2009 Third Coast Festival Spotlight
The Mender of Lost Hearts
Child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo lead grim lives -- they?re forcibly recruited to serve with government forces or rebel troops in a long and bloody civil conflict that?s ravaged the region for years. Produced by Steve McNally and...
The Memory Palace: These Words Forever
In this episode of The Memory Palace, Guglielmo Marconi, the Father of Radio, dreams of a super-radio that would allow him to hear every sound ever made. Melancholy ensues. Produced by Nate DiMeo for The Memory Palace, USA, 2009
The Memory Palace: The Brothers Booth
In this episode of The Memory Palace, the most famous actor in American mounts a comeback after his little brother shoots Abraham Lincoln. Produced by Nate DiMeo for The Memory Palace, USA, 2009
The Memory Palace: Lost Pigeons
In this episode of The Memory Palace, the passenger pigeon dwindles from five-billion strong in the first quarter of the 19th Century down to one lonely widow in the Cincinnati Zoo in less than a hundred years. Produced by Nate DiMeo for The Memory...
The Happiness Project: Mrs. Morris
Musician Charles Spearin lives with his family in a lively neighborhood in downtown Toronto. A year ago, Charles decided to invite neighbors and friends over to conduct interviews loosely based around the topic of happiness. Produced by Charles...
The Ashes of Oakridge
A wildfire swept through Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar, California in November 2008, destroying more homes, and displacing more families, than any California blaze in decades. Produced by Queena Sook Kim and Frank Stoltze for Off-Ramp, KPCC,...
Tens of thousands of inmates in American prisons live in total isolation. They don't see anyone. They don't talk to anyone. They are completely alone, sometimes for years, in a cell the size of a small bathroom. Produced by Claire Schoen for Making...
It's hard enough drumming up public support for saving whales or spotted owls - but what about trying to preserve something less tangible in nature, like the peacefulness of a quiet forest? Produced by Andi McDaniel for KALW, San Francisco, USA, 2009
The National Gallery, London, is one of the world's most prestigious art galleries. Every day, thousands of people pass through its doors to look at masterpieces by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and many others. Produced by Neville Edwards and Cathy FitzGerald...
Imagine being so hyperactive and distractible that you can barely keep track of where you are, who you?re talking to, and what you?re talking about. Produced by Melanie Harris for The Wire, BBC Radio 3, UK, 2009
My Life So Far
The village of Alert Bay, on Canada?s Pacific coast, is a study in paradox for the teens growing up there. They have a rich aboriginal culture, but live in grinding poverty. Produced by Teresa Goff, Lindsay Michael, and Neil Sandell for Global...
Listening to Ghosts
In the past, radio was the most ephemeral of all art forms - it slipped by the ear and then vanished into the air forever. Produced by Tom Morton for ABC Radio National, 360, Australia, 2009
Imagine an America ruled by children. They staff the post offices, run the schools, oversee the military, and decide on the form of government. Produced by Alessandro Bosetti for WDR Germany, Germany, 2009
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