He once picked fruit as a teenager in California. Now, middle-aged, Garrido just bought a new tractor. He remembers when it was delivered to his day job at an autobody shop. When Garrido went out to sign for the vehicle, his boss looked shocked.
“You’re the one who bought the tractor?” he asked.
This segment was perhaps my favorite segment EVER On NPR, and that from a very long time listener. Big words, but I’m saying them. Bravo NPR. Truly spectacular segment.
— NPR.org commenter “William K” on the story, “Finding Hope, With The Cranberries’ Help”
I was honored that Weekend’s on All Things Considered picked up the series I produced for KEXP, and even surprised one interviewee with a phone call from his favorite artists. Find the stories at NPR.org.
KEXP and AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio) present a new series that demonstrates the power of music through intriguing personal stories ranging from an astronaut, teenager, surgeon, dancer, Yoruba priest and more.
I produced these stories as AIR’s Live Interactive Resident for Fall 2010.
Editorial oversight by Kevin Cole. Engineering help by Matt Ogaz. Live Interactive is a collaboration of KEXP and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio with financial support from AIR members worldwide, Recovery.gov, and the National Endowment for the Arts which believe a great nation deserves great art.
Correspondent Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports on efforts by some Tuaregs in the west African country of Mali to preserve their traditional language. Mali is the answer to today’s Geo Quiz.
While many U.S. cities have suffered because of the recession, one town in the southern state of Alabama, has fared surprisingly well. The town of Enterprise has applied a turn-of-the-century economic lesson, learned from an agricultural pest — the boll weevil.
The answer to today’s Geo Quiz is Togo. A few months back, Togo took out an ad in the New York Times, saying it was open for business for tourists. But what would a tourist go to Togo to see? One American family went to find out.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a national holiday in Burkina Faso. One way of celebrating is by making new clothes from Women’s Day cloth that is designed with a new pattern every year.
Burkina Faso is Africa’s largest cotton producer, but the cloth reveals contradictions in the country’s biggest industry.
Originally aired on Voice of America March 7, 2010, and on Free Speech Radio News.
During the traditional marriage ceremony in Rwanda, the bride and groom each appoint a delegation to negotiate the wedding. It’s an intense battle of wits that lasts hours. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch recently saw her friends Joseph and Betty get married in the city of Kigali.