We hope you get a chance to hear this week’s Hearing Voices from NPR. It features a beautiful, thought-provoking story by Kate Davidson about a program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that placed tens of thousands of school-age Native American children in Mormon homes between 1954 and 2000.
Kate spent a year visiting former students, host families and program officials. The unnarrated story, which was produced as part of Homelands’ Worlds of Difference project, was edited by Deborah George. It won the 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award for best national radio documentary.
Hearing Voices calls itself “the largest collective of independent radio producers this side of the semi-planet Pluto.” The show, Hearing Voices from NPR, is a weekly compilation of independent work, and is heard on more than 100 stations and available as a podcast. The executive producer is indie stalwart Barrett Golding.