Produced by Anne Milliken
Other pieces by KUER
Posted on August 15, 2006 at 04:53 PM
Anne is so easy to listen to! The piece is put together so well. I would love to hear Anne as a major radio personality in the US!
Posted on December 31, 2003 at 09:42 PM
One doesn't do politics, the other doesn't do PTA or school plays. Both, the show closes, you would like as neighbors.
This piece transcends politics, it's a good mindset piece and could fit in a variety of settings... soccer moms, busy American lives. I was listening to Fresh Air interview from 1999 today and the subject (Andre Dubus III) read from a book he wrote part of it was how Americans were like little kids, forever looking for the next distraction, unable to sit back, relax and think "wow, look at what I have, and how blessed I am." I see that in this piece, and I see the irony that the uber mom trusts that someone else will take care of that political stuff. It seems implied that this is a bad thing to trust, but in the next frame, there is the political volunteer doing just that, going overboard in politics and bailing the rest of us out, being worthy of our trust, as long as we are on the same side of the fence.
Posted on December 12, 2003 at 08:51 AM
I especially like this story from KUER in Salt Lake City because it focuses on only two people -- two women in the same city who have taken completely different paths to how they view citizenship. Anyone who has kids and works for a living, will identify with the hard choices and tradeoffs that these two adults make everyday. Your listeners will find themselves in this in depth story. It reminds me of a very engaging Sunday magazine piece. If you like this, also try Small Stuff Democracy; and Convenient Democracy.
Posted on October 13, 2003 at 09:24 AM
Very good use of natural sound - maybe a little long for its subject matter - but a nice look into two different people's lives
Posted on October 07, 2003 at 01:17 PM
Interesting take on what it means to be a good citizen. The producer profiles two expressive women with very different priorities. A gentle visit with people like us – lots of demands on our time, genuine concern about government, but different ways of investing in society. sl