Radio Theater

Sunday 6:00pm - 7:00pm

From traditional to experimental, set in the theater of mind.

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Radio Theatre
3:17 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill (Part 2)

Sun. 3/10 6p: When Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in May of 1979, feminists around the world wondered whether this would be a watershed moment for women in leadership.

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Radio Theatre
1:25 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill (Part 1)

Sun. 3/3 6p: When Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in May of 1979, feminists around the world wondered whether this would be a watershed moment for women in leadership.

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Radio Theatre
2:53 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

“The Golden Dreydl” by Ellen Kushner

Sun. 12/9 6p: It is Hanukkah, and Sara, dragged to a party by her mother, finds playing with the dreydls (little spinning tops which are part of Hanukkah’s festivities) boring ... that is, until Tante Miriam gives her an ancient golden dreydl.

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Radio Theatre
4:24 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

"The Cabinet Doctor Caligari," adapted by Yuri Rasovsky.

Sun. 10/28 6p: Read by John De Lancie and others. Inspired by the classic silent film of 1919, this original audio play won the Independent Publishers Award in 1998 for best direct-to-audio production. 

John de Lancie stars as a young poet who visits a fair one night with his friend and girlfriend. Entering Dr. Caligari's tent, they meet the mysterious Cesare, a kind of zombie, who is neither alive nor dead--and who forcasts doom for our high-strung protagonist and his friends.

Radio Theatre
2:43 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Brad Lansky and the Alien Engineer

Sun. 9/30 6p: After returning from their mission to Planet X, Brad and Alex have a tough time trying to get their ship to pass its maintenance review.

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Radio Theater
1:44 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Night Over Taos: Part Two

Radio Theater
1:38 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Night Over Taos: Journey from the Taos Revolt to Statehood Part One

Sun. 07/01 6p: “Night Over Taos: A Theatrical and Historical Journey from the Taos Revolt to Statehood”depicts the revolt and its aftermath in a dramatic and engrossing manner in a rebroadcast of our Centennial special.  We bring you hour one of Maxwell Anderson’s play Night Over Taos – a historical drama about the events surrounding one of the first battles in the Taos Revolt.

 

Radio Theater
11:31 am
Mon April 9, 2012

From the Cabinet of Dr. Fritz - Aura

Sun 4/15 6p: Aura from ZBS’s Cabinet of Dr. Fritz series. When Felipe Montero answers an ad, he meets an old woman, perhaps over a hundred years old, and her young niece Aura. But does the beautiful Aura actually exist? This is a strange, dreamy, haunting story. Recipient of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting award for Best Radio Drama 1984. Adult themes.

Radio Theater
9:06 am
Sun April 1, 2012

The Witches of Lublin

Sun. 4/1 6p: It’s the Passover season and we have a story for you as ancient as myth. But it's also as modern as every family that struggles to hold its center in a world of strife and conflicting loyalties. The Witches of Lublin , by Ellen Kushner, Elizabeth Schwartz and Yale Strom offers a glimpse into the lives of lost Jewish women of Eastern Europe. It features haunting vocals and original, high-energy klezmer music.  

Radio Theater
12:51 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

The Life and Work of Margaret Sanger, Birth Control Activist

Sun. 3/25 6p:  Margaret Sanger written and performed by Ann Beyke, closes our month of Women’s History programming. It seems almost unbelievable that contraception has again become a hot political topic in the year 2012. 

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Radio Theater
11:51 am
Tue January 17, 2012

A Huey P. Newton Story Part One

Sun. 02/05 6p:  In his Obie Award-winning show, Roger Guenveur Smith explores the life of the controversial Black Panther leader through a series of improvisations based on Newton's own words and writings.  

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Radio Theater
11:33 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Night Over Taos

Sun. 01/08 6p: “Night Over Taos: A Theatrical and Historical Journey from the Taos Revolt to Statehood”depicts the Taos Revolt and its aftermath in a dramatic and engrossing manner in a special two and a half hour broadcast during Centennial Week.  First there will be a performance of Maxwell Anderson’s play Night Over Taos – a historical drama about the events surrounding one of the first battles in the Taos Revolt.

