Radio Tales for the Road is an ongoing series of transformational journeys through time, space, and memory, written, produced, and narrated by Barbara Bernstein.
Combining storytelling, documentary audio, radio drama, and original music, Radio Tales are vivid recollections of the Summer of Love, the Days of Rage, discovering the wilderness, and the dysfunctional families that propelled so many of us to create our own realities. These wild and edgy tales dispel the notion that if you remember the sixties you weren't really there.
In "Getting Lost" Bernstein contrasts personal experiences of being lost in the wilderness, as a young hippie lost in Big Sur on her first trip out west and then thirty years later as a seasoned hiker, when she gets lost in a canyon in Southern Utah and meets the many faces of Coyote the Trickster.
In "Hidden Waters" Bernstein explores life and death on underground rivers and underwater waterfalls, the ghosts of once abundant salmon fisheries that were formerly waterfalls and rapids, now inundated behind the dams on the Columbia River, and then a culverted river in the producer's hometown on the day of her father's funeral.
Radio Tales for the Road was broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting, KBOO-FM, and other stations in 2000 and 2003.
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About Barbara Bernstein
Barbara Bernstein has been producing
radio documentaries for over twenty years and has received numerous awards,
including quite a few NFCB Golden and Silver Reels and several NLGJA Radio awards.
Her most recent productions are several one-hour documentaries, including Sculpted by
Fire and Urban Green. Bernstein
is also a guitarist, vocalist, violist, and composer. She plays with Padam Padam, a French cabaret and tango band.