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While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with over one million weekly radio and podcast listeners. OTM can be heard weekly on more than 400 stations and has a biweekly podcast. It has won the Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, it is the only back-to-back winner of the Bart Richards award for media criticism, it is the winner of several Mirror Awards, and it has a Peabody Award for its body of work. On the Media is supported by the Ford Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Our theme music was written by bassist/composer Ben Allison. Interested in being an On the Media Intern? Find out more. Transcripts can be found by navigating to the episode, selecting the segment of interest and clicking on the Transcripts tab. Transcripts are posted a few days following the release of the audio of an episode. On The Media is broadcast on over 400 public radio stations in the United States. Find out when your local public radio station airs On The Media by clicking on a point in the map below.

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