Sixteen year old Cameron Ledoux (photo by Mike Bernstein).
Bob Ledoux, Cameron’s father (photo by Mike Bernstein).
On this edition of the Saltcast, a first. I follow-up on a story we aired last November because that story now has a follow-up.
“Sit With Me” was produced by Mike Bernstein in 2006 while he was a student at Salt. It’s the story of Bob, a father with severe depression and anxiety, and his son Cameron.
Well, the folks at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) recently heard “Sit With Me” and liked it so much they asked Mike to go back to Bob and Cameron four years later. Not a fool, Mike jumped at the chance.
The original story was nearly eight minutes long. The follow-up is close to twenty! A full-length doc and quite an honor for Mike. We feature both stories on this Saltcast.
PS – Here’s a link to “All in the Mind,” the ABC program that featured Mike’s story.
PPS – In addition to freelancing as a radio producer, Mike’s also a photographer.
PPPS – And, as you know, Saltcast is produced by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange which recently announced it’s 2010 Zeitfunk Awards. These are awards for the “mostest” on PRX. The staff at PRX breaks out an abacus and starts counting to figure out the most listened to, the most licensed, the most…. you get it. Have a listen.