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Quick quiz: What's the common thread between Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and the Dakotas, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, Mississippi or Alabama, Florida and Los Angeles.

Answer: Slate's new "Placemakers" podcast needs 10- to 20-minute stories from each of them, paying $150 per produced minute of original reporting.

Here's the full request, posted with 16 other multimedia jobs on the AIRdaily this week:

Placemakers is a new podcast from Slate Magazine launching Aug 1.

This 18-episode limited series will examine one city (or town) per week, telling the stories of notable urban innovators and the problems they are trying to solve. Each story should seek to delve into big and small questions about the major debates and exciting new ideas in transportation, infrastructure, technology, the environment and more.

Stories can run anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Pay is $150/produced minute for original reporting. We will consider material that has aired elsewhere if it can be adapted for our show.

Specifically we’re looking for stories from the following places:
• The Mountain states! Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and the Dakotas. Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, too. (We’ve got Arizona covered.)
• Something from the deep south – Mississippi or Alabama
• Something from Florida
• Los Angeles

And we’re interesting in the following (broad) topics:
• refugee resettlement
• immigration
• agriculture
• food/food security
• drought
• policing
• transit
• historic preservation

What have you got? Send your pitches to Pitches should include a short description of the person and the issue or experiment being examined, what obstacles the people at the center of the story face, and what sonic elements/scenes you’ll use to bring the story to life.

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#FindingAmerica Live this week

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Beyond Belief Viewing Party; Kansas City, Missouri
June 21; 6-9 p.m.
KCPT Community Room  

Beyond Belief, an initiative of KCPT, aims to understand how religion is central to life in Kansas City. It focuses on stories of faith in action—looking at places where people of faith are tackling the hard issues — race, immigration, justice — that beg for solutions. It also ushers the “nones,” who don’t practice an organized religion, into the dialogue. In the film “Beyond Belief: Three Stories of Faith in Action,” two local high schools journey south to learn about Civil Rights and each other; a Methodist church welcomes a growing group of African refugees; a small Presbyterian congregation honors its community with bilingual worship.
6 p.m.: Refreshments & live musical performance from members of the Kuomba Pamoja Choir
6:30 p.m.: Documentary screening
7 p.m.: Q&A with filmmaker Steve Mencher
From Creek Town to Tulsa Town Bike Ride, Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 25; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tour kicks off at the Tulsa Hub Warehouse Space

The tour will feature audio components available on iTunes, so you’ll need a smart phone and headphones for at least part of the tour. You’ll also need a bicycle! If you don’t have one, not to worry. Our friends at the Tulsa Hub will be providing one for a small donation (no one will be turned away). The tour will start at their warehouse location at 10 a.m. and will last two and half hours at the most. We’ll be providing water, snacks and bike escorts along the way to keep everyone safe and hydrated. The tour will feature Creek sites that are well known and some that are not so well known

Find more #FindingAmerica Live events here.

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