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2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition



Dear Birth Mother

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Gold Award

After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) and experiencing years of fertility treatments, Suzanne, a single woman in her 40s, decides to adopt an African-American baby.

Hearing Voices

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Silver Award

Hearing Voices is a compelling and adventurous exploration of languages on the verge of extinction.

Mandela: An Audio History

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Bronze Award

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election, Radio Diaries produced this five-part series featuring newly discovered archival tape of Nelson Mandela, his supporters, and detractors.

A Map of the Sea

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

For centuries, Newfoundland fisheries were hailed as the greatest in the world. Then, in 1992, their main export, the codfish, disappeared.

My Struggle With Obesity

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

Fifteen-year-old Rocky, a Palestinian American, lives with his parents and siblings in Brooklyn. Three times the size of his twin sister, Rocky is the target of his siblings' jokes and insults.

The Wire, Episode 5: The Sound Around

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Director's Choice Award

Somewhere between a documentary, a remix, and a music show, the eight-part series The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, reflects on changes in both the composition and consumption of music over the past century.

Just Another Fish Story

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best New Artist Award

Ten years ago, the people of Lubec, Maine, were met with an unpleasant surprise: an enormous finback whale had washed onto the beachfront of their tiny coastal town.

Weighing the Balance

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Radio Impact Award

Weighing the Balance evolved from a simple question: What happened to six men who were named and shamed in a very public news conference staged by the Toronto Police?

The 2005 TCF Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Norman Corwin (INC)

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Lifetime Achievement Award

The Third Coast Festival Lifetime Achievement Award (now the Audio Luminary Award) is presented annually to an individual who is greatly admired for his or her significant and ongoing contributions to the field of radio. Hats off to the 2005 recipient, Norman Corwin.

The 2005 TCF Audio Luminary Award Recipient: Steve Wadhams (INC)

Winner of the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Audio Luminary Award

The Third Coast Festival Audio Luminary Award is presented annually to an individual who is greatly admired for his or her significant and ongoing contributions to the field of radio. Hats off to the 2006 Audio Luminary, Steve Wadhams.