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South African kids in doorway

Zulu Kids Xmas {format} {format} {format} 1:10 Jake Warga

A Christmas audio postcard sung by Zulu children in a South African orphanage. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 24 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 24 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Youth, Children, International, Holidays


A young Kelly Kinsey with her dog, Lolly

Song & Memory: Eleanor Rigby {format} {format} 4:55 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

What song from your past brings back a strong memory? Weekend America continues with another installment of the "Song and Memory" series. We hear from Kelly Kinsey, a Weekend America listener, about a tune that takes her back.

Broadcast: May 21 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jun 10 2006 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: Children, Youth, Music, Family


Drawing of Hannah Marcus

Song & Memory: Babysitter Songs {format} 8:28 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

When Hannah Marcus, a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, was little, she often listened to music with her babysitter. Hannah didn't just get a musical education from the babysitter, she was schooled in politics and race.

Broadcast: Oct 21 2006 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: Music, Youth, Children


Nina playing air guitar on badmitten racket as a kid

Song & Memory: Only the Lonely {format} 8:18 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

The song "Only the Lonely" reminds sound artist Nina Katchadourian of her of childhood summers with her brother in Finland.

Broadcast: Jul 8 2006 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: Children, Youth, Music


Cambodian boys with one girl

Cambodia 2: Human trafficking {format} 6:37 Scott Carrier

Second in a series: In this second report of his two-part series on human trafficking, the story of a Cambodian family whose daughters were sold to brothels to make ends meet. [transcript]

Broadcast: May 26 2006 on APM MarketplaceSeries: Cambodia: Human Traffick Subjects: Justice, Women, Youth, International, Children


Cambodian boys with one girl

Cambodia 1: Human trafficking {format} 6:14 Scott Carrier

First in a series: The annual report on human trafficking next week will estimate between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across borders each year ó and that doesn't include people sold within their own countries. Scott Carrier reports. [transcript]

Broadcast: May 25 2006 on APM MarketplaceSeries: Cambodia: Human Traffick Subjects: Justice, International, Women, Youth, Children


Julia Slavin photo

Song & Memory: I’ll Take Manhattan {format} 4:37 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

The song "I'll Take Manhattan" is upbeat and jaunty song to most people. But to writer Julia Slavin, the song elicits some darker, more unsettling thoughts about her childhood pets.

Broadcast: Feb 11 2006 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: Children, Youth, Music, Family


Chicago Matters logo

Quiet Kids {format} {format} 4:07 Hillary Frank

Our increasingly loud world leaves less and less room for those who are, by nature, quiet. These people rarely speak up, so rarely get heard. But underneath all our noise and shouting, there are the softer voices. So listen closely as these four teens talk about why they are and what itís like being quiet. Produced for the WBEZ series Chicago Matters. [transcript]

Broadcast: Mar 23 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Youth, Education, Children


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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