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December

2010-12-29 107 Strange Days: Paul Bowles, Coyle & Sharp, Ayahuasca

Way beyond the norm: Host Larry Massett has an audio essay on the life and literature of Paul Bowles (December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999) on his 100th birthday. The original mock man-on-the-street interviews, Coyle & Sharpe turn the everyday into the extremely strange. Producer John Rieger is enveloped in an Amazonian Ayahuasca expedition, a tale of ritual drugs and tourism. Listen…

2010-12-22 041 Christmas Mashup: Holy Days & Silent Nights

A mix of holiday stories, found-sound, and sampled songs: A bell-ringer at the Mall of America. Holiday history as told by second graders. A trip to the toy store. Carols sung by Zulu children in a South African orphanage. And holiday bits from Bing Crosby, George W. Bush, and The Beatles Fan Club Christmas messages. Listen…

2010-12-15 106 Courage to Create II: Interviews with Artists

The conclusion of this 1978 NPR/CBC radio classic, featuring interviews with artists on the origins of the creative impulse. Interviewees include psychologist Rolly May (author of The Courage to Create), scupltor Ernst Neizvestny (translation read by Mike Waters), jazz violinist Joe Venuti, composer Harry Somers, classical guitarist Larry Snitzler, dancer Francesca Corkle (Joffrey Ballet), actor/director Jeanne Moreau, stained glass artist Rowan LeCompte, photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Listen…

2010-12-08 105 Courage to Create I: Interviews with Artists

A 1978 NPR/CBC radio classic, featuring interviews with artists on the origins of the creative impulse. This first of two hours includes psychologist Rolly May (author of The Courage to Create), classical guitarist Larry Snitzler, actor/director Jeanne Moreau, pianist Loren Hollander, photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, stained glass artist Rowan LeCompte, mezzo-soprano Fredericka von Stade, painter Harold Town, novelist Marie Claire Blais, flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal, folk guitarist Leo Kotke. Listen…

2010-12-01 078 Shopping for Santa: A Season’s Greeting

Holiday spirits and communal consumption: We go shopping at “City X,” a history of America’s malls and their creator, architect Victor Gruen, told by producer Jonathan Mitchell. And “T’is Season” is home recordings, a woman homesteader remembering brutal North Dakota 1920s winters, blues legend Brownie McGhee describing homemade Christmas presents, a father recounting St. Nick’s the fire escape entry, and an grandfather employing a snow machine to enhance a plastic Christmas tree; from Ginna Allison’s series, A Gathering of Days. Listen…

November

2010-11-24 077 AIDS Diaries: For AIDS Awareness Day

Documenting a disease: “Thembi’s Diary” follows a South African teenager as she records her life with AIDS, produced by Radio Diaries. In “LiveHopeLove” poet Kwame Dawes travels Jamaica talking to the many HIV/AIDS sufferers on his small island, produced by Outer Voices for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Barbara and Dori Bryon are a “Family with AIDS,” the mother unknowingly passed the virus to her daughter in the womb. African children orphaned by AIDS store keepsakes of their parents in a “Memory Box.” produced by the Africa Learning Channel. And artists declare AIDS Awareness Day a “Day without Art.” Listen…

2010-11-17 054 Food Fight: The Dark Side of the Muffin

A Chinese student shares his recipe for cooking “Carp” and escaping communism. Young Palestinian-American Rocky Tayeh fights food in “My Struggle with Obesity;” and later, surgically, he is “Saying Goodbye To Food” (from WNYC Radio Rookies). And Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates prepare “King’s Candy: A Prison Kitchen Vision” and concessions for “The Angola Prison Rodeo” (part of the Kitchen Sisters series Hidden Kitchens). Listen…

2010-11-10 104 Vet Vox: Voices of Veterans

For Veterans Day: Vietnam, Korean, and World War Two vets, recorded by StoryCorps, along with a Marine Sergeant’s recent “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” discharge. And we hear plug into the iPods of active-duty troops in Iraq, aksing them what they’re listening to, and what their lives are like. Listen…

2009-11-03 076 Small Town: Rural Routes

Spending time in some shrinking rural American townships: The postmistress of “Tomato, Arkansas” describes her community’s dwindling population. “X-Town” is four former Massachusetts municipalities, now flooded to make room for a reservoir. “Slab City” in California never did exist, though it’s full of folk who live there. And little Talcott, West Virginia has a big claim to fame as home of “The Legend of John Henry: Steel Drivin’ Man.” Listen…

