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Truck Stop

From: Hans Anderson
Length: 16:46

A story about how honesty still is the best policy Read the full description.
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Truck Stop
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Default-piece-image-2 Experimental fiction. I am beginning to understand that my "voice" is not really public radio, but I don't know what to do with this stuff. Does it have a place on public radio? Does this fit any show? The story was inspired from an anecdote I once read in Reader's Digest and that lodged in my mind for over ten years.

Basically this woman wrote that her Dad was in this situation -- some guy came in repeatedly asking for help with a scam and her Dad refused.  Eventually this guy said, "You're my mechanic."  One of the rare times in this world, it sometimes seems, that being honest worked out.

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Piece Description

Experimental fiction. I am beginning to understand that my "voice" is not really public radio, but I don't know what to do with this stuff. Does it have a place on public radio? Does this fit any show? The story was inspired from an anecdote I once read in Reader's Digest and that lodged in my mind for over ten years.

Basically this woman wrote that her Dad was in this situation -- some guy came in repeatedly asking for help with a scam and her Dad refused.  Eventually this guy said, "You're my mechanic."  One of the rare times in this world, it sometimes seems, that being honest worked out.

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Review of Truck Stop

I can’t help imagining this as more produced, slower-read, and scored, because it has all the elements that make for fine radio story-telling—surprises, relatable characters, choices that lead to change. It’s not that this piece is without it’s charms; it’s just that the performance has a kind of “what the hell, let’s just see where this lands” quality that, I must admit, as a radio producer, I am totally interested by, it still feels a little like the radio equivalent of a sketchbook drawing. It has an intimate, breathless quality, but ultimately, the performance doesn’t help the content… and the writing is good and deserves to be heard just so. I’m not sure where this would go… maybe if some brave station programmer wanted to devote some time to an evening of experimentation and story-telling.

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Review of Truck Stop

Inspiring story; unfolds slowly though. I thought there were plenty of opportunitys in the story for the author to 'fill in holes' and perhaps add to the suspense or at least drop some hints as to the outcome. Overall good plot, not so well performed.

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