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Countdown {format} 2:36 Joe Frank

An HV/ collaboration: For New Years weekend, a sobering look at the passage of time.

Broadcast: Dec 31 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jan 1 2005 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Spoken Word, Senior

Rockefeller Center ice rink

A Winter Love Story {format} {format} 7:50 Joe Frank

An HV/ collaboration: Joe returns to radio with a passionate love affair, complete with champagne, ice-skating, and an ambulance crash. Created in collaboration with David Rapkin.

Broadcast: Dec 17 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 17 2004 on PRI/WNYC The Next Big Thing Subjects: Spoken Word, Sports

1890s Circus Poster

Circus Blood {format} 54:00 Jay Allison, Joe Frank, Larry Massett & [Hearing Voices]

Tales from the Big Top. Emcee John Dankosky, of WNPR- Connecticut Public Radio, presents a world-class troupe of audio daredevils and media magicians: SF Chronicle journalist Jon Carroll interviews his daughter Shana as she hang upside down on her "Trapeze", ready to fly away; from the Life Stories series by Jay Allison. Joe Frank loves the lady "Lion Tamer," an excerpt from his hour "The Dictator- Part 2." Adam Rosen mixes a medley of the many versions of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Drummer Bobby Previte composes the "Music of the Moscow Circus." Elizabeth Eck returns to the circus family she ran away to join in Larry Massett's "Circus in the Blood." And Twink serves up "The Great Circus Show" from The Broken Record. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Jul 1 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Spoken Word, Entertainment logo collage

War vs. Peace {format} {format} 4:33 Joe Frank

For Memorial Day, an excerpt from Joes hour "Im Not Crazy" praising the glories of war and the futility of peace. [transcript]

Broadcast: May 30 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Historical, War

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

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

Drawing of pilgrams and detail of painting

Lets 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

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