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Rubin Gandharba playing sarangi

Nepali Bob Dylan {format} 2:57 Jack Chance

The Kingdom of Nepal became a democracy this week, holding it's first elections for representatives who will write the new constitution and are likely to abolish the monarchy. We speak with a young musician in Kathmandu, Rubin Gandharba, whose songs (played on the Nepali sarangi) became a rallying cry for the Nepali Democracy Movement.

Broadcast: Apr 17 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, Politics


Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher working in their yard.

A Square Meal, Regardless {format} 7:20 Jennifer Nathan & SALT Institute

Two old friends Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher have been caring for each other into old age. After Johnís wife passed away and his children moved across the country, John turned to Cedric when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Produced for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. (Photo © Jenny Calivas.)

Broadcast: Apr 1 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Family, Health


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2 Minute Noir: Rattlesnake Blues {format} 2:13 Tom Lopez

A 2 Minute Film Noir from ZBS: a wake for Jake the Snake, "Even Rattlesnakes Get the Blues."

Broadcast: Mar 27 2008 on NPR Day to DaySeries: 2 Minute Film Noir Subjects: Comedy, Drama


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2 Minute Noir: So Long to Shangri-La {format} 2:25 Tom Lopez

The second from the ZBS series, em>2 Minute Film Noir: An angel wants to walk on the dark side in "Say 'So Long' to Shangri-La."

Broadcast: Mar 24 2008 on NPR Day to DaySeries: 2 Minute Film Noir Subjects: Drama, Comedy


A masters plays the Tibetan Danyen

Song of Tibet {format} 3:30 Jack Chance

There's history and politics hidden in the songs of Tibet, which has been under Chinese control for half a century. A music recordist visits during Losar, the Tibetan New Year, looking for traditional music (produced for KGLT-Bozeman).

Broadcast: Mar 24 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, International


Fishing shack, photo by Sarah Breul

400 Fish {format} 5:13 Grant Fuller & SALT Institute

C'mon, bait your line. Let's go smelt fishin' on the ice. Ten shacks on a frozen river are filled with ice fishermen for ten weeks each year. Owner Steve Leighton provides the bait; his patrons bring the beer; and the fish take care of the rest. Produced for the the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. (Photo © Sarah Breul.)

Broadcast: Mar 14 2008 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Sports, Environment


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2 Minute Noir: Chez Tootsie {format} 3:26 Tom Lopez

In this debut of the ZBS series 2 Minute Film Noir, an American private eye falls in love with a French woman, who is more than mysterious, she's ethereal.

Broadcast: Mar 10 2008 on NPR Day to DaySeries: 2 Minute Film Noir Subjects: Comedy, Drama


Objects from ItSpace

ItSpace {format} 5:04 Jesse Dukes

MySpace has pages for people, places, and now things. Composer Peter Traub has started ItSpace, a participatory sound project. "ItSpace pages feature everyday household objects. Each page has a photo of the object, a description, and most importantly, a 1-minute piece of music composed of recordings of the object being struck and resonated in various."

Broadcast: Feb 25 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Art, Music, Technology


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Presidential Inaugurations {format} 10:08 Barrett Golding

Excerpts from: Calvin Coolidge, Inaugural Address, Wednesday, March 4, 1925. (No inaugural recording exists of Herbert Hoover.) Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1933. Harry S. Truman, Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1949. Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address, Tuesday, January 20, 1953. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1961. Lyndon B. Johnson, Inaugural Address, Wednesday, January 20, 1965. Richard M. Nixon, Second Inaugural Address, Saturday, January 20, 1973. Gerald Ford, Remarks On Taking The Oath Of Office, Friday Aug. 9, 1974. Jimmy Carter, Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1977. Ronald Reagan, Second Inaugural Address, Monday, January 21, 1985. George H. W. Bush, Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1989. Bill Clinton, First Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1993. George W. Bush, Inaugural Address, Saturday, January 20, 2001.

Broadcast: Feb 18 2008 on HV PODCAST Subjects: Historical, Historical Anniversaries, Public Affairs, Politics


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Civil Rights- Live {format} {format} {format} 7:46 Barrett Golding

For the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act (July 2 1964): In 1963-4 two Atlanta residents collected live recordings at freedom movement events in the deep south, mass meetings, sermons, rallies, interviews. Their collection, now at the Library of Congress, is called "Movement Soul." [transcript]

Broadcast: Feb 11 2008 on HV PODCAST; Jul 2 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, Historical, Public Affairs, African American





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