Alex Lewis Alex Lewis is an independent radio producer based in Philadelphia.
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Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis.

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis is an independent radio producer based in Philadelphia. He's written and produced longform audio documentaries including The Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul (nominated for a 2020 Peabody Award) - with WXPN and NPR Music - and Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio (winner of a 2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award).

Other work includes lead producing Every ZIP Philadelphia, a 2016 Localore: Finding America production in collaboration with member station WHYY, and numerous Philadelphia-area audio projects with organizations such as Mural Arts, Bartram's Garden, Reading Terminal Market, Ars Nova Workshop, and the Association for Public Art. He's also produced projects with podcast companies including Pushkin Industries, Magnificent Noise, and Audible.

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, where he studied music theory and musicology. He studied radio documentary at the Transom Story Workshop on Cape Cod.

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Paul Beaubrun On World Cafe

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Krewe Du Kanaval Honors The Haitian Roots Of New Orleans

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Mavis Staples On World Cafe

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Ry Cooder On World Cafe

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The Story Of Edwin Hawkins Singers' "Oh Happy Day" On World Cafe

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe Gets Her Day In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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