NPR’s Special Series on Maker’s Quest


While the grant period for MQ2 has ended and many of our producers are getting some much-needed R&R, two of the MQ2 projects – Mapping Main Street  and The Place + Memory Project — are still airing pieces on NPR.

Next up for The Place + Memory Project is TacoLand, an audio piece about an amazing music club in San Antonio that closed its doors in 2005. For decades, Tacoland served as the hub of a vibrant punk/et al. music scene and community of patrons. It closed prematurely in 2005 when owner/icon Ramiro “Ram” Ayala was murdered during a robbery. 

The next Mapping Main Street piece is currently being determined. 

Stay tuned to for updates and please bookmark NPR’s landing page for the MQ2 projects.