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Women with golliwog dolls

Camel in the Outback {format} {format} 5:10 Larry Massett & Jake Warga

Competing and eating wild camels in the Northern Australia Territories. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 8 2006 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: International, Travel, Food, Environment, Sports


Side of the bus with letters: Poetry Bus

Poetry Bus {format} {format} 5:33 Jake Warga

Rhyming down the highways, free-versing the freeways, the 2006 Poetry Bus Tour stops in 50 cities in 50 days.

Broadcast: Dec 8 2006 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Education, Travel, Literature


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Haunted Cabin on Public Arts {format} Jake Warga

PRI's Public Interactive featured Jake Warga's "Haunted Cabin" on the Public Arts section of their site.

Broadcast: Oct 31 2006 on HV NewsSeries: Hearing Voices- News Subjects: Feature, Family


Two players battle for the ball

Australian Football {format} 2:30 Jake Warga

The Australian Football League reached its finale with the Sydney Swans take on the West Coast Eagles in the Grand Final. It was played in Melbourne's cricket grounds. Aussie football, or footie, originated around 1858. But some say it evolved from an earlier Aboriginal game called Marn Grook. Aboriginal sports commentator Grant Hansen highlights a few of the finer points of this very rough sport

Broadcast: Sep 29 2006 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Sports, International


Golden GateBridge with emergency phone

Chasing Death: Understanding a Friend’s Suicide {format} {format} {format} 8:15 Jake Warga

It takes four seconds to hit the water from the Golden Gate Bridge. A year ago the producerís friend Phil took that fatal jump. And several yearís ago Philís brother committed suicide. [transcript]

Broadcast: Nov 29 2005 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Family, Health


Jakeís grandmother smiling

Grandmother: A Story of Aging, Decline and Love {format} 8:16 Jake Warga

The producer chronicles the life and decline of his paternal grandmother. As she grew older, she mistook him for his father, who had already died. Warga tells the story of how and when she started to forget things as she entered her 90s. [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 6 2005 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Senior, Family, Health


Old postacrd from Tahiti

Picture Postcards {format} 4:04 Jake Warga

Before the airplane, trips abroad were big undertakings, and if you went overseas youíd want evidence that you were really there. So you sent a postcard. These little souvenirs are visual depictions of the history Colonialism.

Broadcast: May 21 2005 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Art, Travel, Historical


Bambi and forest critters

Disney Death {format} 5:54 Jake Warga

Did Walt Disney have an obsession with death? The demise of Disney characters, from Bambiís mom to Old Yeller, provides many children their first glimpse of violent death.

Broadcast: Nov 20 2004 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Historical, Health, Entertainment, Children


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Radio Urbana {format} 4:00 Jake Warga

An FM radio station in Uruguay's capital, Montevideo, is called Urbana. It's hip, bilingual, plays music from all over the world, and is famous in Uruguay for its 30-second sound portraits featuring the voices of famous people mixed over avante-garde music.

Broadcast: Aug 12 2004 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: International, Media


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Ghost Hunters in the Thick of Night {format} {format} 3:48 Jake Warga

Another tall tale from AGHOST- Amateur Ghost Hunters of Seattle Tacoma. Strange noises in old houses, cold spots, loud bumps, and disembodied whispers at night? What haunts this family, and who is the babyís imaginary friend? [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 14 2004 on NPR All Things ConsideredSeries: Ghost Hunters Subjects: Cultural, Technology





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