Radio Special / Father Figures

For Father's Day, hosted by Jay Allison, This I Believe
Oval Office meeeting © Scott Carrier

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Scott Carrier gives his son Milo a "Ski Lesson." From Animals and Other Stories we hear "Reflections of Fathers," aka, Bugs & Dads (producers: Jay Allison & Christina Egloff, music: Ben Verdery & Rie Schmidt). Comic strip artist Lynda Barry wishes her divorced dad a "Happy Father's Day." A doctor tells his daughter about her granddad in "Story Corps- Dr. William Weaver." And "Grilling Me Softly" is how host Jay Allison describes his daughter's questions about his love life.

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Dan Robb's family remembers the day "Dad's Moving Out" (from Jay Allison's Life Stories). "Doc Merrick" and daughter Viki go through some girl problems. David Greenberger tells David Cobb's story "Because of Dad" (music performed by Bangalore, composed by Phil Kaplan). Deirdre Sullivan's father advises "Always Go to the Funeral" (from This I Believe). And Dave Masch wants to be "A Better Father" (produced by Viki Merrick).

"Father Figures" was produced by Jay Allsion and Viki Merrick. This I Believe is independently produced for NPR by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, with Emily Botein, John Gregory and Viki Merrick. StoryCorps is sponsored by AT&T, produced by Sound Portraits Productions. Music: Charlie Parker "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (The Complete Charlie Parker), Dexter Gordon "Daddy Plays the Horn" (Daddy Plays the Horn), Sufjan Stevens "For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti" (Michigan), Bill Frisell "Have a Little Faith in Me" (Have a Little Faith).

Hearing Voices Specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Funders include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. Technical Director is Robin Wise of Story Editors are Scott Carrier and Larry Massett. Marketers are Creative PR.