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TR-254097-17

Tulane University (New Orleans, LA 70118-5698)
Nicholas R. Spitzer (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

American Routes: Exploring & Expressing the Vernacular Humanities in Story & Song

American Routes is the weekly, two-hour nationally-distributed public radio program devoted to songs and stories, humanist and artist narratives, that explore humanities and aesthetic issues in American society and culture through the expression of vernacular music and culture. Produced in New Orleans and produced and hosted by folklorist and documentary producer Nick Spitzer. Our current proposal, American Routes: Exploring & Expressing the Vernacular Humanities in Story & Song, seeks support of $225,795 to create 10 new, highly researched two-hour programs featuring in-depth humanities content in 2017-18.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Folklore and Folklife; Music History and Criticism

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2017 – 12/31/2018