PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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An elderly woman has been notified that her ex-husband has died. Her friend makes the mistake of extending sympathy.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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Sister and brother clean up the aftermath of a bloody parental fight, wondering if this is just what moms and dads do. As adults they wonder if it...

Bought by WQJC


  • Added: Jun 08, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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A mother dreams of impulsively dropping everything and treating herself to an afternoon of roller skating -- but it's a dream.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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A couple celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with simple love and humor.

Bought by KZYX and WYSO


  • Added: Jun 08, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 2
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A mother reveals to her daughter that, faced with a likelihood of birth defects, she decided against abortion, and was lucky. "What would you have...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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The wife wants another baby. The man, expressing great enthusiasm, procrastinates.

Bought by WQJC


  • Added: Jun 05, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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An elderly woman, on her deathbed, reminisces with her daughter-in-law about their first big quarrel: the moment that first brought them closer.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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A cleaning lady tells her baffled employer that she has disowned her own son for going against the tenets of their church.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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They're in their sixties, dating, and he pops the question. She's reluctant, fearing a repeat of her previous marital disasters.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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A mother and daughter offer individual visions of who is "family." To Mom, it's only her daughter; to her daughter, it's the world.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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Two devoted criminals attribute the longevity of their marriage to teamwork and strong family values.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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"How many couples could say on their first anniversary that they've solved all their significant problems?"

  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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A divorce lawyer is deeply disturbed when his own client wins.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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A daughter rebels against the bland life her mother has led, while the mother sees it from a very different perspective.

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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A man calls his mother to tell her he can't bring his family home for the holidays, but ends up talking himself into it.

Bought by KMXT, WEZU, WRVO Public Media, WQJC, WKSU and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 6
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A mother explains that they had to move because they're out of work. The child understands only that his friend's house is nicer.

  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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Two brothers sort through the attic after their mother's death, coming into contact with memories through the Christmas wrappings she preserved.

Bought by WKSU


  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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A single parent reassures her small child there's no shame in being illegitimate -- but the child is asking something entirely different.

  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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"The first time I knew my parents loved me" ? a woman's memory of "two frantic angels" coming to her rescue.

  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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Mom finally allows her child to go out and play in the mud if he promises to keep clean.

  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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A harried father tries to coach his small child to open a locked bathroom door.

  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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A grown daughter rages at the immaturity of the parents who abandoned her but is chastised by the grandmother who raised her.

  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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Mother and daughter quarrel over the writing of the obligatory "thank you note," while Dad tunes out.

  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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A woman is stuck in the attic and sends a note down on the cat's collar, hoping to be rescued by her sleeping husband -- who misinterprets it in a ...

Bought by WQJC


  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Dad proudly teaches his small child to read "walk" and "don't walk", then crosses against the light.

Bought by KISU


  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1