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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

Sonia Sanchez performing a poem

Poetry Month: Totally Like Whatever {format} {format} 3:16 Taylor Mali

From the CD Conviction. [transcript]

Broadcast: Apr 20 2005 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Poetry Month Subjects: Literature, Youth, Spoken Word

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

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