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Conversation with a Champ: Advice from Cristina Parry, Winner of the 2013 Radio Race

Posted July 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Christina Parry

Cristina Parry has a yellow belt in karate. She’s a mother to three boys, a longtime radio producer, and the All-Time Defending Champion of KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race. Last year, Cristina took first place in the Radio Race with “Tic Talk,” her profile of a 9-year-old boy with Tourette Syndrome.

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“The Ghosts of Fire Island” receives PRNDI Documentary Award

Posted July 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Congratulations to independent producer Myke Dodge Weiskopf, whose beautiful documentary, “The Ghosts of Fire Island,” has been named Best Documentary by PRNDI!

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UnFictional wants to hear from you!

Posted June 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Do you have a story you’ve been dying to tell on UnFictional? Well they want to hear from you.

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UnFictional collaborates with USC Annenberg School

Posted June 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Thirteen short pieces produced in conjunction with USC Annenberg School of Journalism showcase a day in the life of everyday people at work in Los Angeles.

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UnFictional among The Atlantic’s “Fantastic Pieces of Journalism”

Posted May 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Little Julian Herrera at the Calypso Inn,
a photo taken by vibes player Gil Rocha.

The life of an independent producer can get pretty lonely: trekking across cities and countries to follow a story, shutting the world out with headphones during hours of transcription, and finally releasing the finished product into the world for — well, who knows?
Yesterday, though, one of our intrepid independent producers got a great reminder that her work is not only reaching captive audiences, it’s sticking …

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‘Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park’ Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award!

Posted April 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park, produced by independent producer David Weinberg for Which Way, LA?, won the regional Edward R. Murrow award for Best Feature Reporting in a region that includes California, Hawaii, Nevada and Guam. The winners of the national award will be announced in June.

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Inside the nerve center of LA traffic surveillance

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
ATSAC staff can view live feeds from more than 400 cameras mounted on poles and buildings around the city.

Gideon Brower makes a pilgrimage ATSAC: the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control center located under City Hall East, in downtown Los Angeles, to find out how LA traffic is monitored and controlled.

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Imperial Valley Slaughterhouse Closure Worries Locals

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Imperial County in Southern California produces food for much of the country. The economy there depends on agriculture and cattle. Reporter Caitlin Esch has more on why the planned shutdown of a local beef processing plant is threatening to upset an entire region.

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Joe Frank: Isolation

Posted April 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

A lost man rides the underground in search of companionship, and therapy leads to unexpected places. Isolation is a Joe Frank show created in collaboration with Julian Barratt and Julia Davis.
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The song “Isolation” was composed and sung by Julian Barratt.
This program was mixed by Ray Guarna. Special thanks to Michal Story.

Banner image courtesy of Michal Story