Re:sound #53: The MBK Show

This hour: two stories by Mary Beth Kirchner.

2006 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: two stories by Mary Beth Kirchner.

Roof of Thunder
by Mary Beth Kirchner (Soundprint, 1993)
John Hull was born sighted and underwent the slow inexorable loss of vision, until he became totally blind in his mid-40s. Through audio diaries and intimate scenes with his family, Hull takes us inside his world of blindness.

Interview with Mary Beth Kirchner
Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks briefly to the pioneering radio producer about these two pieces from the early days of American long-form documentary production.

A Mind of Her Own
by Mary Beth Kirchner (Soundprint, 1990)
The story of one family's decade-long struggle with Alzheimer's. Despite the fact that we know much more about the disease now than when this documentary was produced (almost 20 years ago), it remains fresh, painting a very intimate portrait of what it means to live with this devastating illness.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

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