a journalistic, documentary-style approach, each hour-long program focuses exclusively on one city, region, or other community and features interviews, commentary, recordings, listener-generated letters, and music.