The first series is called “Underground Trade: From Boston to Bangkok.” It’s an investigation into sex and labor trafficking in the United States and East Asia and focuses heavily on both victims and those who are trying to end this illegal practice. Reporter Phillip Martin from WGBH in Boston traveled across the United States and East Asia to expose trafficking routes and venues, and to bring attention to sexual and labor exploitation in areas as diverse as a bucolic Boston suburb to bustling Bangkok. The series was produced in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists, the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and the Ford Foundation. It’s distributed by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).
The second series –also from PRX– is called “The STEM Story Project,” and focuses on science, technology, engineering and math education. Earlier this year, PRX received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund public radio stories about STEM topics. The final series was assembled from the more than 100 radio features submitted to the project.
The stories from both series will be heard in WRST’s Week In Review program, a Friday newsmagazine featuring student-produced stories along with local and national content, a world and national newscast from Feature Story News in Washington, DC and student-produced newscasts of state and local news.