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The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 405

May 19 at 4 p.m.

George Dawes Green: A matriarch goes to war when her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme park.

Edgar Oliver: The genesis story of a true bohemian: two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother, and Savannah, Georgia.

Ted Conover: A guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's unusual tattoo.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 404

Aimee Mullins: An award-winning athlete, artist and double amputee describes her relationship with her prosthetic legs.

Sirdeaner Walke: A mother speaks of her son's suicide after he was bullied at school.

Ed Koch: An anti-semetic platoon leader is taken to task at a WWII basic training camp.

Axel Gutierrez, Tayana Robinson, Alexis Garcia: Three teenagers from grace King High School in New Orleans share their stories on the theme Prejudice and Power.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 403

Phil Caputo: Journalist gives details of being a rookie reporter and then a seasoned war correspondent.

Ophira Eisenberg: A little girl gets The Barbie Dream House after a terrible car wreck.

Carlos Kotkin: An undesirable poodle named Coco is reluctantly rescued from an animal shelter.

Tricia Rose Burt: A Southern overachiever attempts to loosen up in a drawing class.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

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The Moth Radio Hour - April 28
4:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 402

Steve Burns: The star of the show Blue's Clues is publicized as an eligible bachelor, attracting  a whole new set of fans.

Fathia Absie: A young Somali woman immigrates to the US, and battles to keep her sister out of trouble.

Cindy Chupak: Executive Producer/Writer of Sex in the City discloses how she handles finding out the her husband thinks he might be gay.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 401

The Moth Radio Hour for April, 21.

Andrew Solomon: A writer discovers an artistic community thriving in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Judy Gold: A comedian starts to appreciate the rituals of her faith, after the death of her father.

Reverend Al Sharpton: After being stabbed in the chest, the reverend must put the doctrine of "Forgive Thine Enemy" to the test.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 305

The Moth Radio Hour for April 14:

Jonathan Ames: A college fencer details his most epic match.

Audrey Pleasant: A wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight.

David Carr: An addict risks devastating loss while visiting a crack house.

Christine Blackburn: A flight attendant contends with a passenger on his final flight.

James Foster: A good Samaritan regrets a seemingly good deed.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour - April 7
4:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 304

Bokara Legendre: A socialite-turned-social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection.

Tony Hendra: A writer remembers the set of the groundbreaking and hilarious 1984 mockumentary classic, "This is Spinal Tap."

Jon Levin: A hospital orderly with an attitude problem is put to the test.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 303

 

  • Mike Birbiglia: A free vacation leads to a breakthrough and a breakup. 
  • Jenifer Hixson: Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets. 
  • Al Letson: A father admits he was not quite ready for a second child. 
  • Jeffery Rudell: A live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat March 24, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 302

Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.

  • Jen Lee - An amateur evangelist searches for souls -- and customers -- the aisles of Target
  • Ernesto Quinonez - A young teen "borrows" dogs to make money
  • Albert Maysles - A filmmaker remembers his father
  • Dan Kennedy - Has an unforgettable therapy session with an unconventional social worker

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

 

The Moth Radio Hour
4:00 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour 301

Hosted by comic, author and Moth regular, Mike Birbiglia.

  • Josh Axelrad - A blackjack player faces his demons
  • Daisy Rosario - A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral
  • Colin Quinn - Is hired to do comedy at Robert Deniro's birthday party...and bombs

Visit online: http://themoth.org/

Best of Public Radio - March 3
9:48 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Friend of Mine: A Bill Morissey Tribute Concert

Best of Public Radio - Feb 25
11:57 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Live Forever

Photo: Structures:NYC Flickr/Creative Commons

BOB MARLEY - LIVE FOREVER is a free one-hour program with live music from and stories about his last concert.  Songs recorded live at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980 include "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more.  Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley are interviewed, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard - a former journalist who covered the 1980 Pittsburgh show and is now a priest. These interviews discuss the concert, Marley's philosophies and influential moments from his life. 

Best of Public Radio - Feb 18
11:54 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Langston Hughes - I Too Sing America

Photo: Jack Delano Library of Congress

Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians.  Hosted by Terrance McKnight, WQXR host and former Morehouse professor of music, I, Too, Sing Americawill dive into the songs, cantatas, musicals and librettos that flowed from Hughes’ pen.

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Feb 11 - Best of Public Radio
10:02 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Zydeco Nation

Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival
Photo: Clotee Pridgen Allochuku Flickr / Creative Commons

Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom.

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Environment
6:00 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Rise

photo: Rise

RISE takes listeners on a journey of the San Francisco Bay: underneath the surface to swim with harbor seals and phytoplankton, overhead to soar with a million migratory birds, and along the coast to explore marshlands and skyscrapers that ring the Bay. On the way, this program addresses the impact of climate change. Projected sea level rise, snow pack melt and increased storm surges threaten to flood the Bay’s coastlines, including roads and airports, shoreline cities, the Financial District and Delta farmlands.

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