20 November 2015

Mind Over Marketing - Airs Nov 25th

Mind Over Marketing by Michele Ernsting
From the moment we wake up until we go to sleep, we are bombarded by advertisements carefully designed to seduce our senses. This 24-hour marketing culture permeates all areas of our lives. But is there a way to protect ourselves from this onslaught? This program offers some unusual solutions from three very different experts: Theo Poiesz is a professor of marketing at university of Tilberg in the Netherlands, Dr. Susan Blackmore is the author of “Consciousness, an Introduction” and Patricia Ramaer who is a modern day shaman that teaches meditation.

18 November 2015

Noise, Pt. 10 - Airs Nov 18th

Revolution and War from Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening
In Paris 1789, politics moves out of the palaces and into the streets... as the hushed voice of court diplomacy gives way to the angry howls of the crowd. Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex introduces the noises of revolutionary Paris, before traveling to the USA to explain how an 'acoustic shadow' helped the Confederate forces launch a surprise attack during the American Civil War. Plus, the eerie soundof the 'rebel yell.'

The Conquering Engines from Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening
Henry David Thoreau is one of his history’s great listeners. His classic work ‘Walden’ is dense with descriptions of the natural sounds he discovered when he swapped his Concord home for a simple cabin in the woods. But his peace was disturbed by a penetrating noise that presaged the age to come: the snort of the iron horse. Professor Hendy explains how the sounds of nature gave way before the coming of the industrial din.

06 November 2015

Messages from a Forgotten Troopship - Airs Nov 11th

Messages from a Forgotten Troopship by Kelley Libby and Allison Quantz
In the 1960s, it took almost three weeks to cross the sea from America to Vietnam. Three weeks for young men in crowded cabins, with salt water showers and absolutely nothing to do but think: about home, about the war, and about what’s next. For some, it was a roundtrip journey; others never made it home. We'll hear three stories from and about soldiers who all traveled on a single troopship, the General Nelson M. Walker. Through found tape and contemporary interviews, we recreate the troopship and capture the moments outside of combat - three weeks there, and for the lucky ones, three weeks back.
Produced with help from the Vietnam Graffiti Project for With Good Reason.

04 November 2015

Riot Grrrl Revolution - Airs Nov. 4

Bikini Kill. Sleater-Kinney. We celebrate the Riot Grrrrl movement with stories featuring Kathleen Hanna, critic Greil Marcus' celebration of Bikini Kill and one gay boy's personal tale of how Riot Grrrls saved his life. Oh, and guess what else? We've got tickets to the upcoming Sound Unseen festival feature Revolution, Riot Grrrl Style. It screens Nov. 15 at Bryant Lake Bowl.