Caption: Kevin Free, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Image by: Sarah Stacke 
Kevin Free 

1317: Deer Meat, Dance Moves and Motherhood, 8/13/2013

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

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A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children;  Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.  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 goes to extreme lengths to  provide her kids with an optimal childhood.  
 
George Dawes Green recalls playing poker with his dearest friends and the mysterious odor that broke up the game.
 
Kevin Free remembers the car accident that changes his life forever.

Hosted by Catherine Burns  

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Piece Description

Joyce Maynard goes to extreme lengths to  provide her kids with an optimal childhood.  
 
George Dawes Green recalls playing poker with his dearest friends and the mysterious odor that broke up the game.
 
Kevin Free remembers the car accident that changes his life forever.

Hosted by Catherine Burns  

Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute news hole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "Frankie was a drunk, …"
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 25:54
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Catherine Burns …"
Out cue: "The Moth is produced by Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 25:55 - 26:53

Segment 2: 26:56 - 42:28
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
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 2: 42:29- 43:29

Segment 3: 41:26 - 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
Mood Bill Frisell Bill, Ron, Phil. Nonesuch 2006 :00
Red Mood Jami Sieber Hidden Sky. Creative Commons 2004 :00
A Dear Old Southland Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi. Nonesuch 2009 :00
Scent of a Woman - Tango Itzhak Perlman, John Williams & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Cinema Serenade. Sony BMG Music Entertainment 1997 :00

Related Website

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