Wish We Were Here

Wish We Were Here: Tales and Investigations from the Shadow of America's Mountain is an hourlong radio program and podcast devoted to unpacking the strange, overlooked and forgotten stories of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Produced by poet Noel Black (Uselysses, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011; and La Goon, Furniture Press, 2014) and  Jacob Brownell for KRCC, Radio Colorado College, Wish We Were Here puts a twist on the traditional hour-long weekend storytelling formats by choosing one pinpoint on the map of the United States as the archetype for the American experience as a whole. Each episode will also original music composed and recorded by artists in the Pikes Peak region.

Wish We Were Here will be released monthly beginning in Fall 2014. Podcasts subscribers will have access to the music, complete interviews, and other related materials from the episodes.

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Wish We Were Here
2:19 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Hear David Mason Read His Verse Novel Ludlow in its Entirety

Click HERE to listen to "Ludlow and its Legacy," Episode 2 of Wish We Were Here, which features abridged excerpts of Ludlow by David Mason.

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Wish We Were Here
1:26 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Wish We Were Here -- Episode 2: Ludlow and its Legacy

The Ruins of Ludlow

On April 20th, 1914, just north of Trinidad, Colorado, one of the bloodiest, most overlooked events in the history of the American labor movement set the stage for creation of the 8-hour workday, the weekend, and the right of workers to organize.

100 years later, we remember the Ludlow Massacre and its legacy. With the help of former Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason, and a host of historians, archeologists, economists, and musicians, we remember this pivotal moment in American history. 

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Wish We Were Here
11:21 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Wish We Were Here -- Pilot: "I is An Other"

Storme Aerison
Credit Courtesy of Ernie Ferguson

In this pilot episode of Wish We Were Here, we critically examine the career of one of the 20th century's most infamous con-artists, Storme Aerison. It's a story you may think you've heard before--a story of fraud, deception, and and the slipperiness of identity--but no matter your familiarity with Storme's history, there's more to it than you know.

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Wish We Were Here
3:15 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Wish We Were Here -- Program Trailer

"Wish We Were Here"  - Enjoy this introductory teaser for the pilot episode, I is An Other, which  unpacks the story of Storme Aerison (aka Charles Daugherty, Storme Ireland, etc.,) the cheerleader at Coronado High School in 1990 who, as the story goes, “turned out to be a grown man.”

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Wish We Were Here
6:52 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Wish We Were Here Debuts Saturday, July 5

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE!

KRCC, Radio Colorado College, an NPR member station, will broadcast the pilot episode of its new hour-long radio show and podcast, Wish We Were Here, on Saturday July 5 at 3 p.m.; and Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m. on KRCC 91.5 FM and KRCC.org.

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