• 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Restful, Shady Places

By Sean Hurley

The authors of Trailer Ahoy! and Trees as Good Citizens enjoy a written correspondence relating to their books' proximity in the library. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:46
  • USA

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Tree Body

By Alix Blair

Three children talk of how trees are good control of body and mind, recite poetry about trees, call out tree names, and make all kinds of lovely unexpected connections. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:55
  • USA

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In Order to Remember

By Sue Mell & David Graham

Stories, photos, tape . . . all ways of recording, of trying to preserve, that which is so ephemeral to begin with: our memories. (more)

Sdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:38
  • USA

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Good Luck Bestows Upon You. You Will Get What Your Heart Desires.

By Andrea Silenzi

Grandma Phyllis reads me her fortune. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:32
  • USA

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Leaves

By Max Barry

The planting of a memorial tree reveals a lost story about my grandmother. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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If It Hurts, You Breathe Faster

By Fereshteh Toosi

Buffalo resident Kathy Mecca has been resisting a proposed expansion of the Peace Bridge that threatens to destroy residential homes, architecturally important buildings, and mature trees in a neighborhood that has higher than average rates of asthma. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • New Zealand

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The Great Tree Strike of 1934

By Shaun D. Wilson

A record of one of the most significant cultural events of New Zealand's forgotten history. (more)

Sdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:58
  • USA

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The Subtle Tongue of Racism Remains Unbitten in a "Post-Racial" America

By Will Wright

How do Anglos think black people talk -- and how does that feel? (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:58
  • USA

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The Woman in the Tree

By Kathryn Born

Here's a story along the theme of "ephemera" - things that were not built to be around for long. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:32
  • USA

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Harvey Carne Workout Method, Cassette 6

By Laura Vitale, Eric Barkin & Tye Pemberton

Welcome to the Harvey Carne Workout Method and Guide to Romance. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • Denmark

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Every Morning I Hear This Voice...

By Mikkel Nedergaard

A cultural detective searches out a singing stranger and in the process finds out how prayer affects a young man's life. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:30
  • Russia

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Feeling Small but Dreaming Big

By Anastasia Ivanova

"Why we should not imagine a row of sheep at night and why is a coffee tree sometimes like a man?" (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • Australia

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Black Box

By Pascalle Burton

"Black Box" is a performance art piece based on a confidential survey asking both local and international participants, 'What would your metaphorical black box say?' (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:58
  • Canada

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A Now Famous Tree

By Lynn Thompson

When spontaneous young sexual drives mingle in the shade of a tree, a unique and mysterious relationship is seeded. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:59
  • USA

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Sending Books to Africa

By Sarah Yahm

A surreal tale about book donations, whitefish salad, and trans-atlantic journeys. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:01
  • USA

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Beyond the Tree Line

By Jane Cramer

A lesson on abstinence recorded in a makeshift recording hut in rural Wisconsin. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • New Zealand

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Why Question the Facts?

By Shaun D. Wilson

A tired teen talks in the second worst recording device he has. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 7:45
  • USA

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Sweetgum Handshake

By Julie Shapiro & Rick and Megan Shaw Prelinger

Here's a radio explanation of the Radio Ephemera ShortDocs Challenge, including descriptions from Rick and Megan Prelinger, of the books selected for the project. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 2:52
  • USA

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The Good Citizen's Control of Body and Mind

By Sara Vogel & Aliza Simons

A mad professor attempts to bring a cadaver to life. (more)

Shortdocs08
  • 2008
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #103: The Sean Hurley / Sherwin Sleeves Show

By Various

This hour: the work of producer Sean Hurley, a writer and musician who lives on top of a mountain in New Hampshire and has an alter-ego, Sherwin Sleeves, who's become central to Sean's radio storytelling. (more)

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