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Why We Need More Stories About the Future of Food

As part of a national celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, California Humanities is convening a series of discussion forums throughout the state through the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. The second in the series features a conversation on the future of food at the LA Times …

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California Humanities Staff & Board Go to Washington!

This past March 1 – 3, the California Humanities Board Chair and I joined three members of the outstanding California Humanities staff in Washington, DC for Humanities on the Hill, the annual three-day advocacy effort led by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Altogether, the individual state humanities councils visited …

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Reflections of a Drought, Project Director Interview

Fresno County Public Library (FCPL), in partnership with Steve Thao, produced Reflections of a Drought, a 20 minute documentary that collects interviews from Fresno County residents and their experience with the current drought, which began in 2010. We spoke with Project Director, Jonathan Waltmire about the project. Tell us a little about …

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2016 California Documentary Project Awards Announced

California Humanities is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant. This year we have awarded $391,500 to 15 film, radio, and new media productions that reflect a diverse range of topics and issues, ranging from a deeply personal look at the power of positive …

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