Radio Documentary: "Sounds of Democracy"
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Producer(s) Elizabeth Chur
Produced May, 2005
I just heard this piece on one of our local public radio station
s that has a radio documentaries slot on Sunday at 6pm. The title doesn't really reveal the content. The Portland Maine public library has a piano that any visitor is free to come in and use and many do. It is very important to many people in the community.
It's funny though. They had a clip I think from a member of library staff who seemed almost apologetic when she said something about how in the 70s it was believed that libraries build community. I say in 2006 that we know absolutely that libraries build community (and communities). (SC agrees
A nice piece and worth 6 minutes of your life for a listen.