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Tales from the South 023

From: Paula Morell
Series: Tales from the South 2011 Spring Season
Length: 29:00

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This week's stories are about changes that can happen in moments, years, or even lifetimes. Anne Perry is pulled into a bloody predicament, Rod Lorenzen competes with a home cure, and Judith Waller Carroll sees rules defied for the sake of dance. True stories told in front of a live audience. Read the full description.

Tales_small Rod Lorenzen competes with a home cure in "The Mercurochrome Files."
Rules are defied for the sake of dance in Judith Waller Carroll's "Dancing Around Daddy." 
Anne Gordon Perry is pulled into a bloody predicament in "Slice of Life."

Tales from the South is a 29-minute weekly radio show recorded in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Each week, everyday Southerners read their own true story, unrehearsed and live. Local musicians play during dinner, and blues guitarist Mark Simpson plays on the show. Stories range from funny to sad, to enlightening to touching. Writers are all from the South. Although the show itself is unrehearsed, the literary memoirs have been worked on for weeks leading up to the recording. All stories are true and told by the Southerners who lived them.

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Tales From the South 024 with Natalie Canerday (29:00)
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Tales from the South 031: The Greatest Generation I (29:00)
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Piece Description

Rod Lorenzen competes with a home cure in "The Mercurochrome Files."
Rules are defied for the sake of dance in Judith Waller Carroll's "Dancing Around Daddy." 
Anne Gordon Perry is pulled into a bloody predicament in "Slice of Life."

Tales from the South is a 29-minute weekly radio show recorded in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Each week, everyday Southerners read their own true story, unrehearsed and live. Local musicians play during dinner, and blues guitarist Mark Simpson plays on the show. Stories range from funny to sad, to enlightening to touching. Writers are all from the South. Although the show itself is unrehearsed, the literary memoirs have been worked on for weeks leading up to the recording. All stories are true and told by the Southerners who lived them.

Broadcast History

Tales from the South has been on the air for 6 years on UALR Public Radio (KUAR). This show aired March 17, 2011 on UALR Public Radio, and on Sunday, March 20, 2011 on World Radio Network.

Additional Files

Additional Credits

William F. Laman Public Library
Winthrop Rockefeller Institutue
AY Magazine
Argenta Arts Foundation

Related Website

http://www.talesfromthesouth.com