October

2010-10-27 103 Political Party: For Election Week

Let’s rev-up this election process with a Political Party, crisscrossing the county collecting opinions: Scott Carrier in Salt Lake City watches his mayor debate Fox News host Sean Hannity, as the audience prepares for battle. Oregon kids brief us on the Constitution. Chicago college students discuss politicians. Montana pols talk politics. Howard Dean screams. We hear two opposing musical messages about the Obama administration. And we Auto-Tune the News, turning speeches info songs. Listen…

2010-10-20 102 Lost Critters: Dogs, Cats, a Pig, & 1M Camels

Some Dogs, Some Cats, One Pig, and a Million Camels: Camel racers ride the wild herds of Australia. Leo Grillo’s DELTA Rescue locates lost pets in Los Angeles. Piggles eavdes the butcher block, and wanders the backwoods near Washington DC. And the mythical Mama Chaos leads the feral dogs of Los Alamos. Listen…

2010-10-13 033 Political People: On the Campaign Trail

Producer Barrett Golding found remnants of Jefferson’s theories and Toqueville’s writings still very much in play, as he followed Montana’s two incumbents US Representatives, one Democrat, one Republican, in 1992. Due to re-apportionment, they were vying for the state’s one remaining Congressional seat, on a yearlong statewide game of political musical chairs. We also hear college students in Chicago discuss Democracy. Listen…

2010-10-06 101 John Ono Lennon: A Memorial and Celebration

On Monday October 9, 2010, John Lennon would have turned 70 years old. “John Ono Lennon” is an hour public-radio memorial and celebration, much of it told in Lennon’s own words and musics, from interviews, albums, outtakes, antics and poetics. The hour features: “All We Are Saying” by Barrett Golding- Lennon sings, talks, and testifies about peace, family, and art. And “The Day John Lennon Died” by Paul Ingles- Members of the generation jolted by Lennon’s death recall how they heard the news and how deeply this ex-Beatle’s life affected theirs. Listen…

September

2010-09-29 100 Stories of Transformation: Character and Change

Two audio diaries about character and change: a street kid who decides to wise-up and a person born in the wrong body. We hear two people documenting their own personal transformation. “Finding Miles” is the story of a person named Megan who began a slow and difficult transition into manhood, into becoming Miles. “Running from Myself” is the story of of boy who used to rob people, and his decision to stop. Listen…

2010-09-22 099 Polk Street Stories: San Francisco USA

An oral history of San Francisco’s premiere queer neighborhood, told by those who’ve called it home: Public Historian Joey Plaster spent a year gathering 70+ interviews from people experiencing Polk Street’s transition from a working class queer neighborhood to an upscale entertainment district. Polk Street’s scene predates the modern gay rights movement. It was a world unto itself, ten blocks of low rent hotels, bars and liquor stores, all sandwiched in between the gritty Tenderloin, City Hall, and the ritzy Nob Hill: a home invented by people who had no other home. A Transom Radio special. Listen…

2010-09-15 040 Spirit World: Angels on the Line

A preacher/prank-caller conjures “Alice of the Spirits.” Carmen Delzell samples the “Ritual Magic” of a voodoo Santera, soaks in a spirit bath, and prays for sex, adventure, and central heat. Ceil Muller visits “The Psychic Center of the World,” the town of Cassadega, Florida. And host Larry Massett spends “A Night on Mt. Shasta.” Listen…

2010-09-08 069 Pen to Paper: Charles Bowden and Isak Dinesen

Writer Charles Bowden reports from the US-Mexico border about the drug wars, the poverty, and the environment. His writing is harsh but unflinchingly accurate. Host Scott Carrier has a sound-portrait of Bowden, told by the people he has written about. Then Susan Stamberg revisits the world of Karen Blixen, aka, Isak Dinesen, when she wrote “Out of Africa.” And poet Alex Caldiero ponders the writing and sounding of words, with music by Theta Naught. Listen…

2010-09-01 098 Working Class: For Labor Day

What we do for a living: Mohawk ironworkers on the Twin Towers; a Radio Dairy from a scissors sharpener; exercises for existential overworked, undervalued employees; percussive postal clerks in Ghana; a man with 800 jobs; and what happens when there is no work… anywhere: the 1940 Great Depression “Voices from the Dust Bowl.” Listen…

