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What Is Old Is New Again: Radio Drama

Bradley McDevitt
Students at Carolina Friends School in Durham wrote and produced a radio drama called "The Old House."

Americans over the age of two watches an average of 34 hours of television week. But before TV, Americans turned to the radio for news and entertainment. People would gather round and listen to exciting tales like War of the Worlds or The Origin of Superman. And now radio drama is making a coming back with new shows and podcasts. Students from Carolina Friends School are creating a new radio drama, The Old House 

Preview their first episode:

Host Frank Stasio talks with theater teacher Bradley McDevitt and students Gwyneth Graham, Austin Sorscher, and Adina Ornstein-Luks.

Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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