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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 113 (3-09)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 wraps up 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 113 (3-09) includes The Mikie Show #30, Charla...The Mikie Show #31, Michael...Shakespeare Behind Bars...#53 - Left for Dead (SaltCast)...Roe v. Wade at 39/Where Women Stand in 2012 (Equal Time)...Beautiful, Painful Truth...Leaving...Kay and the Terror of the Smurfs

The Mikie Show #30, Charla

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

Episode thirty, holy mackerel! Thirty is a lot if you’re counting episodes (not so much when counting bacteria but we’re not counting bacteria today). Why not join the celebration with me and my guest school superintendent Charla Argo-Wright. She is wonderful and has really interesting ideas about education. Plus, she implements those ideas in Hoonah, Alaska an island community of just over 800 mostly native people. This place is only reachable by boat or plane. And our friend, well, should I tell? No, he said, why ruin the surprise, but we do have an unannounced guest and find a little red box and there’s a quiz and some news and a sound play and I’m going for the record of the most “ands” in a sentence! I think it’s a good show, I hope you like it!

Education_small Episode thirty, holy mackerel! Thirty is a lot if you’re counting episodes (not so much when counting bacteria but we’re not counting bacteria today). Why not join the celebration with me and my guest school superintendent Charla Argo-Wright. She is wonderful and has really interesting ideas about education. Plus, she implements those ideas in Hoonah, Alaska an island community of just over 800 mostly native people. This place is only reachable by boat or plane.  And our friend, well, should I tell? No, he said, why ruin the surprise, but we do have an unannounced guest and find a little red box and there’s a quiz and some news and a sound play and I’m going for the record of the most “ands” in a sentence! I think it’s a good show, I hope you like it!

The Mikie Show #31, Michael

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

Episode thirty-one! They exclaimed. It’s an exclamatory remark! Okay, I’m calm now. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Michael Miles, a practitioner of naturopathic medicine. This branch of medicine takes a holistic approach to healing, using herbs, other natural substances and lifestyle to maintain health before resorting to pharmaceuticals. Very interesting. I think someone else stops by but I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you. There’s something strange in the news, we have a quiz and Mikie has to read something really tiny! Why not make it an extra sugar day and join the fun! Thanks for tuning in!

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Episode thirty-one! They exclaimed. It’s an exclamatory remark! Okay, I’m calm now. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Michael Miles, a practitioner of naturopathic medicine. This branch of medicine takes a holistic approach to healing, using herbs, other natural substances and lifestyle to maintain health before resorting to pharmaceuticals. Very interesting. I think someone else stops by but I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you. There’s something strange in the news, we have a quiz and Mikie has to read something really tiny! Why not make it an extra sugar day and join the fun! Thanks for tuning in!

Shakespeare Behind Bars

From Graham Shelby | 03:37

So a man commits a crime. A terrible crime. He's caught, tried, sentenced and locked up. Then what? What do the rest of us want from the roughly two million inmates currently housed in U.S. prisons? And what do they want for themselves? One group of inmates in a Kentucky prison has made an unusual choice: They're staging a production of Romeo and Juliet. Their goal? To become "better human beings."

Sbb3_small The Luther Luckett Correctional Complex is a medium-security prison just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. It's home to about 1100 felons and one unusual theatre company. It’s an all-inmate ensemble called Shakespeare Behind Bars. For sixteen years, the group has staged plays like Hamlet and Macbeth, doing performances for other inmates and the public.

Shakespeare Behind Bars is now in rehearsals for its next production: Romeo and Juliet. Graham Shelby recently visited Luther Luckett to find out how – and why – this group of convicted felons plans to present Shakespeare’s tale of young love.

#53 - Left For Dead

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | Part of the SaltCast: the Backstory to Great Radio Storytelling series | 17:50

"Left for Dead" is probably the most gruesome story reported by a Salt student. It's not for the faint of heart.

Scraig_s10__980_small "Left for Dead" is probably the most gruesome story reported by a Salt student. It's not for the faint of heart. The piece retells the story of gruesome home invasion and attack on the Gurette family by two intruders with machetes. 

Roe v. Wade at 39/ Where Women Stand in 2012

From KSFR | Part of the Equal Time with Martha Burk series | 56:48

Equal Time series host Martha Burk interviews Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued the Roe v. Wade case legalizing abortion in the United States on the 39th anniversary of the decision, and Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women in Washington, D.C. on where women stand in 2012.

Weddington-s_small Sarah Weddington discusses what it was like to argue one of the landmark Supreme Court cases of the 20th century as a 27 year old lawyer.  Few women appeared before the Court, which was all male. She actually had to argue the case twice, and won both times.  Weddington talks about the political landscape at the time, when abortion was illegal and many women died from illegal procedures.  She also addresses the current Court and what may happen to women's rights in future decisions.

Terry O'Neill discusses women's setbacks and progress during the Obama Administration, how the political winds are blowing for 2012, and what women, men, and families should be concerned about. Topics include the economy, child care, equal pay and wage erosion, birth control, and reproductive rights.

Full version includes both interviews, divided into 4 segments (2 x 30 sec. breaks midway in each half, 2 x 30 sec at bottom of hour).  See detail in Timing and Cues.

Separate modules are Weddington Module (2 x 30 sec breaks midway) and and O'Neill Module ( 2 x 30 sec midway).  See detail in Timing and Cues.

 

Beautiful, Painful Truth

From Vermont Folklife Center Media | Part of the Youth Radio Vermont series | 10:10

Story of a man who must end a loving marriage when he comes to terms with his homosexuality.

Marcianna_small This is an interview with Gregory Sharrow of Pittsford, Vermont. It chronicles the story of his marriage to his wife, and the dissolution of that marriage after coming to terms with his homosexuality.

Leaving

From Whitney Jones | 14:10

Whitney Jones tells his story of losing faith and finding new ways to connect with the world around him.

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Screen_shot_2012-01-10_at_3 Whitney grew up Mormon. However, when the Mormon church decided to support Proposition 8 to stop same-sex marriage in California, Whitney walked away from the Mormon church. The comfort of knowing his place in the world and the feeling of belonging were gone. As Whitney looks for new ways to connect with the world around him, he ends up on Nantucket and stumbles upon the house of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Silas Paddack.

Kay and the Terror of the Smurfs

From Paul Flahive | Part of the Arctic Entries series | 07:35

On our Fear Factor show Kay Little described the sole fear of as a young man, being shunned by his conservative Christian community.

Default-piece-image-2 On our Fear Factor show Kay Little described the sole fear of as a young man, being shunned by his conservative Christian community.