This award was generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. _
Barrett Golding has been an independent audio producer since 1983. His works—including The Pledge (1997), in which people of various ethnicities remember the Pledge of Allegiance, and John & Nippy (2006) about the life and dog of rancher John Hoiland—have been broadcast by NPR, CBS Radio, American Public media, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, PRI, Voice of America, and the BBC. Golding is the founder and Executive Producer of Hearing Voices from NPR, which was launched in March 2008 and is now radio’s largest independent producer consortium. Crossing Borders, its series of stories by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, won a Peabody Award in 2007. Golding is also the Executive Director of HearingVoices.com, which pioneered the multimedia presentation of audio-based work.