Homeplace Series

Series produced by Long Haul Productions

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

A collection of first-person, longitudinal documentaries, the award-winning "Homeplace" series gives voice to people in communities that are undergoing fundamental change.

Individual stories in this series have won the Society of Professional Journalists' 2003 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the 2003 Edward R. Murrow award for Best National Radio News Documentary, among others.


6 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Stories from people who take and administer a drug that prevents heroin overdoses.

Bought by KFAI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 06, 2004
  • Length: 05:46
  • Purchases: 2
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A critically-acclaimed story detailing one man's quest to find the author of two diaries from 1960 and 1961 that he found in a thrift store.

Bought by PRX Remix, Remix Radio, WYBC, and WYSO


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 17:36
  • Purchases: 4
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A year in the life of Catherine "Coco" Means, as she leaves her long-time home in a Chicago public housing development and moves to her first priva...

Bought by KGNU, Vocalo.org, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 27:46
  • Purchases: 7
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Alva Maxey-Boyd, now in her nineties, defied race covenants, urban renewal bulldozers, and two Mayor Daleys in a seven-decade battle to get and kee...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI, WFUV, WLUW, and WYSO


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 25:07
  • Purchases: 5
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Public housing residents scramble to figure out where to go next when their Chicago public housing high-rise is slated for demolition. It's all p...

Bought by PRX Remix and KFAI


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 29:03
  • Purchases: 2
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After a battle erupts over whether to allow kids to play basketball in a scruffy Chicago park, neighbors rally and defeat the machine-backed alderm...

Bought by The Story, PRX Remix, and KVNF


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 15:08
  • Purchases: 3