The Oxford American is pleased to announce the launch of Southword, a multimedia partnership with NPR designed to present thoughtful and textured reporting about the people, places, and trends that are shaping the modern American South. The OA’s award-winning filmmaker, Dave Anderson, teams up with NPR’s celebrated journalists to go wherever an important or interesting story is unfolding. Together they produce video and radio pieces that provide timely and artful perspectives on a region that continues to evolve in unexpected ways.
In Southword’s first episode, NPR’s Debbie Elliott and The OA’s Dave Anderson explore issues of appetite and health in Holmes County, the most obese county in Mississippi.
Visit NPR’s website to see the program with additional information and related links.