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The Life Stories Collection

Series produced by Jay Allison

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First-person portraits and stories

These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are are stories about life as we find it, and record it. The host of these six hour-long compilations is Alex Chadwick.


7 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A short meditation on the relationship between my father and his mentally disabled older brother, Sam.

Bought by WJCT, Troy Public Radio, Prairie Public, WEKU, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2003
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 20
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Five stories linked to memory

Bought by HowSound, WFAE, KOSU, KPVL, KUT and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2003
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 14
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Five stories of friends

Bought by KPVL, KUT, Red River Radio Network, KOSU, KFAI and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2003
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Sep 20, 2003
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 52
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Three portraits of women working - A pastor, a seasonal worker, and a judge

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KZYX, KSUT, KMXT, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2003
  • Length: 59:07
  • Purchases: 62
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The Diary of a First Year Teacher, "Educating Esme." One hour of a five-hour series of first-person portraits.

Bought by KPIK-LP, WCAI / WNAN, KUT, KOSU, WSKG and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2003
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 16
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Three stories of young women - Concerning Breakfast, The Trapeze Artist, Alone Like a Stone. One hour of a five-hour series of first-person portra...

Bought by HowSound, KUT, Red River Radio Network, KOSU, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2003
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 15