In a career spanning half a century Allen Hundley has worked in broadcast engineering, completed most of a PhD in political science (ABD), and was an executive producer for some years at a national network in Washington. Along the way he won an Emmy award, an Armstrong award, and was one of twelve mid career journalists out of 2,000 applicants to be selected to be a National Endowment for the Humanities Journalism Fellow. The fellowship was modeled after the Nieman program at Harvard and entailed a year of independent study at the University of Michigan. Al chose to study philosophy of science and epistemology.
After leaving the network Al spent two decades in more than a dozen poor and often war torn nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America working as a technical consultant for various organizations including the UN, NATO, USAID, several large international corporations, a refugee aid organization, and medical missionaries. The educational broadcast station he designed and built for the International Rescue Committee was identified as the most successful USAID funded project in Honduras during that period.
Currently he hosts a weekly one-hour radio program The Next Chapter which deals with science, technology, and public policy and is heard over much of the US and southern Canada. Al now lives in the little town of Manistique in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.