2000 Third Coast Festival Spotlight-logo

2000 Third Coast Festival Spotlight


A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide from 1976 to 2000.

A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide from 1976 to 2000.


Chicago, IL


A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide from 1976 to 2000.




Third Coast Festival Navy Pier 848 East Grand Chicago, Illinois 60611-3509 312-948-4682


The Tourist

The Tourist is lost. He can't sleep or tune out the music that comes from everywhere. Secretly, he's looking forward to the journey home. Produced by Martin Williams for Resonance FM, UK


The Lemon Tree

Bashir was six during the height of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, when his family was forced to flee his stone home in old Palestine and live as refugees in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Produced by Sandy Tolan for Fresh Air, USA, 1998


The End

Endings in radio used to serve a purpose: they used to signal to a live audience that the time to applaud was near. But this has changed now, prompting Sara Fishko to take a look at the outdated ?ending? and to piece together some favorite final moments for a Big Finish. Produced by Sara Fishko for The Fishko Files, USA, 1999


Swim Lesson

In Scott Carrier?s family, learning to swim means spending a few weeks at Al and Betty Switzer's Aquatic School in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire. Produced by Scott Carrier for This American Life, USA, 1996


Object Piece

Based on a short story by Drury Pifer, Object Piece is the story of a man digging his own grave after he loses his wife to a friend. Produced by Randy Thom for KPFA, BBC, USA, 1976


Live? Die? Kill?

Soon after 9-11 producer Karen Michel moved from a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn to Pleasant Valley, NY. Produced by Karen Michel for To the Best of Our Knowledge, USA


Knoxville: Summer of 1995

Here's an audio homage on three levels: first, to James Agee's poetic memoir of the sounds and smells of Knoxville, Tennessee in the summer of 1915, shortly before his father died, secondly, to Samuel Barber's 1947 orchestral setting of Agee's text for the soprano Eleanor Steber, and finally to the modern city of Knoxville. Produced by Alan Hall for BBC Radio 3, UK, 1995


Healing the Wound of Wounded Knee

Leonard Little Finger is the great-great grandson of Chief Big Foot, whose band of Lakota Sioux Indians were killed at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1890. Produced by Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis for Weekend Edition Sunday, USA, 2000



Karla Saavedra, 17, moved to Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood from Mexico two years ago. Produced by WNYC's Radio Rookies for WNYC's Radio Rookies, USA, 2000


Dental Deja Vu

Producer Gwen Macsai was 31 when, for the second time in her life, she was subjected to that ubiquitous teenage torture device... the dental retainer. Produced by Gwen Macsai and Taki Telonidis for Morning Edition, NPR, USA, 1993


Big in Japan

Desperate to learn the language, Japanese schools, businesses, and government agencies offer small fortunes to just about anyone who can help teach English. Produced by Robin Hilton for Soundprint, USA, 2000


Basketball Diary

Katie Davis takes along her microphone when she is drafted to "coach" a high school basketball team in her neighborhood, allowing us to listen in as she stumbles through the season. This piece is from an ongoing series called Neighborhood Stories, about Davis?s Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Produced by Katie Davis for All Things Considered, USA, 1999


Aimee Semple McPherson -- An Oral Mystery

Before Billy Graham, Jim Bakker, or even Bob Jones took to the airwaves, the first media evangelist in this country was a woman -- Sister Aimee Semple McPherson. Produced by Deborah George and Art Silverman for All Things Considered, USA, 1999