| duPont-Columbia Award
The Cape and Islands NPR Stations recently won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University
Award (broadcasting's equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize) for Two Cape Cods
, our 20-part series on hidden poverty on the
Cape Cod and Islands.
To the outside world, Cape Cod often appears to be a pristine playground for the rich and famous.
Those who make Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket their year-round home, however, see a
side to this popular summer destination that is rarely glimpsed by tourists or covered by the
"People who work closely with the poor say there are really two Cape Cods and this series looked
closely at the forgotten or hidden one," said Executive
Producer Steve Young. "Our mission was to educate Cape and Islands listeners about their own
neighbors and shine a spotlight on the unique factors that contribute to persistent poverty in this area."
Two Cape Cods
was originally broadcast in March 2006. Steve Young, Broadcast Director for
the Cape and Islands NPR Stations, served as Executive Producer and investigative journalist Sean
Corcoran was the series producer.
Two Cape Cods was made possible by the support of the Cape Cod Foundation, the
Clowes Fund, the Crane Foundation, the Cape Cod Five, and the listeners of WCAI