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Finding Our Bootstraps: Americans Deal With Recession

From: Michigan Radio Economy Special
Length: 58:29

How people are finding the strength and situations that get them through economic hard times.

Dscn4858_medium_small Since late 2007 America has been in an economic crisis.  From a story about a family living on a beach, to a former GM employee looking to downsize his life, to a teenager weighing options for after high school, this one hour newscast compatible documentary explores how people are finding the strength and situations that get them through economic hard times by presenting personal stories and intimate portraits alongside contextual interviews and reports. Jennifer White is the program's host.   "Finding Our Bootstraps: American’s Deal with Recession" was produced at Michigan Radio and showcases work from independent and station-based contributors to PRX.ORG - The Public Radio Exchange.

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Since late 2007 America has been in an economic crisis.  From a story about a family living on a beach, to a former GM employee looking to downsize his life, to a teenager weighing options for after high school, this one hour newscast compatible documentary explores how people are finding the strength and situations that get them through economic hard times by presenting personal stories and intimate portraits alongside contextual interviews and reports. Jennifer White is the program's host.   "Finding Our Bootstraps: American’s Deal with Recession" was produced at Michigan Radio and showcases work from independent and station-based contributors to PRX.ORG - The Public Radio Exchange.

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Do we still have bootstraps?

I still have my bootstraps and I'll need those straps more than ever now. Great work.

Transcript

SHOW RUNDOWN AND DETAILS
00-00:59 – Billboard

01– 06:00 news (silence)

06:00 -06:29 – music bed :29 seconds

[music – Cavedweller by The Reflecting Skin from The Synchronicity Suite on Ghostly International/ Mood Gadget Records (:29)]

:06:30 to 19:00 - SEGMENT A
incue: I’m Jennifer White

Opening: Visit to barber shop on West Side of Detroit and theme montage. (Theme music an instrumental version of "Only Human" by Khalid Hanifi courtesy of the composer*.)

A1: Sarah Hulett – ”Hard Times Harder in the Motor City”
A look at the extent of the recession as it radiates out from Detroit.

PRODUCER: Sarah Hulett lives in and reports on Detroit for Michigan Radio.

[music - Sabertooth Tiger Breath by Owl Breath from Ghost Glacier on Earthworks Music (:14)]

A2...
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Timing and Cues

:00:00-:00:59 – Billboard
:01:00–:06:00 - (silence)
:06:00-:06:29 – music bed :29 seconds
:06:30-:19:00 - SEGMENT A - iq: I’m Jennifer White, oq: Public Radio Exchange.
:19:00-:19:59 - Station Break music bed:59 seconds
:20:00-:38:30 - SEGMENT B – iq: Theme, oq: Public Radio Exchange.
:38:30-:39:59 - Station Break music bed 1:29
:40:00-:58:30 SEGMENT C - iq: Theme, oq: music fade

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Sabertooth Tiger Breath Owl Breath Ghost Glacier. Earthworks Music :14
Boat Breath Owl Breath Ghost Glacier. Earthworks Music :16
From Creation Thievery Corp The Richest Man in Babylon. Eighteen Street :35
Wheel of Fortune Landau Orchestra Nocturnal Suite. Ghostly International/Moongadget Records :59
Pretty Take Elm From Arm Synchronicity Suite. Ghostly International/Moongadget Records :20
Lazy Boys & Girls Tokyomorose Pacific Ocean. Squareroot Records :13
Visible Light Eater Outlier Synchronicity Suite. Ghostly International/Moongadget Records :27
The Shape of Things to Come Syntaks Ylajali. Ghostly International 01:30
Ashes to Ashley 4 For Smoking Pesi. :16
The State of the Union Thievery Corp The Richest Man in Babylon. Eighteen Street :21
One Thing Jen Sygit Leaving Marshall St. Earthworks Music :12
Un Simple Histoire Thievery Corp The Richest Man in Babylon. Eighteen Street :17
Only Human (Instrumental) Khalid Hanifi Khalid Hanifi 2008 01:00

Additional Credits

Jennifer White, Host - A native of Detroit and graduate of the University of Michigan, Jennifer White has worked at Michigan Public Media since 1999. Jennifer is currently the director of community engagement for Michigan Public Media. She hosts the television show “Out of the Blue’ for the Big Ten Network.

Tamar Charney, Executive Producer - Tamar Charney is the Program Director at Michigan Radio. She produced the 2007 documentary Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots which won a Murrow Award, a Clarion, a PRNDI, and numerous regional and state awards. She has also produced the station's two most recent documentaries Foreclosing on the American Dream and Facing the Mortgage Crisis.

Zoe Clark, Interview Producer - Zoe Clark is a producer at Michigan Radio. She’s responsible for interview production and general production work.

Vincent Duffy, Content Editor - Vincent Duffy has been news director at Michigan Radio since May 2007. In his first year of leading the Michigan Radio news room, the news team won more than three dozen national, regional and state awards including a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a month long series investigating education in Michigan.

Mercedes Mejia, Line Producer - Mercedes Mejia is a production assistant at Michigan Radio. She has extensive radio and TV production experience from her work in New Mexico with Entravision and KUNM.