Reality Radio, Second Edition

Telling True Stories in Sound


Author: John Biewen,Alexa Dilworth

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469633140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 9830

This new revised and expanded edition of Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. With a new foreword and five new essays, this book takes stock of the transformations in radio documentary since the publication of the first edition: the ascendance of the podcast; greater cultural, racial, and topical variety; and the changing economics of radio itself. In twenty-four essays total, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio the way they do, and why. Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, or even audio artists--and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach--all use sound to tell true stories, artfully. Contributors include Jad Abumrad, Daniel Alarcon, Jay Allison, damali ayo, John Biewen, Emily Botein, Chris Brookes, Scott Carrier, Katie Davis, Sherre DeLys, Ira Glass, Alan Hall, Dave Isay, Natalie Kestecher, Starlee Kine, The Kitchen Sisters, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, Maria Martin, Karen Michel, Joe Richman, Dmae Roberts, Stephen Smith, Alix Spiegel, Sandy Tolan, and Glynn Washington. Jad Abumrad, Radiolab Daniel Alarcon, Radio Ambulante Jay Allison, The Moth Radio Hour, damali ayo, independent audio producer John Biewen, audio program director at CDS, Scene on Radio Emily Botein, vice president of On-Demand Content, WNYC Chris Brookes, independent audio producer, Battery Radio Scott Carrier, This American Life, Home of the Brave Katie Davis, special projects coordinator at WAMU, Neighborhood Stories Sherre DeLys, 360documentaries, ABC Radio National Ira Glass, This American Life Alan Hall, independent audio producer, Falling Tree Productions Dave Isay, StoryCorps Natalie Kestecher, Pocketdocs, ABC Radio National Starlee Kine, Mystery Show The Kitchen Sisters, The Hidden World of Girls, Hidden Kitchens Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, Serial Maria Martin, Latino USA, GraciasVida Center for Media Karen Michel, independent audio producer Joe Richman, Radio Diaries Dmae Roberts, independent audio producer Stephen Smith, APM Reports Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia Sandy Tolan, independent audio producer, Homelands Productions Glynn Washington, Snap Judgment

Exam Prep for: Reality Radio


Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications


Category: Education

Page: 800

View: 4224

Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Reality Radio Items include highly probable exam items: Fabian Society, July Revolution, Sovereignty, Populism, James Monroe, Metaphysics, Gettysburg Address, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Maryland, Evolution, Boston Tea Party, Holy Roman Empire, Rhode Island, and more.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Free-floating Subdivisions, Genre/form Headings, Children's Subject Headings. Supplementary vocabularies


Author: Library of Congress. Policy and Standards Division

Publisher: N.A


Category: Form headings

Page: N.A

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The Magic of Reality

How We Know What's Really True


Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451628927

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 625

Magic takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods’ bridge to earth. The Japanese used to explain earthquakes by conjuring a gigantic catfish that carried the world on its back—earthquakes occurred each time it flipped its tail. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the magic of reality—science. Packed with clever thought experiments, dazzling illustrations and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena. What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? This is a page-turning, graphic detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well. Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist and one of science education’s most passionate advocates, has spent his career elucidating the wonders of science for adult readers. But now, in a dramatic departure, he has teamed up with acclaimed artist Dave McKean and used his unrivaled explanatory powers to share the magic of science with readers of all ages. This is a treasure trove for anyone who has ever wondered how the world works. Dawkins and McKean have created an illustrated guide to the secrets of our world—and the universe beyond—that will entertain and inform for years to come.

The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers

Responsible Realism


Author: Philip Mosley

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850212

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 2695

The brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have established an international reputation for their emotionally powerful realist cinema. Inspired by their home turf of Liège-Seraing, a former industrial hub of French-speaking southern Belgium, they have crafted a series of fiction films that blends acute observation of life on the social margins with moral fables for the postmodern age. This volume analyses the brothers' career from their leftist video documentaries of the 1970s and 1980s through their debut as directors of fiction films in the late 1980s and early 1990s to their six major achievements from The Promise (1996) to The Kid with a Bike (2011), an oeuvre that includes two Golden Palms at the Cannes film festival, for Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005). It argues that the ethical dimension of the Dardennes' work complements rather than precludes their sustained expression of a fundamental political sensibility.

Occidentalism in Turkey

Questions of Modernity and National Identity in Turkish Radio Broadcasting


Author: Meltem Ahiska

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857718134

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 4209

NJR do not use blurb in raw form This book aims to re-think the question of ‘nation building’ in Turkey in connection to the use of modern technologies, such as radio broadcasting. However, rather than looking for universal tendencies or deficiencies and errors in Turkish history, as most accounts of modernisation theories do, it brings to attention how a particular subjectivity and the accompanying truth claims are dialogically produced and historically sustained. Through the analysis of the organization, programmes, missions and criticisms of radio broadcasting, the book raises the question: what happens when the ‘Orient’, that supposedly silent Other, placed outside of history, and marked as ‘backward’, speaks and answers back? ‘Orient’ is not only represented by the Western subject as in Orientalism. The Other’s inhabiting the space of the Other and speaking for itself produces Occidentalism of the non-west. Then, the locus of enunciation of modernity shifts from West to non-West generating dialogic yet competing truths. The book offers Occidentalism as an alternative way of reading non-Western modernities in connection to the Western constructions of modernity. Occidentalism is re-defined in this context, as different from its current usages in existing literature, to mean both Westernism and anti-Westernism at the same time. Occidentalism provides the aspiration to catch the time of modern history, but at the same time promises to restore the lost authenticity brought by ‘modernization’. But the promise is impossible to keep. Occidentalism can only offer authenticity in nation form, which is maintained by the denial of the past and the present as lived experience. Therefore, Occidentalism also functions as a discourse of power, which creates its own ‘orientalised’ Others within the society. The study of radio broadcasting, which exists in a temporally redefined space in between public and private spheres, provides an important opening to go beyond the monolithic expressions of the official discourse. Instead, the case of radio shows that other voices and desires are always on the air, and that the national-political subjectivity is a site of fragmentation and splitting

Radio Free Europe


Author: Robert T. Holt

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816657889

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 4343

Radio Free Europe was first published in 1958. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. What is radio Free Europe? Where does it broadcast? Who runs it? What are its purposes? Although thousands of Americans are familiar with Radio Free Europe (many have contributed to its support through the Crusade for Freedom campaigns), few know enough about its background to answer these and similar questions. In this book a political scientist with first-hand knowledge gives a detailed account of the organization and development of this unique propaganda enterprise. Radio Free Europe was established as a private broadcasting project in 1949 by the Free Europe Committee, headed by Joseph C. Grew, as part of the Committee's program of broad, long-range assistance to democratic exiles from totalitarian countries. The operational headquarters are located at Munich, and the broadcasts are directed to the people of five satellite countries: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, and Poland. Professor Holt tells how Radio Free Europe was established, outlines its basic policies and objectives, describes its organization, personnel, programming, and services, discusses transmission problems, and examines the effectiveness of the propaganda. He describes in detail the role of RFE in connection with the uprisings in Poland and Hungary and analyzes the charges that RFE stimulated the Hungarian revolt.

More Than a Music Box

Radio Cultures and Communities in a Multi-Media World


Author: Andrew Crisell

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 315

View: 7516

Showing how in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and the South Pacific, radio provides distinctive forms of content for the individual listener, this volume also shows how it enables ethnic and cultural groups to maintain their sense of identity. It suggests that the benefits and gratifications which radio confers remain unique.