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The Ground We Lived On

The Ground We Lived On documents the loving relationship between journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and her father, Adrian Leon LeBlanc, in the last months of his life.

Radio Impact2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2007 / David Isay / Adrian Nicole LeBlanc / All Things Considered, USA

The Ground We Lived On documents the loving relationship between journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and her father, Adrian Leon LeBlanc, in the last months of his life.

Here's a story of loving and losing a parent and the record of a father's final gift to his daughter: helping her to conceive of a world without him.

The Ground We Lived On won the Radio Impact Award in the 2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was written and narrated by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and co-produced with executive producer David Isay.


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David Isay

David Isay is the founder of Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps.

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is an American journalist whose works focus on the marginalized members of society: adolescents living in poverty, prostitutes, women in prison, etc.


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