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Caption: Piper Kerman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Image by: Sarah Stacke 
Piper Kerman 

1304: Cancer, Crime, and Crypts, 1/22/2013

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

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When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words; an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio; and an undertaker deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.  

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Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.
 
Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.
 
Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.
 
Hosted by Jenifer Hixson

Piece Description

Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.
 
Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.
 
Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.
 
Hosted by Jenifer Hixson

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Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute news hole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "Prison is lonely…"
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 22:18
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Jenifer Hixson…"
Out cue: "The Moth is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 22:19 - 23:18

Segment 2: 23:20 - 39:58
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: 39:59 - 40:59

Segment 3: 40:01 - 58:58
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website the moth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

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Around the World John Zorn Filmworks III 1990-1995. Tzadik 1997 :00
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Tequila Chihuahua Safa Shokrai A Life in Print. :00

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