2004 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

Perfect Hearing

Nubar Alexanian and his 14-year-old daughter Abby examine how his tinnitus and her hearing loss have affected their lives and shaped their relationship.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

All My Stuff in Bags

When Daniel Sosa turned 18, his father kicked him out of the house for being gay. Daniel describes the night he was forced to leave, the struggles he faces as a high school student living on his own, and his desire to return home again.

Best Documentary: Director's Choice

Thirteen Ways

Writer Sam Swope visits a class of restless, imaginative 11-year-olds in Queens, New York, where he embraces the challenge of teaching them Wallace Stevens' poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

Best New Artist

Hard to Say

State park ranger Ed Werler lives alone in a quiet, isolated area of Maine. At the age of 90, Ed reflects on his second marriage, revealing a relationship characterized by love, loyalty, and uncertainty.

Radio Impact

In So Many Words

Stephen Goff's life changed dramatically after a stroke left him with aphasia. Previously an outspoken father and salesman, the condition reduced his vocabulary to just a few words.

Lifetime Achievement

The 2004 TCF Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Susan Stamberg

The Third Coast Festival Lifetime Achievement Award (now known as 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 2004 recipient, Susan Stamberg.