Re:sound #170 The Blood is Thicker than Water Show

This hour: families wrestling with love and loyalty.

2013 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: families wrestling with love and loyalty.

Grilling Me Softly
by Jay Allison (Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, 2004)
When veteran radio producer Jay Allison went out on his first post-divorce date, his teenage daughter didn't hold back with her support or her opinions. Jay told the story to a live audience back in 2004.

Except Me
by Erin Davis (Third Coast National Broadcast, 2008)
From early on, Marissa Skilling's feelings about her Autistic younger brother vacillated between love and hate; some days she wanted to hug him and some days she wanted to strangle him.

David and Ted
by Max Jungreis (KRUA Alaska, 2012)
Blood may be thicker than water, but at what point does loyalty exact too great a cost? David Kaczynski, devoted brother to "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski, found himself grappling with this question as he confronted an absolutely unthinkable situation.

Basement Story
by Austin Bunn ( Re:sound premiere, 2013)
Writer Austin Bunn was thinking a lot about his twin brother when their mom decided to sell their boyhood home. In the process of cleaning out the basement, Austin unearthed remnants of a dark childhood game.

Finding Sumo
by Bob Carlson and Wendy Dorr ( Unfictional , 2012)
Several years ago, Melanie Hoopes and Ed Herbstman lost something extremely valuable (and cute). This is the story of how it was found.

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Jay Allison

Jay Allison (@jay_allison) has been an independent public radio producer, journalist, and teacher since the 1970s.

Erin Davis

Erin Davis makes radio, and documentary films while living the dream in rural Vermont.

Max Jungreis

Max Jungreis is an artist, writer and reporter from Alaska. As a teen he created radio stories for the Alaska Teen Media Institute.

Austin Bunn

Austin Bunn is a writer and performer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a professor at Grand Valley State University.

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson is the producer and host of UnFictional, part of KCRW's Independent Producer Project, an initiative working to cultivate and support the efforts of independent radio producers.

Wendy Dorr

Wendy Dorr was first-round judge for the 2001 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.

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