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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 68 (2-16)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 survived the Ides of March and is back with the best from the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 68 (2-16) includes Don't Go Far...Forest to Desert...One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich...Steig Larsson's Stockholm...Shadows on Sparks Street...Bonjour Chanson Series 8, Episode 39...True Story of St. Patrick...True Story of Women in Sports: Separate and Not Equal...A Cedary Fragrance by Jane Hirshfield

Don't Go Far...

From Documentary on One - RTE, Ireland | Part of the RTE Documentary On One series | 39:01

The story of two boys who, in 1985, instead of going in for their dinner, decided to go on a little journey....

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Dublin in August 1985 and two boys aged 10 and 13 hop on a DART train for a ride that will take them a few thousand miles beyond their stop.

Keith and Noel were friends. They had a knack for bunking off. One day they hopped on a Dart and skipped out to Dun Laoghaire for a laugh. Nothing there but boats and day trippers. So they snuck on a ferry and went to Holyhead. They'd been there before. The last time they'd been spotted and sent packing. This time they made if off the boat and bunked on to the train to London. Back home their dinners were getting cold.

They got talking to a fellow voyager who admired their skills and offered them a meal and a sofa for the night in the family home. Then he dropped them back to the London station. They saw a tube for Heathrow and figured they might fly home. Keith and Noel were used to getting trains and buses and ferries. This wasn't their first adventure. They'd been to Butlins, they'd been all over. Keith used to bunk off school and go on little adventures. But they'd never taken a plane.

They hadn't any luggage to speak off. Heathrow was a pretty big place for a 10 year old, but no one bothered them, no one asked to see their tickets. Keith and Noel just walked on through the checkpoints telling anyone who needed to know that their mum was just behind them. That's all. Straight through Heathrow international airport with nothing but a few coins they'd nicked from the charity fountain. Dead easy.

The lads asked a passenger where his plane was going. He said New York. Keith looked at Noel. Noel looked at Keith. In for a penny. Surely someone would stop them. Someone did. They told them they were sitting in their seats. The lads got up and moved down to the back of the plane, an Air India Boeing 747, just like the one that had blown up off the Irish coast two months before killing everyone on board. Security was tight. Someone was going to twig it.

Then the doors closed, the plane moved away from its gate. A few minutes later Keith and Noel were taking off in to the London sky bound for JF Kennedy International airport in New York. Outbound movie playing that week was the new James Bond - "A View To A Kill".

Brilliant.

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Forest to Desert

From Sarah Boothroyd | 02:35

An audio doodle about this phrase: "Humankind is preceded by forest, and followed by desert."

Forest_to_desert_-_image_2_small This short sound artwork was inspired by the Third Coast Festival's 2008 audio challenge.

One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovitch

From The humble Farmer | :55

Can anything be tougher than life in a Siberian prison camp?

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Steig Larsson's Stockholm

From Jake Warga | 04:39

A walking tour of the famous, infamous, Millennium mystery series. Local guide walks us through the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hotspots in Stockholm. Through it we learn about the Swedish Culture.

101013_081_small A walking tour of the famous, infamous, Millennium mystery series. Local guide walks us through the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hotspots in Stockholm. Through it we learn about the Swedish Culture.

Shadows on Sparks Street

From Sarah Boothroyd | 53:42

This is the true story of the only Canadian federal politician in history to be assassinated, the last public execution in Canada, and a mystery that refuses to die. Sarah Boothroyd explores this nineteenth century world of spies, lies, secrets and murder.

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140 years ago one of the Fathers of Canadian Confederation was gunned down just a few blocks from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Thomas D’Arcy McGee remains the only Canadian federal politician ever to be assassinated. He has been called “Canada’s JFK” – a charismatic politician, poet, and journalist, shot on the doorstep to his rooming house on Sparks Street. He was killed six days before his 43rd birthday, and left behind a wife, a brother, and a 10-year-old daughter.

This is the story of Canada’s first political assassination – one that happened less than a year after the new Dominion of Canada was formed – and one that many think led to the wrongful conviction and execution of Patrick James Whelan, an Irish tailor. Shadows on Sparks Street by Sarah Boothroyd explores this mystery, drawing on various archival materials as well as the expertise of historians David Wilson and David Shanahan, as well as lawyer Lawrence Greenspon.

View related images and archival materials online at http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/features/2009/12/18/shadows-on-sparks-street-cd/ and view the short video trailer for this story at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aADI7iTszYA

Bonjour Chanson Series 8, Episode 39

From Charles Spira | Part of the Bonjour Chanson Series 8 series | 27:40

Six Francophone Singers/Songwriters are introduced in a manner that English speaking Audiences can understand and enjoy. Some are rising stars, others are already well established in their courntry. Listening to them may prove to be addictive.

Strasbourg_alsace_small In this episode we meet a diverse group of artists.  The popularity of singer Zaz has skyrocketed in 2010.  We meet Patricia Kaas, from the East of France who is known for her marathon world tours.  She will be singing a song written for her by Jean-Jacques Goldman.  Also in this episode we introduce the Canadian artist Jean Brassard who has worked in New York for 25 years. He has created a much acclaimed one-man show in which he brings to life the persona and repertoire of Yves Montand . That leaves three other artists to discover. The best news of all:  you do not need to speak French to enjoy the show.
In this episode you.ll hear:
Patricia Kaas, (France), Une Fille de lEst
Jean Brassard, (Canada), Les Bijoux
Felipecha, (France), Un Petit Peu d'Air
Maxime LeForestier, (France), San Francisco
Zaz, (France), Le Long de La Route
Emmanuel Weil, (France), Elle Parle d'Une Autre Terre

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.

Women in Sports: Separate & Not Equal

From Making Contact | Part of the Making Contact series | 28:56

Dave Zirin and Elizabeth Terzakis take a look back at the history of discrimination against women in sports, and we’ll hear where the long battle for equality and acceptance stands today.

Lisa_herner_small Funding and publicity for women’s sports have grown substantially in the past two decades. Yet from high school to the pros, women often still have to contend with resistance and stereotypes that treat them like second class athletes.

On this edition, Dave Zirin and Elizabeth Terzakis take a look back at the history of discrimination against women in sports, and we’ll hear where the long battle for equality and acceptance stands today.

Featuring: Dave Zirin, Author and social commentator; Elizabeth Terzakis, Cañada College English and Reading instructor.

Program #37-09 - Begin date: 09/16/09. End date: 03/16/10.

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