Caption: Lewis Lapham, Credit: David Polenberg
Image by: David Polenberg 
Lewis Lapham 

1210: Auctions and Boxers, 5/6/2014

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 54:00

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George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walkthrough of legendary NYC eatery Elaine's; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot about the world when he has to break some bad news to a new widow; World Boxing Light Heavyweight Champion Jose Torres defines and then conquers fear; Christopher Hitchens is deified in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Masachusetts

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George Plimpton escorts an auction winner through the legendary bar and restaurant Elaine's on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Lewis Lapham is a rookie reporter in San Francisco when he is tasked with notifying a young woman of her husband's untimely death.

Jose Torres, World Boxing Light Heavyweight, discovers how to harness his fears.

Christopher Hitchens is traveling through a small village in Ceylon when his car hits a villager.

Piece Description

George Plimpton escorts an auction winner through the legendary bar and restaurant Elaine's on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Lewis Lapham is a rookie reporter in San Francisco when he is tasked with notifying a young woman of her husband's untimely death.

Jose Torres, World Boxing Light Heavyweight, discovers how to harness his fears.

Christopher Hitchens is traveling through a small village in Ceylon when his car hits a villager.

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Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute newshole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I'm George Dawes Green and this is The Moth Radio Hour …"
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 17:13
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. The Moth is true, unscripted, personal stories…"
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 17:14 - 18:15

Segment 2: 18:16 - 34:35
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 2: 34:36 - 35:36

Segment 3: 35:37 - 52:59
In cue: "You're listening to The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website the moth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

Musical Works

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Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings. Temporary Residence, Ltd 2009 :00
I'll See You in My Dreams Django Reinhart Trio Music Played in Woody Allen Movies. X5 Music Group 2008 :00
Roland Kirk's Message Charles Mingus Mingus Palys Piano. UMG Recordings, Inc 1997 :00
Lover Man Charlie Parker The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes. Sig, Llc 2002 :00
Billie's Bounce Charlie Parker The Complete Savoy &Dial Master Takes. Sig Llc 2002 :00

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http://www.prx.org/themoth