29 September 2015

Pledge Drive - Sept 23rd + 30th

The first episode of our Pledge Drive brought the triumphant return of crack reporter, Mr. Todd Melby! He played for us some of his most recent pieces from his acclaimed Black Gold Boom series.
In our coming show, we will spin a few short favorite docs that we've aired over the past year. Tune in, enjoy the show, and please make a donation -- big or small, each pledge is extremely important to us. You can contribute online right here or you can give us a call at 612-375-9030 and show your endorsement of truly public, listener-supported, independent community radio!

17 September 2015

Fear on the Inside - Aired Sept 16th

Fear on the Inside: A Story of Domestic Violence from Long Haul Productions
According to the CDC one out of three American women will experience some form of domestic abuse at some point in their life. Dan Collison has one such story in Chicago. He brings us a woman's audio diary recorded over one week in 1994 as she attempted to escape a physically and emotionally abusive marriage. The document begins three days after her estranged husband has threatened to kill her and their baby at gunpoint.

08 September 2015

Entrepreneurship - Airs Sept 9th

Work in Progress by Zak Rosen
Detroit is in the midst of an economic and cultural revolution, “as awesome as the transition from Hunting and Gathering was to Agriculture 11,000 years ago and from Agriculture to Industry a few hundred years ago," says Grace Lee Boggs. We'll explores how in Detroit's underclass, out of creativity, necessity, and compassion, a new idea of Work is emerging. 

Entrepreneur by Jesse Dukes
Adam Johns is a self-styled entrepreneur. These days, that means digging for bloodworms at thirty cents a worm, or anything else to make a quick buck. Adam is frustrated by his circumstances and worried that he might not even be able to dig worms anymore. Even so, he still manages to laugh at life sometimes.

02 September 2015

Noise, Pt. 8 - Airs Sept 2nd

Colonists from Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening
The colonists liked to imagine that their new homeland was an empty wilderness -- but of course they weren't the first to live there.  Settlers arriving in the 17th century decreed the songs and sounds of native American Indians to be bloodcurdling, barbaric, and wild. Professor  David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores how for many Native Americans sound itself was thought of as being alive.

Shutting In from Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening
In the eighteenth century, Edinburgh was one of most overcrowded cities in Europe. Narrow alleys separated looming tenement buildings, each housing multiple families. Individuals of very different classes and ways of life had to rub along in cramped conditions. We will squeeze in among them, to hear how a similar situation in Paris led to a surreal and brutal massacre of cats