Posted by Jake Shapiro
Jake Shapiro is CEO of Public Radio Exchange (PRX), an online marketplace for public radio programming. Today Knight Foundation is announcing new support for PRX’s Radiotopia project, a collective of story-driven shows that set a Kickstarter record in 2014.
Radiotopia has been a remarkable success since launching just over ...
July 2, 2014, 6 a.m., Posted by Molly McWilliams Wilkins
Photo by Molly McWilliams Wilkins.
The brick pattern on the ground at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon, Ga., may strike many people as just a clever design, but the purposeful lines in gray and tan are so much more: a call to slow down and to share a common experience with neighbors.
Last week the Macon League of Creative Interventionists invited local residents to take a break from the frenetic pace of their daily lives to explore the stone labyrinth. The chapter formed earlier this spring during a Knight Foundation-supported visit by artist Hunter Franks, who founded the League of Creative Interventionists, an international network that aims to break down social barriers within communities. Each month the league celebrates a global theme. For June it was “slow.”
“Life gets busy. We get so wrapped up in day-to-day responsibilities; we forget to take time to slow down and relax,” said Deonna Belcher, a member of the Macon League who assisted in organizing the event. “Everyone needs down time, time to simply be and breathe.”
The labyrinth offers people a chance to do just that. Last year when the church needed to repair a patio, they decided to build the labyrinth as a replacement and open it for community use, said Ann Smith, the church’s spiritual director.
July 1, 2014, 4:56 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
July 1, 2014, 4:38 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
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