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Radio Theater
4:21 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

A Christmas Fable for Grownups

Sunday 12/18 6p: "Snow Globe" is a Christmas fable for grownups. An estranged daughter returns home on Christmas Eve after discovering what she believes to be a message from beyond. From Chatterbox Audio Theatre.

Entertainment
2:37 pm
Sun September 4, 2011

Taken: How Will They Be Remembered?

Sun. 9/11 at 6pm: On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack we reprise this piece, a one act musical that provides a very personal depiction of the 9/11 tragedy. The script follows the life of Drew and Jenny, two young investment bankers whose life together begins and ends at the Twin Towers, along with several other characters.

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3:39 pm
Sat August 13, 2011

Radio Theater Two Works from Hub of the Universe Productions

Sun. 8/20 at 6pm: Featuring the comedy "Our Miss Brooks." Followed by "The Stone Ship," a thriller by Len Peterson.

6:00pm
Our Miss Brooks is from the classic comedy series which originally aired on CBS Radio. In this re-creation of a 1949 Al Lewis episode, Constance Brooks, English teacher at Madison High School, agrees to host her students' Halloween party in order to dunk for apples with Mr. Boynton, the science teacher for whom she holds a candle.

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10:08 am
Sun July 31, 2011

Ruby 7: Dream Weaver Dream Deceiver - Part 1

ZBS.org

Sun. 8/7 at 6pm: The Galactic Gumshoe Ruby arrives on the planet of M?bius-Morpheus, a planet of dreamers. The Morpheusians believe that since life is a dream, they may as well dream up their own dreams. But something is happening, they are experiencing for the first time in their life, Fear. They suspect humans, who tend to be fearful are behind this. Ruby is hired to find who, how and why?

From ZBS.

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Entertainment
12:29 pm
Sun July 17, 2011

Singularity: Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Older Artist (Part 1), by Patrick Redden

Georgia O'Keefe, by Michael A. Vaccaro
metmuseum.org

Sun. 7/24 at 6pm: This Sunday and next we bring you an audio biography depicting the later years of the life of New Mexico artist Georgia O'Keeffe after the death of her husband Alfred Stieglitz.

A production of Tsunami Radio Theatre.

Slideshow photo: Georgia O'Keefe, 1918, by Alfred Stieglitz (metmuseum.org)

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Entertainment
10:16 am
Sun July 10, 2011

You Have Five Minutes!

Sun. 7/17 at 6pm: A reprise of our Radio Theatre world-premiere collection of original five-minute radio plays by playwrights Algernon D'Ammassa, Lance Roger Axt, Frederick Greenhalgh, Evan Waters, and Butch D'Ambrosio.

Directed by Lance Roger Axt and Linda Lopez McAlister. Recorded before a live audience at The Filling Station in Albuquerque in June, 2009. With New Mexico actors Amy Baklini, Alexa Bauer, Hakim Bellamy, Clifton Chadwick, Jean Effron, Andrea Kepple, Joel Miller, and David Sinkus.

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1:44 pm
Sun July 3, 2011

Atomic Bombers (Part 2), by Russell Vandenbroucke

Sun. 7/10 at 6pm: In our story this week, we'll hear from those at the very heart of the Manhattan Project - including Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Richard Feynman - as they wrestle with the age-old conundrum of waging war to bring peace.

With the deployment of the Atomic Bomb in 1945, a palpable sense of national triumph and apocalyptic dread set into the American collective psyche. Arguably no one felt the burden of the Atomic Age more than many of the scientists responsible for designing and building the Bomb itself.

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4:33 pm
Sun June 26, 2011

Atomic Bombers (Part 1), by Russell Vandenbroucke

http://www.latw.org/

Sun. 7/3 at 6pm: With the deployment of the Atomic Bomb in 1945, a palpable sense of national triumph and apocalyptic dread set into the American collective psyche. Arguably no one felt the burden of the Atomic Age more than many of the scientists responsible for designing and building the Bomb itself. In our story this week, we'll hear from those at the very heart of the Manhattan Project - including Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Richard Feynman - as they wrestle with the age-old conundrum of waging war to bring peace.

