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Comment for "The Lord God Bird"

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Review of Lord God Bird

An audio town portrait meets original composition. This is lovely snapshot of a town on the cusp of change--Brinkley's extinction and resurrection mirrored in the story of one amazing bird. Long Haul Productions takes the 1-minute news clip beyond the mere headlines--exploring the voices of a town through interviews and an ethereal song by Sufjan Stevens.

Comment for "The Lord God Bird"

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Review of Lord God Bird

An audio town portrait meets original composition. This is lovely snapshot of a town on the cusp of change--Brinkley's extinction and resurrection mirrored in the story of one amazing bird. Long Haul Productions takes the 1-minute news clip beyond the mere headlines--exploring the voices of a town through interviews and an ethereal song by Sufjan Stevens.

Comment for "Maria: They Say Send Them Back"

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Review of Maria: They Say Send Them Back

I really enjoyed the honesty of this piece, the interviewer's ability to evoke emotion from her subject and the consistent tone, from music to narration.

Comment for "Leaving the Mountains"

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Review of Leaving the Mountains

This piece stopped me in the midst of chopping veggies to really listen. It's a testament to how specific and personal stories are not only compelling, but have connections to universal issues, such as home, identity, migration and loss. A very thoughtful look at immigration from a different angle. I'm not surprised it comes from a young person. Just what public radio needs to hear more of!

Comment for "When I Used To Work at My Job"

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Review of When I Used To Work at My Job

A sweet, funny tale of the perils of the cubicle grind--and the respite that meditation can or cannot offer.

Couldn't this find a nice home as a Friday afternoon cap to workday news coverage? Yes it could. So tap into your Office Monkey market, NPR, APM, PRI and purchase this lovely little essay.

Comment for "The Migration Project: A Youth Radio Special from KUOW and Generation PRX"

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Review of The Migration Project: A Youth Radio Special from KUOW and Generation PRX

Since I'm working with migrants on the other side of the border, this piece is extra-intriguing to me. The immigration debate is so charged in the U.S., it's nice to hear refreshing, honest personal stories from youth producers. The topic needs diverse perspectives, like the ones found in this hour-long montage of pieces. It would be a great addition to any immigration discussion on the airwaves. I highly recommend it.

Comment for "A Movement For Rosa"

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Review of A Movement For Rosa

An educational piece marking the life of a great American woman, Rosa Parks, and the two men who wished to commemorate her place in history. A great piece for educators who wish to introduce their students to the civil rights movement, as well as to classical/orchestral music. Poignant and thoughtful.

Comment for "Old Whiney Ass" (deleted)

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Review of Old Whiney Ass (deleted)

A simple family porch moment; specific to the producer, yet universal in its appeal. Sweetly told.

Comment for ""Baby Girl" by Jeffery Lewis"

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Review of "Baby Girl" by Jeffery Lewis

A strong and poised voice. A heartfelt and gutsy poem. This piece is simple and clear and ready for an audience. A perfect plug at the end of a program focusing on youth, or HIV/AIDS education, or urban life. I wish this voice were more often found on our airwaves.

Comment for "The Whistler"

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Review of The Whistler

What a beautiful, little piece. This is a testimony to how the seemingly simple can hold deep meaning. It is sound rich and well recorded. A perfect fit for any weekend radio program, or to fill in between stories on ATC. This little gem would work great at any national or local program. It is the song of the common man. We need more pieces like this floating in the ether.