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Presidential Inaugurations {format} 10:08 Barrett Golding

Excerpts from: Calvin Coolidge, Inaugural Address, Wednesday, March 4, 1925. (No inaugural recording exists of Herbert Hoover.) Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1933. Harry S. Truman, Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1949. Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address, Tuesday, January 20, 1953. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1961. Lyndon B. Johnson, Inaugural Address, Wednesday, January 20, 1965. Richard M. Nixon, Second Inaugural Address, Saturday, January 20, 1973. Gerald Ford, Remarks On Taking The Oath Of Office, Friday Aug. 9, 1974. Jimmy Carter, Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1977. Ronald Reagan, Second Inaugural Address, Monday, January 21, 1985. George H. W. Bush, Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20, 1989. Bill Clinton, First Inaugural Address, Thursday, January 20, 1993. George W. Bush, Inaugural Address, Saturday, January 20, 2001.

Broadcast: Feb 18 2008 on HV PODCAST Subjects: Historical, Historical Anniversaries, Public Affairs, Politics


Police attacking woman

Civil Rights- Live {format} {format} {format} 7:46 Barrett Golding

For the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act (July 2 1964): In 1963-4 two Atlanta residents collected live recordings at freedom movement events in the deep south, mass meetings, sermons, rallies, interviews. Their collection, now at the Library of Congress, is called "Movement Soul." [transcript]

Broadcast: Feb 11 2008 on HV PODCAST; Jul 2 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, Historical, Public Affairs, African American


The Rabbi and the Reverend

Dr. King at Temple Israel {format} {format} {format} 7:55 Queena Kim

In 1965 Martin Luther King. Jr. delivered a sermon at Temple Israel in Hollywood. King was invited to the temple by Rabbi Max Nussbaum, who himself used the pulpit to rail against injustices in Nazi Germany. King's sermon was recorded on an old-fashioned reel-to-reel audio tape and buried in a pile in the Rabbi's home. His widow Ruth, now 95-years-old, tells the story of that day. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jan 21 2008 on HV PODCAST; Jan 15 2007 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Historical, African American, Religious


Pastor Mike outside school gates

Pastor Mike at Jordan High {format} {format} {format} 4:06 Queena Kim

When the last school bell rings, Pastor Mike Cummings stands in front of Jordan High School in Watts, Los Angeles. Jordan High is next door to the gang-ridden Jordan Downs projects, which students have to pass through to go home -- sometimes with Pastor Mike at their side. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jan 7 2008 on HV PODCAST; Sep 5 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Pacific Drift Subjects: Youth, Education, African American


JoeFrank.com logo collage

Countdown {format} 2:36 Joe Frank

An HV/JoeFrank.com collaboration: For New Year’s weekend, a sobering look at the passage of time.

Broadcast: Dec 31 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jan 1 2005 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Spoken Word, Senior


South African kids in doorway

Zulu Kids Xmas {format} {format} {format} 1:10 Jake Warga

A Christmas audio postcard sung by Zulu children in a South African orphanage. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 24 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 24 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Youth, Children, International, Holidays


Rockefeller Center ice rink

A Winter Love Story {format} {format} 7:50 Joe Frank

An HV/JoeFrank.com collaboration: Joe returns to radio with a passionate love affair, complete with champagne, ice-skating, and an ambulance crash. Created in collaboration with David Rapkin.

Broadcast: Dec 17 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 17 2004 on PRI/WNYC The Next Big Thing Subjects: Spoken Word, Sports


Old photo of electroshock

Electroshock {format} 5:16 Larry Massett

A first-person accont by "Ned" of his ElectroConvulsive Therapy; followed by music from "Ned's" band Flavormaus.

Broadcast: Dec 10 2007 on HV PODCAST Subjects: Health


Memory Box Project logo

Memory Box Project {format} {format} {format} 3:40 Barrett Golding & Sandra Rattley

AIDS workers in Africa share what’s kept inside "memory books" and ‚Äúmemory boxes," keepsakes that help children orphaned by the AIDS virus to remember their parents. The Memory Box Project is a community outreach program of the University of Cape Town. Interviews courtesy of Bush Radio of South Africa and the First Voice International Africa Learning Channel. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 2 2007 on HV PODCAST; Nov 13 2003 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Health, International, Family


One of the Arab students at a Yellowstine geyser

Arab Students {format} {format} {format} 8:55 Barrett Golding

Students visiting America from across the Arabic-speaking world share their perspectives on the misunderstandings between their home nations and the United States. [transcript]

Broadcast: Nov 26 2007 on HV PODCAST; Nov 3 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Youth, War, International


damali ayo panhandling for reparations payments

Living Flag {format} {format} 10:06 damali ayo & Dmae Roberts

A woman sits cross-legged, panhandling on a busy city sidewalk. She takes money only from white folks, and gives it to blacks who pass by. Her sign reads: "200 Years of Slavery in the United States. Reparation payments accepted here." damali ayo is a street performance artist. "I offer people a convenient opportunity to pay for the unpaid labor of African Americans." This piece is part of her "living flag."

