Monday, May 11, 2020 at 9 PM
The Third Coast International Audio Festival presents this hour of stories about family ties, love and loss.
The Birth of Solomon
by Leila Day for The Stoop.
He was the perfect little brown baby. His name was Solomon. Thick curly hair, chubby legs and eyes closed with dark black lashes. Solomon's story is one that affects thousands of Black families whose babies are twice as likely to die before reaching the age of one, and Black mothers are up to four times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes. This story goes deep behind the statistic.
The Being Sound
by Stephanie Rowden for ShortCuts from BBC Radio 4.
Over the years, Stephanie Rowden has been chasing after her son's voice. The timbre and cadence always about to slip away, and into something new. She uses the microphone as a kind of butterfly net. If you're lucky, you catch a tiny miracle or two. Or perhaps one big riddle.
Give His Voice Back to Him
by Audrey McGlinchy for KUT.
In 2016, a black teenager was killed by an Austin Police officer. His name was David Joseph. He was 17 years old. A few months later, his cousin Vanessa Bissereth decided to do something about it.