WNYC is a media sponsor of "The Medium Formerly Known as Radio: The Evocative Power of Sound," an event that's part of DOC NYC.
The radio documentary is enjoying a golden age, on the broadcast airwaves—and newly reinvented on the Internet. Longtime public radio personality Dean Olsher, creator and host of The Next Big Thing on PRI (2000-2005), brings that show’s spirit of discovery to this public listening experience. Olsher curates a selection of dramatic audio documentaries that demonstrate the unique evocative power of the medium of sound. The special guest is duPont-Columbia winner Joe Richman of Radio Diaries, who will present his new award winning documentary “Willie McGee and the Traveling Electric Chair.”