The Life and Times of Solidod Woods, the last remaining member of her village of Mescalero Apache who lived on the edge of Death Valley.
The voices of people who were or are homeless: Carmen Delzell takes "Crazy John" into her home. Scott Carrier spends a night in DC "Gospel Mission" shelter. The "Land of 10,000 Homeless" is a Minneapolis music/audio documentary project. Dmae Roberts...
Prisoners of War
In December 1944 the Allies were closing in on Germany. HHitler had a desperate plan to save the Third Reich, a massive assault he believed would so demoralize that the Allies, they would seek a separate peace, leaving only the Russian army on the...
In May 2012, Soundwalk Collective traveled into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon to document the ancient chanting rituals of the Ayahuasquero, the Master Shaman and practitioner of plant medicine. The shaman consumes a potent brew made from the...
A tribute to the composer on his 100th birthday: We listen in on a 1942 John Cage radio play, "The City Wears a Slouch Hat." We have a vox-pop asking "Who's John Cage?"; an audio illustration by Jay Allison of a "John Cage and Merce Cunningham"...
Producer Scott Carrier's wife learned early, in her "Swimming Lessons," to skim beautifully across the water. The National Track and Field Hall of Fame commissioned sound-artist Ben Rubin to make audio art from interviews with athletes, who tell...
Self-propelled travels: We walk five thousand miles with a Fanatic Reactionary Pedestrian. We pedal thru Yellowstone and Teton Parks. And we trek with the Queen of Bhutan to remote villages, promoting what-they-call Gross National Happiness. ("The...
A tour of our nation's First Nations: NPR's Alex Chadwick rides into the Bitterroot Mountains with Natives and Forest Service workers. We paddle the Pacific Coast with the Canoe Nations of the Northwest. And native poets Henry Real Bird, Joy Harjo,...
In "Enola Alone" Antenna Theater interviews bomber pilots, bombing victims, and Colonel Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay. Political speeches and popular songs chart our changing attitudes towards the "Atomic Age." Residents recall the 1950s Nevada...
Practicing polygamy, finding pockets of Polynesian Mormons, and converting the lost Native-American Israelites: "Saints and Indians," a Homelands Production, on the Latter-Day Saints school for Navaho children — restoring their original place as the...
The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Selected stories from the series "Musicians in their own words" and "Song and Memory", which asks the musical question: What one song do your remember most from your childhood? Also Melissa Block interviews musician...
Symptoms of heat fatigue: A sound-poem for "Dead of Summer" in the city by Marjorie van Halteren & Lou Giansante. Tuscon residents reflect the desert "Heat," with author Charles Bowden, poet Ofelia Zepeda, and music by Steve Roach; produced by Jeff...
Out of the Blocks
One hour of radio, one Baltimore city block, everybody's story: What does an city block sound like? Aaron Henkin of WYPR-Baltimore and electronic/hip hop musician Wendel Patrick hit the streets, and spent several months documenting the stories,...
Stars and Bars
Celebrating America with Flags and Festivals, featuring: Recitations and reflections on "The Pledge" of Allegiance and "War vs. Peace." The annual "Rainbow Family" migration into the Montana forest on July Fourth — their day of prayer for peace. A...
In the Mountains
Heading towards the summit: NPR's Alex Chadwick finds the "Ah Toy" Chinese Gardens hidden in the mountains of Idaho's Payette National Forest. Scott Carrier scales Utah's Wasatch Range for some spring skiing. Quiet American gathers sounds in Nepalese...
Paternal praise, pride, disappointment and love, hosted by Jay Allison (This I Believe): Scott Carrier gives his son Milo a "Ski Lesson." From Animals and Other Stories, we hear "Reflections of Fathers," aka, Bugs & Dads. Comic strip artist Lynda...
Richard Paul follows "School VP," Asst. Principal Irasema Salcido, through her hectic multi-lingual morning at DC's Bell Multicultural High School. Host Katie Davis finds she "Got Carried." Slam poet and history teacher Taylor Mali schools us on "What...
Where Wild Things Are
A memorial to recently departed cultural innovators: Beastie Boy bassist and rapper Adam Yauch — aka, "MCA," British hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, pioneer FM rock n’ roll disc jockey Pete Fornatale, and mostly we hear mostly we hear children's literature...
For the Fallen
Green Beret and poet, Major Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades: We talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: "Operation...
Way beyond the norm: Host Larry Massett has an audio essay on the life and literature of Paul Bowles (December 30, 1910 - November 18, 1999). The original mock man-on-the-street interviews, Coyle & Sharpe turn the everyday into the extremely strange....
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