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

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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

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 Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers

Responsible Realism


Author: Philip Mosley

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850212

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 7946

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: 6921

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

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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: 2970

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.



Author: Kristin Petrie

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617847771

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4196

This book introduces the history of the invention of radios, including its roots in the telegraph and the telephone, the contributions of Michael Faraday, Joseph Henry, James Clerk Maxwell, Heinrich Hertz, Nikola Tesla, Guglielmo Marconi, and Reginald A. Fessenden, as well as Morse code, induction theory, electromagnetic waves, the first transatlantic radio transmission, the first spoken radio messages, and radio communication with astronauts in space. Other chapters delve into the parts and systems that make radio technology possible from transmission to reception, including program signals, antennas, and speakers, as well as amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), and wave bands. Other sections cover different kinds of radios, including Ham, shortwave, digital, and satellite radio, and the disc jockeys (DJs), producers, sound engineers, radio tower repairers, and professional installers who work with them. Fun facts discuss Guglielmo Marconi, Nikola Tesla, and Samuel F.B. MorseÍs induction into the Inventors Hall of Fame, Woodrow Wilson as the first president to talk over the radio, and the significance of radio call sign letters. Full-color photographs, informative diagrams, glossary words in bold, a graphic timeline, and an index enhance engaging, easy-to-read text about radios, an everyday invention that has influenced wireless communication from walkie-talkies to text messages. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Facing Reality

From World Federalism to the CIA


Author: Cord Meyer

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819125590

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 5843

Originally published by Harper and Row in 1980, this clear-sighted volume blends historical events and autobiographical material in an attempt to explain how one individual American's search for a peaceful world led from the battlefield to the presidency of the United World Federalists, and finally to twenty-six years of active duty with the Central Intelligence Agency.