July 27, 2019
Studio 360: American Icons: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ — Part One
It’s HAL’s world — we just live in it.
A half century later, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is still shaping our future. With no help from CGI, the movie predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence and half of Apple’s product line. It showed the promise and perils of technology and explored life’s biggest mystery: Are we alone in the universe? In Part One, we look at the movie’s origins in 1960s New York and how it went from opening night bomb to counterculture icon. We’ll hear from effects wizard Doug Trumbull, actor Keir Dullea and superfan Tom Hanks, who has seen the movie more than 200 times.
July 20, 2019
One Giant Leap
This radio documentary will celebrate the moon landing through the eyes of those who witnessed it and the memories of those who contributed to its success in ways large and small.
We'll hear from Gene Kranz, Apollo Flight Director at NASA, famously portrayed by Ed Harris in the film Apollo 13,
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, a former engineer in the Soviet space program who is now an American citizen and a professor at Brown University, Gene Edmunds, NASA photographer, John Casani, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena since 1956, and others involved in this monumental event.
July 13, 2019
2019 Re:sound Specials from the Third Coast Audio Festival
Meat Music - This hour features award-winning Italian producer Jonathan Zenti, who tells the often funny, often bittersweet personal story of grappling with his weight. Also in this hour, the little-known history of the dirtiest song never written, "Louie Louie."
The Third Coast International Audio Festival is an annual and on-going celebration of the best documentary and feature work being made worldwide for radio and the Internet.
July 6, 2019
All Hail The Night Tripper: An Appreciation of Dr. John
Music historian Paul Ingles takes listeners through a heart-felt retrospective of New Orleans music-legend Mac Rebennack - best known as Dr. John. Rebennack died Thursday, June 6, 2019 from a heart attack at the age of 77. The LA Times heralded him as "a chief architect of the New Orleans sound."