Stephen Smith is the host and executive editor of American RadioWorks, the highly-respected documentary unit of American Public Media. Smith has covered a wide range of international and domestic issues, including human rights, science and health, education, race relations and American history. Smith and ARW have been awarded the duPont-Columbia University Gold and Silver Batons, regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of broadcasting. Smith is the co-editor of two books, Say it Plain, A Century of Great African American Speeches, and Say it Loud, Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity. Smith is a graduate of Macalester College. He holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago, where he was a William Benton Fellow.
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