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My Reality

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
A contestant on the TV program Solitary, alone in her pod, talking to Val
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A reality television producer finds a line that she refuses to cross, while a man accidentally inflicts emotional scars on a first date.

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Finding community and beauty in the sport of flying roller pigeons

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Independent producer Jens Erik Gould discovers a Los Angeles community built around flying Birmingham roller pigeons.

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Cracking the Love Code

Posted February 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Whenever Liza would get in a serious relationship with a man, she would introduce him to her mother. Liza’s mom Peggy, like many parents, would quickly offer unsolicited advice about whether the guy was a suitable match for her daughter. The frustrating thing for Liza was, her mother was almost always right. That’s because for 26 years Peggy had been a foreign service officer for …

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A Foot in the Door

Posted February 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Humiliation, fear, poverty, de-humanization, self-doubt and lies… welcome to show business.

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Carthay Square, HPOZs and the Effort to Preserve a Neighborhood

Posted February 12, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]
Marilouise Morgan bought her house in 1959.
“Just look around and see what’s happening east of us, where residences went in favor of large apartment buildings.”

Gideon Brower just filed this piece for KCRW’s Design and Architecture on a Los Angeles neighborhood’s fight to stay original.

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The Pitch: Jesse Hardman, ‘Preacher’s Kid’

Posted February 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Read the original pitch from independent producer Jesse Hardman for his recent UnFictional story, ‘Preacher’s Kid,’ which took over a year to produce.

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Strangers Joins Radiotopia!

Posted February 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

I talked to 99% Invisible creator Roman Mars about the launch of his new podcast network with PRX, Radiotopia. “Radio production is not rocket science,” he told me.

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Jesse Hardman: Preacher’s Kid

Posted February 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Independent producer Jesse Hardman talks about interviewing imprisoned fugitive, and fellow preacher’s kid, for his recent story on KCRW’s UnFictional.

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Southern Flight 242: Bringing My Father Home

Posted January 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Will’s father died when he was seven years old, but it took him 35 years to bring him home.

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Born Rich (or Poor): Moby, Jamie Johnson, and Others

Posted January 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Is it better to be filthy rich than dirt poor?