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The Saddest Day

From: Masaki Araya
Length: 05:00

Greg King recounts Isabelle Bélance-King's final days.




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A strong emotional core

At first, the piece is a little disorienting. Is the ambi natural? Did the producer interview the guest on a beach? Then it's clear that the sounds are a poetic accompaniment to the story, story that starts open and anonymous and soon becomes particular, vivid, and devastating. Greg's details were enough to bring me to tears, and I only wish I knew more: We need an introduction that tells the listener who Isabelle was, who Greg is, and what prompted him to share his story.

Broadcast History

Aired on KUOW Presents on January 18, 2011 at 2:26 p.m. PST on 94.9 FM KUOW in Seattle, Washington