Not The Olympics
Tuesday 8.7.2012; 2:30 PM PDT
KCRW 89.9 FM (Los Angeles)
KCRW.com (Via Bosco Radio News)
Five Scoops of Bosco
Today on KCRW radio's UnFictional radio program: stories with thoughts of the Olympics in the background.
In the first segment Matt Holzman meets a man who won a gold medal at the Olympics in 1968. Surprisingly, he really doesn't like to talk about it very much.
Then there's a story from Anna Sachs. In high school, she was a very good hurdler. In fact, she was good enough to get one shot running at the national track and field championships. Athletes talk about "The Moment," when they know they've pushed past their limits on the way to greatness. Anna's wasn't like that. She had a different kind of moment. The story was recorded by her husband, radio producer Rob Sachs.
Finally, an excerpt from the film documentary, Age of Champions, that profiles some of the thousands of athletes that compete in the Summer National Senior games. We hear from two brothers in their 90's. To find out more about these athletes and how you can host a screening of the Age of Champions documentary, go to www.AgeOfChampions.org.
UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in.The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country.
UnFictional is one part of the Independent Producer Project, an initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent radio producers and other writers and artists. The idea is to create a clearinghouse of creativity both online and on the air.
The program is hosted and curated by KCRW producer, Bob Carlson. He has an ear for compelling radio stories that are funny, sad, sincere and often dark. Listen for stories of hometowns and family secrets, as well as tales of drugs, sex, and aliens (both extraterrestrial and earthbound.)
The stories on UnFictional will stick in your head like a memory.