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Playlist: Heartbreak Stories

Compiled By: University of Montana Journalism

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Dark and funny, sad and crummy.

Empty Bottles & Broken Hearts

From University of Montana Journalism | Part of the Heartbreak Stories: The Other Side of Valentines Day series | 02:31

Heartbreak comes in many forms, as does its cures. Some may find productive ways of coping, others turn to the bottle.

Whiskey_small A heartbreak voxpop about booze and other methods to get over by Colin May. Produced for the advanced audio class at the University of Montana.

A Tribute to Heartbreakers

From University of Montana Journalism | Part of the Heartbreak Stories: The Other Side of Valentines Day series | 02:51

Somebody's doing the breaking and somebody's doing the hurting, but can that somebody be the same person?

Screen_shot_2014-02-14_at_9 A heartbreak voxpop produced for an advanced audio class by Allison Mills.

Put Her Down

From University of Montana Journalism | Part of the Heartbreak Stories: The Other Side of Valentines Day series | 03:19

When Chuck’s health declined, Marcos didn’t see any other option: It was time for Chuck to be euthanized. As a veterinarian, Marcos helps many owners with the decision to say goodbye to their pets. It’s not an easy decision, but giving an animal a gentle and easy death can be the most compassionate last act of an owner and friend. Voxpop by producer Corin Cates-Carney.

Screen_shot_2014-02-12_at_11 When Chuck’s health declined, Marcos didn’t see any other option: It was time for Chuck to be euthanized. As a veterinarian, Marcos helps many owners with the decision to say goodbye to their pets. It’s not an easy decision, but giving an animal a gentle and easy death can be the most compassionate last act of an owner and friend. Voxpop by producer Corin Cates-Carney.

XOXOXO

From University of Montana Journalism | Part of the Heartbreak Stories: The Other Side of Valentines Day series | 01:49

Keep it short and sweet this Valentines Day. XOXO says so much! But what does it really mean?

Screen_shot_2014-02-11_at_11 Find out the origins of XOXO and a hear a few funny guesses with this voxpop produced by Brendan Brown.

A Very SAD Valentine

From University of Montana Journalism | Part of the Heartbreak Stories: The Other Side of Valentines Day series | 01:11

What is Single's Awareness Day? Or what *should* it be? A day where people mope about being alone while others are making Valentine kissyface? Or a day where going solo can mean sticking it to Hallmark and not giving in?

Screen_shot_2014-02-11_at_11 Explore Single's Awareness Day with a fun voxpop produced for the advanced audio class at the University of Montana by Julia Capron.

When She Leaves You: A Musical Interlude

From University of Montana Journalism | Part of the Heartbreak Stories: The Other Side of Valentines Day series | 02:46

Heartbreak is a universal disease with no cure. Three men share the musical prescriptions that got them over the one who got away.

Guitarrpg_small A sad/funny voxpop featuring John Cusack, Ryan Adams, Damien Rice, Hank the First and a few musicians who know what for from heartbreak. Produced by Christopher Allen while at the University of Montana School of Journalism. 

Running Through Heartbreak

From University of Montana Journalism | Part of the Heartbreak Stories: The Other Side of Valentines Day series | 02:43

"Heartbreak feels like a punch to the stomach." In 2010, Gina Brown's daughter suffered a seizure and died. Two weeks later, she went on a run. What follows in this tight, nicely produced story is a mother's intimate journey through loss, grief, love, recovery.

Screen_shot_2014-02-06_at_12 A story about the power of distance produced by Nate Hegyi. Hegyi (HEH-gee) is a graduate student at the University of Montana School of Journalism.