arts in your backyard

WPRB News and Culture takes a look into the artistic experiences and projects happening right here in New Jersey. Ellie Diamond learns about the Trenton Circus Squad, a nonprofit whose afterschool workshops teach kids and tweens the ropes of the circus – literally.  Sophie Leheny and Mira Ho-Chen visit the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, and explore one of its longest and strangest collections. Clara McWeeny speaks to Reginald Dwayne Betts: the MacArthur Genius Grant-winning poet, performer, and legal scholar behind Felon: An American Washi Tale, a play about his own experience in the prison system. And Alan Plotz and Pat Grate learn about the work of the Arts Council of Princeton in bringing the joys of music and the arts into the suburban world.

Hosted and produced by Adam Sanders. Reported, recorded and produced by Ellie Diamond, Sophie Leheny, Mira Ho-Chen, Clara McWeeny, Alan Plotz, and Pat Grate.

All music used under Creative Commons license. Theme music: “Take Me Higher,” by Jahzzar. Other music: “Hello Bob (Instrumental)” by Jukesfk, “Warm Guitar Song” by Seth_Makes_Sounds.

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