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Re:sound, The Randomness Show

Will Folsom

Join us this Sunday, August 2 for another Re:sound special as part of Public Radio Presents. This week it's "The Randomness Show," with two stories in which random events change lives forever and a third pulled randomly from the phonebook.

"The Long Shadow" by Lea Thau

One day in February, 1997, four young men decided they would go to the top of the Empire State Building. What happened there would cast a long shadow over everything that came after.

"J Dilla's Lost Scrolls" by Pat Mesiti-Miller

Jeff Bubeck bought an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit. It wasn't until later he realized it belonged to the late, great hip hop producer J Dilla. Along with the records, there's something else -- something huge.

"I've Got a Question For You" by Zak Rosen

The 2007 Third Coast Short Docs Challenge asked producers to make a 2-3 minute radio story based on one of three specific dollar store items: a bike bell, mouse traps and a mug with a feminist quote. Zak Rosen used called a random assortment of people from the Detroit phonebook to compile his story.

Join us Sunday, August 2 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

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