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Night of the Insomniac {format} 4:55 SALT Institute & Matthew Swenson

A wide-eyed glimpse into the world of Michael White, insomniac; how it feels and sounds to spend night after sleepless night. Produced for the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies.

Broadcast: Oct 21 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Health


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


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


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


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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