- Third Coast Festival
- Navy Pier
- 848 East Grand
- Chicago, Illinois
Best of the Best: The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast is here:
Best of the Best: Hour 1 / Best of the Best: Hour 2
Every fall, we bring the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast. The featured documentaries, all winners of the annual Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, prove just how powerful radio can be. The stories engage, provoke, entertain, and transport listeners, proving that all you need to discover new worlds is a little box and an antenna.
This year's special showcases the winners of the 2013 TC/RHDF Competition and interviews with the winning producers.
Gwen Macsai, host of the Third Coast's Re:sound, and an award-winning writer/humorist, will guide listeners through this two-hour tour of the world's best new documentaries.
Best of the Best: The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast airs from coast to coast on your local public radio station during the upcoming holiday season.
Give your station a call to find out where you can hear the program near you this holiday season.
Roll call! Best of the Best airs this fall on these fine stations and networks:
Georgia Public Broadcasting / Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, MI / KCPW, Salt Lake City, UT / KGNU, Boulder, CO / KHSU, Arcata, CA / KISU, Pocatello, ID / KJZZ, Pheonix, AZ / KMXT, Kodiak Island, AK / KOSU, Stillwater, OK / KQED, Northern CA / KRCB, Bay Area, CA / KSFR, Santa Fe, NM / KUMD, Duluth, MN / KUNC, Northern CO / KUNM, Albuquerque, NM / KUT, Austin, TX / KVNF, Paonia, CO / KWMU, St. Louis, MO / KZYX, Mendocino County, CA / Maine Public Broadcasting Network / Moab Public Radio, Moab, UT / New Hampshire Public Radio / RadioFreePalmer, Palmer, AK / South Dakota Public Broadcasting / Wisconsin Public Radio / WBEZ, Chicago, IL / WBUR, Boston, MA / WCAI, Cape Cod, MA / WCBE, Columbus, OH / WCPN, Cleveland, OH / WDET, Detroit, MI / WESA, Pittsburgh, PA / WESM, Princess Anne, MD / WFAE, Charlotte, NC / WGBH Boston Radio / WGCU, Southwest Florida / WITF, Harrisburg, PA / WJCT, Jacksonville, FL / WLRN, Miami, FL / WNAN, Nantucket, MA / WNPR, CT / WNYC, New York / WORT, Madison, WI / WRFA-LP, Jamestown, NY / WTIP, Grand Marais, MN / WUGA Radio and Web Stream, Athens, GA / WVPE, Elkhart, IN / WXAV, Chicago, IL / WXXI, Rochester, NY / Wyoming Public Radio / WYSO, Miami, OH
Featuring winners of the 2013 TC/RHDF Competition, including:
Gold Award Winner:
Harper High School
by Ben Calhoun, Linda Lutton and Alex Kotlowitz, with producer and editor Julie Snyder, co-producer Robyn Semien and editor Ira Glass for This American Life
Silver Award Winner:
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
by Tim Howrd for WNYC's Radiolab podcast