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Updated: May 21, 2022

The River Is Wide

Caption: The hand life deals you..., Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: May 21, 2022

The Indifference Diaries

Elie Weisel, the humanitarian Holocaust survivor, once said "The opposite of love is not hatred, it's indifference". Indifference brings out the worst in humanity sometimes. Sometimes we can't document the day-to-day sequence of events that culminate in harm. And sometimes we can.
Caption: ...it's what you do with what you get.., Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: May 21, 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...
Caption: The consequence? Intimidation of constituents so they dare not call..., Credit: SusanCook
Updated: May 21, 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...
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Updated: May 21, 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: 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: May 18, 2022

'Work'

We all spend 8 hours a day at it: hear stories from and about work, unusual jobs, and loving what you do.
Caption: Zenobbie Clark (L) and her sister, Diana Carter (R), remember their brother, Samuel "Bubba" Hammond Jr. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/48177-storycorps-griot-zenobbie-clark-and-diana-carter">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: May 18, 2022

'Witness'

Yes, they were there for that. They saw it, heard it, and in these pieces they tell you all about it.
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: May 18, 2022

'Wisdom'

From poetic turns of phrase to plain-spoken truths, there are little gems of wisdom in each one of these stories.
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: May 18, 2022

'Growing Up'

Stories about dealing with growing pains, no matter how old you are.
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Updated: May 18, 2022

Family

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Updated: May 17, 2022

Consider for Climate Specials

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Updated: May 16, 2022

10000 GOOD SONGS THEMED SHOWS

Music Host Paul Ingles presents episodes from his 10000 GOOD SONGS music mix series that each feature songs tied together by a theme word in the title, or a common idea of some kind. Fun for listeners who are given a few songs to try to guess the theme, then once revealed, fun for listeners...
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Updated: May 16, 2022

LISTENING LOON - LISTEN

Caption: Lyrics too! "The old gray mare...", Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: May 14, 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: Breathing: American Sonnets (gulfofmainebooks@gmail.com or Shermans.com), Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: May 14, 2022

National Poetry Month: American Sonnets and One Ode

In celebration of written and spoken poetry, some from Breathing: American Sonnets. Some first appearing here. Einstein's Sonnet written in 2008. All by Susan Cook.
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: May 12, 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: May 10, 2022

Music Station Picks for July

Hippies to harmonica: July picks for music stations.
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Updated: May 10, 2022

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th.
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Updated: May 06, 2022

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th.
Caption: Hawaiian Canoe in Honolulu, HI, Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautifulcataya/">Beautiful Cataya</a>
Updated: May 06, 2022

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate this May.
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Updated: May 06, 2022

Juneteenth

Celebrated June 19
Caption: Joan DeLevie (R) tells her daughter, Sharon (L), how she met her husband, Ari at a party in 1959. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/49479-storycorps-joan-and-sharon-delevie">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: May 04, 2022

'Struggle'

These are not easy. Stories about dealing with the harder decisions in life.
Caption: Scout Derek Connell (C) talks with his Scoutmasters Richard (L) and Claudia. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/44739-derek-connell-richard-and-claudia-coleman">Listen here</a>.
Updated: May 04, 2022

'Angels & Mentors'

Stories about those people who really matter in our lives.
Caption: StoryCorps Facilitator Lillie Love passed away on June 25, 2010. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/49444-storycorps-griot-lillie-love">Listen here</a>, to her positive persective on life.
Updated: May 04, 2022

'Griot'

StoryCorps' collection of African American stories from all across the country.
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Updated: May 02, 2022

Music Shows

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Updated: Apr 29, 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.
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Updated: Apr 27, 2022

Modules & Minis

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Updated: Apr 27, 2022

1 Hr Music

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Updated: Apr 27, 2022

Military Voices Initative

Caption: MJ Seide talks to her granddaughter Genna Alperin about falling in love with her partner, Genna's biological grandmother. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/44986-storycorps-mj-seide-and-genna-alperin">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Apr 26, 2022

'Identity'

How do you identify? Stories dealing with the complicated reality that is identity.