- About CIR
Sandy Tolan is a co-founder of Homelands Productions. Since 1982, he has produced dozens of documentaries and features for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and other public radio outlets. Much of his focus has been on land, water, natural resources, and indigenous affairs in the US, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Central Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia. His programs have won numerous awards, including three from the Overseas Press Club, the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, three Robert F. Kennedy awards for reporting on the disadvantaged, a Harry Chapin World Hunger Year award, and a United Nations Gold Medal award. Sandy was a 1993 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and dozens of other publications.