Summer Story Workshop, 2015

Series produced by Missouri Audio Project

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What we made when the Transom Story Workshop came to Columbia, MO.

In August, 2015, we launched our audio hopes and dreams with a six-day summer radio intensive workshop at the U of Missouri. It was taught by radio guru Rob Rosenthal, currently the lead instructor of the Transom Story Workshop. Rob produces the HowSound podcast on audio storytelling for PRX (Public Radio Exchange).

Rob encouraged students to: focus on the story of one person, to look for action, to think about sound, and to think about what techniques of writing and production would compel listeners. He taught us the basics of recording, script-writing, and editing.

We also learned a thing or two about listening.

7 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Meredith Turk, Credit: Meredith Turk
In “Like a Big Cookie,” Meredith Turk talks to a Missouri cattle rancher about life and death on the farm. She also dives into the world of sound art.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:37
Caption: Raymond Summerville, Credit: Meredith Turk
Raymond Summerville uncovers the surprising and troubled past of George Hatton, a beloved citizen of Columbia, Missouri, whom neighborhood children...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Julija Šukys , Credit: Meredith Turk
Julija Šukys talked to photographer Shane Epping about his extraordinary volunteer work and how it relates to the loss of his first daughter.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 07:16
Caption: Emerald O'Brien, Credit: Meredith Turk
In “The Neighborly Thing,” Emerald O’Brien profiles Brent and discovers that, even on her Midwestern street, there’s more going on than meets the e...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Hope Kirwan, Credit: Meredith Turk
Hope Kirwan profiles Lori Stoll, who decided adopt five Southeast Asian children. “On Motherhood” considers what it means to raise nine kids.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:48
Caption: Joanna Hearne, Credit: Meredith Turk
Joanna Hearne profiles dog trainer Kelly Tracy who not only transforms aggressive dogs but is now working to train humans as well.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
Caption: Monica Hand, Credit: Meredith Turk
Monica Hand visits the unmarked slave graves of Jewell Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri, together with geneaologist Traci Wilson-Kleekamp.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:22
  • Purchases: 1