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Tales from the South 010 with Mara Leveritt

From: Paula Morell
Series: Tales from the South: Fall 2010 Season
Length: 29:00

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Newspaper and Web reporter Mara Leveritt on a special edition of Tales from the South, where Southern writers bring their own true stories to life in front of a live audience. Leveritt recounts an adventure as a young journalist in "Life in the Funnies." Read the full description.

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On this week's show, newspaper and web reporter Mara Leveritt recounts an adventure as a young journalist in "Life in the Funnies." Tales from the South is a 29-minute weekly radio show recorded in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Each week, everyday Southerners read their own true story, unrehearsed and live. Local musicians play during dinner, and blues guitarist Mark Simpson plays on the show. Stories range from funny to sad, to enlightening to touching. Writers are all from the South. Although the show itself is unrehearsed, the literary memoirs have been worked on for weeks leading up to the recording. All stories are true and told by the Southerners who lived them.

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Piece Description

On this week's show, newspaper and web reporter Mara Leveritt recounts an adventure as a young journalist in "Life in the Funnies." Tales from the South is a 29-minute weekly radio show recorded in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Each week, everyday Southerners read their own true story, unrehearsed and live. Local musicians play during dinner, and blues guitarist Mark Simpson plays on the show. Stories range from funny to sad, to enlightening to touching. Writers are all from the South. Although the show itself is unrehearsed, the literary memoirs have been worked on for weeks leading up to the recording. All stories are true and told by the Southerners who lived them.

Broadcast History

Tales from the South has been on the air for 6 years on UALR Public Radio (KUAR). This show aired on KUAR on December 02, 2010, and on World Radio Network on December 05, 2010.

Additional Files

Additional Credits

William F. Laman Public Library
The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
The Argenta Arts Foundation

Related Website

www.talesfromthesouth.com