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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 120 (3-16)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 tries to navigate SXSW 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 120 (3-16) includes A Veteran's Son Goes to Vietnam...DIY Disasters...99% Invisible #01 - 99% Noise...To Bet or Not To Bet by Vincent Geary of Brooklyn College Radio...EZ Malone...What's The Word? Women Warriors...#14 - The Pirate...The Decisions Project-2-Coming Out...Angel's Landing...Salty Lou's Local Lobster...Blessed

A Veteran's Son Goes to Vietnam

From Graham Shelby | 07:10

Writer Graham Shelby grew up wondering what had happened to his father in Vietnam. Just after graduating from college in 1994, Graham went to find out. Among his most memorable stops: an orphanage just outside the city of Nha Trang.

Duy_small Writer Graham Shelby grew up wondering what had happened to his father in Vietnam. Just after graduating from college in 1994, Graham went to find out. Among his most memorable stops: an orphanage just outside the city of Nha Trang.

DIY Disasters

From Rendered | Part of the Destination DIY series | 59:00

All about do-it-yourself projects gone wrong.

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298669543_7ad57c7dc5_m_small It happens to the best of us. You start a project that you think will be easy, fun and totally awesome, but instead, it turns out to be a complete disaster. In this hour of radio, trees will crush structures, taxidermy will get ugly, donuts will nearly turn deadly and misguided creativity will be both mocked and celebrated.

99% Invisible #01- 99% Noise (Standard 4:30 Version)

From Roman Mars | Part of the 99% Invisible (Standard Length) series | 04:21

This episode of 99% Invisible is all about acoustic design, the city soundscape, and how to make listening in shared spaces pleasant (or at the very least, possible). It features an interview with Dennis Paoletti from Shen Milsom & Wilke.

99logoprx_small This episode of 99% Invisible is all about acoustic design, the city soundscape, and how to make listening in shared spaces pleasant (or at the very least, possible). It features an interview with Dennis Paoletti from Shen Milsom & Wilke.

To Bet or Not to Bet by Vincent Geary of Brooklyn College Radio

From YouthCast | 11:29

Vincent Geary studies radio in Brooklyn College's Radio department. He also gambles, betting on sports events along with most of his friends in Rockaway, NY. Vincent didn't expect his college radio class to be so surprised that he was a regular gambler. So, for Vincent's final project, he decided to capture the nature of sports betting in his community in Queens. "Gambling has a very negative connotation… and I just wanted to put it out there and have people decide on their own."

Online_gamblers_small Vincent Geary studies radio in CUNY's Brooklyn College Radio department.    He also gambles, betting on sports events along with most of his friends in Rockaway, NY.  Vincent didn't expect his college radio class to be so surprised that he was a regular gambler. So, for Vincent's final project, he decided to capture the nature of sports betting in his community in Rockaway NY.  "Gambling has a very negative connotation… and I just wanted to put it out there and have people decide on their own."

EZ Malone

From Jay Allison | Part of the Stories From Carmen series | 07:24

On her way home from her grandmother's funeral in 1996, Carmen happens to meet a remarkable African-American guitarist in a thrift shop in North Carolina. His name is EZ Malone and he comes to visit Carmen and tell her the story of how he learned to play through a combination of the love of Jesus and the fear of his father.

This piece would be nice following "Carmen's Grandmother" (another in this series). Both reference relationships between black and white in the south, with Carmen's grandmother as the through-line.

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Phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpg_small On her way home from her grandmother's funeral in 1996, Carmen happens to meet a remarkable African-American guitarist in a thrift shop in North Carolina. His name is EZ Malone and he comes to visit Carmen and tell her the story of how he learned to play through a combination of the love of Jesus and the fear of his father. This piece would be nice following "Carmen's Grandmother" (another in this series). Both reference relationships between black and white in the south, with Carmen's grandmother as the through-line.

What's the Word? Women Warriors

From Modern Language Association | Part of the What' s the Word? - A series of half-hour programs to celebrate Women's History Month in March series | 29:54

From Joan of Arc to GI Jane--a look at women warriors.

Whatswordlogodc_medium_small From the Greek goddess Athena to the classic comic book character Zena and from Joan of Arc to GI Jane, history, mythology, and contemporary literature and film offer many images of women warriors. Susan Crane takes us back to the Middle Ages with a look at Joan of Arc and the transcripts of her trial for heresy; Shirley Geok-lin Lim talks about Maxine Hong Kingston's book _The Woman Warrior_; and Yvonne Tasker explores the portrayal of a female naval officer in Ridley Scott's 1997 film, _GI Jane_. Fifteen- and thirty-second promos available. If you are interested in this, see our pieces at: http://prx.org/pieces/16877 What's the Word? Elizabeth I and Victoria http://prx.org/pieces/16919 What's the Word? Pride and Prejudice http://prx.org/pieces/16838 What's the Word? Medieval Women http://prx.org/pieces/17295 What's the Word? Women Public Intellectuals

#14 - The Pirate

From HowSound | Part of the HowSound series | 18:12

Kelly McEvers is a mic-slinger. Draws from the hip. Records with precision. Not afraid. (Okay, maybe a little bit afraid.)

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Kelly McEvers is a mic-slinger. Draws from the hip. Records with precision. Not afraid. (Okay, maybe a little bit afraid.)

Kelly is NPR’s Baghdad correspondent but, lately, she reports from throughout the Middle East — especially the countries where the revolutions aren’t working, as she puts it.

On this HowSound, Kelly is unabashed about her apparent adrenaline addiction, her critique of the NPR sound, and her approach to mic-slinging radio stories. To show you what I mean by “mic-slinger,” I feature a piece she produced for Working, a Marketplace series produced by Homelands Productions. The story is about pirates — dudes with machetes who rob cargo ships in Indonesia. Have a listen and you’ll agree — her nickname should be “Mic-slinger.”

The Decisions Project - 2 - Coming Out

From Aengus Anderson | Part of the The Decisions Project series | 02:58

In this conversation, a man discusses his decision to accept his homosexuality.

Decisionsproject_mp3_small During the summer of 2010, producer Aengus Anderson rode his motorcycle around North America and interviewed 220 people about the hardest decisions they had ever made.  A cross-section of their conversations are presented here as The Decisions Project.

Angel's Landing

From Hearing Voices | Part of the Scott Carrier stories series | 04:47

A trek along the Grotto trailhead.

Scangelsland_small Utah's Zion National Park draws 2.7 million visitors a year, and a major attraction for hearty hikers is a trek along the Grotto trailhead to Angel's Landing. From the banks of the Virgin River, the yellow-and-red sandstone sides of Zion Canyon rise 2,000 feet. It feels like being inside a huge body. The canyon walls are the rib cage spread open and Angel's Landing is like the heart. Aired on NPR Day to Day.

Salty Lou’s Local Lobster

From JP Davidson | 07:25

A lobsterman and his girlfriend try to build the market for locally caught and processed lobster, in an increasingly global industry.

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Cape Cod lobsters are shipped all over the world. Some are trucked up to Canada for processing – others become meals for a growing Chinese market.

A couple in Sandwich sees lobstermen getting lost in the shuffle – so they’re working to take back control of their destiny.

Blessed

From Daniel Makagon | 11:24

Audio documentary about blessing of the animals.

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Default-piece-image-2 This audio documentary explores blessing of the animals festivities in Chicago. Interviews are conducted with a priest, a deacon, and people who bring their animals to be blessed. We learn why people get their animals blessed, what they hope to happen during and after the blessing, and why the churches do these blessings.