Broadcast: Nov 13 2007 on HV PODCAST; Nov 7 2004 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Art, Historical, African American, Justice


Troops writing around a tank; detail of book cover

Operation Homecoming {format} {format} Barrett Golding

A web presentation for our series on the NEA book project Operation Homecoming, with additional audio and text from troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Broadcast: Oct 22 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jan 16 2007 on HV WebworkSeries: Operation Homecoming Subjects: War, Literature


Operation Homecoming book cover: troops around tank

Operation Homecoming: Lunch with Pirates {format} {format} {format} 5:10 Barrett Golding

The final story in our series of readings by troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan, from the NEA book project Operation Homecoming. This week Sergeant Clint Douglas reads from his essay about exchanging bizarre cordialities between bitter enemies: "Lunch with Pirates". [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 15 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jan 15 2007 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Operation Homecoming Subjects: War, International


Operation Homecoming book cover: troops around tank

Operation Homecoming: To the Fallen {format} {format} {format} 3:54 Barrett Golding

We continue with our series Operation Homecoming, an anthology of writings by U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Army Sergeant John McCary had only a few minutes in the middle of a very hard day to fire off this frustrated email to family and friends. He titled it "To the Fallen." [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 8 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jan 8 2007 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Operation Homecoming Subjects: War, International


Operation Homecoming book cover: troops around tank

Operation Homecoming: Among These Ruins {format} {format} {format} 5:10 Barrett Golding

The third in our series of readings by troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan, from the NEA book project, Operation Homecoming. This week Specialist Helen Gerhardt reads from her email to family and friends about her first few days in Iraq, "Here Among These Ruins". [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 1 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jan 1 2007 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Operation Homecoming Subjects: Literature, War, International


Members of Iron Cross

Iron Cross Battles Burmese Repression {format} {format} {format} 5:30 Scott Carrier

The popular Burmese rock band Iron Cross is using music to challenge the nation's infamously repressive regime. In the great tradition of rock and roll, Iron Cross is taking on Burma's military government with song. [transcript]

Broadcast: Sep 24 2007 on HV PODCAST; May 10 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, Politics, International


Cage on stage in performance

Who is John Cage (Silence)? {format} 2:24 Barrett Golding

John Cage was born 95 years ago, September 5 1912. This is a quasi-Cage-ian sound portrait with voxpop featuring folk answering "Who's John Cage?

Broadcast: Sep 10 2007 on HV PODCAST Subjects: Music, Classical


Yoga movement diagram

Office Yoga {format} {format} {format} 2:37 Rebecca Flowers

A more realistic approach to spiritual awareness: how yoga might help relieve stress at the office, or not. [transcript]

Broadcast: Sep 3 2007 on HV PODCAST; Sep 6 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Business, Comedy, Labor, Health


David Matherly

Desert Air {format} 54:00 Ben Adair, Scott Carrier & [Hearing Voices]

A hot and dry Summer special with audio from the arid regions, hosted by Ben Adair of Weekend America: Scott Carrier finds the basins near Nevada's "Battle Mountain" beautiful, lonely, dreary, and full of sagebrush, solace and stories. Host Ben Adair heads down to the ghost towns, Opera Houses, century-old abandoned mines, and billion-year old boulders along Death Valley's "Mojave Road." The band Faust dials in "Long Distance Calls in the Desert." Coyotes, owls, frogs and songbirds are part of Bernie Krause's Desert Solitudes. And the Quiet American records warning signs outside a Nevada Test Site rattling in the wind under the "Desert Sun." (Photo gallery…)

Broadcast: Jul 1 2007 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Environment


Radio Gondar studios

Radio Gondar {format} {format} 3:03 Jake Warga

A community radio station in Gondar, Ethiopia broadcasts health education programs on subjects ranging from HIV/AIDS prevention to the dangers of using dirty tattoo needles.

Broadcast: Aug 13 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jun 7 2007 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Media, International


Scenes from the trail of Slobodan Milosevic at the Hugue

Remedial Theory {format} {format} 12:51 Ben Walker

Great literature allows us to learn to empathize with the experiences of others. So how is it a man now on trial for crimes against humanity is an avid reader of fiction? Might he simple be reading the wrong books? A trip to The Hague to hand-deliver the ’right’ books to Slobodan Milosevic. (For an hour-long version, turn on Your Radio Nightlight.) [transcript]

Broadcast: Aug 6 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jun 13 2004 on PRI/WNYC The Next Big Thing Subjects: Literature, International, Politics, Justice


