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The Moth Radio Hour Fall 2011 Season (Series)
Produced by The Moth
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Guyon Knight Dropped Out of Yale Graduate School to Drive A Taxi. Why?
"Most people walk out of a midnight screening of Taxi Drive in a deep depression. But I walked out beaming, inspired" Meet Guyon Knight, former PhD candidate in Mideival History at Yale, and current NYC cab driver. In this essay, Guyon describes his decision to drop out of school and the characters he's met in his hacking adventures: the Russian driving school instructor who advises new drivers on how to deal with "the gays"; the Pakistani driver who is just looking to make ends meet; and the heartbreaking story of a woman with a sick child that reminds Guyon of just why he was drawn to driving in the first place. **Note - Two versions of this piece are loaded here: +Full version comes in at 10:24 and features a :50 music bed outro +Short version comes in at 4:25 and features a:20 music bed outro
Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey comes to Public Radio to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. From the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah, Tina Fey takes us around the world into the secret life of girls and the women they become.
Sound-rich, evocative, funny, and powerful--stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities. Of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide. These specials are produced by Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva), in collaboration with NPR reporters and foreign correspondents, independent producers and listeners around the world.
These two stand-alone Specials are Newscast Compatible, produced with the NPR News Special Programming Clock.
Hour two is available here: http://www.prx.org/pieces/68512
The Hidden World of Girls
Two New Hours from The Kitchen Sisters and NPR
With Host Tina Fey
The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and actress, Tina Fey. Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities—of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed the tide.
Host Tina Fey, star of 30 Rock, author of Bossypants and Saturday Night Live alumna, takes listeners around the world into the secret life of girls—from the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah—and reveals some of her own hidden worlds.
These two new specials are produced by the Peabody Award-winning Kitchen Sisters, in collaboration with NPR and independent producers from around the world. Inspired by “The Hidden World of Girls” series heard on Morning Edition and “All Things Considered”, these specials feature the best stories from that series as well as new, never before heard features, interviews and music.
Lively, sound-rich, evocative, “The Hidden World of Girls” is two hours of stories and more. Stories of girls and the women they become.
As part of this international collaboration, The Kitchen Sisters opened up The Hidden World of Girls NPR phone line and invited listeners to share their stories of groundbreaking girls and pioneering women. Calls poured in from around the world and these stories and messages thread throughout the hours. Stories in the hour include:
- The story of The Braveheart Women’s Society: Coming of Age in South Dakota, a journey to a four-day rite of passage ceremony for Sioux girls from the banks of the Missouri River.
- From the foothills of Dublin, The Hidden World of Traveller Girls. Travellers, the gypsies of Ireland, nomads traveling in caravans, camping by the side of the road. The men live for horses, the girls for their weddings. Big elaborate weddings.
- We travel to Wayne County, Mississippi into the world of Girls Who Hunt.
- We grapple with issues of family, crime, violence and reckoning in the story, Deborah Luster: One Big Self
- Russia’s Singing Babushkas—a group of elderly women from Buranovo, Russia, who began singing together and who have become a musical sensation at concerts performing Beatles songs.
- And science fiction stories of friendship, superpowers and the Beatles.
Major Funding for The Hidden World of Girls comes from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art. And from listener contributions to The Kitchen Sisters Productions.
Incue: My best friend Rosemarie and I had a very involved secret life.
Outcue: Back in a moment.
NEWS HOLE: 1:00-6:00
SEGMENT A: 12:29
Incue: From The Kitchen Sisters and NPR, welcome to The Hidden World of Girls.
Outcue: The Hidden World of Girls continues in a moment.
SEGMENT B (18:59)
Incue: You’re listening to the Hidden World of Girls a collaboration between NPR, The Kitchen Sisters and listeners around the world.
Outcue: Stories from Louisiana, Russia and Venus when we return in a moment.
SEGMENT C (18:59)
Incue: I’m Tina Fey with more stories for NPR’s Hidden World of Girls
Outcue: With The Kitchen Sisters, I’m Tina Fey. MUSIC
Produced by Snap Judgment
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Snap Judgment Episode #426 - Gratitude 2013
'Tis the season to chronicle our good fortune. This week, Snap Judgment looks back on some of the stories we were especially thankful for. Snap Judgment from PRX and NPR... do not miss it.
Secrets In Siberia
Mike Ramsdell served as a covert operative for the federal government. He was assigned to capture and extract a high level target from Russia, but the mission went horribly wrong. Check out a fictionalized account of the story at potevka.com and you can personally contact Mike at www.MichaelRamsdell.com.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
The Last Yugoslavs
In Belgrade, Jonathan discovers that you can remove a man from a country, but you can never remove the country from the man . . .
Jonathan Groubert hosts the wonderful storytelling program, "The State We're In", from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. The show plays around the globe these days, but if you can't find it, check them out at TSWI.org.
Producers: Anna Sussman, Mark Ristich
Shinto River Feast
As Glynn and crew are hiking up the the mountains of Japan they are blessed with the fruit from the gods. Or so they think…
Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller
Workin' On The Chain Gang
Paul Cauthen grew up in the ultra-conservative Church of Christ, and took pride as a part of the church’s exceptional chorus. So as an adult he felt very out of place when his life took a turn for the worst and he found himself incarcerated in a Texas jail, working on a chain gang. He didn’t really know how to deal with the situation...except to sing.
Paul now heads the band, Sons of Fathers. They just put out a new album called “Burning Days.” You’ve gotta check it out. They’re on tour now across the United States.
Producer: Stephanie Foo
When Ricky Megee emerges from a shallow grave in the harsh Australian outback, fate forces him to redefine "food" as he struggles for survival.
Producer: Anna Sussman