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2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition



Dr. Phil

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Gold Award

In the wake of a break-up, writer Starlee Kine finds so much comfort in break-up songs that she tries to write one herself, even though she has no musical ability whatsoever.

Growing Up in the System

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Silver Award

At age 21, Shirley Diaz is on the brink of aging out of the foster care system. Her life isn't easy now, and soon she'll be on her own, facing a new set of daunting issues.

Hearts, Lungs, and Minds

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Bronze Award

Hearts, Lungs, and Minds is a "composed documentary" by sound artist John Wynne, who spent a year as an artist in residence at Harefield Hospital, one of the world's leading centers for heart and lung transplants.

Dreaming of Osama

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

Dreaming of Osama explores the ever-moving boundaries of the "war on terror" and its influence on the collective unconscious. Osama Bin Laden has a way of lying low -- then, just as the public begins to forget about him, he makes an unexpected reappearance.

Searching for Farming's Future in Its Past

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award

Searching for Farming's Future in Its Past is part of a series produced by Rachel Leventhal about the impact individuals can make on their world.

The Giant Pool of Money (INC)

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best Documentary: Honorable Mention and Director's Choice Award

This documentary, a special collaboration between This American Life and NPR News, deconstructs the current housing crisis.

Except Me

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best New Artist Award

Andrew Skillings is eleven now, but he was first diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, when he was just two.

The Diary of Leanne Wolfe

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Radio Impact Award

Leanne Wolfe, an 18-year-old schoolgirl in Cork, Ireland, committed suicide in March, 2007. On the morning of her funeral, her older sister Treena discovered Leanne's diaries.

Shattered School

Winner of the 2008 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition Best News Feature Award

Among the victims of the powerful earthquake near Chengdu, China, are hundreds of young students who are feared dead after being trapped in the rubble of their middle school.

The 2008 TCF Audio Luminary Award Recipient: Chris Brookes

Winner of the 2008 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 2008 Audio Luminary, Chris Brookes.