Finding America 2

About This Episode


We all come from some place – and that place can shape us for the rest of our lives. Finding America looks across the United States at stories that celebrate – and challenge – the relationships between individuals and the communities they live in.

In Washington D.C., Kymone Freeman of We Act Radio is standing up against the changes that gentrification is bringing to his neighborhood. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Diane Precht recalls her wonderful childhood in a neighborhood that is now in economic decline. In the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma, Eli Grayson discovers a surprising chapter in his family’s – and his tribe’s – story. And in Richmond, Virginia Free Egunfemi strives to preserve her culture by building a monument to honor her ancestors.

Finding America is an independent public media production comprised of 15 teams embedded for nine months at forward-moving public radio and television stations across the U.S. The series moves into communities large and small to invent new storytelling models with citizens who help us tell a new story of the rich diversity of America today.