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Variations on a Thirst: Presenting the 2003 TCF ShortDocs

In 2003 the TCF introduced our "ShortDocs", by inviting producersto submit written proposals for radio stories (five to seven minutes in length) about a single topic - 'thirst'.

In 2003 the TCF introduced our "ShortDocs", by inviting producersto submit written proposals for radio stories (five to seven minutes in length) about a single topic - 'thirst'.

From the 80 proposals received, the Festival selected and commissioned four stories that approached the idea of thirst in very different, very compelling ways.

In Variations on a Thirst: Presenting the 2003 TCF ShortDocs, moderator John Hockenberry presents the 2003 TCF ShortDocs, and discusses them with producers Sean Cole, Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler, Alex van Oss, and Sarah Varney.


Featuring

Alex van Oss

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Alex van Oss grew up in Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific.

John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry is the co-host of the daily, new morning drive news program, The Takeaway, co-created by Public Radio International and WNYC and editorial partners, the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Radio Boston.

Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler was a final-round judge for the 2008 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.

Sarah Varney

Sarah Varney covers health for KQED's statewide news programs The California Report and Health Dialogue and reports regularly for Morning Edition, Day to Day , and All Things Considered.

Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a producer at This American Life .