Are Urban Industries Endangering Neighborhoods?

Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood is home to the largest carbide (a chemical compound) furnace in the world. Several miles east, the Butchertown neighborhood hosts one of the nation’s largest urban slaughterhouses. There were accidents at both of these facilities in the same week in late March, and the city is developing a new notification system for […]

War Vets

Saturday, September 18, 2010 9pm Producer: Conrad Bishop Listen Again The voices of fourteen men and women who served in the military during times of war. What got you into the service? What did you do there? How were you different when you came home? The program includes veterans from the Spanish Civil War through […]

Dina’s Diary: Journey of a Cancer Survivor

Saturday, September 11, 2010 9pm Producer: Capital Public Radio Listen Again Two weeks before Thanksgiving Day 2005, Dina Howard was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the ensuing months, the 39-year-old mother of two faced agonizing decisions about surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. At the time of her diagnosis, Dina, a former actress and arts administrator, was […]

Sisters in Pain

Saturday, September 4, 2010 9pm Producer: Down to Earth Productions Listen Again More Information When a battered woman resorts to violence against her abuser, is she guilty of a crime? Or do her actions qualify as justifiable self-defense? In the Peabody Award-winning documentary Sisters in Pain, three formerly battered women share their riveting, intimate and […]

Africa's Holy Healers

Saturday, July 31, 2010 9pm Producer: America Abroad Media Listen Again Sub-Saharan Africa is a religious place. It’s also riddled with disease. AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis prey upon Africa’s faithful, often in the prime of their lives. And anemic public health systems can’t carry the cross. And so, into the valleys of death step medical […]

Southern Slices: Summer Stories

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9pm Producer: John Biewen/Center for Documentary Studies Listen Again Radio-making isn’t just for professionals. Every summer, several dozen people from across the country converge on the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to learn the skills of audio documentary work — recording, shaping and crafting a piece, and mixing it […]

State of the Re:Union: Milwaukee

Saturday, July 17, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again Milwaukee, Wisconsin, once referred to as “America’s Machine Shop”, has suffered a similar fate to other rust-belt cities. But despite the decline of some of its industries, passionate, hard-working citizens are changing this manufacturing mecca into a city of ideas. Host Al Letson explores […]