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Out of the Blocks, Quick Hits

Series produced by Out of the Blocks

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a sampler platter of stories from Out of the Blocks

These are self-contained 4-minute modules that showcase one or two stories from a larger episode of Out of the Blocks. These modules are evergreen and require no host intro or back-announce.


25 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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"We never had tepees. We had houses, just like everybody else did."

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
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I work every day. I never miss day, even I'm sick. I work hard, you know. I think I make it OK.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 1
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If you want to be Orthodox, Baltimore is a place where you can learn and go up the steps. In Iran, it wasn't like that.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 1
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One day, I'm going to leave all this headache. I'm going to leave it one day and find a good life.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Everybody, they call me Momma. Nobody knows my name, but I'm OK with that.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Our mindsets are not just similar, but almost like we’re reading from the same book… and actually we are.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Sparx is a rat terrier Chihuahua, and he doesn’t let people get too close to me, I think for fear that they’re going to hurt me. He’s a good boy.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 1
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I remember, my kindergarten teacher told me, ‘You know what you are? You’re a square trying to get in a circle.’

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Some people on the sidewalk said they saw what happened, and they called security and the police. And I remember one woman telling me, ‘You can rep...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 1
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My advice for kids, for losing someone you love: Just remember the good times, and remember those big hugs and big kisses you always got.

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1
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People sometimes assume that we are part of the Amish group. But we drive cars, and we do utilize technology. We have a Facebook page.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 1
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A boom in new, young residents is great for business, unless you’re the neighborhood funeral home.

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:36
  • Purchases: 1
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When kids grow up and see their parents going through drug addiction, you’d think they wouldn’t to do it, but instead it just continues. Sadly, aro...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
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The harder you have to work for something, the better you appreciate it. And everybody had to work together. Neighbors, that’s what we were.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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I've heard it called 'fabric graffiti.' I don't know if it's necessarily allowed or not, but I'm not going to ask.

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Coming home from prison, it’s kind of hard to find a job. But I didn’t let that get to me. This is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:20
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Melanated people are here. We are thriving. Our businesses are thriving. The return to kings and queens is here. We are vibrating higher by the mil...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
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'To flourish' means: To create an environment where you thrive.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Everybody knows me. Everybody sees me. Some people call me The Lady in the Window.

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Man creates his own conditions.

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1