Caption: Charles Pugh, Credit: Liz Mackinder
Image by: Liz Mackinder 
Charles Pugh 

1303: Alzheimer's, Russia, and Landfill, 1/15/2013

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 53:57

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A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English to win a girl’s heart, a Russian grandmother takes revenge when her grandson is bullied, and a journalist raised by his grandmother contends with her Alzheimer's disease.  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.   Read the full description.

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Lauren Slater buys what she thinks is a farm in New Hampshire but soon discovers it was once a landfill.
 
Ivan Kuraev is 8 when he falls deeply in love with a classmate. 
 
Ivan Kuraev ’s doting Russian grandmother gets revenge on his boyhood enemies.
 
Charles Pugh ’s grandmother is the most loving and supportive person in his life until she gets Alzheimer's disease.


Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness 

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Piece Description

Lauren Slater buys what she thinks is a farm in New Hampshire but soon discovers it was once a landfill.
 
Ivan Kuraev is 8 when he falls deeply in love with a classmate. 
 
Ivan Kuraev ’s doting Russian grandmother gets revenge on his boyhood enemies.
 
Charles Pugh ’s grandmother is the most loving and supportive person in his life until she gets Alzheimer's disease.


Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness 

Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute news hole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "So once day I approached her after class..."
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 24:50
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Sarah Austin Jenness..."
Out cue: "The Moth is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 24:51 - 25:51

Segment 2: 25:52 - 43:36
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 2: 43:37 - 44:37

Segment 3: 44:38 - 58:59
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website themoth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings . Temporary Residence ltd 2008 :00
Fjögur píanó Sigur Rós Valtari. XL Recordings 2012 :00
Echo of the Future Carla Kihlstedt + Matthias Bossi Still You Lay Dreaming: Tales for the Stage II. Twelve Cups 2011 :00
Adir Adirim Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box. JDub Records 2005 :00
La Bush Resistance Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box . JDub records 2005 :00
Russian Sailor's Dance Golden Ring Ensemblbe Russian Folk Songs and Dances. Musical Ark 2006 :00
End Titles John Zorn Filmworks III - 1990-1995. Tzadik 1997 :00

Related Website

http://www.prx.org/themoth