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Compiled By: Sean Aucoin
Summer tourism with a twist is the theme this week on the World Vision Report.
In Nepal, we follow a street vendor who sells an exotic musical instrument to support his wife and four children.
If you’re in Shanghai this summer be sure to go see “Peasant DaVincis.” That’s an art exhibit of robots made by farmers.
And we discuss “poverty tourism” -- tours through slums to see and experience how people live in much of the developing world.
Those stories and more -- this week on the World Vision Report.
0:00 - 0:59 - Billboard
1:00 - 5:59 - No Audio
6:00 - 6:29 - Music Bed
6:30 - Sarangi Seller
10:12 - Peasant DaVincis
14:51 - Poverty Tourism
19:00 - 19:59 - Music Bed
20:00 - Poverty Tourism (continued)
29:46 - Sterotypes
33:14 - Ackee and Saltfish
39:00 - 39:59 - Music Bed
40:00 - No More Water
46:50 - Global Guru
49:39 - New Delhi Tour Guide
55:56 - Buying a Camel
58:59 - End
An hour-long program of thoroughly entertaining and tasty-to-the-ears grilling tips, recipes, music and more! Makes a wonderful summertime special.
We're heading outside to the grill to enjoy the warm temperatures and bright sunshine for Earth Eats Grilling Extravaganza.
Chef Daniel Orr will be preparing the feast, which will include a traditional French side dish with peas and bacon, Mexican grilled corn, and a Caribbean-inspired coleslaw. He’ll give you tips for how to best work a grill to get the tastiest results while cooking some duck, pork, and lamb.
To drink, we have three kid-friendly beverages that use fresh herbs picked right from the garden. And, the sweet ending to our meal will be a rhubarb and strawberry tart. Summer grilling doesn’t get much more local and seasonal than this!
This is an episode in the series Hearing Voices from NPR now being offered as a standalone special.
Host: Larry Massett of Hearing Voices
Summary: Host Larry Massett spends a "Long Day on the Road" with ex-KGB in the Republic of Georgia. Scott Carrier starts in Salt Lake and ends on the Atlantic in this cross-country "Hitchhike." Lemon Jelly adds beats to the life of a "Ramblin' Man." The band Richmond Fontaine sends musical postcards from the flight of "Walter On the Lam." And Mark Allen tells a tale of a tryst with a "Kinko's Crackhead."
Listener info and links:
0:15 On-Air Promo Text: This week on Hearing Voices: "Road Trip," Travelers’ Tales, it's a Road Trip, with ex-KGB in the Republic of Georgia, and a cross-county hitchhike.
From Michigan Radio | 53:29
Michigan's unemployment and foreclosure rates are among the worst in the United States. Now that we're in this situation, what can we so about it?
In an earlier documentary Foreclosing on the American Dream, we identified the problem, and what led up to it. "Facing the Mortgage Crisis" looks at what's being done to deal with the crisis and what happens when people can't avoid foreclosure.
We'll talk with people trying to pick up the pieces and adapt to what life brings after foreclosure, including some of the people profiled in "Foreclosing on the American Dream".
"Facing the Mortgage Crisis" was produced by Tamar Charney, with help from Zoe Clark. Christina Shockley researched, conducted interviews, and narrated the documentary. Reporting by Steve Carmody, Vincent Duffy, Dustin Dwyer, Jennifer Guerra, Sarah Hulett, Rina Miller, Kyle Norris, and Rick Pluta. Essay by Jack Lessenberry. Production assistance from Colleen Castle, Tara Cavanaugh, and Meg Young.
From WFUV | 59:02
Night shift workers share their perspective on life after dark, family obligations and the big question -- when do they sleep ?
On this Labor Day, WFUV news catches up with local night shift workers to get their perspective on life after dark, balancing family obligations and the big question -- when do they sleep? This sound-rich hour introduces listeners to a colorful cast of night shift workers, from police officers to firefighters to a singing sanitation worker. The show also features interviews with a sociologist concerned that the needs of night shift workers are not being appropriately addressed and a sleep expert.
From Nancy Solomon | 59:01
This documentary won a 2010 Peabody Award. Nationwide, suburban schools are doing a good job educating white students, but those schools are not getting the same results with black and Latino students. This documentary tells the story of a suburban high school with lots of resources and a diverse student body that is struggling to close the minority achievement gap.
Award-winning NPR Reporter Nancy Solomon takes you inside a school to hear a discussion on race in the classroom. Listen as students try to explain what went wrong with their education. Join her at the kitchen table with black middle-class parents who thought that a move to the suburbs would ensure school success. Find out how the school's best teachers motivate their students. Be a fly on the wall in the busy dean's office where where kids with discipline problems land.
Two versions are available. The 54-minute version has a music-filled news hole and one-minute music breaks at :19 and :39 for station cutaways. The 59-minute version has additional content to cover the news hole (not music), and the same station breaks at :19 and 39. The promos have 6-sec music tails for station tag.
A digital media package is available free to all stations that includes a call to action, audio slideshows and links for more information. To preview or to link to: www.nancycsolomon.com
Funded by the Spencer Fellowship in Education Reporting and free to all stations.
From The Center for Documentary Studies | 54:00
A compilation of short documentaries on the theme, "Recycled," exploring aspects of human life that get repeated and re-used, for better and for worse. Produced by students in the Duke University class, The Short Audio Documentary, and hosted by John Biewen, audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.
A hosted compilation of short docs, 3-to-7-minutes long. The pieces:
1. The Billy and Bobby Show, by Emily Hilliard
2. Dumpster Diver, by Caleb Winebrenner
3. Love Poetry, by Shining Li
4. Recycled Songs, by Amanda Peralta
5. Radio Feature Template, by John Biewen
6. Media Machine, by Emma Miller
7. Saving Babies, by Ellary Porterfield
8. Livermush, by Adrienne Pearson
9. Chickens, by Joseph Decosimo
Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, as part of WNYC's "Decade: 9/11" coverage, this special explores people's most visceral and immediate emotional reactions to the attack on the World Trade Center and how they are - and are not -- still with us today.
Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, as part of WNYC's "Decade: 9/11" coverage, this special explores New Yorkers' most visceral and immediate emotional reactions to the attack on the World Trade Center and how they are - and are not -- still with us today.
Fear and shock, grief and guilt, anger, gratitude and solidarity -- these emotions overwhelmed many New Yorkers along with the billowing cloud of smoke and debris after the Towers collapsed.
WNYC's award-winning news team spent days, months, and then years reporting on the attacks and their aftermath. Through a mix of their recordings at the time and interviews with people ten years later, WNYC reporter Marianne McCune guides us through the stories of people who were directly impacted by what happened and have been struggling for a decade to make sense of it.
For more on WNYC's "Decade Nine Eleven" project, please visit our website: