Slimy Politics as Usual and No Turd Left Behind …

If not for a politician’s painful act of hypocrisy, last night’s Nevada Medal banquet was a fabulous event.  Every year the Desert Research Institute here in Reno awards the Nevada Medal and $20,000 dollars to one of the world’s outstanding scientists, and last night they gave the prize to...

Observances 4-15-12 …

I just completed an overhaul of the My Audio Universe website.  MAU is both an online literary magazine of sound and an hour-long terrestrial radio program featuring specially adapted flash and short fiction.  I had originally planned to launch a new site in the fall, but considering the large...

Blood, Gold and Medicine: Healing Maidu Country

A couple years ago, independent radio producer Estrella Acosta asked me to help produce an hour-long documentary titled Blood Gold and Medicine: Healing Maidu Country.  She had collected hours and hours of interviews chronicling the terrible devastation of the 1849 Gold Gush on the Maidu people, a tribe native...

Theater Five

I recently completed an informal study of all the known radio episodes of Dragnet starring Jack Webb, and my next listening project is a show titled Theater Five, all 260 episodes. Named Theater Five because it aired at 5:00 p.m., the show represents the last effort of a major...