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Tales from the South 34: Father Show

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

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Paulette Mehta witnesses a painful goodbye, Frank Thurmond travels around the world to meet his father for the first time, and Judy Stokley copes with an embarassing mistake. Southern-style storytelling in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Everyday people telling all kinds of different stories: all true, all told by the Southerners who lived them.

Tales_small This week's show focuses on fathers: Paulette Mehta witnesses a painful goodbye in "The Gift", Frank Thurmond travels around the world to meet his father for the first time in "For Love and Travel", and Judy Stokley copes with an embarassing mistake in "Remember the Lightbulbs". 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.

Piece Description

This week's show focuses on fathers: Paulette Mehta witnesses a painful goodbye in "The Gift", Frank Thurmond travels around the world to meet his father for the first time in "For Love and Travel", and Judy Stokley copes with an embarassing mistake in "Remember the Lightbulbs". 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 on KUAR on June 16, 2011, and on World Radio Network on June 19, 2011.

Additional Files

Additional Credits

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

Related Website

www.talesfromthesouth.com