• 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Red Brick Houses

By Carol Spindel

Here's a conversation with my 92 year-old neighbor Liza about how our neighborhood has changed since 1959, with "Mack the Knife" played on ukelele by fellow neighbor Tom Bassett. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 89:10
  • USA

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Greenberger and Greenberg: On Story and Music

By David Greenberger & Mark Greenberg

Beyond being atmospheric and scene setting, music can play an active role in audio pieces. David Greenberger has worked with a wide range of musicians and composers for his radio monologues, which are adapted from conversations he has with the elderly. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 7:31
  • UK

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An Interior Life

By Laurence Grissell

A meditation on love, loss and loneliness in south London, An Interior Life tells the story of Bernard, an 86-year-old gay man who has been alone since the death of his long term partner. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 27:40
  • UK

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Heel, Toe, Step Together

By Katie Burningham

Bob Hill, 86, has been dancing on and off since he was 16 years old. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Chain of Missing Links - 3

By Molly Bennett

Mary Amoroso, who just had her ninety-fifth birthday, leaves a confused message on her boyfriend’s answering machine. (more)

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  • 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)

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  • 2001
  • 29:11
  • USA

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The Graying of the Convent

By Mary Beth Kirchner

Documentarian Mary Beth Kirchner lived in a Chicago convent to produce this intimate portrait of aging Catholic nuns. (more)

Flightseries_1
  • 2014
  • 57:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #192 The Waiting Show

By Multiple

This hour, waiting. Waiting in line, waiting for an organ transplant and waiting for a bus that's never, ever going to come. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #143 The Centenarians Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: Stories about people who lived to be 100, and reflections from producer Neenah Ellis on what she learned from these remarkable centenarians. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 3:13
  • USA

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Gifts

By Firestone Mulvaney

Two life-long bachelors kvetch over the phone. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 7:06
  • USA

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A Square Meal, Regardless

By Jen Nathan

When Cedric Chambers and John Gallagher met by chance 45 years ago, neither imagined that they’d be caring for each other into old age. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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I Like the Way You Talk

By Eric Markowitz

Baglama begins and ends chopped interviews with seniors about love and death and music. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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True Blue Light

By Dave Engen & Robert Jersak

A man with a microphone meets a small town neighbor on a mission. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 0:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #195 The Dinner Table Show

By Multiple

This hour: the dinner table and all that it inspires. (more)

Dinner_edit
  • 2012
  • 2:32
  • USA

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Crown the King: Red Takes Black

By Adam Kampe

2012 SHORTDOCS WINNER! One block from Adam Kampe's apartment sits the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to trash talk over heated games of checkers. (more)

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  • 2002
  • 9:16
  • USA

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Ruth Ellis

By Neenah Ellis

Ruth Ellis lived to be over 100 years old. She realized in her teens that she was gay but she didn't talk much about it then. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 7:01
  • USA

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The Pigeon Race

By Rachel James

We may be a bit biased subject-wise, but here's a delightful, sound-rich exploration of an endangered sport and community in Maine that's got it all: history, suspense, expertise and devoted participants both human and winged. (more)

Pigeons4
  • 2012
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #167 The Mavis Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: We dedicate most of the show to a profile of Mavis Gallant, who at 90, is looking back on an extraordinary life. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 58:31
  • USA

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Re:sound #72: The Retirement Show

By Various producers

This hour: the golden years. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • AUS

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Sweet Aunt Nuska

By Jeremy W. & Matt Thomas

Aunt Nuska has lost her appetite and the whole family bonds together to find a remedy for her. (more)

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