• 2004
  • 80:47
  • USA

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Every Day Voices

By David Isay & Alex Kotlowitz

David Isay and Alex Kotlowitz both try to discover extraordinary stories in "ordinary people." (more)

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  • 2010
  • 99:15
  • USA

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The Sound and the Blurry

By Amy O'Leary

Is it true? Are photographers secretly laughing at the multimedia efforts of audio producers? (more)

Soundandblurry
  • 2002
  • 83:00
  • USA

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Once Upon a Time . . . The End

By Alan Berliner, Gwen Macsai, Joe Richman & Robert Krulwich

So, you've got your assignment. You've done your research, you've collected your tape, and now it's time (oh god) to write. In this panel discussion, moderated by Robert Krulwich, we examine the Everest and K-2 of story telling: How to Begin and (assuming you can get past that one) How to End. (more)

Krulwich_web
  • 2003
  • 89:30
  • USA / Canada

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Ways of Hearing

By Chris Brookes

It's not always easy to put aside the culturally-formed listening patterns we take for granted and hear radio in fresh ways. (more)

Waysofhearing_web
  • 2007
  • 78:02
  • USA

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Stand Tall

By Elizabeth Arnold

The best "real time" radio sounds live and spontaneous, but requires forethought and structure. This session focuses on how  to do "stand up" in the field -- what works and what doesn't. (more)

07conf
  • 2008
  • 6:28
  • USA / Russia

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Lenin's Ears

By Andrey Allakhverdov

Andrey Allakhverdov, from the Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting (based in Russia), talks about what the FNR is up to over in Moscow, and introduces the timezone-bending modern-day audio legend Lenin's Ears. (more)

08conf
  • 2012
  • 75:09
  • USA

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Whose Story Is It?

By Kelly McBride, Alex Kotlowitz & Matt Thompson

Over the past year, we've seen several major scandals cutting to the heart of journalistic and documentary ethics. (more)

Conf12_whosestory
  • 2012
  • 71:27
  • USA

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Parachuting In

By Al Letson, Tina Antolini & Laura Starecheski

(aka: State of the Re:Union’s Secret Recipe for Serious Place-based Storytelling… in Practically No Time!) (more)

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  • 2010
  • 89:07
  • USA

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"In the Moment" Radio

By Scott Carrier

Up a tree. Circling a mountain. Hitchhiking down a dusty road. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 76:41
  • USA

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Own Your Thing (Day 1)

By John Barth, Amy Costello, Jesse Thorn & Benjamen Walker

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways. (more)

Conf12_oyt_ac
  • 2014
  • 90:06
  • USA

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Sound Design 101

By Kaitlin Prest & Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker and Kaitlin Prest pull back the curtain on the alchemical process of combining stories and sound. (more)

Tc2014sat-138
  • 2010
  • 98:38
  • USA

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Tales of the Tools

By Jeff Towne

New developments in both hard and software are making audio production much more affordable, flexible, and convenient. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 87:45
  • USA

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You Had Me at Hello: The Art of the Pitch

By Neil Sandell, Jeremy Skeet, Julie Snyder & Chris Turpin

What makes one story pitch so irresistible it's a "yes" halfway through... and the next doomed for rejection? (more)

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  • 2006
  • 0:00
  • USA

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Bring Extra Batteries

By Rob Rosenthal

Attention new producers! Before heading out into the world with headphones on and mic facing forward, what do you need to know? Here's where you find out. (more)

Bringextra_pidgey
  • 2010
  • 2:45
  • USA

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All You Need is a Microwave

By David Schultz

Sometimes interviews take strange turns - especially when the interviewee is a nine-year-old boxer with an inventive imagination. (more)

Bo_wall_microwave__schultz
  • 2001
  • 87:39
  • USA

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Taking Risks in Radio

By Scott Carrier & Priya Ramu

Producing “outside the box” is a challenge to the formulaic landscape of public radio, whether you’re producing a sound art parody or poetic essay or a show bent on surprising its listeners. (more)

Pigeonplaceholder
  • 2007
  • 92:25
  • USA / Canada

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Secrets, Whispers, and Lies: Crafting a Personal Documentary

By Neil Sandell

Everyone’s telling their story these days –- in blogs, podcasts, on YouTube. But what makes one story a yawn or self-indulgent and another one compelling? How do you tell a personal story as a radio documentary? (more)

07conf
  • 2008
  • 82:34
  • USA

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College: A Hotbed of Emerging Producers -- Part Two

By Beverly Mire, Hammad Ahmed, Michelle Cedeno, Diego Ruiz, Jordan Teklay & Will Wright

All around the country college students are asking for and receiving new courses that teach audio production. They’re intent on finishing college with multi-media skills, and, lucky for us, they want to help shape the future of documentary audio. (more)

08conf
  • 2003
  • 84:54
  • USA

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Breaking the Mold: Youth Producers Share Their Work -- Day One

By The Kitchen Sisters

Their work comes from the heart and gives us a glimpse into the most enigmatic of worlds: teenagehood. Listen in as young producers from around the country present their work and talk about how they're making radio relevant for a new generation. (more)

Breakingthemold1
  • 2003
  • 58:52
  • USA / Australia

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Loose Tongues

By Natalie Kestecher & Susan Stone

Narrative deceptions, perverse fictions, audio portraiture: this conversation between feature-makers Natalie Kestecher and Susan Stone explores the interplay of story, character, and music, as well as the delights of creative ambiguity and communication in Kestecher's luminous, protean work. (more)

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