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A Report from the Field: Congratulations to WUMB!

Washington, DC

Congratulations to three-time Big Read grantee, University of Massachusetts Boston?s public radio station WUMB, the recipient of a My Source Education Innovation Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. WUMB was recognized for its work encouraging Boston residents to get back to recreational reading through The Big Read. As part of this award, WUMB will receive a $3,000 grant to further support the project.

For its Spring 2010 Big Read: Boston project, WUMB has partnered with more than two dozen Boston organizations, schools, and libraries to present more than 100 activities and events around Fahrenheit 451, including book clubs, movie showings, art contests, and lectures. More information can be found at

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WUMB Radio General Manager Patricia Monteith (right) accepts a My Source Education Innovation Award from Corporation for Public Broadcasting President Pat Harrison at a Washington D.C. summit on March 25.


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