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NPR's All Songs Considered: More Recordings To Hear Before You Die

From NPR Music | Part of the All Songs Considered from NPR Music series | 28:59

On this edition of All Songs Considered we continue our talk with NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List.

Collage_small On this edition of All Songs Considered we continue our talk with NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List. Tom describes the exhaustive research required to compile the list, and reveals some of his dumb-luck discoveries, like the late blues guitarist Blind Blake. We also look at some of the obvious classics that didn't make it in the book, including music from the psychedelic rock group Moby Grape and jazz legend Dave Brubeck. This is a follow-up to our previous episode on must-hear recordings. More info: (Click on the "For Stations" tab for set list and timing cues.) Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org

Brooklyn According to Kalish

From Jon Kalish | 58:53

Veteran public radio reporter Jon Kalish's 16-year journey into the Orthodox Jewish community of Brooklyn.

Default-piece-image-1 In 1983 New York-based radio reporter Jon Kalish started covering the Orthodox and Chasidic Jews of Brooklyn for NPR. In 1999 he produced "Brooklyn According to Kalish" for WNYC. The hour-long documentary utilizes recordings Kalish made for pieces he produced for "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," as well as WNYC and other outlets. Rich in sound and featuring the extraordinary access Kalish gained in the close-knit Orthodox world, this program explores all aspects of the lives of religious Jews as seen through the eyes of Kalish, who is Jewish but grew up outside the realm of Torah-observant Jews. From the yeshivas of Flatbush to the bungalows of the Catskills where Brooklyn chasidim summer, "Brooklyn According to Kalish" explains the mysterious world of the black hats to secular Jews and Gentiles alike. Broadcast on WNYC, WBUR, WBEZ and KCRW. Ideal for Chanukah and Passover programming. Some animals were harmed in the preparation of this program.

Little Odessa in Brooklyn

From Helen Borten | Part of the A Sense of Place series | 29:30

One hundred years of Brighton Beach memoirs.

Default-piece-image-0 Little Odessa in Brooklyn is about the Russian Jews who survived pogroms and purges and brought humor, music and vitality to Brighton Beach,from its heyday in the 20s, 30s and 40s to the present day. It is also the story of a dying neighborhood saved by the determination of one woman and the energy and brio of a wave of new immigrants. This program was originally aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Winner, "Best Documentary on Jewish Life," Judah Magnes Museum, Los Angeles, CA. One :30 promo (click "listen" page, promo labeled "Segment 2")

Phish: The Final Curtain

From Vermont Public Radio | 58:58

A one-hour documentary on the fan culture of the jam band Phish, told as the band broke up and played its final weekend concert festival in Vermont.

Phishmed_small Sound-rich documentary uses music, field recordings and interviews to explore the phenomenon created by the jam band Phish. Produced on the heels of the band?s emotional break-up after a 20-year run, the program includes audio recorded at Phish?s farewell festival for 70,000 fans and extensive comments from drummer Jon Fishman.

Morning Stories, Common Ground

From WGBH Radio Boston | 28:59

Morning Stories expands on and samples from WGBH's popular Morning Stories podcasts, which contain stories from everyday people about a significant moment in their lives.

Morningstories300x300copy_small Morning Stories, Show Two expands on and samples from WGBH's popular Morning Stories podcasts, which contain stories from everyday people about a significant moment in their lives, with commentary by host/producer Tony Kahn and his assistant, Gary Mott. In this the second of three half-hour programs, host Tony Kahn invites listeners to hear stories about an undocumented immigrant living in America, a daughter's relationship with her Nazi father, and an unlikely homecoming for a refugee of the Cold War era. Morning Stories, Common Ground was produced by Melaina Spitzer. Tony Kahn, Senior Producer.

No Big Deal

From Fitz Cahall | Part of the The Dirtbag Diaries series | 22:05

Photographer John Burcham's tale of traversing the Alaska Range on foot with friends and the perils of loneliness

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Nobigdealtitle_small In 1996, photographer John Burcham and three friends completed the first foot traverse of the 650-mile long Alaska Range. Together, they forded streams, chased off curious grizzlies and crossed crevassed glaciers. After 75 days, they had become a single unit. After delays mounted, Burcham decided to leave the group at the very end of the trip in order to make it to his sister's wedding. He said goodbye and parted ways. He was alone in the continent's last great wilderness with a sobering realization -- crevasses, hungry wildlife and hypothermia can kill you, but loneliness can drive you crazy.

the memory palace (Series)

Produced by Nate DiMeo

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Peregrinar

From Nate DiMeo | Part of the the memory palace series | 09:14

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Chavez_small "Peregrinar" is about a march led by Cesar Chavez.

The Moth Radio Hour (Series)

Produced by The Moth

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1509: Ski, Poe, Spa, and Towers, 11/21/2017

From The Moth | Part of the The Moth Radio Hour series | 53:57

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Bobby Stoddard catches a run-away baby on a ski slope.
Matthew Mercier is the live-in caretaker for The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage in the Bronx.
Jennifer Kohnhorst learns to love her body during a trip to Santa Fe.
Earlyne Alexander searches for her mother after trying to surprise her on the morning of September 11th.

When offensive or FCC-prohibited words appear, they are bleeped and listed in the Content Advisory. Sensitive content will be given an on-air caution and will be noted here in the description.
   

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