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Road Trip--West Coast

From: Jake Warga
Length: 16:00

Traveling from Seattle to LA, no flying or driving Read the full description.

Bus_small Savvy Traveler asked me to go from Seattle to LA without driving or flying. I start on a train, then a cab, then a bus... I wanted to get my 'finger on the pulse' of America, idealistic I was. I came across a foreigner, Uncle Sam, a religious soldier, a wanderer...and myself. "I've been on the train all day and it's starting to get dark. I don't like traveling at night. I'm worried my reporter's eyes will catch my own reflected in the window...at night, it's too easy to look inwards." FINALIST NFCB: Announced 4/04 Orig. aired 4/25/03 "Savvy Traveler" www.savtrav.com HearingVoices.com

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Savvy Traveler asked me to go from Seattle to LA without driving or flying. I start on a train, then a cab, then a bus... I wanted to get my 'finger on the pulse' of America, idealistic I was. I came across a foreigner, Uncle Sam, a religious soldier, a wanderer...and myself. "I've been on the train all day and it's starting to get dark. I don't like traveling at night. I'm worried my reporter's eyes will catch my own reflected in the window...at night, it's too easy to look inwards." FINALIST NFCB: Announced 4/04 Orig. aired 4/25/03 "Savvy Traveler" www.savtrav.com HearingVoices.com

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Review of Road Trip--West Coast

A reminder that taking your time on a trip is just as important as getting there. That the journey starts when you head out the door of your house. Warga meets some great characters on this Road Trip from Seattle to L.A. via train and bus including a cab driver who promotes industrial hemp, a soldier freaked out about going back to battle, a runaway youth. This is an experiment to not drive or fly documented in audio. Warga has a great easygoing style and the piece moves you comfortably arm-char traveling. A bit long for a feature for a news magazine show. But would do well paired up with another long piece to make a great half-hour or a one-hour special with three other similiarly themed pieces about travel or personal journeys. The SOQ out is still in the piece though and would need to be trimmed or faded out for a station to use within local programming. Definitely worth a listen and consideration....Dmae

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