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Poet Jo McDougall

From New Letters on the Air | 29:00

Jo McDougall discusses her two recent books of poetry-THE UNDISCOVERED ROOM and IN THE HOME OF THE FAMOUS DEAD:COLLECTED POEMS-which explore various aspects of rural life, revealing the influence of the south and the midwest on her work. She also shares stories about her childhood in rural Arkansas from her book, DADDY'S MONEY: A MEMOIR OF FARM AND FAMILY and discusses the importance of being mentored by the late poet Miller Williams.

Mcdougall-jo-tu1-3-731x1024-400_small Jo McDougall discusses her two recent books of poetry-THE UNDISCOVERED ROOM and IN THE HOME OF THE FAMOUS DEAD: COLLECTED POEMS-which explore various aspects of rural life, revealing the influence of the south and the midwest on her work. She also shares stories about her childhood on a rice farm in rural Arkansas from her book, DADDY'S MONEY: A MEMOIR OF FARM AND FAMILY. Known for the vivid characters in her poetry, she discusses the importance of being mentored by Miller Williams (the late poet who read at President Clinton's second inauguration) and how she's become more philosophical in her recent work.

Tell Us a Tale Episode 173

From WTJU | Part of the Tell Us A Tale series | 28:03

"Coyote/True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" and "Cinderella's Rat"

Default-piece-image-1 Heard on stations all over the world, Tell Us A Tale, while technically a children's program, is so much more. Offering stories, tales and tunes collected from six of the seven continents (still working on Antarctica), this show appeals to listeners of all ages. So whether you are three years old getting an allowance, waiting tables in college, drawing a pension or collecting social security, gather round the radio each week for Tell Us A Tale!  

Episode 40: Not Just Four Walls, 5/4/2017

From WNPR | Part of the NEXT series | 50:00

This week, the death of a veteran raises questions about a VA facility in Vermont; the story of a mentally ill homeless man in Connecticut, and what it tells us about a system of neglect; we'll talk about town-gown relations in cities large and small; and, we'll hear the stories and music of refugees.

Cover170x170_small This week, the death of a veteran raises questions about a VA facility in Vermont; the story of a mentally ill homeless man in Connecticut, and what it tells us about a system of neglect; we'll talk about town-gown relations in cities large and small; and, we'll hear the stories and music of refugees.

The Working Tapes: Gravedigger

From Radio Diaries | Part of the The Working Tapes series | 03:20

Studs Terkel interviews a gravedigger in 1972 for his book "Working."

Studs3_small Studs Terkel interviews a gravedigger in 1972 for his book "Working." Part of the Radio Diaries series The Working Tapes. 

The Fix: Chapter 1 – The History You Never Heard

From The GroundTruth Project | Part of the The Fix: Treating New York's Opioid Crisis series | 17:32

The South Bronx, New York's poorest neighborhood, has been dealing with a deadly heroin epidemic for generations. We look at the origins of the epidemic, residents' efforts to handle the crisis and the birth of a stigma that continues to kill, as opioid abuse spreads to the suburbs and beyond.

Episode1-itunes_small The South Bronx, New York's poorest neighborhood, has been dealing with a deadly heroin epidemic for generations. We look at the origins of the epidemic, residents' efforts to handle the crisis and the birth of a stigma that continues to kill, as opioid abuse spreads to the suburbs and beyond.

Snap 418: Chain of Command, 5/5/2017

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

On the next Snap... "Chain of Command." Amazing stories about those on the bottom talking to those in the middle who report to those on top.

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STORIES
The Higher-Ups
Glynn is mired in a time warp of bureaucracy, and his escape route takes him right into conflict with the chain of command.
Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller
Rifle Shot
A soldier fires the last the shot from his rifle, and hears the consequences years later.
Special thanks to soldier turned journalist Matt Cook for his story.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio and Pat Mesiti-Miller

Snap Live! - Josh Healey's "The Chocolate Factory"
  
The only thing standing between a boy and his chocolate dream is "Comrade Grannie."
Josh Healey performs his story for Snap Live! at Ann Arbor's Power Center. Find out more about Josh Healey at joshhealey.org.
Sponsored by Michigan Radio and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Original Music by Alex Mandel
Music Performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Judgment Players (Tim Frick and David Brandt)

Death of a Dictator
An Iraqi medical doctor was arrested and tortured by Saddam Hussein's regime. Then he got a call from the Americans, saying we’ve got Saddam.
Special thanks to Dr. Mowaffak Baqer al-Rubaie for his story.
Producer: Anna Sussman and Julia Dewitt
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio