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KRCC Show to be Broadcast in Chicago

WBEZ to Air Episode 6 of 'Wish We Were Here' Dec. 19, 23

An episode of KRCC's "Wish We Were Here" will be broadcast on Chicago's hugely popular WBEZ public radio station. "Anchor Dreams - the Passion of Scoop Nemeth" will air at 1 p.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, Dec. 19, and 10 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, Dec. 23 on "Re:sound," a production of the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

WBEZ, with a weekly audience of 400,000 listeners, is home to major NPR favorites such "Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me" and "Sound Opinions." The NPR classic, "This American Life," originated at WBEZ and now is its own institution. KRCC is Colorado College's NPR-member station.

"Anchor Dreams - the Passion of Scoop Nemeth," which originally aired on April 17, tells the story of Colorado Springs native Brian "Scoop" Nemeth, a man with high-functioning autism whose singular goal in life is to become "the black Bill O'Reilly." Like O'Reilly, Nemeth wants to be a national news and opinion anchor on the Fox News Network's prime-time broadcast, yet he is up against many odds.

"Anchor Dreams" is the sixth episode in the "Wish We Were Here" series, a documentary radio program and podcast from Radio Colorado College produced by Noel Black and Jake Brownell '12. The Third Coast International Audio Festival features a behind the scenes interview with Black and Brownell, looking at how they managed the fine line of laughing with - and not at - their subject.

"Wish We Were Here," which has a has a conscious engagement with national issues and ideas, puts a twist on the traditional hour-long weekend storytelling format by choosing one point on the map of the United States as the archetype for the American experience as a whole. Other episodes in the series include "After the Evangelical Vatican," "CSPD Black - The True Story of Colorado Springs' First African American Detective," and the award-winning "The Beginning of the End of Homelessness?"

"Wish We Were Here" is released monthly on the first Friday at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time) and first Sunday at 4 p.m. (Mountain Time) on KRCC, KRCC.org, and iTunes. Subscribe to the podcast.

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