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Hour-long (((Hearing Voices))) radio compilations…

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

Mushroom Cloud {format} 59:00 Claus Andreasson, Scott Carrier, Barrett Golding & [Hearing Voices]

Tales of the Atomic Age in this (((Hearing Voices))) Hiroshima anniversary special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: "Enola Alone" by Antenna Theater. The air war from the perspecitive of World War II bomber pilots, Japanese and English bombing survivors, and Colonel Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay mission over Hiroshima. "Atomic Age" by (((HearingVoices))). An audio document in political speeches and popular songs of our changing attitudes towards weapons of mass destruction; starting with the bombing of Hiroshima, August 6 1945. "Downwinder Diaries" by Claes Andreasson. Personal accounts of people downwind from the Nevada and Utah nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s, when the big red clouds drifted across the desert and into their towns. "Wild Dreams of a New Beginning" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "A Pacific tidal wave a mile high sweeps in. Los Angeles breathes its last gas> A poem produced for radio by Erik Bauersfeld (Bay Area Radio Drama), with sound design by Jim McKee (Earwax), and original music by Wieslaw Pogorzelski. "What Are You Afraid Of?" by Scott Carrier. Americans across the country answer the question: What do you fear? "Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security" compiled by Selections for the CD/DVD set including Slim Galliard's "Atomic Cocktail" (1945), versions of "Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb" by Lowell Blanchard & The Valley Trio (1949) and by The Pilgrim Travelers. "Old Man Atom" by The Sons of the Pioneers (1951), and 1950-60s Civil Defense public service announcements. "Page One" by Lemon Jelly. The story of the Big Bang, with a beat. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Aug 6 2005 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Spoken Word, Entertainment, Specials, Specials, War, Historical

Shoah {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Barrett Golding & [Hearing Voices]

A Holocaust Memorial in this (((Hearing Voices))) Yom Ha Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) special. Hosted by Barrett Golding, featuring: "Descended from the Holocaust" - Dr. Alan Berkenwald's parents never talked to him about their experience in the concentration camps. Last summer, at age 41, when Alan found out that his parents and their survivor friends had rented a bus to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, he asked if he could come along and bring a tape recorder. Produced by Jay Allison with Christina Eggloff, from their series Life Stories. Also, "Yom Hashoah 1994" combines music and prayers from Shoah services (Congregations Beth Aaron- Billings MT & B'nai Jeshuran- Cleveland OH) with survivor interviews. And it documents the Billings communities united, emphatic "Not in Our Town" response that stopped a series of anti-Jewish crimes. Cleveland recordist was NPR's Rick Karr. Billings recordist and story producer was Barrett Golding. And "Death Marches and Liberation" produced by David Notowitz as part of "Voices of the Shoah: Remembrances of the Holocaust," a project of Richard Foos, President of Rhino Records, narrated by Elliot Gould; drawn from interviews with 180 survivors; available as a 4-CD box set, with a 100-page book of photos, interviews and historical perspectives. Also live May 1945 BBC reports "From Belsen Concentration Camp" by Patrick Gordon Walker. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: May 6 2005 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Historical Anniversaries, Historical, Specials, War, Justice

Red ribbon

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

Lafayette Square protest signs

Soapbox {format} 59:00 Jesse Boggs, Joe Frank, Barrett Golding, Taylor Mali, Sarah Vowell & [Hearing Voices]

A Sampling 20th Century Political Speech in this (((Hearing Voices))) election special. Hosted by Sarah Vowell, featuring: "Lafayette Square" by Scott Carrier- Hanging with the mostly homeless protesters living in the park directly across the street from the White House. "Family Photo Opp" by Dave Eggers- On the campaign trail with Dave's brother Bill, running for State Representative as a Republican -- blood is thicker than politics. "How to Write a Political Poem" and "Totally Like Whatever" by Taylor Mali- Two poetic polemics on rhetoric, rhyme, and reason. "The Garden for Disappointed Politicians" by Sarah Vowell- Established as a conceptual public trust, based on Alexander Hamilton's observations on the good of gardening for frustrated pols. "Presidential Candidate" by Joe Frank- An excerpt from Joe's hour "Words" in which the politician shows his common roots, that he just like us -- i.e., full of repressed rage and deeply disturbed. "WMD Waltz" by Jeese Boggs- An administration speaks with one voice, dancing to the same disciplined downbeat. And excerpts from the Inaugural Addresses fo the Presidents of the United States. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Nov 1 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Politics, Specials, Historical

Old baseball cards

Home Team {format} 59:00 Barrett Golding & [Hearing Voices]

