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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 76 (2-24)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 approaches the Ides of May 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 76 (2-24) includes Commentary from KUT listener Ursula Pike...Hot Dog! It's the Weiner Nationals...The Mikie Show #20, Glenn Two...There were ghosts everywhere: An oral history of AIDS in Provincetown...The Child Who Was Washed to Death...The Road to Livingston...America Abroad: Tehran Rising...Only For My King...Tarot Temptations...Hey We're Back: Episode 3...Aaron Kelly's Bones

Hot dog! It's the Wiener Nationals

From KALW | 05:57

This story has all the excitement of a day at the races: ladies in fancy hats, frazzled handlers, strutting owners, and surly gamblers. But the animals in the game are much smaller than at your traditional thoroughbred race. In fact, they're wiener dogs, and they are racing like the wind. It's the Wiener Nationals, and you can catch the next one at the Golden Gate Fields racetrack this Saturday, April 9. KALW's Thea Chroman attended the Wiener Nationals of 2009, and takes us back down to the track to witness the day of glory that is the Wiener Nationals.

Picture_1_small This story has all the excitement of a day at the races: ladies in fancy hats, frazzled handlers, strutting owners, and surly gamblers. But the animals in the game are much smaller than at your traditional thoroughbred race. In fact, they're wiener dogs, and they are racing like the wind. It's the Wiener Nationals, and you can catch the next one at the Golden Gate Fields racetrack this Saturday, April 9. KALW's Thea Chroman attended the Wiener Nationals of 2009, and takes us back down to the track to witness the day of glory that is the Wiener Nationals.

The Mikie Show #20, Glenn Two

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Do you have a psych degree? Ok you’ll enjoy this show. Our friend Dr. Glenn Berger makes a return visit to discuss our current state of mind. We talk about relationship fitness among other things. Not couples, but societies. Very interesting. Also Señor Glow comes by, there’s news, a quiz and it’s our first attempt at smell ‘o rama!

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Do you got a psych degree? Ok you’ll enjoy this show. Our friend Dr. Glenn Berger makes a return visit to discuss our current state of mind. We talk about relationship fitness among other things. Not couples, but societies. Very interesting. Also Señor Glow comes by, there’s news, a quiz and it’s our first attempt at smell ‘o rama!

There were ghosts everywhere: AIDS in Provincetown

From Sarah Yahm | 12:13

Residents of Provincetown, a small fishing village and world reknowned gay vacation destination, remember the devastating affects of AIDS

Provincetowneastend_small From Memorial Day to Labor Day Provincetown Massachusetts is one of the world's largest and most well known gay vacation meccas.  This small fishing village is festooned with pride flags, drag queens, and gay couples of all ages holding hands and ice cream cones.  But in the late 80's and 90's, while the party continued, 10 percent of Provincetown's year round population was dying of AIDS. And most of the remaining 90 percent were tending to them. This piece is about what it was like to live and die in this small town in the midst of this epidemic and the surreal mix of celebration and devastation.  

The Child Who Was Washed To Death

From The Humble Farmer | 01:44

It is possible to be too clean

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The Road to Livingston

From Abigail Mahnke, host of Inner Views | 27:00

I interviewed filmmakers Erik Mauck and Chelsea Hernandez about the feature length documentary they're in the process of making, called The Road to Livingston. It features Delia Meyer, whose brother Louis Perez has been on death row since 1999 but steadfastly maintains his innocence. She has been visiting him virtually every weekend for the last 12 years, making the 4-hour drive from Austin to Livingston, TX. In the process, she has come to know many families and friends with loved ones on death row, as well as the community members who service the prison.

Erik_chelsea2_small I interviewed filmmakers Erik Mauck and Chelsea Hernandez about the feature length documentary they're in the process of making, called The Road to Livingston. It features Delia Meyer, whose brother Louis Perez has been on death row since 1999 but steadfastly maintains his innocence. She has been visiting him virtually every weekend for the last 12 years, making the 4-hour drive from Austin to Livingston, TX. In the process, she has come to know many families and friends with loved ones on death row, as well as the community members who service the prison.

Erik & Chelsea tell fascinating stories of European women who marry men on death row after being their pen pals; of the woman who touched her husband for the very first time at his funeral after he had been executed; of the communities that depend on the prison for their economic well being; and much more. 

Only For My King

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 07:44

Benuel Esch grew up Amish in Lancaster Pennsylvania, but twenty years ago he started asking questions. Though he left to explore other paths, he finds himself back in an Amish community in Unity, Maine, trying to make sense out of where he’s been and where he’s going.

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They prefer kerosene lamps to lightbulbs and horse and buggies to cars. Women wear bonnets and men wear brimmed hats. Rooted in Christianity, the Amish culture is a complex web of rules and rituals. Producer Sara Curtis shares this story of one man struggling with his Amish identity in rural Maine.

Tarot Temptations

From KVNF | Part of the Belief Systems and Other B.S. series | 03:32

What the Tarot means to one former fundamentalist.

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Bwheadcopy_small After leaving a repressive Christian cult, Stocking deliberately bought a Tarot deck to experiment with what had previously been taboo. He found it to be both more, and less, than he expected.

HEY WE'RE BACK: Episode 3

From Jonathan Katz | Part of the HEY WE'RE BACK series | 06:54

Episode 3

Bigredsmall_small In episode three, I have yet another run-in with directory assistance, a surprise visit from Aretha, a behind-the-scenes look at the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, and I even make a trip to Fenway Park with my cousin Brian.

Aaron Kelly's Bones

From Queen Mother Imakhu MuNefert | Part of the Wednesday's African Child: Goth Tales of My Black People series | 13:45

Storyteller Imakhu's popular African American version of this classic comical folktale about a hateful man who will not die. From Imakhu's one-woman storytelling show, "Wednesday's African Child: Goth Tales of My Black People." www.imakhu.com

Imakhu_wednesdaysafricanchild_edited_1__small Storyteller Imakhu's popular African American version of this classic comical folktale about a hateful man who will not die. From Imakhu's one-woman storytelling show, "Wednesday's African Child: Goth Tales of My Black People." www.imakhu.com