Title

Re:sound #156 The Russia Show
Produced
Multiple producers

Presented

TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA, 2012
Collection
Re:sound
Tags
Design, International, Politics, Space
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Story

This hour: The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

The Cosmic Frequency 
by Jessie Borrelle (Paper Radio, 2011)
An American ham radio operator in Austrialia makes contact with Russian cosmonauts from the space station, Mir. 

The Drinking Cure
Gregory Warner (Marketplace, 2011)
In America we have Alcoholics Anonymous... in Russia, there's an entirely different approach to dealing with the problem. 

Icons of Soviet Design
by Julia Barton and Roman Mars (99% Invisible, 2011)
Soviet-era goods attempted (with varying degrees of accuracy) to mimic stuff from the U.S. These campy, industrial designs have been documented in a new book by Michael Idov.  

Pro-Putin, Anti-Putin
by Julia Barton (The World, 2012)
Alexander Yellin writes songs that others sing. Ten years ago, he bet a friend $200 that he could create a hit song in Russia on the cheap. Yellin won the bet with his huge song 'A Man Like Putin'.

Producer

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

Extra

MUSIC FOR RE:SOUND IS PROVIDED BY RECKLESS RECORDS

Music
Messer Chups, "Tchaikovsky Beat," Cafe Sputnik (Eastblok Music, 2005)
Auktyon, "Zhdat," Girls Sing, (Geometriya, 2007)
Dima Vikhornov, "Folk Song," Cafe Sputnik (Eastblok Music, 2005)
Gene Marshall, "Jimmy Carter Says Yes," American Song-Poem Anthology 

English version of A Man Like Putin: 

Jimmy Carter Says Yes:

Links
Check out the Melbourne, Australia based audio journal, Paper Radio.
Hear more from Julia Barton.  
See pictures of some Soviet era designs at 99% Invisible.
Listen to stories from all over The World. (PRI's, The World)

Photo
Haylee Barksy
 

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