Caption: Bokara Legendre, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
Image by: Amanda Kowalski 
Bokara Legendre 

1306: Chess, Romance, and Kathmandu, 2/5/2013

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 53:58

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A special live edition of The Moth in Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American Grand Master details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Maurice Ashley describes his development as a chess player under the tutelage of The Black Bear School of Chess.
 
Bokara Legendre attends the coronation of a Nepalese king in Kathmandu.

Cynthia Riggs is in her golden years when she reconnects with a coworker from her youth and a romance blooms.
 
Hosted by author and playwright Jenny Allen and MRH Producer Jay Allison. 

Piece Description

Maurice Ashley describes his development as a chess player under the tutelage of The Black Bear School of Chess.
 
Bokara Legendre attends the coronation of a Nepalese king in Kathmandu.

Cynthia Riggs is in her golden years when she reconnects with a coworker from her youth and a romance blooms.
 
Hosted by author and playwright Jenny Allen and MRH Producer Jay Allison. 

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Timings include a five-minute news hole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I opened the package and inside was an archival envelope..."
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 21:25
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Jay Allison..."
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 21:26 - 22:26

Segment 2: 22:27 - 38:05
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: 38:06 - 39:05

Segment 3: 39:06- 59:00
In cue: "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour..."
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
Hotel Aurora Tin Hat Trio Book of Silk. Ropeadope LLC 2011 :00
Helium Tin Hat Foreign Legion. BAG Production Records 2010 :00
Asterisk Tin Hat Foreign Legion. BAG Production Records 2010 :00

Related Website

http://www.prx.org/themoth