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Updated: Apr 19, 2024

The Citizens' Guides

If we tell each other what we know about being citizens in this great country, maybe more of us will take part and help sustain participation. The Citizens' Guides are a collection of how-to, what-for and where-with-all commentaries, based on the experience of this writer as she negotiates the...
Caption: Lyrics too! "The old gray mare...", Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: Apr 19, 2024

The Department of Poetic Justice (and Poetic Reckoning)

Back in 2013, my collection "Blue: American Sonnets" was entered in a contest sponsored by the Alice James Press. Inspired by myself, here I present my American sonnets , many from "Blue: American Sonnets", odes, lyrical tributes- the emotional angst and pleasure of poetry brought to our longing...
Caption: Poems of honoring, of joy, of living., Credit: Susan Cook in  "Breathing: American Sonnets"
Updated: Apr 19, 2024

Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 18, 2024 is Poem In Your Pocket Day, part of the annual indulgence of the written word in Poetic form. Here are some (or maybe pick just one) poem for your Pocket. From the author of "Breathing: American Sonnets"
Caption: The consequence? Intimidation of constituents so they dare not call..., Credit: SusanCook
Updated: Apr 19, 2024

Civil Liberties for Lifelong Learners

Commentaries, Sixty Second Moral Inquiries and Two and One Half Minute Conspiracy Theories along with a lyric or two for The Great American Wrongbook (and the Department of Poetic Justice and Reckoning) ! Life long education to answer the question : What is a civil liberty anyway? In 2011, at...
Caption: Breathing: American Sonnets (gulfofmainebooks@gmail.com or Shermans.com), Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: Apr 19, 2024

National Poetry Month: American Sonnets and One Ode

In celebration of written and spoken poetry, some from Breathing: American Sonnets. Some first appearing here. Einstein's Sonnet written in 2008. All by Susan Cook.
Caption: ...In 1933, harvests/in Ukraine were hoarded, deliberately,/a famine made for death, Stalin, farthest/, Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: Apr 19, 2024

Poet Susan Cook Poems

Poet Susan Cook Poems are written in a form she calls the American Sonnet. After submitting her collection "Blue: American Sonnets" to the Beatrice Hawley contest, sponsored by Alice James Books, she has continued to find new intricacies in this form, some of which are gathered here. She has now...
Caption: ...it's what you do with what you get.., Credit: Susan Cook
Updated: Apr 19, 2024

It's Not What You're Given. It's What You Do With What You Get

These days, from the intricacies unraveled through the secrets of the human genome to the moral entitlement of any number of religious sects, what you are given is grabbed onto like a brass ring. Turns out though, as the lyrics of a great Maine jazz singer remind us, it's not what you're given,...
Caption: Sylvia Mendez (L) talks to her sister Sandra Mendez Duran (R). <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/46621-storycorps-historias-sylvia-mendez-and-sandra-men">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Apr 15, 2024

'Historias'

StoryCorps' collection of Latino stories from all across the country.
Caption: Zenobbie Clark (L) and her sister, Diana Carter (R), remember their brother, Samuel "Bubba" Hammond Jr. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/48177-storycorps-griot-zenobbie-clark-and-diana-carter">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Apr 15, 2024

'Witness'

Yes, they were there for that. They saw it, heard it, and in these pieces they tell you all about it.
Caption: Joan DeLevie (R) tells her daughter, Sharon (L), how she met her husband, Ari at a party in 1959. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/49479-storycorps-joan-and-sharon-delevie">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Apr 15, 2024

'Struggle'

These are not easy. Stories about dealing with the harder decisions in life.
Caption: Theresa Nguyen (L) talks to her daughter, Stephanie (R), about balancing their Vietnamese heritage with raising a family in the United States. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/52422-storycorps-theresa-and-stephanie-nguyen">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Apr 15, 2024

'Wisdom'

From poetic turns of phrase to plain-spoken truths, there are little gems of wisdom in each one of these stories.
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Updated: Apr 15, 2024

