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What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live for 78.8 years, an improvement over the days before clean water...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, KUOW, Prairie Public, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are much more likely than their straight counterparts to be alone and isolated as they age. Housing ...

Bought by Wild Planet Radio and WXDU


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950., Credit: Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America.
Nurys Ortiz, 58, of Washington Heights, left the Dominican Republic ("DR") to work in a NYC factory when she was 17 years old. Ortiz started cooki...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Nancy Soong, 90, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the foods of her childhood in Hong Kong.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Olga Colon., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Olga Colon, 86, of Manhattan's Lower East Side, arrived in New York City -- from Puerto Rico -- when she was 18 years old. Over the years Colon ma...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Christina Lam, 68, of Chinatown, Manhattan, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to New York to work in a garment factory on East Broadway. She recalls h...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hilda Baumol., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Three hospice professionals explore ways for the dying and the survivors to find more peace around the death passage. This compelling hour also inc...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI


  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Catherine Margaret "Skilly" Forsman had a beautiful body. She earned it dancing, which she began shortly after popping out of the womb. Skilly, bor...

Bought by PRX Remix and KOSU


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2010
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: Louisiana blues diva Carol Fran performs at her 76th birthday party., Credit: Photo by Barry Yeoman
Still Singing the Blues: New Orleans and South Louisiana features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform the blues—of...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: Little Freddie King, Credit: Barry Yeoman
Prime Time Radio presents "Truckin' My Blues Away," a music-rich documentary that profiles four Southern bluesmen and the folklorist who is working...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WEMU, WCNY, WEMU, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2010
  • Length: 54:23
  • Purchases: 29
Caption: the Arcelor Mittal Steel Mill, East Chicago, IN.  Formerly Inland Steel, Credit: Ayana Contreras
Recorded by fellow retired steelworker Joe Gutierrez, and produced by Ayana Contreras, this piece was created for Vocalo.org in conjunction with Th...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2009
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: Juanita Nelson, Credit: Paul Franz
Conversations with two octogenarian peace advocates, Juanita Nelson and Ruth Imber, who have each found ways to stay active, working for peace well...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, WJFF, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, and WGDR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2009
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Ruth Imber
Conversations with three octogenarian peace advocates who each found ways to stay active, working for peace well into their eighties. Juanita Nels...

Bought by KUOW, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUOW, KUOW, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2009
  • Length: 58:39
  • Purchases: 6
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In May 2002, seniors compare the post 9/11 world to Pearl Harbor and World War II.

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Oct 28, 2007
  • Length: 26:44
  • Purchases: 1