An award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Mara Tapp has long demonstrated expertise in and love of the arts and culture -- particularly the literary arts -- and journalism, and is experienced in blending the two. She has also covered education extensively. In her nearly 30 years as a practicing journalist, Tapp has done a number of projects for radio, television and print. more…


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Selected Works


From the Frying Pan into the Melting Pot

Frank Galati profile

Talk of Our Town

Ella Jenkins profile

The Future of Folk Music

Stuart Dybek profile

Ken Nordine and Howard Levy

Walter Reed's Survival Tactics

Radio Days

Robert Falls Profile

Alpana Singh Profile

The DUKWs hit Chicago


Unseen Orson Welles


Parking Woes

Cutting the Cord 101

Culture Scourges


Gautreaux Q&A with Alexander Polikoff

Lee Bontecou Q&A

Q&A with Donna Seaman