Re:sound #229 The Communication Barrier Show

This hour people trying their best — and sometimes failing miserably — to make a connection.

2016 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour people trying their best — and sometimes failing miserably — to make a connection.

Incommunicado
By Yowei Shaw (The World In Words, PRI, 2015)
Yowei Shaw was born in the United States and speaks virtually no Mandarin. Her grandfather is from Taiwan and speaks virtually no English. Kid talk was fine when Yowei was a kid. But now she's grown up, she's determined to have proper conversations with Yeye— before it's too late.

Meet the Jawniaks
By John Biewen (Radiotonic, ABC RN, 2014)
John Biewen never imagined he would have any reason to visit Poland or to encounter the Polish language in any serious way. Then, in middle age, he fell in love with a Polish immigrant named Ewa. John went to Poland to meet the parents, but still he saw no reason to trouble himself learning Ewa’s mother tongue. At least, not before arriving on Polish soil.

At a Loss for Words
By Mira Burt-Wintonick & Cristal Duhaime (Love Me, CBC, 2016)
Two strangers who don’t speak the same language meet in Haiti and sparks fly... through Google Translate.

What Do You Mean?
By Mira Burt-Wintonick & Cristal Duhaime (Love Me, CBC, 2016)
A pair of robots navigate a tumultuous affair.

Chin-Kyll and Bo-Ok: Across the DMZ
By Davey Kim (Snap Judgement, 2015)
What happens when you are reunited with your North Korean sister for the first time in over five decades?

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

TRACKLIST
Adriana Krikl, ‘Disconnect’, Snowbirds In Flight (self-released, 2015)
So I’m An Islander, ‘Fastlan Reprise’, Væst Ven (self-released, 2015)
Diana Fire, ‘Stop Talking’, Super Sighs (Yarn Audio, 2016)
Komiku, ‘Bleu’, It’s time for adventure (Chez Monplaisir, 2016)
Monplaisir, ‘In the name of loneliness’, Surtout ne pas se perdre (2011-2016) (Chez Monplaisir, 2016)

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Mira Burt-Wintonick

Mira Burt-Wintonick (@mirabw) is an award-winning radio producer, and documentary filmmaker. For 10 years, she helped shape CBC's WireTap , in collaboration with host and creator Jonathan Goldstein. She is the co-creator of CBC's Love Me .

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Cristal Duhaime

Cristal Duhaime is an audio producer based in Montreal. For 9 years she worked on CBC’s WireTap with Jonathan Goldstein, and in 2015 the team was awarded the Prix Italia for Best Original Radio Drama. She is the co-creator of CBC's Love Me .

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Davey Kim

Davey Kim (@davey_kim) is a radio producer and sound designer for Snap Judgment. When he’s not doing radio, you can find him playing competitive bike polo and testing out new crock pot recipes.

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Dennis Funk

Dennis Funk joined the Third Coast Festival in February 2014. He produces Re:sound , makes features and directs live audio-narrative performances.


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