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Marj Sharrow photo

After The Forgetting {format} 9:00 Erica Heilman

A Vermont family changes as their mother's dementia progresses. What happens to love when there is no memory? An evolution of relationships reveal themselves in these conversation between Gregory Sharrow, his mother Marjorie, and Greg's husband Bob Hooker. (Music by Karinne Keithley. Check Transom for more on this story.)

Broadcast: Dec 18 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Gay & Lesbian, Family, Health

Curie Youth Radio group photo

Wish We Could Tell Our Parents {format} 2:21 Curie Youth Radio

The secrets teenagers will never reveal to their parents.

Broadcast: Dec 17 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Youth, Family

Doug, Lynn, Greg & Ted Nadeau, 1988

Crossdressing Family Man {format} 12:51 Eric Winick

The Nadeaus had a secret: the husband liked to wear women's clothes. Then Doug Nadeau got sick, and after surgery became less inhibited and more public in his crossdressing. His wife learned to understand his habits. Produced for Transom.

Broadcast: Nov 28 2008 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Health, Family

The couple and their cows

Love and Dairy {format} 3:04 Chris Booker

When you have to milk cows 7 days a week it can be quite difficult to find a girlfriend. But, thanks to young dairy farmer John Engel was able to meet Lisa.

Broadcast: Sep 9 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Business, Family

Homeless man in rain

Land of 10,000 Homeless: My Name Is {format} 2:52 Andrew Turpening

From a music/documentary series by The Voices of the Streets, which gives a voice to individuals in Minnesota experiencing homelessness. Tommy Wayne Gilmore and Renee Buford Lollar live in a Minneapolis family shelter. Andrew Turpening composed the music.

Broadcast: Jul 2 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Public Affairs, Family

Amy Jo: Surrounded by Lights {format} 6:50 Erin Mishkin & SALT Institute

A very busy day with Amy Jo, a single mother of two toddlers. Everyday she strives to fulfill a promise for a better life, made to her daughter two years ago. Produced for SALT.

Broadcast: Jun 27 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Labor, Family

Photo of Grand Canyon

Walking Grand Canyon {format} 4:07 Scott Carrier

Father and son spend a week together traveling and hiking America's Grand Canyon.

Broadcast: Jun 13 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Family, Sports

Clock tower in Guatemala

Postcard: Flores, Guatemala {format} 7:26 Jake Warga

"I found my mother on the streets of Guatemala, though she died over ten years ago. It's true, no matter where you go, your past goes with you."

Broadcast: May 6 2008 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Family, Travel

Palestinian and Israeli soldier

Rabbi for Human Rights, Israel {format} 6:30 Jake Warga

A day-in-the-life of Rabbi Arik Ascherman with Rabbis for Human Rights in Jerusalem. He interacts with Arabs and Jews, and intercedes when he can during Palestinian home demolitions. He looks for common ground amongst the the rubble and rocks, the M-16s and tanks, and the two religions that started as one. (Photos by Jake Warga.)

Broadcast: Apr 25 2008 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: War, Family, International

Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher working in their yard.

A Square Meal, Regardless {format} 7:20 Jennifer Nathan & SALT Institute

Two old friends Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher have been caring for each other into old age. After Johnís wife passed away and his children moved across the country, John turned to Cedric when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Produced for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. (Photo © Jenny Calivas.)

Broadcast: Apr 1 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Family, Health

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