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Micheal Scott with his pigeons on the coop

Breeding Brooklyn Pigeons {format} 3:14 Owen Agnew & SALT Institute

Like his father before him, Michael Scott breeds "primo" pigeons, trained athletes, in his native Brooklyn. One of his coops is in Canarsie, on top of his grandmotherís house. Photo © Allison Lucas.

Broadcast: Sep 24 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Sports


The couple and their cows

Love and Dairy {format} 3:04 Chris Booker

When you have to milk cows 7 days a week it can be quite difficult to find a girlfriend. But, thanks to farmersonly.com young dairy farmer John Engel was able to meet Lisa.

Broadcast: Sep 9 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Business, Family


Human toe in a cocktail glass

Sour Toe Cocktail {format} 3:00 Jake Warga

Dawson City, deep in Canada's Yukon Territory, has a hotel bar with a house specialty, the a Sour Toe Cocktail. The drink's has an extra special ingredient: a real severed human toe. If it touches your lips, congrats, you're on a long, odd, proud list of thousands in the Sour Toe Cocktail Club.

Broadcast: Sep 5 2008 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Travel, Cultural


Series poster

2 Minute Noir: Stool Pigeon Street {format} 2:22 Tom Lopez

A 2 Minute Film Noir from ZBS: They're watching. They're listening. They're everywhere. It's a "Nightmare on Stool Pigeon Street."

Broadcast: Aug 26 2008 on NPR Day to DaySeries: 2 Minute Film Noir


Sign on roof: No Climbing

Taipei 101 {format} 3:01 Jake Warga

An audio-tour of Taipei 101, in Taiwan, the tallest building in the world (for now).

Broadcast: Jul 29 2008 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Travel, Technology


Homeless man in rain

Land of 10,000 Homeless: My Name Is {format} 2:52 Andrew Turpening

From a music/documentary series by The Voices of the Streets, which gives a voice to individuals in Minnesota experiencing homelessness. Tommy Wayne Gilmore and Renee Buford Lollar live in a Minneapolis family shelter. Andrew Turpening composed the music.

Broadcast: Jul 2 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Public Affairs, Family


Middletown Mall sketch

City X (Attention Shoppers) {format} {format} Jonathan Mitchell

For the yearís busiest shopping day, an audio portrait of todayís American commons: the shopping mall. The producer returns to his hometown for a deep-mall experience. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 1 2008 on WNYC Radio Lab; Jan 11 2005 on NPR Living on Earth Subjects: Business, Holidays, Cultural


Woman with crystal ball and painted face

Rainbow Family {format} {format} 10:42 Barrett Golding

The Gathering of the Tribes: the annual migration of The Rainbow Family of Living Light. Each year, twenty thousand people camp for a week in a the national forest. They come together first week of July; the Fourth of July is their day of prayer, a prayer for peace. Also see: Rainbow Family web presentation, audio collage, and Chad Harder photos. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 28 2008 on APM Weekend America; Jul 1 2002 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Politics, Cultural, Historical Anniversaries, Environment


Amy Jo: Surrounded by Lights {format} 6:50 Erin Mishkin & SALT Institute

A very busy day with Amy Jo, a single mother of two toddlers. Everyday she strives to fulfill a promise for a better life, made to her daughter two years ago. Produced for SALT.

Broadcast: Jun 27 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Labor, Family


Homeless man in rain

Land of 10,000 Homeless: Bill Speaks {format} 2:45 Andrew Turpening

From a music/documentary series by The Voices of the Streets, which gives a voice to individuals in Minnesota experiencing homelessness. Bill Courtright was interviewed near the Dorothy Day Center, a homeless shelter in St. Paul, MN. Andrew Turpening wrote and produced the music.

Broadcast: Jun 25 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Health, Labor





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