A one-hour special for the anniversary of the great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 (April 18th).

SUMMARY: A one-hour special for the anniversary of the great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 (April 18th). Jesse Boggs delves into the rebuilding efforts of US cities that were destroyed in the past (San Francisco and New York, downtown, after 9-11) looking for clues in what lies ahead for New Orleans and future rebuilding efforts.

PRODUCER BIO: Jesse Boggs has been making noises of various kinds for a good long while. He produces radio programs and features, composes music, does audio books, and creates audio for museums, historic sites, web sites and other public places. His radio pieces are frequently available at hearingvoices.com. He's produced material for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Soundprint, Weekend America and various other shows. For six years he was producer and host of Radio Smithsonian, a nationally-broadcast weekly program. His audio book credits, as producer, director and/or abridger, include all of David McCullough's books (John Adams, Truman, The Path Between The Seas, etc.), Quincy Jones' autobiography Q, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways and Riverhorse, and many others. He has created audio tours and exhibition installations for the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of Natural History, Chicago's Field Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to name a few. He has composed and produced two children's albums, Daughters of Water, Sons of the Sea and Multiplication Station. He composed theme and incidental music for The DNA Files, and rewrote the Mickey Mouse Club Theme for the Disney Channel. You can hear some of his more whimsical musical efforts at the Hearing Voices News Lounge feature. He lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Doris, and son, Eli.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006