Caption: April Salazar, Credit: Jason Falchook
Image by: Jason Falchook 
April Salazar 

1314: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts, and Strippers, 6/4/2013

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

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A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother; a door-to-door bible salesman, circa 1953, shares sales tactics;  an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave; and a little boy gets through a hospital stay by pretending he’s a superhero. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.   Read the full description.

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April Salazar learns the truth about her mother’s secret nighttime gig.
 
Vincent Patrick must adhere to a strict script as a reluctant door-to-door bible salesman.
 
Craig Chester doesn’t believe in psychics until they begin to predict his life with alarming accuracy.
 
Tim Manley credits his mother and his imagination for keeping his spirits high while hospitalized.

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Piece Description

April Salazar learns the truth about her mother’s secret nighttime gig.
 
Vincent Patrick must adhere to a strict script as a reluctant door-to-door bible salesman.
 
Craig Chester doesn’t believe in psychics until they begin to predict his life with alarming accuracy.
 
Tim Manley credits his mother and his imagination for keeping his spirits high while hospitalized.

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Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute news hole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "This woman, Josanne, happens to be a psychic…"
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 20:16
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Jenifer Hixson…"
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 20:17 - 21:18

Segment 2: 21:19 - 35:59
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: 36:00- 36:59

Segment 3: 37:00 – 52:58
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website the moth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings . Temporary Residence Ltd 2008 :00
Lament M.Levy/B.Grundy "Lenny" The Soundtrack. Inited Artists 1974 :00
What's New Stan Getz Autumn Leaves - 27 Standards. Retrospective Records 2009 :00
Of Wonder and Certainty (for Lou Reed) John Zorn The Dreamers. Tzadik 2008 :00
The Planet Krypton John Williams The Superman Soundtrack. Varese Sarabande 1998 :00

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