August

2010-08-25 097 Crow Fair II: Apsaalooke Nation Celebration

The final part of this two-hour special: A century ago the six Crow Reservation Districts came together for a cultural gathering with other Great Plains tribes. The Crow Fair honors that tradition with a “giant family reunion under the Big Sky.” Every August is now Crow Fair in southeastern Montana, with a parade, a Pow Wow, and a rodeo. In 1977 a team of NPR producers and recordists spent a week collecting sounds and interviewing people at this annual event with the Crow people: the Apsaalooke Nation. Listen…

2010-08-18 096 Crow Fair I: Gathering the Tribes

A century ago the six Crow Reservation Districts came together for a cultural gathering with other Great Plains tribes. The Crow Fair honors that tradition with a “giant family reunion under the Big Sky.” Every third weekend of August the Apsaalooke Nation puts on a five-day festival in southeastern Montana, with a parade, Pow Wow, rodeo, and traditional and fancy dancing. In 1977 a team of NPR producers and recordists spent a week collecting sounds and interviewing people at this annual event. This early ambient sound-portrait breathes with the arts and activities of the Crow people. Part one of two. Listen…

2010-08-11 095 The Adoption Circle: Adoptees, Birth Parents, Adoptive Families

First-person accounts from all sides of adoption. Stories about living with questions and searching for answers. We hear from birth families (mothers, siblings and a father), adoptees (both kids and adults), and various adoptive families including open adoption and international adoption (China). Producers for Transom.org by Samantha Broun and Viki Merrick with help from Jay Allison. Listen…

2010-08-04 094 Working with Studs: America’s Greatest Listener

A Transom.org tribute to the great broadcaster and author Studs Terkel (1912-2008): For many years, Transom.org editor, Sydney Lewis, worked side by side with Studs on his radio show and his books. For this remembrance, a blend of documentary and reminiscence, she brings together a crew of Stud’s co-workers. They share great stories and wonderful previously-unheard tape of Studs himself. Listen…

July

2010-07-28 065 Cowboy: Cheyenne Frontier Days

Host Josh Darsa of NPR spends nine days with rodeo riders in a rural Wyoming town: Cheyenne Frontier Days is “The Daddy of ‘em All.” This classic 1980 radio doc from the NPR archives also presents the history of the “Cowboy,” underscored by the wild-west symphonies of Aaron Copland. Listen…

2010-07-21 068 Jean Shepherd 2: A Voice in the Night

Part two of this two-hour tribute to Jean Shepherd, “A Voice in the Night.” Marshall McLuhan called him “the first radio novelist.” From 1956-1977 Shep spun his late night stories over WOR radio, New York City. PBS gave him a TV series, “Jean Shepherd’s America.” In 1983 he co-wrote and narrated the film version of his “A Christmas Story.” He inspired a new generation of spoken narrative artists who tap into the American psyche. Among them was Harry Shearer, who hosts this two part tribute, from KCRW and NPR. Listen…

2010-07-14 067 Jean Shepherd 1: A Voice in the Night

Jean Shepherd used words like a jazz musician uses notes, winding around a theme, playing with variations, sending fresh self-reflective storylines out into the night. Marshall McLuhan called Shepherd “the first radio novelist.” From 1956-1977 Shep spun his late night stories over WOR radio, New York City. PBS gave him a TV series, “Jean Shepherd’s America.” In 1983 he co-wrote and narrated the film version of his “A Christmas Story.” He inspired a new generation of spoken narrative artists who tap into the American psyche. Among them was Harry Shearer, who hosts this two-part tribute. Listen…

2010-07-07 057 Roof of the World: In the Himalayas

Tibet and Nepal: Walking a circuit alongside pilgrims, yaks and yogis, host Scott Carrier treks one of the world’s most venerated — and least visited — holy sites, “Mount Kailash: Cricling the Center of Creation.” And we climb to the Nepalese town of “Siklis,” going up a mountain and back in time, produced by Larry Massett, narrated by Joe Frank. Listen…

June

2010-06-30 043 Go By Train: Riding the Rails

Musician Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, K Records) hosts train tales: An existential interaction with an automated Amtrak voice. The Kronos Quartet plays Steve Reich’s “Different Trains.” Singer Jules Shear recalls an on-board performance. A Sound Portrait of a Pullman Porter. A track-hopping hobo named Short Stop. Circus performer Little Jack Horton and poet Charles Bukowski stolen engine car. Segregated train-travel from StoryCorps. The world’s largest model railroad. And Calvin’s Great Aunt Grace’s 1891 train trip. Listen…

