24 July 2012

Girl Fight - Airs July 25th

Teen Contender from Radio Diaries
Boxing has been an Olympic sport since the time of the ancient Greeks. But only men have taken part. This year, that changes. For the first time ever, women will step into the ring at the 2012 summer Olympics in London. One of the contenders is 16-year old Claressa Shields, a junior at Northwestern High School in Flint, Michigan. We follow Claressa as she prepares for her Olympic trial.

Kicking Ass and Changing Names by Shea Shackelford
Amanda Storm (A.K.A. The Queen of Pain, The Storm Bringer, The Black Widow) is a woman wrestler in Maine, but she is also known as Alexandra at her day job as a truck driver. After 10 years chasing bright lights and bruises from coast to coast, Amanda figured out a few things about professional wrestling along with herself. Now 40, wrestling mostly in the state of Maine, she’s doing things her own way.

Boulder County Bombers by Maeve Conran

We'll end with a profile of The Boulder County Bombers from Boulder Colorado's first all girl Roller Derby League. The Bombers were started in August 2011 by Courtney MacArthur, or Bev’Olution as she’s known on the track. After a quick overview of the sport and rules, you'll hear that Roller Derby is not a sport for the faint of heart.

17 July 2012

A Tale of Two Terrors - Airs July 18th

Glass Not Glitter from This Land Press
Neighbors of the Murrah Federal building recall the 1995 bombing that altered the life and culture of Oklahoma City.

22nd of July
 by George Drake, Jr.

On the 22nd of July, 2011, terror struck the capital of Norway in the form of a car bomb followed by a shooting massacre on a nearby island youth camp. On average, Norway has only 30 fatal gun killings each year, but the man behind the twin attacks, Anders Behring Breivik managed to nearly triple that number in 3 hours time. Eight young Norwegians retell the events and discuss their feelings about the the day that changed Norway forever.

A Fresh Look at the OK City Bombing from This Land Press
Andrew Gumbel, co-author of the book "Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed -- and Why it Still Matters" with Roger Charles, expounds on the connection between Timothy McVeigh and Elohim City. In his book, he alleges that government agencies neglected to complete investigations into the far right connections of the bombing, and that many questions remain unanswered.

06 July 2012

Bucky's Birthday - Airs July 11th

Bucky's Dome by Katie Klocksin
In the middle of a town where almost every home is covered in classic New England wood shingles, there's a giant dome. It looks like a three story tall golf ball. Lucky for us, the door was left unlocked -- so we get to go inside and check it out!

Who was Guinea Pig B by Euan McAleece
An exploration of the life of
Richard Buckminster Fuller in which Euan interviews Bucky aficionado Noel Murphy. We'll hear all about Bucky's life and his impact on the world that surrounds us today.

03 July 2012

The Bike Ride of '76 - Airs July 4th

The Bike Ride of '76 by Hugh Duncan 
Midway through his career, a college professor decided to act upon his lifelong desire to take a grand adventure. His plans become complicated when his two young children beg to join him. We'll hear the story of a dad (& his kids) trying to bike across the country before a 4th of July deadline. Their mission: to celebrate our great nation's bicentennial at Independence Hall!