Wayword, Inc. (A Way with Words)

A fun radio show and podcast about language examined through family, history, and culture.

San Diego, CA   |  http://www.waywordradio.org

Mission

A Way with Words, which receives no funding from NPR or KPBS, is more than a public radio program about language. We believe that people are naturally curious about the world around them, and that learning about language is a powerful means of helping them connect with each other and communicate more effectively. Our goal is to change the way people think and talk about language -- bridging the gap between academics and the lay public, making scholarly research accessible, and providing that information to as many people as possible in a way that entertains as well as inspires. It is our hope that by changing the way people talk about language, we can help change the way we all listen to each other. Founded and nurtured here in San Diego, A Way with Words is now broadcast to listeners in 29 states, plus Mexico, Canada, Austria, and Belgium, reaching an estimated quarter-million listeners a week. Wayword, Inc., which independently produces and distributes the program free of charge, is supported by, and partners with, organizations and individuals who believe in lifelong learning and better human communication.

Ruling year info

2009

Co-Host/Co- Producer

Grant Barrett

Main address

P.O. Box 632721

San Diego, CA 92163 USA

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EIN

27-0277377

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Radio (A34)

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"A Way with Words" public radio show

A Way with Words is a popular, independently produced public-radio program about language--word origins, regional dialects, slang, linguistic diversity, grammar, and writing well. Wayword Inc. makes "A Way with Words" available to public radio stations nationwide and online by podcast. This program includes making the show's co-hosts available to educational and civic organizations for lectures and other public appearances.

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Wayword, Inc. (A Way with Words)

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2021
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Board chair

Josh Eckels

LabKey

Term: 2019 -

Michael Breslauer

Solomon, Ward, Seidenwurm, & Smith

Rick Seidenwurm

Retired

Betty Willis

Casa de Manana

Bruce Rogow

KPBS

Josh Eckels

LabKey

Ally Akmal

Salk Institute

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    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
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