Artwork of hearts, flowers and couple dancing

Love's Labors Radio Special For Valentine's Day

Hosted by Amy Dickinson, the syndicated advice columnist
("Ask Amy"- Chicago Tribune) and former NPR commentator, with:

soundfiles Love's Labors 1 (23:00 real) featuring:

Letters to "Ask Amy". A "Valentine" from Kevin Kling (from his Stories from the Shallow End CD). The Girls Glee Club of New Palestine High School, Indiana singing the theme from "Midnight Cowboy" (off the out-of-print Poly High - School Bands Play The Classics). Women's tales of true but tainted love, what Nancy Updike calls "Cringe Love", from This American Life. And one of the "6 terrific teen-age tunes sung by Barbie and Ken (and you can sing along, too!)," a 45-rpm record from Mattel Toymakers (mp3 at's 365 Days Project- May 31).

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soundfiles Love's Labors 2 (29:00 real) featuring:

James Rivieto's "Wedding", told by David Greenberger, with music by 3 Leg Torso (off their Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes CD). "Love & Marriage Atop the Towers," stories of weddings at the World Trade Center, collected by The Kitchen Sisters for their Sonic Memorial Project. Host Amy Dickinson and the hundreds of other "Leftover Brides" lined up for mass Moonie marriages. A "Parent and Child" discussion between Jessica and Scott Carrier on what makes a good marriage, from This American Life. And the Phi Mu Washboard Band sings "Love Hurts" (mp3 at's 365 Days Project- May 24).

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URL link Valentine Cards above- courtesy/© & Robin Whittle
URL link Valentine's Day- Wikipedia
URL link St. Valentine(s)- Catholic Encyclopedia

This special was mixed by Robin Wise of Sound Imagery. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. (((Hearing Voices))) specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Funders include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts.

Audio / Scripting © the producers & (((Hearing Voices)))