2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

Best Documentary: Gold

My Lobotomy

My Lobotomy explores one of medical history's most controversial chapters -- when transorbital lobotomies were widely condoned -- through one man's personal journey.

Best Documentary: Silver

Goat on a Cow

Laura Starecheski finds herself figuratively falling down a rabbit hole (microphone and all) as she embarks on a journey that begins with the story of a goat, a cow, and a box of old letters.

Best Documentary: Bronze

Thembi's AIDS Diary

In South Africa more than five million people are living with HIV/AIDS, including a young woman named Thembi Ngubane.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

Roger Dowds: Millionaire Winner

Roger Dowds wasn't exactly an obvious pick for a game show contestant. He'd lived a quiet, sheltered life and had little faith in himself.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu

This story is a window into the life of Mohammed Naseehu Ali, who left his home, family, and future in tribal government to become a musician and writer in America.

Best Documentary: Director's Choice

Rhapsody in Bohemia

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is one of the most ambitious and enduring pop songs of all time.

Best Documentary: Director's Choice

Honoring the Body: Taharah

The Jewish burial ritual places great importance on treating the deceased with the utmost honor and respect. This is especially important during the ceremony of taharah, which involves the physical cleansing of the dead body.

Best New Artist

Muriel's Message

Memories of a much beloved grandmother resurface when a box of unlabeled audio cassettes is discovered in the basement.

Audio Luminary

The 2006 TCF Audio Luminary: Piers Plowright

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, Piers Plowright.