Jay Allison

Jay Allison is an independent journalist and leader in public broadcasting. He produces The Moth Radio Hour and has created hundreds of documentary programs and series. Over the past 35 years, he has been a frequent contributor to NPR news programs and This American Life, and is a six-time Peabody Award winner. He hosted and produced This I Believe on NPR and co-edited the best-selling companion books. With The Kitchen Sisters, Allison co-produced and curated the series Lost & Found SoundThe Sonic Memorial Project, and Hidden Kitchens

Through his non-profit organization – Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts – he co-founded the acclaimed website Transom.org, which helps people tell their own stories, and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org), which helps get those stories to listeners. He also founded WCAI, the public radio service for Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod, where Allison lives with his family.

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