Playlist: solomon listening room
Compiled By: Nancy Solomon
The Story of Ing (Doc) Hay is about a frontier herbalist and acupuncturist in John Day, Oregon.
MediaRites Productions presents "The Story of Ing (Doc) Hay - frontier herbalist tells the unusual and significant story of Doc Hay and his business partner and friend Lung On who ran the Kam Wah Chung store and medical practice in the small Eastern Oregon town of John Day shortly after the Gold Rush and into the 1950's. Unlike other parts of the country where lynchings and massacres of Chinese immigrants were the norm, these two men were respected members of the community and are still remembered by John Day residents. "Doc Hay" was funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Oregon Council for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and will be part of an eight-part national series Crossing East in May 2006 for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. For more info visit: CrossingEast.org
From Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting | 53:00
Writer and Poet Kwame Dawes explores HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, produced by Outer Voices, in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
HIV/AIDS is defined by people: their complex lives, their bravery, their fear, their sadness, their need, their laughter, their inconsistencies--basically, their rich humanity. LiveHopeLove looks at the universal problems faced by people with HIV/AIDS, through the specific lens of Jamaica, where almost no one is unaffected by the disease. What are the unique realities of this small island state that set its HIV/AIDS sufferers apart from those in the rest of the world? Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine how the disease has shaped their lives. Dawes' poems, inspired by their stories, take this documentary into deep realms of the heart.
LiveHopeLove: HIV/AIDS in Jamaica is the second of two multimedia reporting initiatives undertaken by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting with support from the MAC AIDS Fund.
Visit LiveHopeLove.com to explore the interactive website with rich photography, the complete set of Kwame's poems, short video documentaries and musical interpretations of the poems.
The radio documentary is produced by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Jack Chance of Outer Voices, in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Soundprint_09-13 uploaded 4/3/09: A Whisper from the Past/My Life So Far
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A Whisper from the Past
Produced by: Nick Franklin
In Australia, the world's driest continent, the north eastern state of Queensland is in the grip of the worst drought in 100 years, and the state government is pushing hard for one of the country's most beautiful valleys to be dammed. However, the Mary River is one of the last breeding places for a strange and ancient fish held sacred by the Gubbi Gubbi people, who were brought up to believe they must do everything they can to protect the fish. In 'A Whisper from the Past' the ABC's Nick Franklin explores how an indigenous elder is pursuing her belief in the Queensland lung fish', known to her people as 'Dala', to save the valley. This program was produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as part of our Global Perspective series about belief.
My Life So Far
Produced by: Teresa Goff
The story told by the young people of Alert Bay, a remote island on the west coast of Canada, is both familiar and unique. Like most people who come of age in a small community, Alert Bay’s youth is torn between staying and venturing into the bigger world. What’s unique about their story is the struggle to keep their culture alive. Alert Bay is the home of the Namgis First Nation. At one time it was Canadian government policy to assimilate its aboriginal people, and suppress their language and culture. St. Michael’s Indian Residential School, now derelict, serves as painful reminder of the past, as do the stories of the community’s elders. My Life So Far was created from tape gathered by five young people from Alert Bay, aged 11 to 17. Two CBC producers loaned them recording equipment, gave them some training, and a simple task. They were asked, tell us about where you live. Tell us about your life.