• 2008
  • 87:33
  • USA

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Perfect Pitch -- Part Two

By Neenah Ellis, Peter Clowney, Leda Hartman, David Krasnow & Celeste Wesson

Perfect your pitching skills and present your ideas to program producers and editors — or just listen in — as AIR (Association for Independents in Radio) pulls back the curtain to let us in on how stories make it to the airwaves. (more)

08conf
  • 2012
  • 41:23
  • USA

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Pitch Perfect: The Art of Editorial Persuasion (Day 1)

By Emily Botein

Now a bonafide Third Coast tradition... 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 2008
  • 80:32
  • USA

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Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke

By Brooke Gladstone

Some respond to praise, others to badgering, some the frontal assault, others when you sneak up from behind. Brooke Gladstone offers a few interrogation tips (and some audio examples) on how to get your guests to crack and make them like it. (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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  • 2005
  • 71:33
  • USA

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Explaining the World in Four Minutes

By David Kestenbaum

When David Kestenbaum tells people he covers science for NPR, they often say something like "it must be hard explaining such complicated ideas in such a short amount of time!" Well, it is. (more)

Davidk_pidgey
  • 2004
  • 83:16
  • USA

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The Two Towns of Jasper

By Whitney Dow & Marco Williams

Producers and long-time friends Whitney Dow and Marco Williams (Two Tone Productions) discuss the making of their film Two Towns of Jasper, a documentary about the racially motivated murder of James Byrd, who in 1998 was dragged to his death after being beaten then chained to the back of a pick-up truck in Jasper, Texas. (more)

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  • 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)

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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
  • 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
  • 2012
  • 78:21
  • USA

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The Story as Walkabout

By Krissy Clark & Pejk Malinovski

Smartphones and other gadgets have detached our listening experiences from the radio, and are making another kind of attachment possible - to where the stories actually take place. (more)

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  • 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)

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 2013
  • 2:30
  • EGYPT

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From Sweet Appetite to a Healthy Appetite

By Yomna Khallaf

If you want to be healthy and fit, you must well inform your appetite. (more)

Sd13_khallaf_sweet
  • 2010
  • 76:28
  • USA

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Presenting the 2010 Third Coast ShortDocs - Book Odds

By Julie Shapiro, The Books, Niall Farrell, Matt Purdy, Andrea Silenzi & Frances Willick

In early 2010, the Third Coast teamed up with the incomparable pop / indie / experiemental band The Books, and issued an open invitation to make radio. (more)

Shortdocs_jsbooks
  • 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)

Loosetongues
  • 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)

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