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Truly listening local with “Know Your Neighbor"

Asia Burnett and Dixie Lynn

In the coming weeks you’ll hear occasional segments throughout the day on WKMS that we’re calling “Know Your Neighbor.”

WKMS is a small but mighty shop and getting into our regional towns and hamlets can be a challenge, so we’re making a concerted effort to bring you what are essentially micro documentaries focusing on the people of our region.

From welders to servers to teachers to a self proclaimed “wheeler and dealer,” these sixty-second stories provide a glimpse into the passions of people in our region.

The micro documentaries are intended to provide a sense of place beyond the news of the day and longform journalism that WKMS does so well.

“We are public media,” said Station Manager Chad Lampe. “And we must endeavor to include the public in deeper and more meaningful ways in all that we do.”

While sixty seconds may not seem that long, this is just one component of a multifaceted approach to re-engage with our communities as the pandemic wanes.

If you don’t get a chance to catch the occasional airings of “Know Your Neighbor,” don’t worry, we’ll be posting these micro documentaries right here.

If you or someone you know would like to be featured in “Know Your Neighbor” simply email Tell us about the person and why you think they should be featured.

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