Caption: Jamaica Kincaid, Credit: Jordan Silverman
Image by: Jordan Silverman 
Jamaica Kincaid 

1308: Motherlove, Money, and War, 3/12/2013

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

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Award-winning author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends many years covering war and thinks that he’s come close to knowing what soldiers experience; best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother; and a problem gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds… just one last time. 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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Sebastian Junger reports on war in Afghanistan but only comprehends its full darkness after a profound personal loss.
 
Jamaica Kincaid longs for her mother’s love in Antigua.
 
Josh Axelrad has already lost many thousands of dollars gambling, but can’t resist stopping at a small casino.
 
Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness 

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Piece Description

Sebastian Junger reports on war in Afghanistan but only comprehends its full darkness after a profound personal loss.
 
Jamaica Kincaid longs for her mother’s love in Antigua.
 
Josh Axelrad has already lost many thousands of dollars gambling, but can’t resist stopping at a small casino.
 
Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness 

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Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute news hole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I decided to close the door on gambling..."
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 25:18
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Sarah Austin Jenness..."
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: 25:19 - 26:19

Segment 2: 26:20 - 38:35
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: 38:36 - 39:36

Segment 3: 39:37 - 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
Mean Old World Smokin' Joe Kubek Texas Cadillac. Bullseye Blues 1994 :00
I Still Get Jealous Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong's All=Time Greatest hits. UMG Recordings Inc. 1994 :00
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Louis Armstrong Highlights from His Decca Years. UMG Recordings, Inc. 1994 :00
Desert Solitaire Little Bang Boom. Little Bang 2011 :00

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http://www.prx.org/themoth