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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 15

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O’Dark 30 is an exploration of the world of independent radio production. It airs Sundays at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin. Every week we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production It's audio that deserves an audience.

Episode 15 pieces include True Story of St. Patrick...Scared...Fiddle-icious...Growing Up, Getting By: A Radio Rookies Special...Navajo Pentecostal...episode 26 (citius, altius, fortius, horrendius)...A Priest and a Barman in Dublin...St. Patrick's Day in Ireland: A Child's View...World Canvass (excerpt) Nov 2009, Human Rights and The Philippine Reservation...Cat Bath...A Woman of No Consequence...Korean BBQ Tacos...Do You Like the Curtains?

True Story of St. Patrick

From Hearing Voices | Part of the Wandering Jew stories series | 08:18

St. Patty's Day and night in Butte MT

Bgeye_small Crime and punishment on the richest hill on earth. Aired St. Patty's Day 1988 on NPR-ATC.

Scared

From John Biewen | 03:00

A (very) short story of love and anxiety. A child grows to age 13 in three minutes while a father muses on parental fears.

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Harper-john-small_small This essay/montage was produced for the Third Coast Audio Festival's 2008 Audio Challenge, Radio Ephemera.  The challenge was to produce a piece of no more than three minutes based on any two of five books selected from the Prelinger Library of San Francisco -- and to include the voice of a stranger.  "Scared" is based on the books, "Control of Mind and Body," and "The Stork Didn't Bring You!: The Facts of Life for Teenagers."  The stranger is the voicemail lady.  

Fiddle-icious

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 06:42

Ordinarily, if you want to perform with an orchestra you have to have years of musical experience and you have to go through a rigorous audition process. But a group in Falmouth, Maine is doing it differently.

Amiller_f09_learning_works__6702_small Fiddle-icious is an eighty-member orchestra that accepts all ages and abilities.

Growing Up, Getting By: A Radio Rookies Special

From Radio Rookies | 59:00

For the first time, Radio Rookies presents an hour-long special, “Growing Up, Getting By”, hosted by WNYC reporter and Radio Rookies founder Marianne McCune. The stories you'll hear are about how teenagers find their way to adulthood and, because many of them first aired years ago, "Growing Up, Getting By" offers a chance to find out what happened next in the Rookies' lives

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For 10 years WNYC’s Radio Rookies program has been teaching teenagers to use a microphone and recorder to tell their stories to the world.   Their reporting takes listeners inside the most intimate moments of their lives: a 16-year-old confronting her father about his addiction to drugs, a girl giggling with her big sister about an obsessive crush, a high school senior deciding whether to risk his life for revenge.  The Rookies make every effort to reach across the boundaries that so often separate adults and teenagers and 'tell it like it is' - but in a way that makes sense to people whose experiences may be nothing like their own. Now, for the first time, Radio Rookies presents an hour-long special, “Growing Up, Getting By”, hosted by WNYC reporter and Radio Rookies founder Marianne McCune.  The stories you'll hear are about how teenagers find their way to adulthood and, because many of them first aired years ago, "Growing Up, Getting By" offers a chance to find out what happened next in the Rookies' lives: McCune calls them up or brings them to the studio to ask them to reflect on who they were then ... and who they are now.

http://www.wnyc.org/radiorookies/growingup/index.html

Call Kaari Pitkin if you have questions about the hour or Radio Rookies: 646-829-4483

Navajo Pentacostal

From Hearing Voices | Part of the Scott Carrier stories series | 09:25

Holy ghosts and electric guitars.

Scott150_small A native service in New Mexico. Broadcast in 1984 on NPR All Things Considered.

Citius, Altius, Fortius, Horrendius

From Nate DiMeo | Part of the the memory palace series | 06:56

In which we here the outrageous story of the third olympic marathon--the first event of the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

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A Priest and a Barman in Dublin

From Maeve Conran | 03:31

St. Patricks Day in Ireland, religous holiday or big party?

Default-piece-image-1 Irish producer, Maeve Conran, returns to her native Dublin to find that St. Patricks Day is a different kettle of fish from days of yore. Ireland is a whole different place from what it was 20 years ago, secular, modern, multicultural...so does a celebration of the origins of catholicism in Ireland, have a place in the Ireland of today? Carmelite priest Fr. Vincent O'Hara, describes how St. Patrick first came to the country and how the catholic tradition lives on. Bar man Vivian Walsh gives the inside story on what the real celebration is like, more partying than prayer, and just how much guinness can one city drink?

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland - A Child's View

From Maeve Conran | 03:00

St. Patrick's Day - as explained by school children in Dublin

Default-piece-image-2 The pupils of St. Annes Elementary School (Scoil Aine) in Clondalkin, a suburb of Dublin, talk about who St. Patrick was and why he is the Patron Saint of Ireland. From minding sheep on a mountain to getting rid of all "the big massive spiders", St. Patrick was a busy guy...but why do snakes wear seatbelts?

Cat Bath

From Dmae Roberts | 03:23

Ever try to give your cat a bath?

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769_small Dmae records a friend giving two cats a bath during flea season some years ago. When it aired on NPR in the late 80s, cats across America cried out in sympathy....all set to the tune of "Talk to the Animals" from Dr. Doolittle. This piece is a how "not" to instruction on the unpopular art of bathing cats. No animals were harmed in the making of this piece. But it is still cringe-worthy....

A Woman of No Consequence

From Canadian Broadcasting Corporation | 31:32

The story of a remarkable Indian woman who struggled with the bonds of tradition and finally broke them in old age, told by her granddaughter.

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Born into a cultured Indian family, she read all the novels of Charles Dickens before she turned ten. Then she was forced to leave school to get married. At 15 she was a mother. And for most of her adult life, Sethu Ramaswamy was in the shadows, trying to find her place in the light.

Finally, at 80, her memoir - Autobiography of an Unknown Indian Woman - was published, to great fanfare and acclaim.

This is the surprising third act in a drama full of surprises - the story of a child bride whose husband was both her true love and the biggest obstacle to her freedom, the story of a woman who set out one day to make for herself the  life she'd always wanted.

Sarmishta Subramanian’s intimate and remarkable documentary brings us the story of her grandmother:  It’s called "A Woman of No Consequence" 

 

Sarmishta Subramanian is a senior editor with Maclean’s Magazine, a national news weekly. This is her first radio documentary.

Karen Levine is the documentary editor at CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition. She is a two-time winner of the Peabody Award.

 

 

 

 

Korean BBQ Tacos

From Youth Radio | 02:54

Kogi is a Korean BBQ Taco Truck that moves around Los Angeles.

Anaeating_small Kogi is a Korean BBQ Taco Truck that moves around Los Angeles. Its customers only know where it is going to be parked by checking their website or following them on twitter. This fusion of Korean American and Mexican American food phenomenon could not have happened anywhere else but in Los Angeles. A city filled with people representing all different corners of the globe. This is the place to be for food and culture.

Do You Like the Curtains?

From Queen Mother Imakhu MuNefert | Part of the Wednesday's African Child: Goth Tales of My Black People series | 05:50

Imakhu, The Renegade Storyteller, gives homage to African American southern "hant" tales in this original, humorous, and eerie rendition of a true urban story.

Imakhubyronald6-1_1__small Imakhu, The Renegade Storyteller, gives homage to African American southern "hant" tales in this original, humorous, and eerie rendition of a true urban story. From Imakhu's one-woman show, "Wednesday's African Child: Goth Tales of My Black People."