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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 99 (2-47)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is creeping up on Halloween (we love Halloween) and ready to bring you the very best from the world of independent radio production this week. 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 99 (2-47) includes Vampire...Killer Al...In Desperation Seafood Workers Sign Away Their Rights...Interview with Fred Newman...La Llorona: An Evolving Myth...The Book...Listening in the Dark...Ode to the Pencil...Tom Mahnke--Attacked by a Serial Killer...The Raven...The Tell-Tale Heart...The Itinerant Rabbi

Vampire

From David Greenberger | Part of the The Duplex Planet series | 01:58

A stream-of-consciousness recitation of facts from an imagined horror film including Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, with spooky music followed by a ragtime conclusion.

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Default-piece-image-1 A stream-of-consciousness recitation of facts from an imagined horror film including Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, with spooky music, followed by a ragtime conclusion. Part of the Duplex Planet project, this is a selection from the 1998 CD, The Duplex Planet Hour, with music by pianist Terry Adams. Artist David Greenberger has been collecting thoughts, memories and stories from elderly Americans for more than a quarter century. Genuine, moving, and often funny, combined with music, the pieces explore issues of aging by revealing real characters that are in decline, but are still very much alive. They reveal the common threads of our humanity.

Killer Al

From WHRV | Part of the Halloween Haunts series | 02:00

A patient seeks revenge on an evil doctor.

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Killer Al
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In Desperation, Seafood Workers Sign Away Their Rights

From Richard Ziglar | Part of the GulfWatch: Stories about the ongoing effects of the BP Oil Spill from KRVS series | 06:14

For many of Louisiana's oyster shuckers, shrimp peelers, and deckhands, survival after the BP oil spill meant accepting one-time payments of $5,000 check and signing away the rest of their rights. Meet Tam Nguyen, who shucked oysters for 30 years before the disaster.

Tamnguyensquare_small For many of Louisiana's oyster shuckers, shrimp peelers, and deckhands, survival after the BP oil spill meant accepting one-time payments of $5,000 check and signing away the rest of their rights. Meet Tam Nguyen, who shucked oysters for 30 years before the disaster.

Interview with Fred Newman

From Graham Shelby | 08:48

Sound effects artist Fred Newman is an integral part of A Prairie Home Companion. In this interview, Fred talks about his roots, his partnership with Garrison Keillor and how he used sound effects to get through business school.

Newman_fred_small Sound effects artist Fred Newman is an integral part of A Prairie Home Companion. In this interview, Fred talks about his roots, including the sounds that made him want to make sounds for a living. Fred also describes his first show with Garrison Keillor and how he used his own unique mouth sounds to get through Harvard Business School.

La Llorona: An Evolving Myth

From Making Contact | Part of the Making Contact series | 29:00

On this edition we hear the story of La Llorona (the weeping woman)-- a story that's been told since the time of the Spanish conquest, all over Mexico and the American Southwest. Today, wherever Mexicans and Mexican-Americans live, the myth continues.

Lloronapicfor4508_small Human beings love to tell stories. And myths are the ultimate in storytelling. A good myth has stood the test of time, and somehow, tens or even hundreds of years later, the story continues to have meaning for those who tell it. La Llorona is one such myth. The story of the weeping woman has been told since the time of the Spanish conquest, all over Mexico and the American Southwest. Today, wherever Mexicans and Mexican-Americans live, the myth continues. In a special collaboration between National Radio Project and the U-C Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, student producer Beth Hoffman brings us a look at the myth of La Llorona as told in Oakland, California today, and tells how its meaning has grown and changed over time. Featuring: Alicia Diaz, Samuel Martinez, Cecilia Rodriguez, Luz Salazar, Monica Pasqual, Florencia Luna, Cristian Luna. Program #45-08 - Begin date: 10/25/08. End date: 11/13/08. Please call us if you carry us - 510-251-1332 and we will list your station on our website. If you excerpt, please credit early and often.

The Book

From Hans Anderson | 11:38

Suspense story about my creepy pantry

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The Book
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Hans Anderson

Default-piece-image-1 Not broadcast, experimental fiction. I am not sure if this belongs on public radio at all. You tell me. I have found my voice heading in this direction, short fictional audio, and I find that this sounds very un-PR. I'd love to get this aired, but realistically... who could play something like this? What show exists? For more information and conversation, visit this feature on Transom.org.