Tombstone, with picture of car in City of the Dead

Long Day on The Road {format} {format} {format} 13:38 Larry Massett

"I can break the law because... I am the law." Sleepless in Tbilisi. A twenty-four hour tour, from Turkish baths to Batumi beaches, through the country of Georgia. High-speed sight-seeing driven by the accidental tourguide: "a ’detective,’ or ’special police,’ or ’security force.’ It’s not clear. Sometimes he even says ’KGB,’ though that no longer exists... does it?" [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 30 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 1 2002 on HV Webwork; Nov 1 2002 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Historical, Travel


Moai stone heads with rainbow

Big Stone Heads {format} {format} {format} {format} {format} 7:45 Jack Chance

A trip to Easter Island to gather recordings of local musicians and theories on who made and moved the "moai," the ilse’s famous stone heads. A mystery of aliens, archeologists; and arboreal emptiness: What happened to all the trees? (Accompanied by Chance’s Easter island photos.)
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Broadcast: Jul 23 2007 on HV PODCAST; Mar 14 2007 on HV Webwork; Mar 7 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Nov 14 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Music, Historical, International, Native


Charles Bowden {format} 22:41 Scott Carrier

A portrait of the non-fiction writer Charles Bowden, told by the people he's written about and the editors he's worked with. Bowden lives in Tucson, Arizona, and has written extensively on the cultural and physical environment of the Southwest. His style is both harsh and beautiful, and somewhat painful to read, as he takes the position that we are all to blame, or perhaps that there is no one is to blame, for the violent and destructive acts committed against nature and society. He writes about child molestors, drug traffickers, savings and loan executives, real estate developers, and crooked politicians in a way that implicates all of us.

Broadcast: Jul 16 2007 on HV PODCAST Subjects: Environment, Literature


CD Cover- Slow Heat by Steve Roach

Heat (extended mix) {format} {format} 7:30 Jeff Rice

The longer (and better) version of the NPR show focusing on the words, thoughts and sounds of desert residents: writer Charles Bowden, the Tohono O’odham poet Ofelia Zepeda, and ambient composer Steve Roach, , whose composition "Slow Heat" scores the piece. (Image by Andy McIntire, from Steve Roach’s Slow Heat cover art.)

Broadcast: Jul 9 2007 on HV PODCAST; Mar 1 2002 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Environment


Painting

The Pledge of Allegiance {format} {format} {format} 5:14 Barrett Golding

For Independence Day:People with different regional, ethnic, and national accents recite and reflect upon the single, century-old sentence: ""The Pledge of Allegiance." [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 2 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jul 4 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Public Affairs, Historical, Cultural, Acoustic, Justice


Otha Turner’s fife and drum

Otha Turner’s Picnic {format} {format} 14:36 Ben Adair

Mississippi moonshine, barbecued goat and the last of the old-time Fife & Drum picnics [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 25 2007 on HV PODCAST; Sep 1 2001 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Travel, Historical, Americana, African American


Brubeck’s record cover Time Out

My Father’s Music {format} {format} {format} 6:48 Rebecca Flowers

A Father’s Day ditty: Going in and out of cool, in syncopated time. A daughter and dad’s ever-changing relationship moves to the beat of a jazz standard. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 18 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jun 18 2004 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Family, Music, Jazz


Wax moth illustration

Moth Music {format} {format} {format} 3:31 Jeff Rice

The eerily beautiful music of moth wings. A tale of bat-detectors, beehive destruction and the intersection of insect and synthesizer. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 11 2007 on HV PODCAST; Sep 7 2004 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Western Soundscape Subjects: Technology, Science, Music, Environment


A young Kelly Kinsey with her dog, Lolly

Song & Memory: Eleanor Rigby {format} {format} 4:55 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

What song from your past brings back a strong memory? Weekend America continues with another installment of the "Song and Memory" series. We hear from Kelly Kinsey, a Weekend America listener, about a tune that takes her back.

Broadcast: May 21 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jun 10 2006 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: Children, Youth, Music, Family


Temple in Taipei, Taiwan

White Temple {format} {format} 2:05 Dmae Roberts

A woman’s song on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan, leads the producer to the outskirts of town, to climb the rock steps of the White Temple. There, high in the clouds, one hundred voices are singing a salutation to the Buddha.

Broadcast: May 14 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 1 2002 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Music, Travel, Religious, Asian


Larry at 9; Larry’s mom near 90

Travels with Mom {format} {format} 13:00 Larry Massett

These days, taking mom out for a day-trip doesn’t involve going very far in distance, as it does back in time. Tybee Island, Georgia, now and in the 1920’s, as seen by Mrs. Massett. [transcript]

Broadcast: May 7 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jul 18 2003 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Travel, Family


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Avalanche {format} 19:29 Scott Carrier

The story of back-country skiers caught in an avalanche, told by the survivors.

Broadcast: Jan 14 2007 on HV PODCAST Subjects: Sports, Environment, Health


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