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No is a Nice Word

"I was kind of floored that this had happened, that we actually ended up with this money because I didn't think, I don't even know what made me think it would be possible in the first place... because I felt incapable of saying no.  I kept thinking something else would end up being a barrier...  and then all of a sudden we're in Connecticut buying an engagement ring at the mall with $500 cash so that he can claim me more. And then we're driving further south...  because we're like fugitives now." – Sarah M. Listen here or on Itunes.

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This piece was produced for The Gardenia Project Podcast with Jen Dean. (photo by Jen Dean)

This week was exciting for me. My first
Perfect Strangers

The 100-Mile Wilderness is a notoriously tough stretch of the Appalachian Trail. It’s deep in the north woods of Maine and is one of the longest distances thru-hikers have to navigate without getting to a town.

In the middle of this wilderness are Bill and Linda Ware. They run a sporting camp called White House Landing, where tired hikers can get a hot meal and a shower, and spend the night in a real bed. Listen here or on Itunes (or whereever else you get your podcasts)

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This piece was produced with Willow Belden for the podcast Out There

The 100-Mile Wilderness is a notoriously tough stretch of the Appalachian Trail. It’s deep in the north woods of Maine and is one of the longest distances thru-hikers have to navigate without getting to a town.

In the middle of this wilderness are Bill and Linda Ware. They run a sporting camp called White House Landing, where tired hikers can get a hot meal and a shower, and spend the night in a real bed. Listen here or on Itunes (or whereever else you get your podcasts)

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This piece was produced with Willow Belden for the podcast Out There

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Sarah, I believe you

This girl. With the bright green eyes, blonde hair, and unrestrained laugh. She had some horrific childhood trauma. Sarah chose to share her story, not all the gory details, but the impact. The way that it changed who she is. The ways that she battles still against the belief that she is unlovable and the ways that it has made her appreciate how beautiful the world can be. Listen here or on Itunes

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This piece was produced for The Gardenia Project Podcast with Jen Dean. (photo by Jen Dean) 

I Love You, Sis

In a world shaped by loss and unspoken love, one woman changes the course of her family’s emotional reality with three simple words.

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This piece was produced by Me, Hannah Beal, Caroline Hadilaksono, Marissa Schneiderman and Kaitlyn Schwalje as part of The 24-Hour Radio Race from KCRW's Independent Producer Project. Music written and recorded by Marissa Schneiderman and Diva.

Made for This

Mackie Greene leads the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, a group of ocean experts who work like a volunteer fire department to free whales caught in fishing lines and netting.

Mackie is also a fisherman, and It’s the fishing lines that are putting the whales at risk. This is why he says he has to help, despite the danger involved with whale rescue. Last summer though, something happened that shook him and his team-- that made him question whether he wanted to commit or quit. 

The Monsters on the Wall

Bridget McAlonan is a puppeteer and a teacher. Her day job involves traveling to classrooms to talk about consent and sexual violence. After a long day of teaching, she returns to her home-studio where she uses puppetry and painting to escape.

Your Dog's Voice

If your dog could have a human voice what would it be? I went to the dog park to find out. 

Owl Love

Did you know that owls are romantic? Neither did I. This audio postcard is from a Valentine's Day event with the Center for Wildlife.