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2008 Third Coast Festival Spotlight

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A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2008.

A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2008.
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Chicago, IL

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A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2008.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Spotlight: Scrape

11/22/2017
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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

Wellington, Texas

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:35:27


Weird Little Plan

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:03:15


Thinness and Salvation

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:28:40


The View From Here

10/12/2008
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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 new significance. Produced by Melanie Wilson for All Day Everyday / Resonance FM, UK, 2008

Duration: 00:14:20


Scrape

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:02:24


Poetry Off the Shelf

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:10:39


Nuevo South

10/12/2008
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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 for Center for Documentary Studies, USA, 2008

Duration: 00:30:11


Like Blackpool Went Through Rock

10/12/2008
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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 Conference, UK, 2008

Duration: 00:56:34


Ice Cream Man

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:08:43


Chosen People

10/12/2008
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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 for Tablet Magazine (formerly Nextbook), USA, 2008

Duration: 00:13:43


Baggage

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:03:15


Aftermath

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:17:23


A Square Meal, Regardless

10/12/2008
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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

Duration: 00:07:06