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The Pledge of Allegiance {format} {format} {format} 5:14 Barrett Golding

For Independence Day:People with different regional, ethnic, and national accents recite and reflect upon the single, century-old sentence: ""The Pledge of Allegiance." [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 2 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jul 4 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Public Affairs, Historical, Cultural, Acoustic, Justice


Morels in woods

Wild Morels on the Yellowstone {format} {format} {format} 7:44 Scott Carrier

Stalking mushrooms on the banks of a flooding river, and the recipes and feast which follows. [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 18 2006 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Jun 28 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Food, Environment, Acoustic


Old School {format} 59:00 Katie Davis, Taylor Mali, Radio Diaries & [Hearing Voices]

Back-to-School special. Hosted by Katie Davis, of Neighborhood Stories, featuring: "School VP"- Richard Paul follows Assistant Principal Irasema Salcido through her hectic multi-lingual morning at Bell Multicultural High School in DC. "Carried You"- Katie Davis tries to help, but Tiffany tells her she "got carried." A lesson in learning lessons. "What Teachers Make"- Slam poet and history teacher Taylor Mali schools us on honesty, ass-kicking and career choices. "Frankie in Mentone, Alabama: Football"- In a small southern Appalachian town, 17-year old Frankie Luwchuk plays running back for the Valley Head Tigers, and keeps an audio journal of his year; a Teenage Diary produced by Joe Richman. Poems & Prose from Meryn Cadell, Jelani, and Taylor Mali. "In a Bubble"- Producer Hillary Frank gets quiet kids to speak up and have their say. "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"- Commencement speech words from Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich, performed by actor Lee Perry, over music from Baz Luhrman's film, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, sung by Quindon Tarver. "Hike to Rock Creek"- Host Katie Davis takes her DC summer camp into the unexplored regions of woods and water, two blocks away from where the kids live. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Sep 1 2005 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Acoustic, Big Band, Celtic, Specials, Education


Pig barn

Family Farms and Pork Exports {format} {format} 5:09 Kelly McEvers

The U.S. pork industry is on the upswing compared to past years, mainly due to exports to China and Russia. However, large food corporations receive most of the profit -- small pig farms make up only 1 percent of the industry, an industry which less than10 years ago was largely made up of family farms. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 14 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Business, Acoustic


Yellow arrow

Walk This Way: Yellow Arrows {format} 4:50 Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

Yellow arrows are turning up all over New York City, pointing the way twoards clandestine, citizen-driven, underground self-guided tours of NYCís lesser-known treasures.

Broadcast: Jun 25 2005 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Travel, Art, Acoustic


Seals on ice by sea

Bottom of the World, Part 2 {format} {format} 7:45 Scott Carrier

For summer soltice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere, we travel to Antarctica. The sun hasnít shone for months and wonít be back around until September. The second of a two-part story about a young woman who couldnít seem to find her way in life, until she found her way to Antarctica. The woman recounts some of the strange things that happen on the scientific base where she worked during the six months of darkness that is the Antarctic winter. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 21 2005 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Antarctica Subjects: Acoustic, Technology, Science, Labor, Travel


Seals on ice by sea

Bottom of the World {format} {format} 7:44 Scott Carrier

For summer soltice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere, we travel to Antarctica. The sun hasnít shone for months and wonít be back around until September. The first of a two-part story about a young woman who couldnít seem to find her way in life, until she found her way to Antarctica. The woman recounts some of the strange things that happen on the scientific base where she worked during the six months of darkness that is the Antarctic winter. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 20 2005 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Antarctica Subjects: Acoustic, Technology, Science, Labor, Travel


Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington, 1943

Puyallup {format} {format} {format} 3:28 Jon Watanabe

Ed Kiyohara was interred at the Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington state during World War II, one of thousands of Americans of Japanese-Americnas orced from their homes in coastal states to live in internment camps while American forces battled Japan for control of the Pacific Ocean. He later joned the all-Japenese all-Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which became the most decorated unit in U.S. history. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 5 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Historical, War, Asian, Acoustic


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Slab City {format} {format} 7:02 Ben Adair

About an hour south-east of Palm Springs, California is Slab City, what some call the last free-place in America. Itís sort of a drifterís camp that, due to a bureaucratic technicality, is under nobodyís jurisdiction. Pulitzer-Prize winner Charlie LeDuff introduces us to some of the inhabitants, searching for freedom, and something more. Produced for KPCC- Southern California Public Radio series Pacific Drift.

Broadcast: Jun 4 2005 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Pacific Drift Subjects: Acoustic, Public Affairs


Installation of Dark Side of the Cell

The Music of Life {format} 4:50 Ben Adair

Nanoscientist Andrew Pelling and media artist Anne Niemetz came together to create music from cellular sounds. Dark Side of the Cell is a concert that includes the unadulterated tones of healthy cells, the static-like noise of human cancer cells and almost meditative sounds of yeast cells recovering from given birth. Produced for KPCC- Southern California Public Radio series Pacific Drift.

Broadcast: May 28 2005 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Pacific Drift Subjects: Health, Science, Technology, Acoustic





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