50 years ago, the Poor People's Campaign advocated for economic justice for poor Americans. What does that fight look like today?
Long before humans created the written word, stories were passed down from one generation to the next orally. Today, despite — or because of — advances in technology, there’s still something incredibly compelling and powerful about an individual telling a tale. We consider the ancient and modern art of storytelling and what it takes to keep an audience rapt.
- Amy Saidman Executive director, Story District (formerly SpeakEasyDC)
- Jenifer Hixson Senior producer, The Moth
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