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Entertainment
3:19 pm
Sun June 19, 2011

Ever Turning the Tide, by Gareth Brownbill

Sun. 6/26 at 6pm: Larry has tried to avoid confrontation. Recently widowed, he tries to be a good father to his son Toby. When Toby is suspended from school for fighting a bully Larry faces a dilemma.

Produced by the Wireless Theatre Company.

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11:00 am
Sun June 12, 2011

"Competitor" and "The Hollow Grave"

Sun. 6/19 at 6pm: Tune in for two great back-to-back plays, tonight on Radio Theater.

Competitor, by Brad Linaweaver
After breakthrough the ultimate personality conflict thanks to two implants designed to be his conscience.

And...

The Hollow Grave, by Gerald W. Page
The ghost of Michael's father haunts him after he murdered his father for the insurance money. But which of the two is tortured most is the question in this piece performed live at the Little Five Points Coffeehouse, June 1993. From the Atlanta Radio Theater Company.

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Entertainment
3:02 pm
Sun June 5, 2011

I Was the Voice of Democracy

Sun. 6/12 at 6pm: By turns comedic and contemplative - and told in style that is equal parts David Sedaris and Spalding Gray - Brian Herrera's "I Was the Voice of Democracy" asks whether we ever really stop being the person we once were.

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4:49 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

The Politics of Hair, by Lou Clark

Sun. 6/6 at 6pm: From our Theatre from the Land of Enchantment Series. Set in Seattle, Dani, a thirty-something lesbian who just went through a major breakup, decides to go to Alaska to get over Capitol Kenobi, soul is transformed, leading her to new-found happiness and acceptance of herself.

The Politics of Hair was produced on stage by Ka-Hootz at The Box Performance Space in Albuquerque in August, 2008. It was directed by Becca Holmes and features Julie Nagle who creates 13 different roles in 45 minutes.

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Entertainment
9:27 am
Sun May 22, 2011

Steam Dreamers of Inverness (continued)

Sun. 5/29 at 6pm: Jack, Mojo and Claudine discover a strange device in the old Victorian mansion of Inverness; a holographic projector that operates on steam.

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3:49 pm
Sun May 15, 2011

Steam Dreamers of Inverness from ZBS

Sun. 5/22 at 6pm: Jack, Mojo and Claudine discover a strange device in the old Victorian mansion of Inverness; a holographic projector that operates on steam. The projector is loaded with glass slides, as they whirl around, a black & white photographic image is projected into the center of the room. The photo is of a town set in Victorian times...

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11:46 am
Sun May 8, 2011

Within the Walls of Eryx, and Galaxicabs

Sun. 5/15 at 6pm: When Kenton Stanfield takes a job on Venus hunting for power crystals, he finds the hazards of the job too much to handle. From 19 Nocturne Boulevard.

Adapted by Julie Hoverson from the short story by H.P. Lovecraft and Kenneth Sterling.
When Kenton Stanfield takes a job on Venus hunting for power crystals, he finds the hazards of the job too much to handle. From 19 Nocturne Boulevard.

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11:50 am
Sun April 24, 2011

The Glass Menagerie (Part 1), by Tennessee Williams

Sun. 5/1 at 7pm: KUNM's Radio Theatre joins in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams. Calista Flockhart and Julie Harris star in Tennessee Williams' masterpiece.

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2:29 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Archive Night

Sun. 4/11 at 6pm: Four fantastic works produced by KUNM's Radio Theatre in seasons past.

"Diamonds to Die For" -- four siblings search for their missing inheritance, while, unknown to them, their mother's ghost hovers in their midst.

"Philosophers Club" -- a kaleidoscope of philosophies colliding in a day at the laundromat.

"The Sweet Life" -- will Irma, the classic Noir femme fatale draw Deak away from his mocha and doughnut?

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1:24 pm
Sat March 26, 2011

Two works from 19 Nocturne Boulevard

Sun. 4/3 at 6pm.

First "The Wrong Bob." What do you do when you walk into your living room and find a demon that claims his name is Bob?

Followed by "A Tropical Horror." Out in the middle of the ocean, strange things prowl under the water. Two young sailors discover that "worse things do happen at sea."

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