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Hour-long (((Hearing Voices))) radio compilations…
Circles of Hell- drawing

Bloody Hell {format} 54:00 Tom Lopez, The Professor & [Hearing Voices]

A Haunting, Harrowing HV Halloween Hour of Horror. The first half is bloody, the second goes to hell. "Blood on the Pulpit" by David Greenberger and The Shaking Ray Levis. "The Bleeding Man," an ZBS adaptation of Cherokee writer Craig Strete's short story. "La Llorona" produced by Ginna Allison. Radio Inferno, based on Dante's "Divine Comedy," by Andreas Ammer w/music by FM Einheit. "Jesus and I Go to Hell" found-sound mixed by The Professor of And Kevin Kling's "Halloween."

Broadcast: Oct 31 2007 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Holidays, Specials

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

Scott Carrier's kids

Father Figures {format} 54:00 Jay Allison, Scott Carrier, Viki Merrick, Sound Portraits & [Hearing Voices]

For Father's Day, hosted by Jay Allison, stories of paternal praise, pride, disappointment and love: Scott Carrier gives his son Milo a "Ski Lesson." From Animals and Other Stories, we hear "Reflections of Fathers," aka, Bugs & Dads. Comic strip artist Lynda Barry wishes her divorced dad a "Happy Father's Day." A doctor tells his daughter about her granddad in "Story Corps- Dr. William Weaver." Jay Allison describes his daughter's questions about his love life as "Grilling Me Softly". Dan Robb's family remembers the day "Dad's Moving Out," from Life Stories. "Doc Merrick" and daughter Viki go through some girl problems. David Greenberger tells David Cobb's story "Because of Dad." Deirdre Sullivan's father advises "Always Go to the Funeral," a This I Believe essay. And from producer by Viki Merrick, Dave Masch wants to be "A Better Father" (

Broadcast: Jun 17 2007 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Spoken Word, Holidays, Family

Coast Guardsman salute at a military cemetery

For the Fallen {format} 54:00 Jay Allison, Barrett Golding, Sound Portraits, Marjorie Van Halteren, Robin Wise & [Hearing Voices]

A public radio special for Memorial Day, Monday May 28 2007. The host is Green Beret and poet Major Robert Schaefer, U.S. Army Special Forces. The hour features voices of veterans remembering their comrades. We hear troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience. We hear interviews from StoryCorps, essays from This I Believe, and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard, recorded by Charles Lane. And we attend the daily ceremony by Belgian veterans honoring the WWI British soldiers who died defending a small town in western Belgium (produced by Marjorie Van Halteren).

Broadcast: May 28 2007 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Family, War, Holidays

Peabody Awards logo

Peabody Award for HV Special {format} Scott Carrier, Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler & [Hearing Voices]

We won a George Foster Peabody Award for our "Crossing Borders" special. Wow. Said the judges: "The nighttime desert seems to have a voice of its own in this vivid audio chronicle of illegal immigrants from Mexico, what dangers their journeys can entail, and why they still take the risk."

Broadcast: Apr 16 2007 on HV AwardSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Feature, Hispanic

1890s Circus Poster

Circus Blood {format} 54:00 Jay Allison, Joe Frank, Larry Massett & [Hearing Voices]

Tales from the Big Top. Emcee John Dankosky, of WNPR- Connecticut Public Radio, presents a world-class troupe of audio daredevils and media magicians: SF Chronicle journalist Jon Carroll interviews his daughter Shana as she hang upside down on her "Trapeze", ready to fly away; from the Life Stories series by Jay Allison. Joe Frank loves the lady "Lion Tamer," an excerpt from his hour "The Dictator- Part 2." Adam Rosen mixes a medley of the many versions of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Drummer Bobby Previte composes the "Music of the Moscow Circus." Elizabeth Eck returns to the circus family she ran away to join in Larry Massett's "Circus in the Blood." And Twink serves up "The Great Circus Show" from The Broken Record. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Jul 1 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Spoken Word, Entertainment

Crossing Borders {format} 54:00 Scott Carrier, Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler & [Hearing Voices]

