2008 Third Coast Festival Spotlight
When you enter Wellington, Texas, one of the first things you see is a large billboard that says: Welcome to Wellington: Great Past, Bright Future. Produced by Katherine Wells for USA, 2008
Weird Little Plan
A revenge plot goes awry when a woman ropes in her estranged best friend. Produced by Hillary Frank for TCF / Steppenwolf Theatre Company, USA, 2008
Thinness and Salvation
The American ?obesity epidemic? has been all over the news -? from stories about the viability of the Atkins diet to tabloid profiles of 100-pound toddlers. Produced by Sarah Yahm for KFAI, USA, 2008
The View From Here
A patient, blinded in an accident, wakes to another day of darkness. Resolved to sidestep the persistent murk of her obscured vision, she turns instead to the world of her imagination and memory, where the everyday patterns of human routine take on a...
An up-and-coming executive and his car have a very bad day. Produced by Michael Slaboch and Dave Urlakis for Third Coast Festival / Steppenwolf Theatre Company, USA, 2008
Poetry Off the Shelf
Award-winning producer Curtis Fox has covered arts and culture for many years, first for public radio, and more recently as a full-time podcaster. Produced by Curtis Fox for PoetryFoundation.org, USA, 2008
Siler City, North Carolina, used to be a typical small southern town: lots of families had roots going back a century or two and its citizens were proud of the town?s close-knit culture and neighborly feel. Produced by John Biewen and Tennessee Watson...
Like Blackpool Went Through Rock
In the late 1950s, folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger and BBC radio producer Charles Parker joined forces on a radio endeavor unlike anything the BBC (or the world, for that matter) had heard before. Produced by Sara Parker for Third Coast...
Ice Cream Man
Jonathan Goldstein?s got a knack for exploring life?s great (and simple) mysteries via the telephone. Produced by Jonathan Goldstein for WireTap, Canada, 2008
At least forty thousand African Americans are practicing Jews. They call themselves Hebrew Israelites and their style of worship inspires a variety of reactions: enthusiasm, curiosity, and sometimes even outright hostility. Produced by Eric Molinsky...
On the flight back from her honeymoon, Mary Beth loses her luggage and thinks it's a sign that her marriage might be a mistake. Produced by Sue Mell for Third Coast Festival / Steppenwolf Theatre Company, USA, 2008
The Aftermath, Inc., headquarters is nestled in a strip of ordinary office buildings in the Chicago suburbs, but there?s nothing bland about the service the company provides. Produced by Nick van der Kolk and Laura Kwerel for Love & Radio, USA, 2008
A Square Meal, Regardless
When Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher met by chance 45 years ago, neither imagined that they?d be caring for each other into old age. Produced by Jen Nathan for Day to Day / Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, USA, 2008
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