Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts this year's national broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2011 TC/RHDF Competition.
Best of the Best also features interviews with the winning producers, and highlights from our 2011 Third Coast Awards Ceremony, Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal.
Listen to hour two to hear: Heel, Toe, Step Together (Best Documentary: Honorable Mention), Deportations Before Reform: Anatomy of an Immigration Bust (Best News Feature), Patriot Games (Best Documentary: Bronze Award), and The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt (Best Documentary: Gold Award).
We also invite you to listen to Hour 1 of Best of the Best, featuring among others, the Best Documentary: Silver Award winner.
Best of the Best: The 2011 Third Coast Festival Broadcast is produced by Katie Mingle with assistance from Jennifer Brandel, and distributed by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange.
Katie Mingle joined the Third Coast Festival staff in June, 2010. She produces Re:sound, hosts the Third Coast Podcast, and develops features for the website. Previous to joining the Third Coast staff, Katie taught audio-editing and documentary skills to high school students and produced her own work, much of which has aired on Re:sound.
Hear more from the winning producers of the 2011 TC/RCDF Competition:
Brendan Baker (The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt) - here and here.
Katie Burningham (Heel, Toe, Step Together) - here.
Ben Calhoun (Patriot Games) - here and here.
Marianne McCune (Deportations Before Reform...) - here and here.
Nick van der Kolk (The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt) - here and here.