Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Troy Chapman on National Public Radio

We have some very exciting news... On Sunday, Sept. 28 somewhere around 9:30-10:00 a.m. ET, Troy Chapman can be heard reading his essay for the "This I Believe" radio series during Weekend Edition Sunday on National Public Radio.

"This I Believe is an international project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values that guide their daily lives. These short statements of belief, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here and featured on public radio in the United States and Canada, as well as in regular broadcasts on NPR. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow." (—from the series Web site)

Troy joins others whose essays have been produced for radio, including authors, artists, musicians, statesmen and -women, academics, entertainers, and many more who are unknown outside their circle of family, friends and associates.

Click here for a list of local affiliates if you don't know where NPR is on your dial. If you miss Troy's piece or want to hear it again, after the broadcast date you'll find a page containing the essay and a link to listen here. You might want to take some time reading and listening to other essays — such meaningful and thoughtful statements from people in all walks of life are good for the soul.

Our sincerest thanks to series staff, especially senior editor Viki Merrick and curator Jay Allison, for choosing Troy's essay for broadcast and the extra work they did with the prison to record him. Also many thanks to administrators at Kinross Correctional Facility, who not only gave permission for Troy to participate in the series, but facilitated the timely recording of his essay.

—Maryann Gorman

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