2010-06-23 093 Lewis & Clark Trail II: The Columbia River

Biking & Mic-ing the Lewis & Clark Trail; part two, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean: Barrett Golding and Josef Verbanac, a radio producer and an English professor, a Jew and a Sioux, bicycle from mountains to the sea, looking for hidden histories. Listen…

2010-06-16 092 Lewis & Clark Trail I: The Missouri River

Biking & Mic-ing the Lewis & Clark Trail; part one, up the Missouri River into the Rocky Mountains: Barrett Golding and Josef Verbanac, a radio producer and an English professor, a Jew and a Sioux, bicycle from Missouri to Montana, enduring floods, war, worms, mud, and myriad Lewis & Clark festivals. Listen…

2010-06-09 049 Palestinian Dreaming: Arabs and Jews

Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land: “Waking Up” from a nightmare in a city split by three religions, as dreamt by an Jewish soldier, an Arab bomber, and a Mississippi minister; from Joe Frank’s hour Time’s Arrow. And “The Lemon Tree,” on the property of the same family home, in the same family homeland, shared by an Israeli and an Palestinian family; from Sandy Tolan of Homelands Productions. Listen…

2010-06-02 019 Life on the Mississippi: River Towns

A Tour of the River Towns: Hannibal, Missouri, birthplace of Mark Twain; a day on a tugboat; St. Louis showboats; and changing the course of mighty rivers. A downstream trip through the history and mystery of the Big Muddy, with Larry Massett and Scott Carrier. Listen…

May

2010-05-26 006 Radio Dial: Signals from the Sky

Radio stories about radio, then stories about radio stories: Jake Warga paints sound-portraits of “Urbana FM” in Uruguay and “Radio Gondor” in Ethiopia. The ShortWaveMusic blog records “Duelling Transmitters.” Larry Masett interviews the “Language Removal Services.” Recordist Steve McGreevey captures the solar sounds of space weather, the northern lights, and “Natural Radio.” The Android Sisters lament the loss of great “Ray-Dee-Ohh.” And Scott Carrier reports to work for “The Friendly Man.” Listen…

2010-05-19 091 Bad Trip: Your Next Vacation

Obscure tours and offbeat retreats thru Americana: Filmmaker Tony Buba takes the Long Haul Productions team around his hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a once thriving steel town, now one-tenth the town it was in population. Scott Carrier transports visiting Tibetan monks around the U.S. West. The town of Boonville, California has it’s own language: Boontling, a story by Ginna Allison. And writer Mark Allen tours Universal Studios and pretty much loses his mind. Listen…

2010-05-12 090 On Horseback: Equine Athletes

A couple equestrian classics from the NPR archives: Olympian Bruce Davidson shares his techniques for training equine athletes, with NPR’s David Molpus. Josh Darsa and a team of sound-recordists are at Belmont Stakes for the third leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. And a poem by singer Annie Gallop about the poem that unleashed her love of horses. Listen…

2010-05-05 060 Getting Out: The Education of Jesse Jean

Go to school, keep your grades up, go to college. That’s what we tell kids — over and over. What if just leaving your apartment, and walking up the block is risky? What if it feels safer to stay home, keep a low profile. When you do go out, head somewhere safe, like the teen center. That was the world of African American teenager, Jesse Jean. He lived a half block from host Katie Davis in their DC neighborhood. Jesse was lucky enough to get a scholarship to a private boarding school. Katie kept in touch with him. We hear three stories covering seven years. Listen…

April

2010-04-28 048 Juarez, Mexico: City on the Border

Four years of reports on life in the Mexican border-town of Ciudad Juarez, with poverty and corruption, with daily drug-cartel murders and military violence. Told by photographer & Juarez resident Julian Cardona, along with author Charles Bowden, and host Scott Carrier. Listen…

2010-04-21 089 Musicians’ Minds: Interviewing Music Makers

Musicians minds sometimes work differently. So interviews with musicians sometimes take unexpected turns: Host Lynne Neary’s interview with David Byrne ends up with her answering his questions. Mickey Hart takes us on an audio tour of his extensive worldwide percussion collection. Negativland turns their NPR interview into audio art. Musicians In Their Own Words surveys the sonic spectrum of musicians warming up for a performance. Listen…

