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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 166 (4-10)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is now in semi-prime time with more of the very best from the world of independent radio production. Sunday nights at 10 on Austin's KUT 90.5 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 166 (4-10) includes Lost & Found Sound and Beyond: Hour One...The Mikie Show #45, Mary...KUT's Views and Brews: Clairvoyance and Cops...The Perfect Storm...99% Invisible #63- The Political Stage (Director's Cut)...Corn Mo Portrait...For Libertarians and Anarchists, Holiday Giving Is Anti-Tax Activism...Tabled Fables Podcast 2 Hansel and Gretel...A Fish Tale

Lost & Found Sound and Beyond: Hour One

From The Kitchen Sisters | Part of the Lost & Found Sound and Beyond series | 59:18

Lost & Found Sound and Beyond" is the second anthology of greatest hits from the Peabody Award winning Lost & Found Sound radio series, heard over the last five years on NPR's All Things Considered.

Lfsblayoutfnt5 Please do not broadcast until after October 8, 2004 "Lost & Found Sound and Beyond" is the second anthology of greatest hits from the Peabody Award winning Lost & Found Sound radio series, heard over the last five years on NPR's All Things Considered. A collection of eccentric, endangered and undiscovered sounds and oral traditions, this special two-hour program provides a glimpse of the recorded legacy of our country. Hosted by film legend Francis Ford Coppola, "Lost & Found Sound and Beyond" feeds in early September, and again in mid-October for use during the 2004 holidays. Each hour of the program can be aired as a discrete broadcast. The hours are not newscast compatible, but will otherwise follow the standard :20/:40 broadcast clock. This new gathering of unique stories is the product of a sprawling nationwide collaboration of independent radio producers, artists, musicians, archivists, writers, NPR, public radio stations and listeners. Lost and Found Sound was produced by two-time Peabody Award winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson) with Jay Allison. A sound hound himself, Francis Ford Coppola weaves these twelve richly-layered radio documentaries together with his own stories, reminiscences and home recordings, including his 1977 "interview" with five-year-old daughter Sofia Coppola about what she wants to be when she grows up. The stories include a surprising tale of Liberace and The Trinidad Tripoli Steelband, the saga of Sun Studios producer Sam Phillips, and narratives from Mohawk Indian ironworkers at the Twin Towers and Vietnamese manicurists in America. Promos for both hours are attached. Promo 1: 4:40 Promo 2: 0:40 Promo 3: 1:01

The Mikie Show #45, Mary

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

It’s a new episode the The Mikie Show! This time around we speak with Mary Hartman, PhD. A former dean of Douglass University, she is at the forefront of women’s education having founded the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. She has also written several books, one of which has altered how historians view the affect that changes in the family had on the political and economic history of Western civilization. Plus, she’s a dynamite ping-pong player! Okay, not sure about the ping-pong, but she’s so nice, it would figure, right?
And, we have a quiz, unique to the world of quizzes. And there’s some news you may have missed and a trip on a ferry with a Frenchman (don’t get that every day). Is that it? I was hoping to use the word “and” a few more times. There, I just did! And I don’t know why!
Yikes!
And don’t forget, with regular use, The Mikie Show prevents plaque!

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It’s a new episode the The Mikie Show! This time around we speak with Mary Hartman, PhD. A former dean of Douglass University, she is at the forefront of women’s education having founded the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. She has also written several books, one of which has altered how historians view the affect that changes in the family had on the political and economic history of Western civilization. Plus, she’s a dynamite ping-pong player! Okay, not sure about the ping-pong, but she’s so nice, it would figure, right?

And, we have a quiz, unique to the world of quizzes. And there’s some news you may have missed and a trip on a ferry with a Frenchman (don’t get that every day). Is that it? I was hoping to use the word “and” a few more times. There, I just did! And I don’t know why!

Yikes!

And don’t forget, with regular use, The Mikie Show prevents plaque!

The Perfect Storm

From This Land Press | Part of the The Sound of Our Land series | 07:11

In this short documentary, folk musician and historian Tom Naples walks us through the dust bowl and tunes us into archival recordings and oral histories of the people who lived through the misery of those dark days.