I woke up from a nap one day having had a major nightmare; that doesn't usually happen but as I lay there, groggy, I thought, "hey, that'd be a great story!" and I jumped up and wrote it.  Having said that, as is usual when recounting a dream, the more I wrote the less sense my dream made.  What finished off was pretty good, made better by a friend who listened to it for me, and said right in the middle his cat jumped off the couch behind him and he whirled around in a panic.  Nice.

Listening in the Dark

From Icebox Radio Theater | Part of the Listening in the Dark series | 54:45

Ready for some good old-fashioned scares this Halloween? Then the Icebox Radio Theater is ready to deliver with a trio stories designed to chill you even if you don't hail from icy climes as we invite you to join us for:

Listening in the Dark!

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First, when a writer researching a haunted house is warned to beware of the murderer who once lived there, he never thinks to look for danger inside his own tape recorded notes.  The IBRT's Jeffrey Adams stars in the terrifying six-minute short, 'Background', honored with an honorable mention by the Ogle Awards for excellence in Fantasy and Horror Audio.
Next, a story from the frozen world of Northern Minnesota.  When a man goes to his fishing shack, unaware of the winter storm bearing down on him, it will take all of his strength and super natural forces to save him from 'The Thing on the Ice'.  This full-legnth tale of terror was the IBRT's top rated show of 2009.
And to top things off, with Halloween nearly over, Christmas cannot be far behind.  So we thought it fitting to wrap up our night of chills with the Ogle Award winning short, 'Up on the Rooftops which simply must be heard to be believed.
Altogether, this special runs a tight 54 minutes, and is designed for those chill-loving listeners looking to add some real scares to their Halloween.  Perfect for airing after the Trick-or-Treaters go to bed, or even - dare we suggest it - At Midnight!
To learn more about the Icebox Radio Theater, our plays and our mission, click HERE.   For program information and to confirm carriage, please contact Jeffrey Adams at 218-283-5570, jeffreyamn@iceboxradio.org

Ode To The Pencil

From Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs | 01:54

An essay praising the hand-held writing stick.

1175984_pencil_small I earn my living by the sweat of my brow and the power of my words. I'm a freelance writer. I depend on my computer, but my pencil has earned its place in my hand and my heart.  Listen and learn why this rudimentary implement has won my affection.

Tom Mahnke - Attacked by a Serial Killer

From Abigail Mahnke, host of Inner Views | 24:15

In 1980, at age 19, Tom Mahnke was attacked by serial killer, John Dunkle, on his way home from a movie one night. In this interview, he retells the experience, talks about testifying in court and, in an emotional moment, explains why he celebrates a second birthday.

Tom-lo_res_small On the night of August 15, 1980, Tom Mahnke was riding home on his scooter when someone tried to run him over from behind. Thankfully, the attempt was not successful. Tom got up and confronted the man, who backed up and drove away. It turns out it was serial killer John Dunkle, who has been serving out a death sentence in San Quentin prison since the 80s. Dunkle killed three boys ages 12-15 and tried to kill Tom and 2 others. He was adept at evading capture, as detailed in the book, The Boy Next Door, and the movie, In the Company of Darkness, featuring Helen Hunt and Jeff Fahey. Tom describes the experience, how he found out who his attacker was, testifying in court, and why he celebrates a second birthday.

The Raven

From WHRV | Part of the Halloween Haunts series | 01:59

They have lived in the tower of London for centuries, viewed as a symbol of superstition. Now we learn the truth of what keeps these infamous birds alive.

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The Raven
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Part of the Halloween Haunts Series

The Tell-Tale Heart

From KUER | Part of the Radio Hour series | 17:24

Radio Production of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"

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The Tell-Tale Heart
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Radiopoehigh_small KUER's RadioWest and Salt Lake City's Plan B Theatre Company present Edgar Allan Poe's horror classic "The Tell-Tale Heart." Murder -- guilt --insanity. The terror is brought to life in this full radio production.

The Itinerant Rabbi

From Philip Graitcer | 05:40

An Itinerant Rabbi ministers to congregations in small Southern towns

Kassoff_small Deborah Kassoff works for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life and every Friday she packs her car and drives to towns like Natchez, Meridian, Clarksdale, and New Iberia. Kassoff is a traveling rabbi, and she provides religious services to congregations too small to have a rabbi of their own. Although she always thought she?d take a more traditional pulpit, but during an assignment as a student rabbi in Greenville, Mississippi, she fell in love with the South. She was drawn to the challenge to serve communities that are outside the Jewish mainstream and to way that intensity of Southerners? religious beliefs.