Pop & Politics

This is the archive for PopandPolitics.com’s 2010 midterm election specials, which aired on 100+ public radio stations across America, and included additional video and blog content. This series of specials on political, racial, and economic tensions — and solutions — in America took us on a literal road trip over hundreds of miles of American landscape.

Pop and Politics was launched by Farai Chideya in 1995 as a personal political/cultural blog. It later grew into a multi-person blog and a journalism training institute funded by the Knight Foundation, operating at San Francisco State University and the University of Southern California. Later, the site housed these specials on race, class, and politics in America, funded by the Ford Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Park Foundation, WNYC/New York Public Radio, and Deborah Santana. American Public Media was the distributor. Pop and Politics has concluded its work, but we hope you enjoy and learn from what we’ve done.

The production staff for the 2010 radio/multi-media specials were host/co-producer Farai Chideya; executive producer Kerry Donahue; senior producer Suzie Lechtenberg; multimedia and video producer Aaron Ernst; associate producer Nona Willis Aronowitz; and producer Ave Carillo.

Thank you to all who supported, contributed to, and read/watched/listened to Pop and Politics over its fifteen year run.