Long Haul Productions

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Long Haul Productions documents stories of everyday lives, stories of people and communities in transition, and stories of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. When we choose a story, we're really in it for the long haul: we spend months, sometimes years, getting to know our characters. These are documentaries that mark the course of human life: they're inherently dramatic, immediate, and true. As such, they yield some of the most memorable programming in American media today. We're a not-for-profit corporation run by longtime producer Dan Collison, and his radio partner Elizabeth Meister. We've produced fifty radio documentaries for National Public Radio over the last eight years, and count the prestigious duPont-Columbia baton among our many honors. Our video documentaries have aired on HBO and the Travel Channel, and we've won attention from other journalists at the New York Times, LA Times, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Reader.

Series

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5 Pieces

The American Worker Series examines the meaning of work in people's lives.

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2 Pieces

Two stories following a single woman in her forties as she tries to become a mother.

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6 Pieces

People tell their stories as they respond to profound and fundamental change in the places they call home.

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8 Pieces

Long Haul Productions’ award-winning Song/Story series marks an innovative approach in radio journalism: collaborative storytelling that blends carefully-crafted interview and documentary tape with original songs written as an integral part of the story’s narrative

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3 Pieces

A three part radio documentary profiling artist Gary Greff’s attempt to save his dying Great Plains hometown by building giant metal sculptures along a lonely strip of county road.

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An account of one the most bizarre plays in baseball history.

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7 Pieces

Long-term profiles of Americans in transition explore how people cope with changes in their lives -- how they handle adversity, how they measure their successes and failures.


Pieces

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The American Prairie Foundation is working to reintroduce thousands of bison and other native species to parts of Montana, with the hopes of luring...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI, Yellowstone Public Radio, and The Nature Podcast


  • Added: Nov 19, 2007
  • Length: 30:23
  • Purchases: 4
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One woman's fight against cancer to save her life for her and her family.

Bought by KMXT, WVPE, Jefferson Public Radio, KXOT Public Radio, and KAZU


  • Added: Jun 25, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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American Singer Canaries battle it out for best-song-in-show in the Canary Song Trials in Livonia, Detroit.

Bought by PRX Remix, The Nature Podcast, WFUV, and WILL


  • Added: Jun 25, 2007
  • Length: 08:27
  • Purchases: 4
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Charlie Rizzo's lifelong journey with his father, including a few twists and turns.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KPIK-LP, KUOW, The Story, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2007
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 8
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Profile of a man facing the challenges of managing an irrigation district in drought-stricken Montana.

Bought by WABE, PRX Remix, KVNF, The Nature Podcast, and KVMR


  • Added: Jun 04, 2007
  • Length: 05:16
  • Purchases: 5
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An hour-long special about starting over late in life.

Bought by KUNM, WSKG, PRX Remix, Marfa Public Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2007
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
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Elderly women at the annual Valentine's day dance in Chicago.

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2007
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 2
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A profile of the annual Valentine's Day dance at the Roxy, a one-of-a-kind club that caters to the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2007
  • Length: 05:11
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Long Haul Productions follows two hospice volunteers as they visit their first patients.

Bought by KFAI, PRX Remix, KERA, WVPE, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2006
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Long Haul Productions follows two teams as they compete in the Southwest Michigan Birdathon

Bought by KVSC, KUT, KGNU, KGOU, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2006
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 10