HV/Series/Episode/ Work by: Joe Frank · Larry Massett · Ceil Muller
Hearing Voices from NPR®
044 Memory Book: Looking Back at Life
Host: Ceil Muller of KQED-FM
Airs week of: 2010-04-14 (Originally: 2008-12-31)
“Memory Book” (52:00 mp3):
Recollections, remembrances, and mnemonics for recalling time:
Lester Nafzger recites his litany of lynchpins, memories that lock his life together, excerpted from Joe Frank’s hour Performer.
Host Ceil Muller takes us on a tour of her own memory palace, made with bits of unused tape recordings gathered over the years.
We roam the beach with retired folk in Venice, Florida, finding seashells, shark’s teeth and distant memories; narrated by Joe Frank, piano by Larry Massett.
From the album Been in the Storm So Long: A Collection of Spirituals, Folk Tales and Children’s Games from Johns Island, SC (Smithsonian Folkways).
Drawing at top: Phrenology Symbolized, © 1895– by Prof. Wm. Windsor: The Symbolical Phrenological Head, Showing the Location of the organs of the Brain; from his book How to Become Rich (1898).
Good stuff last week… I have to find out if they are casting it
on WQCS – I am back in Florida… At least warmer here!
I love listening to talk radio and NPR is one of my favorites. My son lives in Japan and we communicate via e-mail (sadly the writing of letters is almost obsolete). I’ve got him hooked on NPR so we have that in common. The stories on Hearing Voices were very interesting and a Lynchpin in and of itself to remember NPR.
Very Interesting Stuff ^_^
Hey HV – what’s the fiddle tune under Ceil’s narration after Lynchpins?
[…] interview with Lester Nafzger called “Lynchpins”, which you can listen to on Hearing Voice’s (an NPR production) website. Nafzger talks about a moment early in childhood when he had the thought, “I will remember […]
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