Weekend Voices 4/26/08

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributing Producers: Cathy Jacobs, Jim Fisher

Topics:  Jamilla Levasseur with an update on the MOVE 9 parole hearings (FMI: onamovemaine@gmail.com);  Nigel Chase, Director of Planet Pan and Chair of the 2008 Pan Festival talks with interviewer Cathy Jacobs about Pan Festival events that will be taking place in Blue Hill the weekend of May 2nd-4th, 2008.  Carl Chase, Maine’s father of steel pan music and director of Flash in the Pans joins Jim Fisher on the Detritous Files to talk about making steel pans out of 55 gallon steel drums. (FMI: www.peninsulapan.org/index.html)

In lieu of the second half hour of Weekend Voices this week, we bring you the national program “Making Contact”, co-produced by WERU Volunteer (and current grad student studying journalism at UC Berkeley) Abigail Curtis: On this edition, “America, America,” we go to the streets of Richmond, California where Jairo’s story takes place. We’ll hear how a life altering event could force him to hang up his cleats and choose between the game he loves and the people he loves.
This show has been a special collaboration between National Radio Project and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Thanks to student producers, Abigail Curtis and Angélica Marín who wrote and edited this show under the guidance of independent media producer and UC Berkeley journalism lecturer, Claire Schoen.

Featuring:
Orlando Ramos, Richmond High School principal; Diego Garcia, Richmond Sol soccer league manager; Jairo, wants to play professional soccer; Veronica and Domingo, Jairo’s parents; Daniel Bravo, Daisy Merida and others, Kids from the Richmond Sol soccer league.

Credits: Executive Producer: Tena Rubio
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Intern: Elena Botkin-Levy

FMI: www.nationalradioproject.org