29 July 2013

Three Records from Sundown - Airs July 31st

Three Records from Sundown by Charles Maynes
Nick Drake died in 1974, a mostly unknown songwriter with three failed folk albums to his name. Fast forward to the present, and Drake is widely considered among the most important musicians of his era.
In Three Records from Sundown, Charles Maynes retraces the roots of the Nick Drake legend through interviews with Drake’s producer Joe Boyd.


24 July 2013

The Road Warriors - Airs July 24th

The Road Warriors by Bob Carlson
When it comes to crazy, immoral, and stupid decisions, simply nothing can match a teenager looking for a good time. In fact, we're going to listen-in on three Australians who have one such story! They're still talking about the chaotic and violent car chase they found themselves in as they were heading home from a Mr. Motocross race, when they were 17 years old. From our friends at UnFictional comes this EPIC tale about teenage drunken brawling, reckless driving, and kidnapping that can luckily seem hilarious as they're telling it with friends 30 years later.

Shakespeare In The Park - Aired July 17th

Lay down your picnic blankets and don your headphones; Shakespeare comes to the Listening Lounge! We'll try our best to gain a general appreciation of Shakespeare as well as an understanding of the African-American experience with Shakespeare.
Take, O Take Those Lips Away by Jayne Mansfield
Antony and Cleopatra: Act II, Scene 2 by Jayne Mansfield
Shakespeare in Black and White by Richard Paul
Sonnet 55 by James Earl Jones
The Great Themes of Shakespeare by Morris Schreiber
King Leer: Act IV, Scene 7 by Dame Edith Evans, Margaret Leighton, and Sir John Gielgud
The Tempest: Act IV, Scene 1; Act V, Scene 1; Epilogue by Sir John Gielgud

10 July 2013

Catch and Release - Airs July 10th

National Debt by Robin Amer and Jesse Seay
Two survivors of Japanese American internment describe how they went from being model citizens to being seen as the enemy. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. rounded up 120,000 people of Japanese descent and put them in internment camps. Nearly two-thirds of them were American citizens. Years later the U.S. government would apologize and pay reparations to people who had been held. However, in their fight for reparations they struggled with the question: how do you forgive someone when what’s been taken is basic human dignity?

Missing Kim by Julia Lowrie Henderson
Kim Moreau disappeared on May 10, 1986. She was 17 years old. 26 years later her father and sister continue to search for her. Dick Moreau has hung over 50,000 posters of his daughter around the area of Jay, Maine. In this story we'll hear about one family's seemingly endless quest for answers, their need for closure, and their struggle with a grief that never ends.

02 July 2013

The Mystery of Opal Whiteley - Airs July 3rd

The Mystery of Opal Whiteley by Dmae Roberts and Dorthy Velasco
Opal Whiteley was a naturist, writer and mostly dreamer who lived in a fantasy world of kindness and magical creatures in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. At age six, writing with colored pencils on scraps of butcher paper and backs of envelopes, she began a secret diary about her time in the woods talking with the wind and her love of natureOpal was long considered by her family as an odd and different child; but what they didn't know was that Opal was schizophrenic. The illness seemed to manifest itself in a heightened sense of awareness of the sights and sounds around her. Her heightened sensibilities and her genius for expressing herself combined to create the most fascinating diary ever written.  It became wildly popular but due to it's sophistication was later condemned as a hoax. A controversy which eventually led to a further decline in her mental health.