Levitt is the Host/Creative Director of the nationally award winning,
17 years old radio show, "Action Speaks", a topic driven panel
based radio show taped at Providence's AS
220 and broadcast in on over 250 radio stations.
The goal of Action Speaks is to use less appreciated moments in United
States history as points of departure for discussions around their context
and contemporary implications. Our Presenting Station is WGBH
Action Speaks website: www.ActionSpeaksRadio.org
Speaks topics have included: The
introduction of Dasani Water by Coca-Cola and the privatization of water.
Origin of the Credit Card. 1965 Immigration Act. The first World Series
game broadcast over a national radio network. The American Occupation
of Japan. The 1999 Anti-Globalization march in Seattle, Washington. Birth
of the Christian Coalition. The Sugar Hill Gang and the mainstreaming
of Hip Hop. The 1918 Flu. The Stonewall Riot. Zoot Suit Rebellion. Publication
of ‘Our Bodies Ourselves’. The San Francisco General Strike
of 1934. The ‘Checkers’ Speech of Richard Nixon. The Loving
Case and the legality of ‘inter-racial’ marriage. The 1913
Armory Show that introduced European modern art to audiences in the United
Action Speaks! Panel members have included:
New York Times Editor Gail Collins; Bread and Puppet Theater’s Director
Peter Schuman; Author Tom Frank; UNITE HERE Director Bruce Raynor; Former
baseball player Bill Lee, Author Marshall Berman; Performance Artist Reverend
Billy; Author Jackson Lears; Film Director Godfrey Reggio; Former Seattle
Police Chief Norm Stamper; Author Jane Holtz Kay; Providence Mayor ‘Buddy
Cianci; Author Dolores Hayden...
Archive of Action Speaks 2006 - 2009 with images: www.MarcLevitt.org/radiohost_actionspeaks.htm
The New England Chowda’ Hour
Between 1985 and 1993, Mr. Levitt was the writer/director/producer
for New England’s only radio variety show; the New England Chowda’
Hour. The Chowda’ Hour, with a cast that included up to fifteen
actors and musicians, was broadcast weekly on radio stations that at various
times included stations in Providence, Rhode Island, Boston and Worcester,
Massachusetts and Westport, Connecticut. The show combined satirical sketches
and music and at its height drew audiences of four hundred people to its
AS220 Providence, October 7, 2009
Now?: 1993 - The creation of Hilary Clinton's Taskforce on Healthcare.
Featured Guests: Dr. Joseph Chazan, MD, T.R. Reid, Theda Skocpol, Ph.D.
Host: Marc Levitt.
1, 2008, AS220, Providence
An American prelude to Hitler or to the Human Genome Project...perhaps
both? Panelists: Lundy Braun, Wendy Kline, Diane B. Paul.
Slideshow of Actionskeaks
October 10, 2007. Cassius Clay’s name change in 1964. Panelists:
Ernest Allen, Elliot Gorn, Craig Robinson. Host: Marc Levitt.