Re:sound #13: The Living Flag Show

This hour: reparations, repatriations, and the mystery of the earworm.

2004 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: reparations, repatriations, and the mystery of the earworm.

Living Flag

by Damali Ayo and Dmae Roberts (Studio 360, 2004)

In her performance piece Living Flag, Damali Ayo sits on the street, panhandling to collect reparations for slavery. She's taken the piece to street corners all over the country, where she recorded the reactions from people who passed by.

Interview with Damali Ayo

Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with Ayo about blending the roles of performance artist and panhandler.

The Place You Cannot Imagine

by Lea Redfern (Radio Eye, ABC, 2004)

Gyzele Osmani is an Albanian woman who fled East Kosovo in 1999 with her husband and five children. They found refuge in Australia, but when the Australian government decided that Kosovo was safe again, they refused to go back.

I Hear Music

by Nick Purdon (Definitely Not The Opera, CBC, 2004)

Why is it that certain songs lodge into your brain for hours on end? Nick Purdon sets out to answer this question using a number of methods, including one in which he revisits a near-death moment in his own life.

produced by

Lea Redfern

Lea Redfern has been making radio since the early 1990s when she was seduced by the intimacy, independence, and creative possibilities allowed by the medium.

Damali Ayo

Damali Ayo's award-winning work has been shown at galleries across the world. She speaks to colleges, high schools, non-profits and communities in the U.S. and Canada about race, art, and eco-living. Damali and her work have been featured in over 100 publications worldwide including Harper's, the Village Voice, Salon, and CSPAN2's Book TV. Damali's book, How to Rent a Negro was granted a 2005 Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Her radio work Living Flag: Panhandling for Reparations won a Silver Reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.

Dmae Roberts

Dmae Roberts is a two-time Peabody Award-winning radio artist and writer who has created groundbreaking personal, multicultural documentaries.

Julie Shapiro

Julie Shapiro (@jatomic) is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX - a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven podcasts. She is also the executive producer of Ear Hustle .

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