Re:sound #189 The Hearing Show

This hour we listen in on hearing — a complex system of circuitry that is vulnerable to all sorts of interruptions, misfires and breakdowns.

2014 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour we listen in on hearing — a complex system of circuitry that is vulnerable to all sorts of interruptions, misfires and breakdowns.

The Rest Is Silence
by Brian Calvert (Unfictional, KCRW, 2013)
Amanda McDonough has had hearing problems all her life. She wore hearing aids and hid the fact from everyone she knew. Mostly she got by, until she made a decision that changed everything.

Signal To Noise
by Paolo Pietropaolo (In The Dark, 2011)
What happens when you work with sound everyday — listening to it, recording it, manipulating it — and then one day, one of those sounds sticks around for good? Radio producer Paolo Pietropaolo decided to listen carefully to his tinnitus — a chronic ringing in his ears — in hopes of decoding its mysterious message.

5-7-5
by Flo Neve (Re:sound debut, 2013)
After Leslie lost his ability to enjoy music, he was able to find joy in peaceful places and haikus — short poems of 17 syllables — that he considers his 'zone of tranquility'.

The Extractor
by Jonathan Mitchell (The Truth, 2014)
The sounds we make don't just fade away; they're embedded in the wood around us.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

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Brian Calvert

Brian Calvert

Brian Calvert is currently the managing editor for High Country News, a magazine that covers natural resources and environmental issues across the American West.

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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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