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Hearing Voices Producers
Present Works By & About Women

One piece added every day in March…

"Private Investigator"
Erica Heilman

1 A private investigator and radio producer share skills: you ask questions, try to figure what happened, then make a report. (11:10)

"Cancer Monologs"
Dmae Roberts

2 Three women, a Chicana, African American and Romanian immigrant, describe their different approaches to surviving breast cancer. (8:43)

"Paintmixers"
damali ayo

3 A performance artist heads to hardware stores looking for paint in shades of dark brown… her own: face, inner thigh, left breast. (5:09)

"Story of Stuff"
Chase Sbicca

4 Annie Leonard spent a decade researching where consumer stuff comes from, how it’s manufactured, who that effects, and where it ends up. (7:01)

"Surrounded by Lights"
Erin Mishkin

5 A very busy day with Amy Jo, a single mother of two toddlers. Everyday she strives to fulfill the promise for a better life she made to her daughter. (6:46)

"Jan and Jack Kerouac"
Marjorie Van Halteren

6 A father-daughter dialog: Jack Kerouac’s daughter Jan, reads her an ode to her rarely seen dad; intertwined with Kerouac’s speeches and prose. (6:04)

"Kiss and Dying "
Ceil Muller

7 An etiquette list if hospital behavior, and misbehavior, for those who are dying, and for the soon-to-be survivors. (7:45)

"Miracle on the Streets"
Dmae Roberts

8 Miracle Draven was a homeless girl on the streets of Portland, Oregon. She recounts a day in her life as a crystal meth addict. (2:25)

"Off the Bus"
Carmen Delzell

9 Let off the bus form Mexico at 5 a.m., with $5 in her pocket, at the 24-hour supermarket in Texas. The producer wonders "What’s next?" (4:30)

"Office Yoga"
Rebecca Flowers

10 A more realistic approach to spiritual awareness: yogo for oppressed office corporate clones (2:10)

"Memory Box Project"
Sandra Rattley

11 African AIDS workers share the insides of "memory boxes," keepsakes for orphaned children to remember their parents. (4:10)

"PNG Women"
Skye Rohde

12 Tradition and culture collide in Papua New Guinea, as women try to balance gender roles and having choices. (4:04)

"Quiet Kids"
Hillary Frank

13 Our loud world leaves little room for those who can’t shout. Listen closely as four teens talk about why they are quiet. (3:23)

"Horse Therapy"
Dmae Roberts

14 Kids with disabilities are working with horses in a new kind of therapy that’s both physical and emotional. (5:01)

"Cringe Love"
Nancy Updike

15 A look back at relationships you can’t believe actually happened. You stayed too long, put up with too much, said such nasty things. (11:21)

"Living Without"
Sarah Vowell

16 The alienation and embarrassments caused by wheat-allergies reveala secret obsession with a magazine devoted to food sensitivities." (6:50)

"Julie the Amtrak God"
Jenny Asarnow

17 An existential interaction with an automated Amtrak voice. (2:16)

"After The Forgetting"
Erica Heilman

18 A Vermont family changes as their mother’s dementia progresses. What happens to love when there is no memory? (10:45)

"Persistence of Memorex"
Ceil Muller

19 We go on an audio tour of the producer’s memory palace, made with bits of unused tape recordings gathered over the years. (8:29)

"White Temple"
Dmae Roberts

20 A Taipei woman’s song leads the rock steps of the White Temple. There, high in the clouds, 100 voices sing salutations to the Buddha. (1:51)

"Song and Memory— Eleanor Rigby"
Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

21 What music from your past brings back a strong memory? Kelly Kinsey remembers a song that saved her. (3:24)

"Song and Memory— Family of God"
Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

22 Reverend Ruth Shaver has faith in the power of prayer and song. She is the new minister at the United Church of Schellsburg PA. (5:27)

"Song and Memory— Harrigan"
Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

23 A woman with a special recollection of a song heard frequently around St. Patrick’s Day: the popular Irish standard, "Harrigan." (3:33)

"Song and Memory— Only the Lonely"
Ann Heppermann & Kara Oehler

24 The song "Only the Lonely" reminds sound artist Nina Katchadourian of her of childhood summers with her brother in Finland. (8:18)

"My Father’s Music"
Rebecca Flowers

25 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. (7:18)

"Dayenu (for Passover)"
Judith Sloan

26 A 1000-year-old Jewish Passover song tells of Egyptian first-borns and parted Red Seas (music: Frank London, of the Klezmatics). (5:03)

"End of the Road"
Nancy Updike

27 After 70 years behind the wheel, Esther Gospe gives up driving. Everybody has accidents so just get in the car and drive. (5:56)

"Wu Man, Pipa Player"
Dmae Roberts

28 Musician Wu Man plays a 2000-year-old instrument, often compared to the lute: the pipa. (1:26)

"Sonic ID (Montana)— Ranch Animals"
Lara Vaienti

29 Roxanne Linderman raises animals on her ranch in the Bridger Mountains foothills. (1:10)

"Sonic ID (Cape Cod)— Community Thanks"
Lindsey Lee & Helen Woodward

30 A sound portrait of a surprise Thanksgiving for Sophie Bloch from the community of Martha’s Vineyard. (2:01)

"Sonic ID (Montana)— Sonambient Sculpture"
Lara Vaienti

31 Celia Bertoia preserves the Sonambient Sculptures of her father, Harry Bertoia. (1:36)

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