Caption: Richard Kind, Credit: Sarah Stacke
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Richard Kind 

1208: Language, Coins and a Proposal, 4/1/2014

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 53:56

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Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes marriage, but waits a long, long time for an answer. Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts Read the full description.

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Flash Rosenberg’s father takes, “find a penny, pick it up” to a whole new level.
 
Walter Mosley is moved by the way language is changed by context.
 
Barbara Weiner describes the afternoon when she is raped and her long road to recovery.
 
Richard Kind details proposing to his girlfriend and then waiting…and waiting for her answer.

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Piece Description

Flash Rosenberg’s father takes, “find a penny, pick it up” to a whole new level.
 
Walter Mosley is moved by the way language is changed by context.
 
Barbara Weiner describes the afternoon when she is raped and her long road to recovery.
 
Richard Kind details proposing to his girlfriend and then waiting…and waiting for her answer.

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Break 2: 44:16- 45:16

Segment 3: 45:16 - 58:56
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Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings . Temporary Residence Ltd. 2009 :00
Coming Up Roses Blue Cranes Lift Music! Flown Music!. Blue Cranes 2007 :00
Flamenco Sketches Miles Davis Kind of BLue. Sony Music 1959 :00
Polaris Blue Cranes Lift Music! Flown Music!. Blue Cranes 2007 :00
These Are My People Blue Cranes Observatories. Blue Cranes 2010 :00

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