Baseball Stories from the Public Radio Hall of Fame in this (((Hearing Voices))) World Series special. "The Bushy Wushy Rag" by Phillip Kent Bimstei- sounds of a St. Louis Cardinals' combined with the echoes of Scott Joplin and the distinctive calls of Bushy Wushy the Beer Man. "National Anthem" by Gwen Macsai- After hearing different folk try to sing the Star-Spangled Banner at her local minor league stadium, our host figures she could do better. "The Potato Ball Caper" by by Dan Collison with Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions- On August 31, 1987 one of baseball's most peculiar plays took place in the minor leagues in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. "Rookie League" by Barrett Golding- At the Helena Brewers ballpark in Montana, teens and early twenty-somethings get their first, and for most their only, taste of playing of pro baseball. "Dug-Out" by Terry Allen- The fictionalized history of two people: a man born in the late 1800s who runs away from home to play baseball, and a woman born in the early 1900s who grows up to be a piano player and a beautician. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Oct 1 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Sports

Stars & Bars {format} 59:00 Ben Adair, Scott Carrier, Joe Frank, Barrett Golding, Larry Massett & [Hearing Voices]

Celebrating America with Flags and Festivals in this (((Hearing Voices))) Independence Day special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: "The Pledge" from (((HearingVoices)))- recitations and reflections on our anthem of allegiance. "War vs. Peace" by Joe Frank- praising the glories of war and the futility of peace. "Rainbow Family" by Barrett Golding- the annual migration of The Rainbow Family of Living Light to the forest on July Fourth -- their day of prayer for peace. "Armpit of America" by Larry Massett- Few towns would appreciate being called the armpit of America; fewer still would covet the title-- Welcome to Battle Mountain. "Otha Turner's Afrosippi Picnic" by Ben Adair- Mississippi moonshine, barbecued goat and old-time Fife & Drum. "Ocean City" by Scott Carrier- A visit to the Maryland shore, from the serenity of the old-time beach residents to the insanity of the young weekend warriors in the clubs and on the streets. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Jul 4 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Public Affairs, Specials, Holidays, Historical Anniversaries

Lewis and Clark go mod

200 Years Later {format} 59:00 Barrett Golding, Larry Massett & [Hearing Voices]

Biking & Mic-ing Today's Trail in this (((Hearing Voices))) Lewis & Clark Bicentennial (2003-2006) special. Hosted by Josef Verbanac of, featuring: "Great Pains & Accuracy Tour"- Barrett Golding and Josef Verbanac, a radio producer and an English professor, a Jew and a Souix, bicycle beside the Missouri River from St. Louis to Fort Mandan, North Dakota. And "On the Trail of Lewis & Clark"- Larry Massett and Barrett Golding pedal over the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, interviewing whoever they find on the path: wind surfers, church organists, forest service employees, and "we've been talking to as many loggers as we can, to try and find out if they don't see bicyclists, or they just hate us." More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: May 15 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Historical, Historical Anniversaries, Travel, Specials

Earth from space, by NASA

The Earth Sings {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Gregg McVicar, Jeff Rice, Dmae Roberts & [Hearing Voices]

Sounds for and from Mother Earth in this (((Hearing Voices))) Earth Day special. Hosted by Dmae Roberts of, featuring: "Annapurna Circuit" in Nepal's Himalayan Mountains by Quiet American (Aaron & Bronwyn Ximm). " Traveling Middle Earth" and " Maori Singers, New Zealand" culture and country by Dmae Roberts of Portraits of Alaskan singers/dancers Pamyua and of Sioux soprano opera Bonnie Jo Hunt singing with Robbie Robertson and crickets, produced by Gregg McVicar of Ant sounds from Dr. Hayword Spangler of Tuscon's Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, recorded by Jeff Rice. "Hide And Seek" with animal trainer Ken Decroo and Dar the Chimp, part of Jay Allison's Animals & Other Stories. And Cosmic Background Radiation, Lava Flow, River Drumming, Leafhoppers and Elephants from the Pulse of the Planet CD "Extraordinary Sounds From the Natural World" by Jim Metzner. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Apr 20 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Travel, Environment, Specials

Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the oath of office

Prime Candidates {format} 59:00 Barrett Golding, Larry Massett, Sarah Vowell & [Hearing Voices]

Presidential Portraits of Primaries Past in this (((Hearing Voices))) Primary Season / President's Day special. Hosted by Barrett Golding, featuring: "Claremont" by Larry Massett, Art Silverman and Betty Rogers- You might not recall the names of all the 1980 presidential prospects: like California Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee, Illinois Representative John Anderson, but the story is still familiar; a classic political tale told by David Puksta, a high-school student in the small mill town of Claremont, New Hampshire. "Political People" by Barrett Golding, with songs by Greg Keeler- When so many people couldn't care less about politics, why do some people care so much. "Democracy and Things Like That" by Sarah Vowell, produced by Alex Blumberg & Ira Glass of This American Life- During the 2000 primaries, the lesson Sarah learned, while sitting in a New Hampshire classroom, was to Pay Attention. "California Recall Sans Mots" by Larry Massett- From the 2003 gubernatorial candidates, the California Recall Project presents the first political debate stripped of all the unclear, misleading elements: that is, minus the words. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Feb 16 2004 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Public Affairs, Specials, Historical Anniversaries, Historical, Politics

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x (((Hearing Voices))) specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Robin Wise of Sound Imagery mixes the hours. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. Funders include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts. Current specials are Free to all public stations (via Creative PR)