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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 110 (3-06)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 launches full on into January with more of 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 110 (3-06) includes Live Wire! Radio - Episode 172...Route 66 -- New Mexico...Destination DIY: Urban Farming...Blackfish...Yellowstone Geysers...Bonjour Chanson Series 10, Episode 47...#58 - Dam Radio Story...Andy and Dirk...Pointe-au-Chien Indians, Reeling From the Oil Spill...Unshelled Peanut

Live Wire! Radio - Episode 172

From Live Wire! Radio | Part of the Live Wire! Radio series | 58:56

MERRILL MARKOE - Original Head Writer for Late Night with David Letterman. Author of "Cool, Calm & Contentious."

CARL ADAMSHICK - Poet and winner of the Walt Whitman award.

THE LONELY FOREST - This anthem-y rock outfit is produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, and just released their second album, "Arrows."

Merrill_markoejbaker_lw172_0349_small MERRILL MARKOE
http://merrillmarkoe.com/
Emmy award-winning TV writer, original Head Writer for Late Night with David Letterman, comedian and author of numerous books including her most recent "Cool, Calm & Contentious."
CARL ADAMSHICK
http://carladamshick.wordpress.com/about/
Poet and winner of the Walt Whitman award for his first book Curses and Wishes. 

THE LONELY FOREST
http://www.thelonelyforest.com/
This anthem-y rock outfit is produced by Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, and just released their second album, "Arrows," which is currently nominated in NPR's "Best Music of 2011 Listener's Choice Awards." 

With your host, COURTENAY HAMEISTER and house band THE MUTTONCHOPS. 

Route 66 -- New Mexico

From Jake Warga | 07:19

A trip along historic Route 66 in New Mexico

Jw_route66nm600_small A modern road trip along historic route 66 in New Mexico, exploring America’s past and present. Tour includes a Santa Fe cooking class, a hot air balloon ride above Albuquerque, Acoma tribal traditions, a mining museum in Grants and a historic hotel in Gallup. Aired on NPR All Things Considered; by producer Jake Warga, “Route 66 Postcard”

Destination DIY: Urban Farming

From Rendered | Part of the Destination DIY series | 28:10

City-dwellers raising plants and animals while holding down a day job.

Chicken_small This half-hour installment starts off at the Tour de Coops, where Portland's backyard chicken farmers reveal the secrets to their success. Then Sarah Brown and Connor Voss at Diggin' Roots Farm will discuss the challenges of raising livestock and vegetables on a two rented acres surrounded on all sides by suburban neighbors. You'll also hear from the the folks at Tryon Life Community Farm, an alternative community and educational farm surrounded by a state park within Portland city limits.

Blackfish

From Hearing Voices | Part of the Wandering Jew stories series | 03:57

Identifying whale families by their song.

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Bgblackfish_small Dr. John Ford started the Vancouver Aquarium's ORCA-FM live whale broadcast, and is author of the book Killer Whales. He can ID individual Orca pods by their calls. He spends nights on the water, with a hydrophone, an underwater mic, dangling off the side of the boat. Nights, because in the day, it's too noisy. Premiered on NPR Day to Day. (Photo © John Ford. Music by Jeff Arntsen of Racket Ship.)

Yellowstone Geysers

From Hearing Voices | Part of the Wandering Jew stories series | 04:50

The Park?s Geyser Guy takes us on a tour.

Bglcgeyser_small More than two million people each year visit Yellowstone; it's America's first and most famous national park. The main attraction are the geysers and hot springs. There are 120+ of these thermal features, Old Faithful being the most popular. For 26 years, Rick Hutchinson was known simply as 'the geyser guy' at Yellowstone. He was a geologist, a naturalist, and the world's foremost authority on geysers. He died in 1997, in an avalance while skiing t check some backcoutry geysers. In 1996 producer Barrett Golding went on a tour with Rick Hutchinson through Yellowstone's geyser basins.

Bonjour Chanson Series 10, Episode 47.

From Charles Spira | Part of the Bonjour Chanson Series 10 series | 27:09

Six Francophone artists interpret one of their songs in French. We'll tell you about them and their songs in English.

Saint-tropez_small Brigitte Bardot, the sex symbol of the 50's and 60's is also a singer.  She is retired but Charles Aznavour, by quite a few years her senior, still performs with great vigor.  They are two out of six artists in this episode.  We bring a wonderful mix of personalities and musical styles and tell you about them in English. When you'll hear the songs interpreted in French, you will be delighted.
Content:
Charles Aznavour, (France), Les Jours
Brigitte Bardot, (France), Une Histoire de Plage
Faudle, (France), Mon Pays
Zaza Fournier, (France), Mon Frere
Olivier Gann, (France), Tout le Reste
Vanessa Paradis, (France), Il y A

#58 - Dam Radio Story

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | Part of the SaltCast: the Backstory to Great Radio Storytelling series | 17:14

Sometimes the first step is the hardest. Same with starting a story.

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It’s hard to start a story. The first moments are often the hardest. 

But, in short, the opening of a story should (most of the time) orient the listener to the focus of the story and get their attention. Frequently at Salt, we suggest a story start in the present. Then, after establishing a scene in the present, step away for context and history.

Producer Emily Friedman tried that approach again and again to no avail when writing the script of her piece “Dam Radio Story.” Every time she inserted context and history it “cannonballed” the opening. So, she switched them starting with history then the present. Not a big deal, to be sure, but her struggle to find a good opening is illuminating. Have a listen.

 

 

 

 

Andy and Dirk

From Hans Anderson | 05:08

A small town chill moment

Default-piece-image-1 When I was in high school headbanger Andy and cowboy Dirk were on two sides of the fence and Dirk was always looking to thump Andy. It was pot v. Coors, Marlboro v. Copenhagen, Metal v. Nashville. Andy v. Dirk. But there is always a greater evil to band against.

Pointe-au-Chien Indians, Reeling from the Oil Spill, Watch as Their Land Washes Away

From Richard Ziglar | Part of the GulfWatch: Stories about the ongoing effects of the BP Oil Spill from KRVS series | 07:59

The 700-member Pointe-au-Chien indian tribe south of Houma, Louisiana was one of the first communities to take a direct hit from the BP oil spill. For them, the disaster is ongoing—and part of a larger threat to their ancestral home.

Theresa_dardar_small The 700-member Pointe-au-Chien indian tribe south of Houma, Louisiana was one of the first communities to take a direct hit from the BP oil spill. For them, the disaster is ongoing—and part of a larger threat to their ancestral home.