From Our Soundbooth | June 02, 2016

This week on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast we are excited to feature the first of our winners of the  2016 Miller Audio Prize Contest.  The winning audio documentary submission was Ibby Caputo’s “Crying Dry Tears.”
The show was first broadcast on: Radiotonic (Australia Public Broadcasting)
Editor: Julie Shapiro
Sound Engineer: Mark Don

Ibby Caputo decided to become a journalist after The Times-Picayune published her letter to the editor, and a boat filled with trash was removed from the Tremé in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Ibby’s work has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace Morning Report, Radiotonic and many other shows. Her journalism, essays and photography have been published in The Washington Post, Boston Globe Magazine, The Times-Picayune, and elsewhere. She covered health, transportation and breaking news for Boston Public Radio and WGBH TV. Ibby was a 2014-2015 MIT-Knight Science Journalism Fellow. Learn more about Ibby at

In the coming weeks we’ll be featuring our other winners and runners up.  And don’t forget about our fall Contest, the Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize, with winners in the categories of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction each receiving an award of $5,000.

We hope you enjoy our winner in audio documentary, “Crying Dry Tears” by Ibby Caputo.