Caption: Kemp Powers, Credit: Eli Goldstein
Image by: Eli Goldstein 
Kemp Powers 

1307: Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun, 2/26/2013

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

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An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal; a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun; and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Read the full description.

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Joyce Maynard is seduced by an inmate with extraordinary letter-writiing skills.
 
Kemp Powers is only 14 when he learns that playing with a loaded gun can have devastating consequences.
 
A. E. Hotchner lets Ernest Hemmingway talk him into dressing like a matador to face a bull in Spain.

Hosted by The Moth's Aristic Director, Catherine Burns.
 

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Piece Description

Joyce Maynard is seduced by an inmate with extraordinary letter-writiing skills.
 
Kemp Powers is only 14 when he learns that playing with a loaded gun can have devastating consequences.
 
A. E. Hotchner lets Ernest Hemmingway talk him into dressing like a matador to face a bull in Spain.

Hosted by The Moth's Aristic Director, Catherine Burns.
 

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Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute news hole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I'm going to take you back to Spain..."
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 27:20
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Catherine Burns…"
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 1: 27:21 - 28:21

Segment 2: 28:22 - 43:32
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: 43:33 - 44:33

Segment 3: 44:34 - 58:59
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website the moth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings. Temporary Residence Ltd 2008 :00
Si Tu Vois Ma Mere Sidney Bechet Petite Fleur. Disques DOM 2007 :00
Solea Miles Davis Sketches of Spain. Sony Music Entertainment Inc 1960 :00
Leaving the PNW Matthia Bossi www.lawless-music.com 2011 :00
Portrait of a Landscape Matthias Bossi www.lawless-music.com 2010 :00

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http://www.prx.org/themoth