2010-04-14 044 Memory Book: Looking Back at Life

Recollections, remembrances, and mnemonics for marking time: Lester Nafzger recalls his life as a litany of “Lynchpins” (as told to Joe Frank, excerpted from his Hour Performer). Host Ceil Muller takes us on a tour of her own memory palace, made bits of unsued of tape recordings she’s gathered over the years, in “Persistence of Memorex.” “Death in Venice” roams the beach with retired folk in Venice, Florida, finding seashells, shark’s teeth and distant memories (written and produced by Larry Massett, narrated by Joe Frank). Listen…

2010-04-07 051 Dog Tales: Barks, Bites, Best Friends

Man’s beast friend: Tony Schwartz documents the entire first year in “A Dog’s Life.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti performs his poem “Dog.” Scott Carrier encounters a frisbee-catching “Blind Dog.” “Dogs in the Yard” is musician Steven Vitiello’s multi-bark composition. Jay Allison collects some possible “Dog Dreams.” A man and his dog, “John and Nippy,” share a rancher’s life, and musical duets. Laura Silverman (Sarah’s sister) calls about her canine into Jonathan Katz’s talk show, “Seeing is Believing.” And, as a doggie treat, we hear an on-air “Cat Bath” from producer Dmae Roberts. Listen…

March

2010-03-31 088 Scene of the Crime: Victims, Cops, and Criminals

There will be blood: An archival interview with 1950s NYC crime scene photographer, Weegee; then excerpts from old time radio’s “Casey, Crime Photographer” and “Dragnet.” Nancy Updike of This American Life spends the day with professional “Crime Scene Cleaners.” A sound-portrait of a convicted “White Collar Criminal,” by Adam Allington. And host Jake Warga does a good deed, for which he ends up assaulted, bleeding, and hospitalized. Listen…

2010-03-24 087 Thumb and Thumber: The Joy of Hitchhiking

Is hitchhiking the great American adventure sport or just a risky last resort for folks who can’t come up with bus fare? Producer Jonathan Mitchell offers a “Beginner’s Guide to Hitchhiking”. Scott Carrier relates a hitchhiking adventure involving “New Shoes” and a letter to the Dalai Lama. And host Larry Massett drives a battered Olds 88 from New Mexico to Florida, picking up every hitchhiker on “The Road” he sees — no matter how dangerous-looking. Listen…

2010-03-17 037 Prison: Life Behind Bars

John Mills is “Doing Time” and Sergeant Furman Camel is “Serving 9 to 5;” two Prison Dairies from an inmate and a guard at Polk Youth Institution, North Carolina. (John Mills is out now and co-hosts our hour with Prison Dairies producer Joe Richman.) Voices and sounds of youth in “Lockdown!” at Utah’s Washington County Crisis Center, a techno tone poem by composer Phillip Kent Bimstein. Payton Smith calls her mom in prison to discuss “Not All Bad Things,” produced by Chana Joffe-Walt and Transom. And “Tossing Away the Keys” at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola Prison, is stories of lifers from Sound Portraits. Listen…

2010-03-10 086 WHER-Memphis: All Girl Radio

The first all-girl radio station in the nation, WHER-Memphis, went on-air in 1955. It was the brainchild of sound legend Sam Phillips, who created the groundbreaking format with money he raised from selling Elvis Presley’s Sun Studios contract. Women almost exclusively ran the station. They read the news, interviewed local celebrities, and spun popular records. They sold and produced commercials, directed and engineered programming, and sat at the station’s control boards. “WHER: 1000 Beautiful Watts” was produced by the Kitchen Sisters for their Lost and Found Sound series. Listen…

2010-03-03 023 This is Insanity: Disturbed Mental States

Disturbed Mental States: “This is Insane,” says William S Burroughs to the music of Disposable Heroes of Hiphopcracy. An anonymous reporter describes his “Electroshock.” The Avalanches mashup a “Frontier Psychiatrist.” Host Scott Carrier takes “The Test” for schizophrenia. Joe Frank is pathologically challenged by time. And Sound Portraits helps Howard Dully recount “My Lobotomy,” documenting the experimental procedure of “ice pick” surgery. Listen…

