The Spot: The Value of Celebrity
This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
I am glad that investigative podcasts like Tiny Spark are around. Host Amy Costello is a former Africa Correspondent for public radio and television, and on Tiny Spark, she asks tough questions of well-intentioned people and programs in an effort to discover how we can "do good" more effectively. In this episode, they're considering this question: Do big-name speakers add value to a charity's bottom line or are they just an “empty calorie high?”
What sort of story should I follow up a investigative roundtable discussion with? Maybe a story about other ways we value celebrity in our community? Or perhaps a story that looks at fundraising for a non-profit organization? But what did I go with instead: politicians cleaning up. Well, you’ll hear what I mean.
You can find more episodes of 99% Invisible at their website, including a longer cut of the episode featured in today's show. You can also check out Andrea Seabrook's podcast, DecodeDC, on iTunes and at DecodeDC.com.
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