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Storytelling in the digital age: ARTE Radio

ARTE Radio was started in 2002 in Paris, France. It's a "free, on-demand, internet radio service with absolutely no advertising." ARTE produces radio documentaries, dramas, reports and special series, stories like "Who Killed Lolita," an investigative documentary that tries to learn about the life of a Cape Verde immigrant who was found dead in her apartment, with her two children, in Marseilles. The story made national headlines in France. The documentary's producers spent seven months working on the documentary, which is told without any narration. Silvain Gire, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of ARTE Radio joins us to discuss the documentary and the way radio is changing in Europe. (Photo: Flickr/Patrik Tschudin)

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