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Updated: Dec 02, 2022

SPECIALS

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Updated: Dec 01, 2022

Holiday and New Year's Spoken Word 2022

Holiday and New Year's Spoken Word 2022. We will continue to add specials as they become available!
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Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Holiday Music Specials

Holiday music specials for your station!
Caption: Theresa Nguyen (L) talks to her daughter, Stephanie (R), about balancing their Vietnamese heritage with raising a family in the United States. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/52422-storycorps-theresa-and-stephanie-nguyen">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Nov 29, 2022

'Wisdom'

From poetic turns of phrase to plain-spoken truths, there are little gems of wisdom in each one of these stories.
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Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Friendship

Caption: Larry Hoover tells his granddaughter Anastacia Garcia about his time at The New Mexico Boys' School in Springer, New Mexico. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/56618-storycorps-historias-larry-hoover-and-anastacia-g">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Nov 29, 2022

'Growing Up'

Stories about dealing with growing pains, no matter how old you are.
Caption: Tony Perri (R) tells his grandson, Jeffrey (L) about coming out as a gay man. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/43204-storycorps-tony-perri-and-jeffrey-perri">Listen here</a>.
Updated: Nov 29, 2022

'Discovery'

Tales about that moment when something clicks.
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Updated: Nov 28, 2022

Atomic Hour Chestnuts- Mister 1960's Record Review

We All Love To Read The Liner Notes.
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Updated: Nov 23, 2022

Susan Cook's Favorites

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Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Indigenous Stories

Caption: Gobble gobble, Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/23085888@N00/1974411841/">Patti Haskins</a>
Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 24, 2022.
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Updated: Nov 19, 2022

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

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Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Stuck in The Psychedelic Era

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Updated: Nov 17, 2022

For Listening

Caption: Retired New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno (L) speaks with his former partner, Eddie Nieves (R), about working together on their daily route. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/52877-storycorps-angelo-bruno-and-eddie-nieves">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Nov 15, 2022

'Work'

We all spend 8 hours a day at it: hear stories from and about work, unusual jobs, and loving what you do.
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Updated: Nov 15, 2022

Family

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Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 16, 2023. We will continue to update this playlist.
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Updated: Nov 09, 2022

Northern Voices with Leah Lemm

Created for Northern Community Radio (KAXE/KBXE). Conversations about tradition, sustainability, and indigenous and ancestral ways of life in Northern Minnesota.
Caption: Lyrics too! "The old gray mare...", Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: Nov 09, 2022

The Department of Poetic Justice (and Poetic Reckoning)

Back in 2013, my collection "Blue: American Sonnets" was entered in a contest sponsored by the Alice James Press. Inspired by myself, here I present my American sonnets , many from "Blue: American Sonnets", odes, lyrical tributes- the emotional angst and pleasure of poetry brought to our longing...
Caption: ...it's what you do with what you get.., Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: Nov 09, 2022

It's Not What You're Given. It's What You Do With What You Get

These days, from the new fascination with genetic endowment and Ancestry to the moral entitlement of any number of religious sects, what you are given is grabbed to like a brass ring. Enough to make a difference. Turns out though, as the lyrics of a great Maine jazz singer remind us, it's...
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Updated: Nov 08, 2022

Veterans Day

Nov. 11
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Updated: Nov 08, 2022

1 Hr Music

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Updated: Nov 08, 2022

Legacy

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Updated: Nov 08, 2022

Military Voices Initative

Caption: Mala Fernando tells her daughter Ashanthi Gajaweera about the early days of her marriage in Sri Lanka. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/43223-storycorps-ashanthi-gajaweera-and-mala-fernando">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Nov 08, 2022

'Romance'

You can't help falling in love right along with the people in these stories. Romantic in the truest sense of the word.
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Updated: Nov 08, 2022

Christmas Spoken Word Programs

Christmas holiday spoken word specials!
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Updated: Nov 07, 2022

Atomic Hour Chestnuts- The Cozy Covers Comparison Corner

Which Version Do You Like Best?
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Updated: Nov 07, 2022

The River Is Wide

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Updated: Nov 07, 2022

The Citizens' Guides

If we tell each other what we know about being citizens in this great country, maybe more of us will take part and help sustain participation. The Citizens' Guides are a collection of how-to, what-for and where-with-all commentaries, based on the experience of this writer as she negotiates the...
Caption: The consequence? Intimidation of constituents so they dare not call..., Credit: SusanCook
Updated: Nov 07, 2022

Civil Liberties for Lifelong Learners

Commentaries, Sixty Second Moral Inquiries and Two and One Half Minute Conspiracy Theories along with a lyric or two for The Great American Wrongbook (and the Department of Poetic Justice and Reckoning) ! Life long education to answer the question : What is a civil liberty anyway? In 2011, at...