28 September 2011

Pledge Drive - Airs Sept. 28
It's pledge drive at KFAI, our radio home. As a bonus to our listeners, we're airing some of our favorite stories from the past year, including Irv and Me. Tune in, enjoy the show and make a donation to great storytelling.

20 September 2011

That Teenage Feeling - Airs Sept 21st

In A Bubble by Hillary Frank
Frank stalks the crowded, noisy school hallways and finds the shy kids. She then amazingly succeeds in getting them to talk about themselves; w
hat it's like to be quiet and why it can be tough. "Some people don't realize I'm there until I leave," says one. These are teens who worry about how their shyness will affect their ability to get dates, talk in front of a class ...all kinds of stuff.

Fire And Ice Cream by Brent Runyon
When Brent was 14, he was badly, badly burned and ended up at Children's National Medical Center's Burn Unit in Washington, DC. Years later, yet with devastating immediacy, he dives back into the mind of that teenager struggling with love and pain. Produced by Jay Allison. Brent's story is taken from the memoir "The Burn Journals."


First Kiss
from Teenage Diaries

Josh is a 17-year old who lives in Manhattan. He has Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable tics and verbal outbursts. So clearly his arrival at summer camp in Bennington, Vermont poses a very unique and thrilling opportunity for a fresh start. Yep, girls, this means you.
The Teenage Diaries series is produced by Joe Richman.

"Pucker lips, slowly open mouth, slowly slide tongue in, repeat steps 1, 2, and 3."

14 September 2011

Spirit and Body Willing - Airs Sept. 14
I still remember interviewing a group of elderly people about sexuality. During an interview at a Chicago assisted living facility, one woman said this: "Some people think that when you get old, you don't want to have sex or that you shouldn't have sex. I say if the spirit is there and body is willing, go to it." Others said great stuff too that contributed to a surprising and refreshing documentary titled, "Spirit and Body Willing: Sex Over Age 70." Since the doc was aired in 2003, senior sexuality is receiving more attention from sexuality professionals. I'm happy about that. And I'm still a little surprised we were able to get a candid discussion of female orgasm on the radio (originally Chicago Public Radio) during afternoon drive time. Spirit and Body Willing: Sex Over Age 70 airs on the Listening Lounge at 6:30 p.m. Central Time on KFAI. (Todd Melby)

06 September 2011

The Science of Sound - Airs Sept 7th

exploring the mechanics behind how sound actually works. 1958, this album became asing an ample helping of sound effects and audio tricks to illustrate various points. The album is both a remarkable document of a previous era and a timeless lesson in understanding what it means to hear. Echo and Reverberation," "Delay Distortion," "Dissonance and Consonance," "The Doppler Effect," and much, much more!!!