John Hoffman

The Public Good Projects

Guest

Founder of The Public Good Projects, a nonprofit production company created to provide a continuous and permanent supply of innovative media that improve the health behaviors of Americans; former Vice President of HBO Documentary Films and Executive Producer of its four-part series, The Weight of the Nation

John Hoffman on KCRW

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“Sleepless in America”

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