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Playlist: Audio diaries

Compiled By: David Boyer

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Teenage Diaries (Series)

Produced by Radio Diaries

Most recent piece in this series:

Majd's Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl

From Radio Diaries | Part of the Teenage Diaries series | 30:45

Majd_microphone_2_square_small Majd Abdulghani is a teenager living in Saudi Arabia, one of the most restrictive countries for women in the world. She wants to be a scientist. Her family wants to arrange her marriage. From the age of 19 to 21, Majd has been chronicling her life with a microphone, taking us inside a society where the voices of women are rarely heard. She records herself practicing karate, conducting experiments in a genetics lab, and fending off pressure to accept an arranged marriage. In her audio diary, Majd documents everything from arguments with her brother about how much she should cover herself in front of men, to late night thoughts about loneliness, arranged marriages, and the possibility of true love.

Prison Diaries (Series)

Produced by Radio Diaries

Most recent piece in this series:

Going Home: Cristel's Diary

From Radio Diaries | Part of the Prison Diaries series | 20:05

Cristelbaby_small At the age of 15, Cristel viciously attacked a rival classmate with a razor blade. The crime was one of the most violent acts ever committed by a young girl in Rhode Island. Now, after 3 1/2 years of incarceration, Cristel is getting ready to be released early. Many in the state consider her to be a poster child for rehabilitation.

New York Works (Series)

Produced by Radio Diaries

Most recent piece in this series:

Frank Sabatino, Fisherman

From Radio Diaries | Part of the New York Works series | 07:40

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The Last Place: Diary of a Retirement Home

From Radio Diaries | 27:24

A group of residents of The Presbyterian Home in Evanston, Illinois use tape recorders to document their lives in retirement.

Elenore_small We spend our entire lives setting up a sense of community. Jobs, families, homes, neighborhoods. But what happens in the twilight of our years? When old age forces us to make a change? When we pull up a lifetime of roots and settle into a new?and final ?place? Presbyterian Homes is a retirement community in Evanston. It was one of the first in the country to offer what is now called 'continuing care'. Residents can live in independent town houses on the campus and over the years graduate to assisted care apartments, or the nursing facility. Nearly 550 people call Presbyterian Homes?home?ranging in age from 65 to 106. This is their story?in their own words.