A Sense of Place

Series produced by Helen Borten

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A documentary series about the connections between people and places in America, presenting true stories as compelling as fiction, unforgettable characters and subject matter as fresh and provocative as the day's news.

A documentary series about the connections between people and places in America, presenting true stories as compelling as fiction, unforgettable characters and subject matter as fresh and provocative as the day's news.

"Evocative. What better way to experience and celebrate the nation's diversity of people and variety of landscape than by tuning in to Helen Borten's A Sense of Place?"
- The Los Angeles Times

"A superb concept for radio. timely, too, given the longing in America for community and connection."
- Bill Moyers

"A Sense of Place" won "Best Documentary Series" from the Unity Awards in Media at Lincoln University

Attached: two :30 series promos


Additional Files

22 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Me in Montana
An ancient pastime explored in the lives, lore and literature of anglers.

Bought by KRZA, KVSC, KSUT, XRAY.fm, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 12
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The history of a black church on an antebellum plantation and how it was saved from destruction.

Bought by KUT, KDUR, WJAB, WNCU, and KUOW


  • Added: Feb 01, 2006
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 5
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The producer returns to her Philadelphia home and finds hope amid the ruins. The life and death of an inner city neighborhood.

Bought by WFUV and Audible


  • Added: Jun 04, 2004
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Conflict breaks out between the Vietnamese and Cajun shrimpers and the fate of both hangs in the balance.

Bought by XRAY.fm and Audible


  • Added: Jun 04, 2004
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Fishermen and their families escape from Vietnam to a new home in Louisiana and struggle to earn a living along the Gulf Coast.

Bought by XRAY.fm and Audible


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:07
  • Purchases: 2
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From the mouths of kids and the memories of grownups comes a rambunctious portrait of a peculiarly American institution.

Bought by KSUT, KPIK-LP, KGNU, KMUZ, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:03
  • Purchases: 23
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Leftist causes continue to invigorate residents of a Los Angeles retirement home for radicals.

Bought by KGNU, Audible, and KSFR


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Drug addicts, a prostitute and a blind woman recount their journeys through homelessness to a new life.

Bought by PRX Remix and Audible


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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From a riot in 1849 to today’s regulars at Barrymore’s Bar, how a street became the universal symbol of live theater.

Bought by PRX Remix, Audible, and WFUV


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 3
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In Pennsylvania farmland that was the first stop on the Underground Railroad, a strike by Mexican mushroom pickers polarizes a Quaker community.

Bought by WRIR, KMUN, KUER, XRAY.fm, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 13
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A trapeze star of the 1920s, his present-day counterpart and a colorful supporting cast reveal the heartbreak and gritty reality behind the tinsel:...

Bought by KPIK-LP, PRX Remix, Audible, and WZBC


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:31
  • Purchases: 4
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What is it like on the other side of the peephole? The Half-Girl, the Snake Lady, the Fat Man and others share their experiences and surprising vi...

Bought by KPIK-LP, XRAY.fm, PRX Remix, WETA, and Audible


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:36
  • Purchases: 5
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On July 4, 1947 thousands of bikers roared into a small California town and changed our assumptions about America. A new investigation raises prov...

Bought by WRPI, KUT, PRX Remix, KALW, Audible and more


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Sick kids behind bars and what happens when they get there: a Colorado youth prison sheds light on a national problem.

Bought by KPIK-LP, WSKG, PRX Remix, WRPI, and Audible


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Men and women, physically in the same place, inhabit different worlds.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Audible, WZBC, and WFIU


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Strippers and club patrons talk about what draws them to America's thriving sex industry.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Audible, WZBC, and WFIU


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
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The story of the woman responsible for America's love afair with spiritualism and her modern-day descendants.

Bought by KUT, PRX Remix, Audible, WFIU, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 5
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The story of the woman responsible for America's love afair with spiritualism and her modern-day descendants.

Bought by KUT, PRX Remix, Audible, KSFR, WFIU and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 6
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A long-forgotten conflict between the Pilgrim Fathers and a freethinking fur trader resonates with today's moral concerns.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WRPI, KTNA, Yellowstone Public Radio, WNPR and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 8
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One hundred years of Brighton Beach memoirs.

Bought by KUER, KFCF FM, WJFF, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KVSC and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 12