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2009 Third Coast Festival Spotlight

Third Coast Festival

A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2009.

A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2009.
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Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

A spotlight on some of the most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide in 2009.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Spotlight: Children's America

11/17/2017
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Imagine an America ruled by children. They staff the post offices, run the schools, oversee the military, and decide on the form of government.

The Mender of Lost Hearts

11/1/2009
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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 Samite Mulondo for Dispatches, CBC, Canada, 2009

Duration: 00:12:23


The Memory Palace: These Words Forever

11/1/2009
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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

Duration: 00:03:16


The Memory Palace: The Brothers Booth

11/1/2009
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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

Duration: 00:05:16


The Memory Palace: Lost Pigeons

11/1/2009
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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 Palace, USA, 2009

Duration: 00:02:53


The Happiness Project: Mrs. Morris

11/1/2009
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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 Spearin for Arts & Crafts, Canada, 2009

Duration: 00:08:51


The Ashes of Oakridge

11/1/2009
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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, USA, 2009

Duration: 00:42:16


Survivors

11/1/2009
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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 Contact, National Radio Project, USA, 2009

Silent Knight

11/1/2009
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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

Duration: 00:13:47


Nocturne

11/1/2009
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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 for The National Gallery Podcast, UK, 2009

Duration: 00:13:58


Nina Black

11/1/2009
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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

Duration: 00:42:59


My Life So Far

11/1/2009
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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 Perspectives, CBC, Canada, 2009

Duration: 00:26:56


Listening to Ghosts

11/1/2009
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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

Duration: 00:35:36


Children's America

11/1/2009
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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

Duration: 00:35:10