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December 28, 2019

Best of the Best 2019
from The Third Coast International Audio Festival (part two)

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound.

In this hour host Gwen Macsai introduces the winners of the Best Documentary Honorable Mention, Bronze & Silver Award winners, plus a behind-the-scenes interview with producer Neena Pathak and sounds from the Awards Ceremony in Chicago.

All of the winning stories from the 2019 TC/RHDF Competition can be heard in their entirety at ThirdCoastFestival.org.

December 21, 2019

Best of the Best 2019
from The Third Coast International Audio Festival (part one)

Best of the Best is an annual ode to audio storytelling, taking listeners on a journey through the full breadth of what’s possible in stories made from sound. 

This hour of the program showcases two of the winning stories from the 19th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Host Gwen Macsai introduces the winners of the Best New Artist Award and the Best Documentary: Gold Award, plus a behind-the-scenes interview with producer Sayre Quevedo.

December 14, 2019

The Keepers - Part Two of Two: Archive Fever

In this second hour we explore Bob Dylan’s secret archive in Tulsa, Prince’s epic Vault in Minneapolis, Henri Langlois’ legendary Cinémathéque in Paris, The National Archives and its Official Keeper, the first librarian action figure. The Dark Side of the Dewey Decimal System. All these tales and more. Striking and surprising stories of preservation and civic life

December 7, 2019

The Keepers - Part One of Two: Archiving the Underground

Stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Guardians of history, large and small. Protectors of the free flow of information and ideas. Keepers of the culture and the culture and collections they keep.   In this first hour we explore The Hip Hop Archive at Harvard, The Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky, The Lenny Bruce Archive and hear more striking and surprising stories of preservation and civic life.

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