From Mexico to US, a Tale of Two Countries in this (((Hearing Voices))) Cinco de Mayo special. Your guide Marcos Martinez, of KUNM-Albuquerque, plays some border radio: Poet Luis Alberto Urrea delivers his "Hymn to Vatos Who Will Never Appear in a Poem" and travels "The Devil's Highway," from his book about death in the desert. In "Sasabe," a Sonora, Mexico border town, Scott Carrier talks to immigrants along their hazardous, illegal desert crossing, and to the border patrol waiting for them in Sasabe, Arizona. "And I walked..." (with Charles Bowden) is a border-crossing sound-portrait by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler, from the Third Coast Festival's ShortDocs series. Guillermo Gómez-Peña gives a "Citizenship Lesson," from his CD Borderless Radio, and imagines "Maquiladoras of the Future," fantasy border factories. And One-minute Vacation podcasts ( a Saint Jude's festival in the highlands of Michoacan recorded by Siamack Sioshansi, and evening mass at the Church of Carmen Alta in Oaxaca City recorded by Bronwyn Ximm. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: May 5 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Hispanic, International, Specials, Justice

Tennyson, Ginsberg, Whitman

Wordshakers {format} 54:00 Alex Caldiero, Scott Carrier, Andrei Codrescu, Barrett Golding, Larry Massett, The Professor, Marjorie Van Halteren & [Hearing Voices]

Poetry Grits Glory Verve in this (((Hearing Voices))) Poetry Month special. Host Hosted by Andrei Codrescu, of NPR and The Exquisite Corpse, featuring: Lord Alfred Tennyson bangs the podium in "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Thomas Edison waxes Walt Whitman's "America." Cheerleaders Chant" a found-poem. Host Andrei Codrescu decontructs his "Poetry." Denise Levertov knows "The Secret." Carl Sandburg wonders "What is Poetry?" (produced by Barrett Golding). Scott Carrier presents the categorical conundrum of "Alex Caldiero- Poet?" Ed Sanders poses "A Question of Fame." Host Codrescu gives a play-by-play of "Poetic Terrorism." DJ Spooky remixes Vladimir Maiakovski. Pre-teen poet Sawyer Shetfs lists "The Sound I Hear at Night." In New Orleans a hot-dog vendor, a barkeep, and a stripper get churned in the "Poetry Combine (produced by Larry Massett). "Soldiers Drill" their found-poem. Jan Kerouac responds to her father's poetry and parenting in "Jan on Jack" (produced by Marjorie Van Halteren). Allen Ginsberg runs a "Personals Ad." Marianne Faithful performs Gregory Corso's "Getting to the Poem." Another poem is found in "Double Dutch Rhymes." Alex Caldiero concludes "Poetry is Wanted Here." And a Phoebe Snow fan helps sing "Poetry Man." More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Apr 1 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Literature, Historical

Detail of painting by Victoria Golding

Love’s Labors {format} 54:00 Scott Carrier, Kitchen Sisters & [Hearing Voices]

Affairs of the Heart in this Valentine's special. Hosted by Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist: "Ask Amy"- Chicago Tribune) and former NPR commentator, 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. 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). 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). More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Feb 14 2006 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Specials, Specials, Entertainment, Family

Lennon's drawing of his face

John Ono Lennon {format} 59:00 Barrett Golding, Paul Ingles, The Professor & [Hearing Voices]

A Memorial and Celebration special. Hosted by Lynn Neary, of NPR, featuring: "On Ed Sullivan"- an audio essay by host Lynn Neary with Beatles live performances and 1963-64 fanclub Christmas messages. "All We Are Saying" by Barrett Golding- Lennon in his own words and music (interviews, albums, outtakes, antics and poetics) talks about peace, family, and art. "The Day John Lennon Died" by Paul Ingles- Members of the generation jolted by Lennon's death recall how they heard the news and how deeply this ex-Beatle's life affected theirs. "NYC/LA Radio 12/8/1980" & "20th Anniversary Mourners: Imagine 12/8/2000" found-sound from The Professor- the radio dial recorded the night of Lennon's death, and mourners 20 years later singing in Central Park. "Pop Vultures: Grief" by Kate Sullivan & Vince DeLorca- Lennon's "God" as grief counseling, from the radio series Pop Vultures. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Oct 9 2005 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Rock, Politics, Music, Entertainment, Specials

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x (((Hearing Voices))) specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Robin Wise of Sound Imagery mixes the hours. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. Funders include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts. Current specials are Free to all public stations (via Creative PR)