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Re:sound #56: The Haunting Show

This hour: the story of four small towns that were evacuated and flooded to create one of the biggest reservoirs of drinking water on the east coast.

2006 / Sean Cole / Carolina Wheat / Roman Mars / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: the story of four small towns that were evacuated and flooded to create one of the biggest reservoirs of drinking water on the east coast.

Haunting the Quabbin
by Sean Cole (Inside Out, 2005)
Back in the day, four small towns in central Massachusetts that were evacuated, flattened, and then flooded to create a huge drinking reservoir. Though the evacuation began 70 years ago, the people who lived in the towns have clear, sometimes bitter memories of the event that took away their homes, schools, and essentially, life as they knew it.

Elijah Haunt
by Carolina Wheat (Free Radio SAIC, 2006)
Carolina Wheat is interested in the question of the body's demise and the soul's freedom. In search of answers, she spoke to someone whose ability to tackle questions of such gravity has not yet been impaired by things like reality and cynicism: her young son.

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


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Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a producer at This American Life .

Carolina Wheat

Carolina Wheat, when asked what she does best, the response is without hesitation. "Swim, read aloud and speak off the cuff, publically," Carolina answers. She's queried oracles, friends and researched the microfiche sections of libraries as to why her neck has a symmetrical 'beauty mark' centered atop the flesh of the vocal chords. Answers found are like: you carry a message, you must find the right medium of communication, or you will die in childbirth. The latter ceased the research. With two healthy, natural births behind her, her own mother would say she's blessed. She figures she has a distinguishing mark that is a mystery yet will help identify her in the case that she gets lost or loses herself.

Roman Mars

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


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