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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


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Portrait of a Plague {format} 59:00 Radio Diaries, Sandra Rattley, Sound Portraits & [Hearing Voices]

A (((Hearing Voices))) World AIDS Day special. Hosted by Joe Richman, of Radio Diaries, featuring: "Just Another Day At the Biggest Hospital In the World" by Joe Richman & Sue Johnson- Sister Agnes Ramashiga makes her rounds at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto; 2000 patients check in daily, half are HIV positive. "Memory Box Project" by Sandra Rattley- Africa Learning Channel AIDS workers in Africa share what's kept inside "memory books" and "memory boxes," keepsakes that help children orphaned by the AIDS virus to remember their parents. "A Positive Life- Tanya" by Stephen Smith & Stephanie Curtis of American RadioWorks- HIV-Positive teenagers document their lies with tape-recorder. "Counting" by Lisa Buscani- The poet's mom has some direct advice. "And Trouble Came: An African AIDS Diary" by Laura Kaminsky- A compositon for viola, cello, piano, and for a narrator, reciting poems, biblical verse, and stories of Tamakloe, a warrior, tailor, and AIDS victim. "Lazarus" by Krandall Kraus- AIDS, for most people, once meant death, Now improved treatments keep HIIV-positive people alive for decides; so whatís that like, being brought back from the dead? "Letters to Butchie" by Dave Isay of Sound Portraits- a dying motherís letters to a son she'll never see. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Dec 1 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Health, Specials, International


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All Mom Radio {format} 59:00 Larry Massett, Radio Diaries, Sound Portraits, Nancy Updike & [Hearing Voices]

A Mother's Day special. Hosted by Barrett Golding, featuring: "Travels with Mom" by Larry Massett- These days, taking mom for out for a day-trip doesn't involve going very far in distance, as it does back in time. "Thursday Night Bingo" by Beverly Donofrio & David Isay for Sound Portraits- Girl's Night Out with writer Beverly Donofrio at her mother's weekly bingo night at the Polish American Hall, Wallingford, CT. "Melissa, Teen Mom" by Joe Richman of Radio Diaries- Melissa Rodriguez didn't mean to get pregnant, but now, after 12 years of living in the foster care system, she's trying to build the family she never had. "Mubarak and Margy" by Nancy Updike- A gay man returns home to care for his mom, and to the "cure" his family wants for his homosexuality; a tale of role-reversals, Middle-Eastern values, an ailing mother, and a devoted son. And "Messages from Mom" by Amy Borkowsky- For more than a decade, New York City comedian Amy Borkowsky has been saving phone messages from her mom, from her CD "Amy's Answering Machine." More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: May 12 2002 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Holidays, Family, Women





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