Tom Justice: President of his high school class. Star cyclist. Bank robber. I produced this for Love + Radio.
In 1942 Enrico Fermi and a team of physicists at the University of Chicago built the first nuclear reactor in a squash court under the South Side university’s football field. I produced this piece for WBEZ’s Curious City. Read the accompanying article here.
The rainbow has been appropriated by many over the years, but for better or worse, I will always associate the rainbow (especially the double rainbow) with Paul Vasquez. This piece aired on Re:sound #173, The Colors Show.
I never imagined what I was getting myself into when I met this little dog. This piece was produced for Re:sound. *Note: Frankie retired with my parents in Colorado where he enjoyed wall to wall carpeting and endless love from my mother, he died in 2008.
The history, future, and other ponderings. This piece was produced by Katie Mingle and Roman Mars for 99% Invisible (a tiny radio show about design). It aired on KALW in San Francisco.
A Cold Freezin’ Night: The Enigmatic Man
The Dead Can’t do You Nothin’
A quest for ghosts in a New Orleans pauper’s graveyard. This story was produced at the Center for Documentary Studies, in Durham, NC. It won me the award of Best New Artist in 2007 from the Third Coast International Audio Festival. A shorter version aired on NPR.
The First Episode of ATC – A Mini Tour
The first ever episode of ATC in 1971 sounded pretty different from the polished version you hear today. Here is a short tour. I produced this for an episode of Re:sound that we did about the early days of public radio, it’s one of my all time favorite episodes…. listen to the entire episode here.
Not A New Wave Band From Jersey
In Canada in the 1970s, music teacher Hans Fenger recorded 60 of his students singing in a gymnasium and pressed a few records to hand out to parents. The album was rediscovered in 2000 to great acclaim. Produced for Re:Sound, this piece was also a selection for the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s 2009 Filmless Festival.
A story of love unrequited. Originally written for my zine, You Don’t Say, the audio version aired on The Third Coast Festival’s Re:Sound.
Portrait of a Psychic as a Young Man
Nathan Dyer is just like any other teenage kid, except, for a fee, he’ll tell you what your future holds. Produced at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, this piece aired on The Third Coast Festival’s Re:Sound. Photo by Morrigan McCarthy and taken from the Salt Archives.