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HV015- Father Figures

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015 Father Figures: For Father’s Day
Host: Jay Allison of Transom.org
Airs week of: 2012-06-13 (Originally: 2008-06-11)
Father Figures (54:00 mp3):

Paternal praise, pride, disappointment and love:

Scott Carrier gives his son Milo a “Ski Lesson.”

From Animals and Other Stories we hear “Reflections of Fathers,” aka, Bugs & Dads (producers: Jay Allison & Christina Egloff, music: Ben Verdery & Rie Schmidt).

Comic strip artist Lynda Barry wishes her divorced dad a “Happy Father’s Day.”

A doctor tells his daughter about her granddad in “StoryCorps- Dr. William Weaver.”

“Grilling Me Softly” is how host Jay Allison describes his daughter’s questions about his love life.

Dan Robb’s family remembers the day “Dad’s Moving Out” (from Jay Allison’s Life Stories).

Doc Merrick” and daughter Viki go through some girl problems.

David Greenberger tells David Cobb’s story “Because of Dad” (music performed by Bangalore, composed by Phil Kaplan).

Deirdre Sullivan’s father advises “Always Go to the Funeral” (from This I Believe).

And Dave Masch wants to be “A Better Father” (produced by Viki Merrick).. Photo © Scott Carrrier.

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I lost my father last year. He was 87 years old. While his intellect was prodigious, his emotional skills were sometimes limited. During the two months of his final illness, we struggled to make up for lost time. Even though a lot was left unsaid, our mutual effort at kindness and compassion meant a lot to me. Listening to Dave Masch talk about his father and his son brought tears to my eyes. I hope that Dave knows that whatever he did was enough for his father and what he can’t now do for his son, he has done for many other people in the telling of his story.

Comment added by Patricia Hoffman on 06.16.12

[...] Hearing Voices: Scott Carrier teaches his son about skiing and life; Jay Allison recalls a frank talk with his daughter about his love life; comic strip artist Lynda Barry waits for her dad on Father’s Day. And waits. [...]


[...] Hearing Voices: Scott Carrier teaches his son about skiing and life; Jay Allison recalls a frank talk with his daughter about his love life; comic strip artist Lynda Barry waits for her dad on Father’s Day. And waits. [...]




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