Congratulations, Chris Brookes

Old friend Chris Brookes has won yet another award for radio documentary. The Annotated Jack, about Chris’ neighbor, a retired fisherman in St. John’s, Newfoundland, won the New York Festivals Silver World Medal for profiles. Like many of Chris’ creations, it combines music and folklore and deep local color. The piece aired on RTE (Ireland’s national radio network) last October. Please give it a listen. Warning: Heavy accents!