Family

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Updated: Apr 15, 2024

Celebrating Fathers

Father’s Day offers us a chance to recognize the role that dads and fatherhood have played in our lives. Enjoy our collection of stories celebrating father figures and the many ways they support and shape us.
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Updated: Apr 15, 2024

Honoring Memorial Day

Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to remember those who have died while serving in the U.S. military. We’ve put together a collection of Military Voices Initiative stories from veterans, service members, and their loved ones to help us reflect on their lives, contributions, and sacrifices.
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Updated: Apr 15, 2024

Celebrating Mothers

Whether Mother’s Day is a happy or difficult day for you and yours, we’ve pulled together stories of motherhood in many different forms to offer you joy, peace, understanding, and a chance to think about the mother figures in your life and what they mean to you.
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Updated: Apr 11, 2024

Atomic Hour Chestnuts- Spy-Fi On The Hi-Fi

You May Now Open The Dossier In Front Of You...
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Updated: Apr 11, 2024

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Writers' Favorites

"...articulate, thoughtful, moving" Producer Paul Ingles gathers 7 top music writers to talk about their favorite Bruce Springsteen tracks from the music star's now 6 decade career. This limited series is made up of 3 distinct hours of Springsteen tunes from throughout his storied career,...
Caption: Bob Costas, Credit: NBC
Updated: Apr 10, 2024

BOB COSTAS MUSIC INTERVIEW SERIES

In this series of three 59 minute programs, veteran broadcaster Bob Costas re-visits some of his favorite interviews with music greats during his 6 years as host of NBC’s late night talk half hour called LATER from 1988 to 1994. Paul Ingles hosts. Interview highlights are heard from the...
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Updated: Apr 08, 2024

Friendship

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Updated: Apr 05, 2024

Women's Issues

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Updated: Mar 29, 2024

TIN

Travelers in the Night
Caption: Retired New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno (L) speaks with his former partner, Eddie Nieves (R), about working together on their daily route. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/52877-storycorps-angelo-bruno-and-eddie-nieves">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Mar 29, 2024

'Work'

We all spend 8 hours a day at it: hear stories from and about work, unusual jobs, and loving what you do.
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Updated: Mar 28, 2024

Atomic Hour Chestnuts- The Cozy Covers Comparison Corner

Which Version Do You Like Best?
Caption: Scout Derek Connell (C) talks with his Scoutmasters Richard (L) and Claudia. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/44739-derek-connell-richard-and-claudia-coleman">Listen here</a>.
Updated: Mar 25, 2024

'Angels & Mentors'

Stories about those people who really matter in our lives.
Caption: StoryCorps Facilitator Lillie Love passed away on June 25, 2010. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/49444-storycorps-griot-lillie-love">Listen here</a>, to her positive persective on life.
Updated: Mar 25, 2024

'Griot'

StoryCorps' collection of African American stories from all across the country.
Caption: Larry Hoover tells his granddaughter Anastacia Garcia about his time at The New Mexico Boys' School in Springer, New Mexico. <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/56618-storycorps-historias-larry-hoover-and-anastacia-g">Listen Here</a>.
Updated: Mar 25, 2024

'Growing Up'

Stories about dealing with growing pains, no matter how old you are.
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Updated: Mar 20, 2024

Evergreen Episodes of Possibly

A curated list of episodes without language that could put the episode out of date. All episodes are written with a national audience in mind.
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Updated: Mar 20, 2024

Spring 2023 Fundraising Episodes + Anytime Spots

Fresh, innovative fundraising spots — TAL & Snap Judgment hosts compete for the best story and more — plus full fundraiser episodes from PRX shows!
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Updated: Mar 19, 2024

Fundraising

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Updated: Mar 18, 2024

Every German Kabirski piece is like a work of art

Adorning oneself is a timeless practice, but German Kabirski elevates it to an art form. The brand's modern silver accessories are more than just embellishments; they are tools for self-expression. From jewelry with topaz to avant-garde necklaces, each piece is designed to tell a story – your...