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IPR takes home national award for ‘Short Documentary’

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For the second year in a row, Interlochen Public Radio has won a national award for to its “Irredeemable” series.

In Washington D.C. on Saturday, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awarded first place in the “Short Documentary” category to the episode titled, “Irredeemable, episode 6: Coming clean.” 

PRNDI is an association that represents news directors, broadcast editors and newsroom managers. It has been awarding local reporting since 1988.

“Irredeemable” is the work of IPR’s Morgan Springer, who in 2017 began telling the stories of individuals convicted of murder as juveniles and sentenced to life in prison. This is her fifth PRNDI award since working for IPR.

Ever since he was young, Dan has been fascinated with radio. From hearing the dulcet tones of John Gordon broadcast Minnesota Twins games, to staying up late listening to radio theater, he was captivated by the imaginative medium.