So, I'm submitting a program proposal to my local co-op radio station. I'm probably sending it in, in like, a day or two.
The program idea is essentially this:
To explore how stories bind people together, and create communities, and how communities can embrace story as a catalyst for growth. That sounds kinda dense, because its a goal made to accommodate lots of different communities of storytellers. Put differently: a show about how stories and communities intersect.
My goal is to have a weekly interview show, where I talk to people involved in different communities of story (which can be interpreted as loosely as I want to). So: story gamers, re-wilders, mythic cartographers, performance poets, improvised songwriters/singers, improv people, community theatre participants & activists, narrative therapists, art therapists, storytellers, authors, interactive fiction people, fanfic writers & enthusiasts, appreciative inquiry facilitators, graphical facilitators, writing teachers, people involved in theatre of the oppressed, interpretive guides, historians, etc.
Luckily, I know people involved in like... most of those things. I think that finding one solid season of interviews will be a piece of cake, and after that it might involve some crowd-sourced ideas.
That's what's up.
A weekly, hour-long interview show... it'd consist of 40 minutes of interview and 20 minutes of music every episode, probably.
Talkin' bout stories and communities.
What do I call it?
I've got ideas, including at least two good ones, but I want to know what y'all suggest.