Song/Story

Series produced by Long Haul Productions

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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

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. In each piece, a musician chosen for his/her unique perspective on the story will help shape the narrative by contributing or responding to it in song. The result is a unique amalgam of journalism and art: stories that lyricize the voices of regular Americans through Long Haul’s award-winning reporting and production, and the words and music of some of the nation’s most creative and thoughtful songwriters.


8 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: coqui frog, Credit: long haul productions
The Coqui, a tiny, but very vociferous tree frog, is the national symbol of Puerto Rico, beloved in folklore and in song. But while the coqui’s lus...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI, and KGOU


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 25:06
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Coast Guard tower, Baudette, MN, Credit: long haul productions
Producers Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison of Long Haul Productions journeyed to Baudette, MN to find out just how 370 songbirds ended up in a f...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: duck walking on fish at linesville spillway, Credit: long haul productions
Long Haul Productions teamed up with musician Tim Fite to tell the fishy tale of the fight for the right to throw bread at the Linesville Spillway ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: natural gas well, Credit: long haul productions
Producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister traveled to Arkansas to talk to people about what's going on under their feet ... both the extraction ...

Bought by HowSound, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 3
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An oral history account of the successful workers' sit-in at the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago in December of 2008, the first Ameri...

Bought by PRX Remix and KFAI


  • Added: Oct 07, 2009
  • Length: 21:57
  • Purchases: 2
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A "music story" about a radio classified show that's been on the air on Tennessee for sixty years.

Bought by Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser), Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, WYBC and more


  • Added: Jul 05, 2006
  • Length: 07:58
  • Purchases: 6
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A Long Haul Production's "song story" about people whose portraits were taken by a LaPorte, Indiana photographer a generation ago.

Bought by The Story, PRX Remix, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 08, 2006
  • Length: 13:12
  • Purchases: 3
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An innovative story about the rediscovery of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker in Brinkley, Arkansas that blends interviews and an original song by Sufja...

Bought by KALW, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, KUT, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2005
  • Length: 11:57
  • Purchases: 10