Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 26
Compiled By: KUT
O’Dark 30 is KUT's exploration of the world of independent radio production. Every Sundays at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.
Episode 26 includes Jim's Grave...The Intergalactic Nemesis part 5...State of the ReUnion: Brooklyn--Change Happens...dig set spike...The Intergalactic Nemesis part 6...I Talk To The Trees...Vietnam Blues...Poetry Combine...The Smashing Story
Pilgrims of Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Interviews with the people who pilgrimage to the Pere LaChaise cemetery in Paris to visit the grave of Jim Morrison (December 8 1943-July 3 1971), the "Doors" lead singer. Since 1997, Professor Mark Neumann, of the University of South Florida Communications Department, has been traveling there to record interviews and make photographic portraits. The pilgrims arrive at Morrison's tomb from many countries. They leave letters, poems, and personal momentoes. Note: This piece is part of The Plan- The Plan- Doors 29:00 Jim Morrison Birthday (Dec 8) http://prx.org/pieces/7488
Brooklyn is New York's most populous borough. Ever evolving, Brooklyn has been celebrated as everything from a bastion of industry to a refuge for immigrants from around the world. This episode of SOTRU charts Brooklyn's evolution, celebrates the diverse communities and explores both sides of the dilemma that high-rise condos and gentrification has brought.
STATE OF THE RE:UNION
Brooklyn - Change Happens
SOTRU explores and celebrates Brooklyn, New York.
HOST: Al Letson
DESCRIPTION: Brooklyn is New York's most populous borough. Ever evolving, Brooklyn has been celebrated as everything from a bastion of industry to a refuge for immigrants from around the world. This episode of SOTRU charts Brooklyn's evolution, celebrates the diverse communities and explores both sides of the dilemma that high-rise condos and gentrification has brought.
Incue: "From PRX and NPR"
Outcue: "But first, this news."
NEWS HOLE: 1:00- 6:00
SEGMENT A (12:58)
Starts with :29 seconds of music
Incue: "From the PRX and NPR"
Outcue: "You're listening to State of the Re:Union"
A. ATLANTIC YARDS IS____: Atlantic Yards is the biggest development project in the history of Brooklyn. With 17 high-rise buildings for housing and commerce, and a new basketball arena, it would be the densest residential community in the country. The development, though not built yet, has already, and will continue to, profoundly alter the chemistry of the neighborhood in which it's being built.
BREAK: 19:00- 20:00
SEGMENT B (18:58)
Incue: "You're listening to State of the Re:Union"
A. LEVY'S UNIQUE NEW YORK: How did Brooklyn become Brooklyn? We'll get a brief and whimsical history of the storied borough from New York's first family of tour guides, The Levys.
B. IT'S A SMALL WORLD: Brooklyn is one of the most culturally, and ethnically diverse areas in the world. We'll go from Russia, to Pakistan, to Ethiopia, as we drop in on three community gathering spots for three distinctly different cultures, all while staying in Brooklyn.
C. DEAR BROOKLYN: A teenager from Brooklyn, rhapsodizes her beloved borough.
D. SOUNDS OF SWEET SCIENCE: In the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, people of varying ages and backgrounds gather at Ardon's Sweet Science Boxing Gym to train. The gym is not just a training hub, but also an emotional support center, and home away from home for many of the members.
BREAK: 39:00- 40:00
SEGMENT C (18:58)
Incue: "You're listening to State of the Re:Union"
Outcue: "This is NPR"
A. MEMORIAL MURALS: Often comprised of a simple portrait, along with a name, birth and death year, and sometimes a message, memorial murals began to sprout up all over NYC in the 90s. Today, it might be safe to say that there's at least one memorial mural in every neighborhood in the city. We'll explore the culture of memorial murals and the mourning, memories, death, life, friends, family and art that goes along with them.
B. BREAKING OF A MAN: Brooklyn born and bred rapper, singer, and songwriter, John Forte is re-inventing himself. After being granted a commutation by President George W. Bush after having served more than half of a 14 year drug possession sentence, Forte is getting ready to release his first new LP in almost a decade.
C. VOX POP: A montage of Brooklyn voices, speaking to the uniqueness of Brooklyn
PROGRAM OUT @ 59:00
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in which we hear the tale of an incredible escape by German P.O.W.'s from a camp in Arizona at the height of WWII. They had it all planned out: dig a tunnel, build a boat, paddle down the Gila river. Unfortunately for them, they didn't realize the Gila wasn't much of a river during the dry season.
From The humble Farmer | 01:02
But they don't listen to me.
From Tina Antolini | 28:31
Vince Gabriel is a Vietnam veteran who's written an album of songs chronicling his experience of the war. He takes listeners back to 1968, to the jungle of Vietnam.
Vince Gabriel is a Maine-based blues musician who's written an album of songs chronicling his experience in the Vietnam war. In the documentary, Vince takes listeners chronologically through his time in Vietnam, with his music leading us into stories about getting drafted, arriving in the jungle, what combat was like, the loss of his closest friend, the relief of finally returning home and his reflections on the legacy of Vietnam today. While news reports about the war in Iraq tend to focus on numbers and strategy, Vince's stories give listeners an almost visceral sense of what it's like for those on the front lines. Though it is an account of a war that took place years ago, the current situation in Iraq make Vince's observations feel disturbingly immediate and poignant. This piece aired nationally on the documentary program "Soundprint" in late January 2005.
Street poets meet student poets in New Orleans
Andrei Codresu (ExquisiteCorpse.org) takes a trio of his poetry students from Louisiana State University and introduces them to the poets on the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The assignment: write poems about the people they met. The combine encounters a hot dog vendor, a stripper and a club owner. Premiered on NPR All Things Considered.
From Kendra Greene | 15:00
"The Elephant Who Liked To Smash Small Cars" enthralled me as a kid. As an adult, trying to track down a copy of the book took me across the country.
In 1967 Pantheon published a 30 page children’s book. 452 words. 25 illustrations. One elephant. One car salesman. A lot of smashed cars. This is the story of what Jean Merrill's The Elephant Who Liked To Smash Small Cars has meant to my family, how hard it is to track down a beloved book once it's gone out of print, and why the pilgrimage to find it after we all grew up eventually took us to the author's country home in Vermont. With readings and interviews with the Jean Merrill, Ronni Solbert (the illustrator), my parents, and my siblings, plus theme and variations of the book's smashing song by Nancy Newkirk on piano.