HI awards $850 to Great Plains Radio for Oldtime Radio Drama

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $850 to the Great Plains Radio (GPR) Theatre Project for the Oldtime Radio Drama Theatre.  This event is free and open to the public.  The event will occur twice.  The first, a symposium, will happen at 7:00 PM on October 8th at the Western Iowa Tech Community College campus in Sioux City, IA.  The second, a live performance, will occur at 7:30PM on October 15th at the Scottish Rite Temple in Sioux City, IA.

The first event, according to Paul Guggenheimer VP of GPR, will examine the lessons behind the radio dramas of the ‘30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.  Various multimedia will be used during the symposium.  The second event will be recorded onto CD for broadcast.

“Live radio drama performance held great value to many Americans in the past,” said Humanities Iowa Executive Director Christopher Rossi, “and our organization is proud to support a project that allows Iowans to connect with American history.”

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.