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New Series Asks, 'What Are Your Hopes Under a Trump Presidency?'

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Who are you and what matters to you? What are your hopes for the future under a new US presidency? These are the questions being asked in a new 4-part radio series by the BBC and APM called “The Response: America’s Story”. The series will cover President-elect Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. It's producing its first episode right here in West Virginia, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting is helping with the launch.

The Response is a very unique sort of radio program. Instead of having political analysts or talking heads tell us their interpretations of the latest election, producers are asking you to share how the latest election might affect you and your family. Producers have been collecting stories from people all over the United States by asking them to send in recorded voice memos using a smart phone.

“Now we do understand that not everyone owns a smart phone,” says BBC producer Kevin Core. You could also borrow one from a friend or a family member. “And just tell a story about your life. What makes you, you? And then, what you want from the President-Elect Donald Trump,” says Core, who will be in West Virginia this week to collect stories and help write the broadcast, which airs Monday January 16th, a few  days before the Presidential Inauguration.

So, would you be interested in telling your story to the BBC or sharing your thoughts about President-elect Donald Trump? Grab your smart phone and record a two minute message. Then email your recorded message to theresponse@bbc.co.uk. We can’t wait to hear from you!

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is also hosting an event in Charleston Thursday afternoon, where you can meet the BBC producers and learn more about the radio series.

If you have any questions, you can also email the BBC producers, who can walk you through the process of recording your story. Or you can call Roxy Todd at 304-556-4936.


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