February

2010-02-24 085 Protest: From the National Mall to Town Halls

We hear crowds and confrontations at the “Town Halls 2009″ collective cross-country chaos. “Protest 1968-2008″ is four decades of marches and musics, montaged by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler. Scott Carrier introduces a junta-threatening Burmese rock band, Iron Cross. Tea Partiers and single-payer proponents shout outside a Presidential health care whistle stop; there’s debate, division and a “Day of Democracy”. NPR’s Jeff Kamen takes to the DC streets amid a police crackdown on an anti-war rally — from ATC’s first broadcast day (May 1971). Listen…

2010-02-17 084 Place Your Bets: What Happens in Vegas

We play keno, cards, and craps in Sin City: Scott Carrier stays up all night in America’s gambling Mecca: “Vegas”, baby. “Casino Suite” is three pieces for strings, winds, and Vegas dice table worker, composed by Phillip Kent Bimstein. Jazz bassist Kelly Roberti lost his bass to the “Keno Machines”. NPR host Alex Chadwick pits his wits against the casino regular playing “Poker at the Ox”. Joe Frank’s “Old Gambler” gets on the wrong side of Sin City’s collection crew. And playwright John Ridley’s “Lock It Up” is set inside the Hollywood Park Casino, which is neither in Hollywood nor a park. Listen…

2010-02-10 046 All Happy Families: Love and Loss

Tolstoy wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” But sometimes it’s hard to tell who is and isn’t happy: After decades together, the Nadeaus find their husband/father is a “Crossdressing Family Man” (told by family friend Eric Winick). “After the Forgetting” (produced by Erica Heilman) is an evolution of relationships revealed in conversations between Greg Sharrow, his mother Marjorie, and Greg’s husband Bob Hooker, as Marjorie’s dementia progresses. Steve Fugate roams the roads of America, walking thousands of miles with a sign stuck over his middle-aged head that reads “Love Life” — because of what happened to his son (produced by Larry Massett). Listen…

2010-02-03 047 Snow and Ice: Winter Weather Advisory

Gliding, sliding, and speed: NPR’s Alex Chadwick invites America to share their stories of Flexible Flyers and downhill runs in this cross-USA audio “Sledding Party” (produced by Katie Davis). Seven skiers go into the back-country, only six return in this “Avalanche” survivors’ story (told to producer Scott Carrier). And host Barrett Golding documents a training day in the life of three women “Olympic Speed-Skaters.” Listen…

January

2010-01-27 083 Shortcuts- 21st Century III: The First Decade

The final part of our three hour-long retrospective of the 21st Century’s first decade. A sonic survey of Christ’s passion, planetary climate change, presidential contenders, Ponzi schemes, collapsing economies, and all the stories and celebs of 2006-2009. (Produced by Peter Bochan of All Mixed Up, WBAI-NYC and WPKN-Bridgeport CT.) Listen…

2010-01-20 082 Shortcuts- 21st Century II: The First Decade

The second of our three hour-long retrospective of the Aughties. The Iraq war, the missing WMDs, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Katrina flood, and sounds, speeches and songs from 2003 thru 2005. (Produced by Peter Bochan of All Mixed Up, WBAI-NYC and WPKN-Bridgeport CT.) Listen…

2010-01-13 081 Shortcuts- 21st Century I: The First Decade

The first of a three hour-long retrospective of the first decade, of the century, of the millennium. Beginning with the 2000 election and recounts, from Bush, Gore, Bill and Hill; thru 911, Homeland Security, and Afghanistan. A survey of selected speech, song, and soundbites from 2000 thru 2002. (Produced by Peter Bochan of All Mixed Up, WBAI-NYC and WPKN-Bridgeport CT.) Listen…

2010-01-06 080 Elvis Aaron Presley: Birthday Party

Elvis Presley (Jan 8 1935 – Aug 16 1977), a 75th Birthday Party: Long Haul Productions rides the bus to Graceland, talking to the EP pilgrims. Producer Adam Allington rides along with a policeman and Elvis impersonator. The Residents storytell the allegorical “Baby King.” Knonos Quartet performs “Elvis Everywhere”. Gillian Welch expounds her biographical song “Elvis Presley Blues”. Go Home Productions mashes up a “Strung-Out King” on-stage meltdown. And from Joyride Media & Sony’s Elvis 75 project, we hear Elvis’ friends and bandmates recall his righteous faith in both religion and rockin’. Listen…

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