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Re:sound #176 The Tiny Towns in Texas Show

This hour: we explore two struggling Texas towns through the beautiful and mournful voices of those who remain.

2013 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: we explore two struggling Texas towns through the beautiful and mournful voices of those who remain.

Poetry, Texas
by Pejk Malinovski, music by Gerald Menke (Falling Tree Productions, BBC Radio 4, 2012)
In the Northeastern corner of Texas there is a tiny town called Poetry. The unexpected name caught the attention of Danish radio producer Pejk Malinovski, who is himself a poet. Pejk traveled to Texas to meet the people of Poetry and to figure out how such a fragile speck of a town ekes out an existence.

Wellington, Texas
by Katherine Wells (Re:sound debut, 2013)
Evidence of the boom and bust cycle in Wellington, Texas can be found in the story of the once-grand movie theater in the center of town. Producer Katherine Louise Wells was born in Wellington, and she returned with mic in hand to paint this sonic portrait of a scrappy town trying to stay in the saddle.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

produced by

Pejk Malinovski

Pejk Malinovski is a freelance radio producer, sound artist and poet based in Brooklyn.

Katherine Wells

Katherine Wells is the executive producer of podcasts at The Atlantic.


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