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Hour-long (((Hearing Voices))) radio compilations…
Drawing of pilgrams and detail of painting

Let’s Eat {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier, Joe Frank, Susan Stone & [Hearing Voices]

An Audio Feast in this (((Hearing Voices))) Thanksgiving special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: Scott Carrier tours a turkey ranch, unflinchingly following the gobbler from farmyard to frozen food. Susan Stone serves up a tongue-twisting knife-wielding cut-up collage of the Joy of Cooking. Joe Frank describes a typically twisted Thanksgiving dinner, in an excerpt from his program "Pilgrim." Dean Olscher trips through the Twin Cities, going among the Hmong, with assistance from by Chowhound Jim Leff on the cellphone. oet Todd Colby will do absolutely anything for some cake. And "Concerning Breakfast"- Annie Cheney offers a touching document of her eating disorder, produced by Jay Allison. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Nov 27 2003 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Food, Specials, Holidays

Sun over desert

Heat {format} 59:00 Scott Carrier, Jeff Rice, John Rieger, Marjorie Van Halteren & [Hearing Voices]

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer in this (((Hearing Voices))) special. Hosted by Scott Carrier, featuring: "Dead of Summer" by Marjorie van Halteren & Lou Giansante- A sound-poem of summer in the city and longing for "a ten-cent breeze." "Summer Notes" by Joe Frank- The perfection of family, a crippled man on a blind man's back, and a collective scream: "I'm not dead." "Heat" by Jeff Rice- Tuscon residents on desert heat, including author Charles Bowden, poet Ofelia Zepeda, and composer Steve Roach (who wrote the music). "The Little Heroes" by John Rieger- Covering piano-pulling cats in the summer sun -- the fate of the non-network newsman. "Highway 50" by Scott Carrier- A very hot and very long drive down a lonely stretch of pavement. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Jun 1 2003 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Travel, Comedy

Pickup on dirt road, photo by Scott Carrier

Backroads {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier, Kitchen Sisters, John Rieger & [Hearing Voices]

Five traveling stories from public radio's past in this (((Hearing Voices))) special. Hosted by the producers, featuring: "Fifty Miles Out of Gerlach" by John Rieger- Small-town society. "Navajo Pentacostalists" by Scott Carrier- Holy ghosts, hitchhikers and stratocasters. "Road Ranger" The Kitchen Sisters- a highway hero fixes strangers' cars. "Cross My Path" by Jay Allison- Leo Grillo cares for animals, thousands of them. "Trip to the Dentist" by Larry Massett- A nitrous-feuled excursion thru a history of bad dental health. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Apr 1 2003 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Religious, Health, Specials, Travel

A woman surrounded by leaves

Her Stories {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Kitchen Sisters, Ginger Miles, Dmae Roberts, Steve Rowland, Jake Warga & [Hearing Voices]

URL linkHER STORIES- a (((Hearing Voices))) Women's History Month special. Hosted by Dmae Roberts of, featuring: "Tupperware®" by the Kitchen Sisters- the one-time staple of American housewifery: the Tupperware® party. "Donna Checks Out Her Life" by Tom Lopez / ZBS- Asupermarket checker, scans the items in her existence. "Home From Africa" by Jake Warga, edited by Jay Allison- Jenifir returns from Benin with all 13 Symptoms of Chronic Peace Corps Withdrawal. "Sisters" by Dmae Roberts- A montaged discussion what it's like to have and be a sister. "Ruby" by Susan Stone- A new syntax of whispers and words tells the story of a woman and her husbands. "Sooner or Later" by Ginger Miles- A sound-portrait of the producer's friend, Anna Lee, a jazz photographer in lower Manhattan, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Poems by Sonia Sanchez produced for radio by Steve Rowland and mixed by Joe Waters with original music by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Joe Waters. And poems by spoken-word artists Tracie Morris, Jill Battson and Meryn Cadell. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Mar 1 2003 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: International, Family, Literature, Specials, Women

Statue of soldier at Gettysbrug battlefield

State of Union {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier & [Hearing Voices]

For the U.S. Presidential State of the Union speech. Hosted by Jay Allison of, featuring: "State of the Union" by Scott Carrier- A cross-county drive asking people: What is the state of our union? "Last Night in New York" by Wednesday Kennedy- wandering the streets of NYC in the wake of 9/11. "Song of Marconi" by Dennis Downey- an imagistic essay on the founder of radio and the reveberations from his transmissions that still reflect today. "Amber" by Christopher Lydon- insights to a call-in talk show from an undocumented American. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Jan 20 2003 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Public Affairs, Specials, Politics

Photos of moms

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

Full Earth from Space, photo from NASA

An Hour of Earth {format} 59:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier, Andrei Codrescu, Barrett Golding, Tom Lopez, Sarah Vowell & [Hearing Voices]

An Earth Day special. Hosted by Barrett Golding, featuring: "Underground Lunchroom" by Sarah Vowell- A congressional controversy over a cave cafeteria. "Green River Stories" by Scott Carrier- floating a Rocky Mountain river. "Singing Frogs" by Tom Lopez of ZBS- a true tale of toads... or are they frogs? "Subtext: Communicating with Horses" and "Killer Whales" by Jay Allison- from his series Animals & Other Storeis. "The Environment" by Andrei Codrescu- from cowfields to fast rood in under a minute. "Blackfish" by Barrett Golding- Dr. John Ford of the Vancouver Aquariium, with music by Jeff Arntsen of Racket Ship. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Apr 20 2002 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Travel, Science, Environment, Specials

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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)