Stories / Kara Oehler
Song and Memory: 96 Tears Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler
For Chef Anthony Bourdain the song "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians was a gateway drug to sex and drugs and rock n' roll, not to mention a narcotic-fueled roadtrip and a dead stripper.
Song & Memory: Eleanor Rigby Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler
What song from your past brings back a strong memory? Weekend America continues with another installment of the "Song and Memory" series. We hear from Kelly Kinsey, a Weekend America listener, about a tune that takes her back.
Peabody Award for HV Special Scott Carrier, Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler & [Hearing Voices]
We won a George Foster Peabody Award for our "Crossing Borders" special. Wow. Said the judges: "The nighttime desert seems to have a voice of its own in this vivid audio chronicle of illegal immigrants from Mexico, what dangers their journeys can entail, and why they still take the risk."
Song & Memory: New Christy Minstrels Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler
Author Luc Sante recalls his the Sixties thru the lens of his love for folk music.
Tin Can Artist Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler
Bobby Hansson is a phtogrpaher, filmmaker, blacksmith, and tin can artist. He's created an orchestra of musical instruments from them, and other dumpstered materials. They've never been played all together before. Until now, for this radio piece. His book is The Fine Art of the Tin Can: Techniques and Inspirations.
Song & Memory: My Bonnie Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler
James Palmer grew up in small Michigan town. One of his earliest memories is his mother singing him a lullaby. Years later, the song still brings back feelings of sweetness and sorrow.
Song & Memory: Family of God Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler
Reverend Ruth Shaver has faith in the power of prayer, and of song, one of her favorites is "Family of God." She is the new minister at the United Church of Schellsburg in Pennsylvania.
Song & Memory Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler
The "Ghana" piece in this series, produced with author Rick Moody, has won a Third Coast Festival award.
Song & Memory: Babysitter Songs Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler
When Hannah Marcus, a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, was little, she often listened to music with her babysitter. Hannah didn't just get a musical education from the babysitter, she was schooled in politics and race.
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