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Re:sound #54: The Emergency Show

This hour: a town grapples with a young person's violent death, and a sound portrait of a chaotic emergency call center.

2006 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: a town grapples with a young person's violent death, and a sound portrait of a chaotic emergency call center.

A Tale of Two Townsvilles
by Claudia Taranto (Street Stories, 2006)
Three years ago, in the Australian community of Townsville, the death of an Aboriginal teenager at the hands of a white teenager sent shock waves through the seaside community. This piece explores what happened the night of the incident and the events that unfolded thereafter.

000 Ambulance
by Kyla Brettle (Radio Eye, ABC, 2006)
A sound portrait of a chaotic emergency call center in Melbourne. Producer Kyla Brettle blends recordings of urgent calls made to 000, interviews with emergency operators and ambulance dispatchers, and the sounds of the frenetic call center into a powerful piece about crisis and mortality.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

produced by

Claudia Taranto

Claudia Taranto started working at ABC Radio National when she was fresh out of University and she has produced for many programs including Life Matters, The Listening Room, The Comfort Zone and Street Stories.

Kyla Brettle

Kyla Brettle is an independent media practitioner with a focus in audio documentary production.

Roman Mars

Roman Mars (@romanmars) is the creator of 99% Invisible , a short radio show about design and architecture.


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