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The 1930's felt like the end of the world in western Oklahoma. Month after month the sky grew dark, the air made people choke, livestock died and crops turned to dust. For a decade, the great plains were hit with dust storm after dust storm as a result of unsustainable farming practices, and the panhandle of Oklahoma was nicknamed the bull's eye of the Dust Bowl. Short on cash, food and work, many farmers and share-croppers gave up on the possibility of survival in the state and migrated to California. In this short documentary, folk musician and historian Tom Naples walks us through the dust bowl and tunes us into archival recordings and oral histories of the people who lived through the misery of those dark days.  

Excerpts from oral history interviews are from the Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: Oklahoma Women in the Dust Bowl Oral History Project, courtesy of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Oklahoma State University Library with funding provided by the Puterbaugh Professorship of Library Service. 

Additional archival tape, including Roy Turner's poem Hard Luck Okie, is provided by "The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center."

Photo courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection.

99% Invisible #63- The Political Stage (Director's Cut)

From Roman Mars | Part of the 99% Invisible (Director's Cut) series | 12:07

Seven-and-a-half secrets from the campaign trail.

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[For standard 4:30 length version, go to: http://www.prx.org/pieces/90036-99-invisible-63-the-political-stage-standard-4]

On this special edition of 99% Invisible, we joined forces with Andrea Seabrook of DecodeDC to investigate all the thought that goes into the most miniscule details of a political campaign.  

Andrea reveals seven (and a half) secrets about the staging of events along the campaign trail.  Like how every campaign has an "Advance Team" that flies in ahead of a candidate and makes everything from a campaign rally to a 20-minute media appearance run smoothly.

Andrea spoke with Advance guys John Seaton and Donnie Fowler, who have been directing this very American brand of political theatre for years.  

And like any theatre, one simple misdirection can go really, really badly.  Like when Romney gave his economics talk in 2011 to an empty stadium in Detroit...

Stories about the real-life impact of American politics is what DecodeDC is all about. Andrea Seabrook created the show after spending more than a decade covering politics for NPR. You can find out more about why she went rogue herehere, and here

Corn Mo Portrait

From Jamie Courville | 03:59

Corn Mo has had an amazing career as a performer but still continues to fly under the radar.

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For Libertarians and Anarchists, Holiday Giving Is Anti-Tax Activism

From Emily Corwin | 03:04

This is the time of year when people all over the country are coming together, getting food to needy families. But for one community in Manchester, New Hampshire, private acts of charity aren’t just a holiday tradition. They are a display of Libertarian -- even Anarchist -- principles.

Img_0907_small This is the time of year when people all over the country are coming together, getting food to needy families. But for one community in Manchester, New Hampshire, private acts of charity aren’t just a holiday tradition.  They are a display of Libertarian -- even Anarchist --  principles. 

Tabled Fables Podcast 2 Hansel and Gretel

From Amy Kraft | 20:41

This episode discusses the sweet and gory and seriously disturbing story of Hansel and Gretel. Special thanks to Professor Maria Tatar for analyzing the story, and composer Alex Brusentsev for crafting our theme song.

Tabledfables__1__small This episode discusses the sweet and gory and seriously disturbing story of Hansel and Gretel. Special thanks to Professor Maria Tatar for analyzing the story, and composer Alex Brusentsev for crafting our theme song.

A Fish Tale

From Emily Hsiao | 04:43

Janet Messineo is a taxidermist on Martha's Vineyard. But you won't find any deer heads or bears in her workshop--just lots and lots of fish.

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Janetprx_small Janet Messineo is a taxidermist on Martha's Vineyard. But you won't find any deer heads or bears in her workshop--just lots and lots of fish.

Janet specializes in marine taxidermy and mounts fish of all sizes. For the past 25 years, she has worked from her basement, cranking out critter after critter for her clients. It has been hard work, and Janet is ready to retire. But even as she eases into retirement, Janet still finds a way to breathe new life into old dead things.