Ridenhour Prizes co-founder New Orleans resident Randy Fertel had an op-ed in the New York Times on January 27 in which he argued passionately for the restoration of the Mississippi River Delta. 

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  • Jan 20, 2012
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On December 5, 2011, The Nation Institute awarded playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner its annual $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship "for a lifetime of artistic work giving voice to the marginalized, and his outspoken criticism of social injustice." Read/watch Kushner's acceptance speech below.

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It's big news when Tony Kushner wins a large cash award from the Puffin Foundation. It's even bigger when the acclaimed Jewish playwright is embroiled in a scandal, as he was this past May when the CUNY board blocked him from receiving an...

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The New York Times' Art Beat blog posted the news announced yesterday that the 2011 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship will be awarded to Tony Kushner.

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The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative, the I.F. Stone Award for emerging journalists — including journalism graduate students, recent journalism school graduates, and journalism interns.

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The Ridenhour Prizes 2012 are now open for nominations. The forms can be downloaded on www.ridenhour.org

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Last year's recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, environmentalist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben, was arrested last Monday for protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

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The Baltimore Sun — the newspaper which originally published Thomas Drake's concerns about wasteful spending and fraud at the NSA, where he worked — closed a chapter on its Drake coverage with its recent story...

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