HV/Series/Episode/ Work by: Ben Adair · Ginna Allison · Scott Carrier · Sean Cole · Larry Massett
Hearing Voices from NPR®
076 Small Town: Rural Routes
Host: Larry Massett of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2009-11-03 (Originally: 2009-11-11)
“Small Town” (52:00 mp3):
Spending time in some shrinking American townships:
The postmistress of describes her Mississippi River community’s dwindling population. Music: Larry Massett.
Four former Massachusetts municipalities were flooded to make room for a reservoir. But the villages live on in the former residents’ minds. A ShortDocs winner, from Third Coast Festival.
This town in California never did exist, though it’s full of folk who live there: an unofficial RV Park and home to the homeless thrives in culture and community.
Little Talcott, West Virginia has a big claim to fame: It’s home to a famous story and song.
Slab City photo © DesertDutch.org.
I’m a sucker for Emily Dickinson, and for Sean Cole‘s radio pieces, including his latest in which Billy Collins seduces poor Emily and Sean gets misty-eyed over a piece of string. From Studio 360‘s American Icons series, Sean Cole “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” (13:24 mp3):