Tuesday Podcast 9/27/11
Oh gosh and golly, internet pals! Things sure are hopping around here. We’ve just kicked off our fall 2011 pledge drive, which is always an exciting time at the station; we’ve got a bunch of volunteers on hand, answering phonecalls from fine folks just like you, the regular staff members all have a little more work to do, and the building’s just a little more abuzz than normal.
The good news for you guys is that today’s podcast really has nothing to do with the drive, though. It’s just a regular podcast, with no pitches and no begging for money. Of course, should you feel moved to become a new member of KUT or to renew your membership, we’re not going to stop you. You can probably find a way to do that somewhere on this very page.
We’ve got three intriguing radio pieces for you today. First off, it’s the final episode of the season for John Pierson’s Master Class. Our buddy John regularly interviews the movers and shakers of the film world, and this week, he’s interviewing one of those film folks he knows very well — his good lady wife, Janet Pierson, who also happens to be the producer and head programmer of SXSW Film.
We’ve got another installment of Portrait of an Artist, which we used to refer to as a “semi-regular series,” but which now seems to be coming at us fast and furious. We suspect that it might be becoming an honest-to-goodness “regular series,” but we’ll leave that debate to the academics. In any case, this installment features photographer Rino Pizzi, whose “Mona Lisa Project” was on display at AMOA for the better part of the summer.
We’ll end on a grace note from O’Dark Hall-of-Famer Jake Warga, who recounts his 2001 visit to the former site of the World Trade Center in the moving Visiting Ground Zero, 2001.