Al Letson has worn many hats: hip-hop artist, flight attendant, slam poet, playwright. In 2007 he won a public radio talent competition, which launched him as host of the show "State of the Re:Union." Since then, Letson has become host of "Reveal," a project of PRX and the Center for Investigative Reporting. He also launched his own variety show-styled podcast, "Errthang Show." We talk to Letson about his varied career and the changing nature of public media.
Al Letson, Radio's Renaissance Man
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Al Letson, host of "Reveal," former host and producer of the award-winning radio show "State of the Re:Union" and co-host of the podcast "Errthang Show"