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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?

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Mano a Mano

Posted January 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Cuts and bruises, pure good and pure evil, life and death…

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Nature Boy

Posted January 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]
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The story of a man so ahead of his time he was out of sync with the world.

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Joe Frank: A True Hollywood Story

Posted December 27, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

In an attempt to advance his career in Hollywood, a screenwriter finds himself implausibly in Auschwitz. As his film project  — which has nothing to do with the infamous death camp — implodes, the screenwriter sees his life unraveling on a revolving road to nowhere.
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This episode was produced by Joe Frank and written in collaboration with Michael Meloan. It was mixed by Ray …

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Extended Family

Posted December 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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There’s a house in Oakland where dozens of people have lived for decades… even though most of them have been dead for years.