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Stars & Bars {format} 59:00 Ben Adair, Scott Carrier, Joe Frank, Barrett Golding, Larry Massett & [Hearing Voices]

Celebrating America with Flags and Festivals in this (((Hearing Voices))) Independence Day special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: "The Pledge" from (((HearingVoices)))- recitations and reflections on our anthem of allegiance. "War vs. Peace" by Joe Frank- praising the glories of war and the futility of peace. "Rainbow Family" by Barrett Golding- the annual migration of The Rainbow Family of Living Light to the forest on July Fourth -- their day of prayer for peace. "Armpit of America" by Larry Massett- Few towns would appreciate being called the armpit of America; fewer still would covet the title-- Welcome to Battle Mountain. "Otha Turner's Afrosippi Picnic" by Ben Adair- Mississippi moonshine, barbecued goat and old-time Fife & Drum. "Ocean City" by Scott Carrier- A visit to the Maryland shore, from the serenity of the old-time beach residents to the insanity of the young weekend warriors in the clubs and on the streets. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Jul 4 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Public Affairs, Specials, Holidays, Historical Anniversaries


Father’s Day {format} 6:22 Jake Warga

Remembering a father with a pile of old recorded tapes. Winner of a 2005 NFCB Golden Reel.

Broadcast: Jun 19 2004 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Family, Holidays


Dog and woman in flags on motorcycle

Armpit of America {format} 14:33 Larry Massett

Few towns would appreciate being called the armpit of America; fewer still would covet the title, and celebrate it with an armpit festival. Welcome to Battle Mountain, Nevada: a weekend with rodeo riders, Basque miners, and stock-car racers.

Broadcast: Jan 30 2004 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Travel, Holidays, Americana


Gary Larson cow cartoon

Far Side {format} {format} 4:31 Jake Warga

Holiday calendars of comic strips as metaphor and memories of a life and a death. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 29 2003 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Holidays, Health, Comedy


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Christmas and Wartime {format} {format} :58 Sydney Lewis

U.S. Navy veteran John Hughes recalls one Christmas he spent during wartime. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 25 2003 on NPR Day to DaySeries: WCAI/WNAN Sonic IDs Subjects: Holidays, War


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Christmas Kids {format} {format} 4:00 Barrett Golding

The many stories of Christmas conveyed and confused by the second-graders of Mrs. Beasley's class at Irving School in Bozeman, Montana. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 25 2003 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Youth, Holidays, Religious


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Santa’s To-Do List {format} {format} 1:34 Devorah Medwin

Christmas tasks for Santa. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 25 2003 on NPR Day to DaySeries: WCAI/WNAN Sonic IDs Subjects: Holidays


Santa’s Wish List {format} {format} 1:20 Devorah Medwin

Sonic IDs from WCAI/WNAN and Atlantic Public Media in Massachusetts (Editor: Jay Allison): What Santa wants for Christmas. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 25 2003 on NPR Day to DaySeries: WCAI/WNAN Sonic IDs Subjects: Holidays


Drawing of pilgrams and detail of painting

Letís Eat {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier, Joe Frank, Susan Stone & [Hearing Voices]

An Audio Feast in this (((Hearing Voices))) Thanksgiving special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: Scott Carrier tours a turkey ranch, unflinchingly following the gobbler from farmyard to frozen food. Susan Stone serves up a tongue-twisting knife-wielding cut-up collage of the Joy of Cooking. Joe Frank describes a typically twisted Thanksgiving dinner, in an excerpt from his program "Pilgrim." Dean Olscher trips through the Twin Cities, going among the Hmong, with assistance from by Chowhound Jim Leff on the cellphone. oet Todd Colby will do absolutely anything for some cake. And "Concerning Breakfast"- Annie Cheney offers a touching document of her eating disorder, produced by Jay Allison. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Nov 27 2003 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Food, Specials, Holidays


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A Community Thanksgiving {format} {format} 2:01 Lindsey Lee & Helen Woodward

Another Sonic ID from WCAI/WNAN and Atlantic Public Media in Massachusetts (Editor: Jay Allison): A sound portrait of a surprise Thanksgiving for Sophie Bloch from the community of Marthaís Vineyard. [transcript]

Broadcast: Nov 26 2003 on NPR Day to DaySeries: WCAI/WNAN Sonic IDs Subjects: Food, Holidays





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