HV052- Circus Blood

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052 Circus Blood: Under the Big Top
Host: John Dankosky of Connecticut Public Radio
Airs week of: 2012-02-01 (Originally: 2009-02-25)

Circus Blood (52:00 mp3):

A world-class troupe of audio daredevils and media magicians:

Host John Dankosky takes us to the circus in “Hershey Park Arena, Hershey Pennsylvania. I was 10 years old, and very, very worried.”

SF Chronicle journalist Jon Carroll interviews his daughter Shana as she hang upside down on her “Trapeze”, ready to fly away; from the Life Stories series by Jay Allison. (Shana started swinging with the Pickle Family Circus, about which her dad co-authored a book. She now flies for Les Sept Doigts de la Main.)

Joe Frank loves the lady “Lion Tamer,” an excerpt from his hour “The Dictator- Part 2” (show details).

Adam Rosen mixes a medley of the many versions of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Tokens, The Nylons, Miriam Makeba, Robert John, and Manu Dibango).

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Drummer Bobby Previte composes the “Music of the Moscow Circus.”

Elizabeth Eck returns to the circus family she ran away to join in Larry Massett‘s “Circus in the Blood” (originally on SoundPrint).

And Twink serves up “The Great Circus Show” from The Broken Record.

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Circus Posters & Performers 1890-1900 courtesy Library of Congress.

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Comments (4)

I have waited patiently for this audio to be posted. I can not wait any longer, when is it gonna be posted!!!! It was to good for me to wait any longer.

Comment added by Brandon on 03.05.09

ooops. was busy w/ the nonline world, forgot about y’all online. your wait is over: audio up now.

Comment added by BG on 03.05.09

wooooooo thanks

Comment added by Brandon on 03.05.09

Great episode. Great program. Thanks

Comment added by DJG on 03.27.09

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