Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Youth Documentary: Growing Up Without a Father

Youth radio reporter James Oliver tells the story of his relationship with his father, who has been absent for the bulk of James's life — in part due to a stay in prison.

This story is the product of a project facilitated by Eve Abrams and Jacob Brancasi called "Listen Up, New Orleans," funded by the Arts Council of New Orleans and housed at the Lafayette Charter Academy. "Listen Up, New Orleans" teaches teens the art of making radio stories.

Music in James's piece is by the Rebirth Brass Band and Tom McDermott.