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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 125 (3-21)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 fights through the mimosa haze to bring you more of the very best from the world of independent radio production this week. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 125 (3-21) includes Off The Bus...#9 The Plane That Flew Into the Empire State Building...The Mikie Show #34, Michelle...#5 Behind The Comedy: 30 Years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theater-Out of Iowa...99% Invisible #11 - 99% Undesigned...Selma Koch, Bra Saleswoman...Earned Income Kitty Credit...The Forgotten River...Nautical Road Trip

Off The Bus

From Jay Allison | Part of the Stories From Carmen series | 05:23

Carmen Delzell gets of a bus in Texas at 4am. She's coming back from Mexico with $5.00 in her pocket. She puts her bags in a shopping cart and records this monologue by the side of the road. As she says, "Sometimes the difference between being a traveler and a homeless person is hard to define."

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Phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpg_small Carmen Delzell gets of a bus in Texas at 4am. She's coming back from Mexico with $5.00 in her pocket. She puts her bags in a shopping cart and records this monologue by the side of the road. As she says, "Sometimes the difference between being a traveler and a homeless person is hard to define."

#9 - The Plane That Flew Into the Empire State Building

From HowSound | Part of the HowSound series | 22:49

Producer Joe Richman understands the power and pleasure of storytelling with archive tape.

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Producer Joe Richman understands the power and pleasure of storytelling with archive tape. On this edition of HowSound, we feature Joe’s radio story about the historic crash of a B-52 bomber into the Empire State Building.

Joe’s not alone, of course, but the field of producers using archive tape isn’t crowded. American Radio Works comes to mind. So, too, does Lost and Found Sound by the Kitchen Sisters. And, there’s Talking History, a radio program produced at the State University of New York at Albany. Anybody I’ve missed?

Now, you producers, go mine those archives!

Cheers, Rob

The Mikie Show #34, Michelle

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Hurray, we get to do another program about dance! Yes, you can join us for a chat with Michelle Thompson, a dancer for Ballet Austin in Austin, Texas. She dances classical and modern ballet and is also very sweet and, a new mom. She danced (not performed) right up until the end! Of her pregnancy, I mean. We also have another guest or two but I am not at liberty to disclose their identity right now. Plus, there's news, a quiz and I fall into a world without…hey, why not click the little arrow above and find out for yourself! Or even license this show, have we got a deal for you! Remember, it's completely additive free!

Pointe_shoes_small Hurray, we get to do another program about dance! Yes, you can join us for a chat with Michelle Thompson, a dancer for Ballet Austin in Austin, Texas. She dances classical and modern ballet and is also very sweet and, a new mom. She danced (not performed) right up until the end! Of her pregnancy, I mean. We also have another guest or two but I am not at liberty to disclose their identity right now. Plus, there's news, a quiz and I fall into a world without…hey, why not click the little arrow above and find out for yourself! Or even license this show, have we got a deal for you! Remember, it's completely additive free!

#5 Behind the Comedy: Thirty Years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre-Out of Iowa

From Duck Spots | Part of the Behind the Comedy: Thirty Years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre series | 58:31

Our Holiday Show! Thanksgiving and Christmas mainly. Though we make every day a holiday. Also a mini-tribute to England, and Randee of the Redwoods. More.

Default-piece-image-2 Out of Iowa is one of five programs in a series celebrating thirty years of Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre. Hosted by Ducks Bill Allard and Merle Kessler, this episode features drunken chipmunks, cross country skiing with New Age yuppies, an electronic ears demonstration, a tribute to polyurethane, a tribute to coffee, sarcastic plastic surgeons, Dog Man (a chilling tale of terror), plus Ask Dr. Science, and sketches from the Duck's Breath 30th Anniversary DVD, recorded live in San Francisco. And music by SpongeBob SquarePants composer Andy Paley. Icing on the cake? Announcing by a guy with a British accent!

99% Invisible #11- 99% Undesigned

From Roman Mars | Part of the 99% Invisible (Standard Length) series | 04:31

Almost everything in modern life is designed to waste energy. If you feel OK about this--well, that's also by design.

99invisible-logo-square-for_prx_small Almost everything in modern life is designed to waste energy. The biggest culprit is how we get to and from work. Our houses are too far from our job, so we have to drive a lot. All those cars on the road cause traffic jams that waste fuel. Then there are the traffic lights, toll booths, and other obstacles that waste the inertia you build up while driving. It’s all possible because the whole system evolved on a false premise that petroleum is cheap and plentiful and will be that way forever. The awesome Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on The Brain and a fellow at the New America Foundation, talks us through the design of a world that completely disregards the perils of oil consumption and how new designs are meant to make us all more content with the mess we’ve made.

Selma Koch, Bra Saleswoman

From Radio Diaries | Part of the New York Works series | 07:39

94-year old Selma Koch runs the Town Shop, one of New York's last old-style bra fitting shop.

Selmacorrected_small 94-year old Selma Koch runs the Town Shop, one of New York's last old-style bra fitting shop. The Town Shop is a fourth-generation family business that emphasizes personal service and custom fitting. Selma still works every day alongside her son and grandson. Their motto: "We know your size." WNYC's The Next Big Thing/NPR's All Things Considered 2002

Earned Income Kitty Credit

From Paul McDonald | 03:25

Why is it that I cannot get an Earned Income Credit for my cat?

Kittytax_small After loading tax software onto my computer I am asked about the Earned Income Credit. I have no kids, but spend the same amount, if not more, on my aging geriatric cat. I think I deserve the same break.

The Forgotten River

From Aengus Anderson | 25:00

Tucson, Arizona would have never existed without the Santa Cruz river. Yet Tucson’s success has transformed the Santa Cruz from an intermittent stream meandering through a lush floodplain into a dry channel imprisoned by cement walls. At the turn of the twentieth century, the Santa Cruz was Tucson’s geographic and cultural heart, but today the river is a forgotten landscape. Drained of water and stripped of vegetation, ignored the media and physically distant from most Tucsonans, the Santa Cruz is dismissed as an unfortunate casualty of Arizona’s modernization. But the river continues to be relevant--its very silence a loud reminder that civilization in the desert comes at a price and that, underneath the Arizona dream, there is a harsh environmental reality.

Santa_cruz_small Tucson, Arizona would have never existed without the Santa Cruz river. Yet Tucson’s success has transformed the Santa Cruz from an intermittent stream meandering through a lush floodplain into a dry channel imprisoned by cement walls. At the turn of the twentieth century, the Santa Cruz was Tucson’s geographic and cultural heart, but today the river is a forgotten landscape. Drained of water and stripped of vegetation, ignored the media and physically distant from most Tucsonans, the Santa Cruz is dismissed as an unfortunate casualty of Arizona’s modernization. But the river continues to be relevant--its very silence a loud reminder that civilization in the desert comes at a price and that, underneath the Arizona dream, there is a harsh environmental reality.

Nautical Road Trip

From Paul Flahive | Part of the Arctic Entries series | 11:00

Brian recounts the first summer in Alaska working the slime lines of a cannery and the time the Captain was drunk, the crew quit, and the ship's anchor caught on a rock while the ship slowly circled the outcropping and disaster.

Default-piece-image-0 Brian recounts the first summer in Alaska working the slime lines of a cannery and the time the Captain was drunk, the crew quit, and the ship's anchor caught on a rock while the ship slowly circled the outcropping and disaster.