Tuesday, December 2, 2008

WGBH and MARFA PUBLIC RADIO
Consuming Desire
Two more public radio stations recently aired Consuming Desire, a documentary I co-produced with Diane Richard. WGBH in Boston and Marfa Public Radio in far west Texas aired the report in the days after Thanksgiving — the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season. Consuming Desire examines Americans' love of shopping. In particular, what motivates us to buy more than we need and whether this culturally sanctioned pursuit hints at darker aspects, financial or emotional, in our lives. The documentary previously aired on Chicago Public Radio, KFAI in Minneapolis and KVNF in western Colorado. To listen, click on the Consuming Desire link in this post.