Variations on a Thirst: Presenting the 2003 TCF ShortDocs

In 2003 the TCF introduced our "ShortDocs", by inviting producersto submit written proposals for radio stories (five to seven minutes in length) about a single topic - 'thirst'.

In 2003 the TCF introduced our "ShortDocs", by inviting producersto submit written proposals for radio stories (five to seven minutes in length) about a single topic - 'thirst'.

From the 80 proposals received, the Festival selected and commissioned four stories that approached the idea of thirst in very different, very compelling ways.

In Variations on a Thirst: Presenting the 2003 TCF ShortDocs, moderator John Hockenberry presents the 2003 TCF ShortDocs, and discusses them with producers Sean Cole, Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler, Alex van Oss, and Sarah Varney.


Featuring

John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry is the co-host of the daily, new morning drive news program, The Takeaway, co-created by Public Radio International and WNYC and editorial partners, the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Radio Boston.

Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler was a final-round judge for the 2008 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.

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Sarah Varney

Sarah Varney covers health for KQED's statewide news programs The California Report and Health Dialogue and reports regularly for Morning Edition, Day to Day , and All Things Considered.