Alex Chawick, host and producer of BURN, An Energy Journal
The nation’s electric grid – a half century-old patchwork system that moves electricity from plants to consumers – is central to our daily lives. BURN’s hour-long special, The Switch, examines the state of America’s aging and often over-burdened electric power grid – the people who keep it running, innovators constantly thinking of ways to make it smarter, and what happens when the grid lets us down.
WYSO's fiscal year ends June 30, and we want to end another great year with a bang. We are opening the phone lines during Morning Edition and All Things Considered for two days only, June 6 and 7, to take your pledges of support.
Let us thank your for you $120 pledge with a WYSO 55th Anniversary tote bag AND a pair of tickets to one of the following great events:
Join us Friday, June 21st, at the Schuster Center for an evening with Dave Isay.
Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody Awards and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. He is the author/editor of numerous books that grew out of his public radio documentary work, including three StoryCorps books: Listening Is an Act of Love, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, and All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps – all New York Times bestsellers.
Spend an evening with WYSO staff, volunteers and listeners at our annual Silent Auction on April 20th, 6-9pm, at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in Springfield, 300 S Fountain Ave, next to the Clark State Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are still available at the door.
Your ticket includes wine and hors d'oeuvres from Current Cuisine including a Mexican food bar, dessert, coffee and more.