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Caption: Al Sasser
We hear about systems of mutual support; where peers coping with similar struggles like HIV, mental health issues and surviving prison step into th...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A story of justice found within the shape of a face.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 33:14
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A story of protest and assumed identity.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 32:45
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Like the JFK assassination, everyone remembers what they were doing when they heard the news. For Aliza Goren, that isn’t so hard – she was one of ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 09:56
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Kristopher Ohlendorf is a Media Studies grad student and ponderer of big questions. Like, why is that bicycle horn honking in the Beach Boys “You ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:08
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Frank Sinatra turns 100 on Dec 12. A tribute from a brainy broad who learned to love him, Her Way.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:20

  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 1
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A poem about Thanksgiving by Sharon Olds, read by Eliza Foss

  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:47
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Grant Hawkins is a Masters student in Music and a lover of sounds. His Song Story is about love and winter and his song, “Myth” by Beach House, is...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:41
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For years Danna Harman had been reporting the same old political stories for The Jerusalem Post. She wanted out. That’s how she found herself in Ke...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 20:05
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On July 17th, 1981 The Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Skywalk fell onto the unsuspecting attendants at one of the hotel’s popular Tea Dances. 114 people w...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 10:26
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“As a 32-year-old younger Catholic nun, I’ve been to countless funerals of our aging sisters. However, nothing could have prepared me for the death...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 09:31
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Conor McSweeny is a graduate student studying music and popular culture and a lifelong guitar nerd. Naturally, his Song Story fits nicely into his...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
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Two journeys - in very different directions, and taken for very different reasons - out of, and then into, Africa.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 44:14
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Saved AOL chats from the 90s of Tyler, a self-professed nerd and Janelle, his high school crush. Together, they re-hash them, in all their comedic...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2015
  • Length: 21:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alexander the Great
What would you do if you had 100Million Euros (or more!) to spend on a country? What would you spend it on? The leaders of Macedonia chose statues...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 14:58
Caption: Beer as cold as your ex's heart
Stuff always falls apart while traveling. Plans change, health declines. Items disintegrate… Relationships fade… It doesn’t always happen, but it’s...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 14:44
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“Sorry I passed out in the middle of your mother’s funeral. I’m sure it was a lovely service.”

  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 10:50
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An incredibly shy teenager overcomes a speech impediment and works up the courage to ask out a girl.

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 19:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Law student and former go-go dancer, Armando Torres' Song Story recalls a time when he was a god above all, transmitting his energy from a box in t...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2015
  • Length: 06:15
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First person narration of a cat who used to live in a house with a big garden, but then her owner moved. Now she lives in a flat. NOTE: this track ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:03
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My daughter, Anna, turned 20 last month. She's become a wonderful, beautiful, talented, stubborn, artsy, funny, a little crazy and very independent...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
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“When I was incarcerated, I had no intention of falling in love. I wasn’t looking for it...Then one day our hands touched.”

  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 08:56
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Joe Donia's Song Story is a memory piece taking him from the music that filled his childhood to his son Natty's performance of Clocks in a rarely h...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:56
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Smart Daily Tips from One of the Top Global Investment Advisers

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3