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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 38

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O’Dark 30 is KUT's wildly adventurous adventure through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 38 includes John Pierson's Master Class with Richard Linklater/Alison Macor...Dime Stories: "Proofs" read by author Richard Rodriguez...Girls on the Gridiron: Life on the Chicago Force...KUT's Portrait of an Artist: Wura Natasha Ogoonjee...The Intergalactic Nemesis Part One...Here Comes the Night...Two Ways to Solve a Problem...Nick:Home School to High School...Magic...Searching for Blevlis...Boredom

"Proofs" read by author Richard Rodriguez

From Amy Wallen | Part of the DimeStories series | 04:26

Two views of crossing the border

Proofs_small A story told from the perspectives of both a young boy when the time for crossing the border from Mexico to the US is imminent, and the adult on the US side as a journalist photographing the illegal immigrants.  

Girls on the Gridiron: Life with the Chicago Force

From Robin Amer | 20:16

Four members of Chicago's all female tackle football team describe what it’s like to be a woman in a man’s game.

Girls_on_the_gridiron_1_small The women of the Chicago Force play football.  Real football, with tackling, and hitting, and all the brutality and passion you’d expect from the sport. There are over forty players on the Force of all ages, races and backgrounds, none of whom get paid to play but all of whom compete at the highest level possible for women in America.

In this piece, four members of the team describe what it’s like to be a woman in a man’s game.

Here Comes the Night

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 05:39

Spend a night on the road with Dan Furst, a designated driver for hire.

Default-piece-image-2 Dan Furst would tell you that necessity is the mother of invention. For him, that meant finding a way to get home after a night of drinking in the Old Port district of Portland, Maine. This lead to the creation of his own business, Home Runners. Produced by Nick Pumilia.

Two Ways To Solve A Problem

From The humble Farmer | :32

You can get answers to your questions online

Humbleoats_small You can get answers to your questions if you are willing to pay.

Nick's Diary: Home School to High School

From Radio Diaries | Part of the Teenage Diaries series | 17:48

15-year-old Nick chronicles a turbulent year in his life.

“If you could give me any advice or give me some potion that would make people my age start liking me, or, I don’t know… I just need to know how to socialize or I’m gonna go nuts."

This story is part of the Teenage Diaries series produced by Radio Diaries for NPR.

Td_nick_001_l_small Nick chronicles a turbulent year in his life. He’s 15 years old and hates school, but somehow he must learn to make friends.

“If you could give me any advice or give me some potion that would make people my age start liking me, or, I don’t know… I just need to know how to socialize or I’m gonna go nuts. As a child I was really happy, and I was really enthusiastic about everything I did; about cello, about my writing, about drawing, about school, friends, about everything. And since the beginning of Junior High, since I’ve gotten older, I’m not as idealistic as I used to be. I think I see life more as it is now and I’m not as dreamy and creative as I used to be. But, maybe it’s just still in my brain, in storage.” 

This story is part of the Teenage Diaries series  produced by Radio Diaries for NPR. Since 1996, Executive Producer Joe Richman has been giving tape recorders to young people around the country to document their lives. 

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Magic

From Next Generation Radio | Part of the NPR's Next Generation Radio series | 06:17

Andrew Ngo is mesmerized by the mystery of magic.

Andrewheadshot100_small My name is Andrew Ngo. In my spare time I pull coins out of the air and I tear apart newspapers, only to restore them. It?s magic -- it?s what I love? and it?s what I want to do with my life. When I was just 7 years old, I took a trip to the world-famous Fisherman?s Wharf with my mom. I saw jugglers, hustlers, con-artists and more. But something caught my attention, and it still hasn?t let go. I saw a magician, standing in the middle of a circle of a massive crowd of people, walking on glass. I saw him liberate himself from chains and rope tied around him by the drunks in the crowd. And as he triumphantly held up the mass of chains and rope that had held him captive moments ago, I fell in love. I had been bitten by the magic bug and I was bitten bad.

Boredom

From KBOO Youth Collective | 07:15

Dramatization of a summer day gone wrong

Default-piece-image-2 Braodcast on the "Summer" themed show of The Underground, the KBOO youth collective's monthly public affairs show. Broadcast initailly August 25, 2004, on KBOO Portland OR.