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Drawing of the Ayahuasca plant

Ayahuasca Tourism {format} 17:00 John Rieger

Imagine a cross between electro-convulsive therapy and being kidnapped by a catholic religious cult and indoctrinated with prayer under the influence of powerful hallucinogens and Marlboro smoke on the edge of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. [transcript]

Broadcast: Feb 13 2004 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Travel, Health, International, Native

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

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