• 2008
  • 77:45
  • USA

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These Are a Few of the Kitchen Sisters' Favorite Things

By The Kitchen Sisters

Ever wonder what inspires, obsesses and ignites the Kitchen Sisters? Find out during this hour-plus showcase of audio (and other less-evolved art forms) culled from their accidental archive and the stirring work of others. (more)

08conf
  • 2006
  • 79:47
  • USA

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Mission Possible: Finding Grants for Independent Productions

By Amie Miller

Nearly 68,000 foundations in the U.S. together give away more than $30 billion per year. So how can you get some of it? (more)

Missionpossilble_pidgey
  • 2006
  • 75:25
  • USA

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Die, Mediocrity, Die!

By Nancy Updike

Do your own radio scripts ever bore you? Or frustrate, confuse, and deflate you? (more)

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  • 2005
  • 72:49
  • USA

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The Future of Radio Is Now

By Czerina Patel, Elvia Bautista, Emily Lafond, Quincy Mosby & Samr "Rocky" Tayeh

Teenagers are making some of the most engaging radio out there! Their refreshing perspectives and creative techniques are lighting up the radio and signaling good things for the future sound of the airwaves. (more)

Youth3
  • 2008
  • 79:44
  • USA

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Neo-Futurism: The Joys (and Rewards) of Forced Creativity

By Greg Allen

Greg Allen, the creator of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind -- the show which has spawned nearly 10,000 short plays -- conducts a workshop on generating new material, exploring new forms, and beating writer's block. (more)

08conf
  • 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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  • 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)

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  • 2005
  • 88:07
  • USA

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Presenting the 2005 TCF ShortDocs -- Stories About Games

By Michele Norris, Blake Eskin, Michael Kavanagh, Melissa Allison & Judith Sloan

For the 2005 ShortDocs Challenge, we asked producers to submit ideas for stories about "games." (more)

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  • 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
  • 2010
  • 86:10
  • USA

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Win/Win: AIR's Pitch Panel (Saturday)

By Laura Starecheski, David Krasnow, Julie Snyder & Celeste Wesson

This session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 83:55
  • USA

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The Sounds of Madness: A Survey of the Bizarre, the Unconventional, and the Just Plain Annoying

By Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith explores the audio interstices between sound art, found sound, and the full gamut of noises that humans make. (more)

Soundsofmadness_pidgey
  • 2005
  • 89:47
  • USA

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Sounds Loved and Sounds Lost

By Aaron Ximm

This session is: 1) A brief survey of field recording by that and other names, with an emphasis on non-pragmatic applications of recording technology such as musique concrete (last century) and phonography (this one); (more)

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  • 2003
  • 92:07
  • USA

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The Music of Voices

By Ben Rubin

Creative sound projects are increasingly blurring the lines between radio, audio documentary, sound art, and music. (more)

Musicofvoices
  • 2010
  • 88:06
  • USA

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The Script Disappears

By Emily Botein, Jane Feltes, Dean Olsher & Julie Snyder

You’ve pitched your story; you’ve collected tape; you’ve gone through your edits; you’re ready to track. (more)

Script_all
  • 2012
  • 77:22
  • USA

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Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It's Doing

By John Biewen

The best audio work has a feeling of mastery about it. (more)

Conf12_surehanded_jb
  • 2013
  • 2:57
  • USA

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Selling Sweet and Salty

By Alex Grant & Andy Erickson

How does light, sound and language change the perception of food? (more)

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  • 2007
  • 76:44
  • USA

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Documenter and Documentee -- Part Two

By Joe Richman & Michele Norris

Documenting somebody else’s life is one of the hardest challenges producers face in their work. Over an extended period of time relationships intensify, stories often change drastically, and the line between personal and too personal blurs easily. (more)

07conf
  • 2012
  • 85:33
  • USA

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How to Rock the Funky Story

By Glynn Washington

Here’s a conversation about the essence of story. Any story. (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
  • 2011
  • 27:08
  • USA

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The Auctioneer

By Ned Sublette

More than 20 years ago, musicologist Ned Sublette attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, and brought along his tape recorder. (more)

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