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I’m usually a little shy to tell people that I think of radio storytelling as artistic expression. Because they’ll immediately point to one of my straight news stories and say, “Are you kidding? Definitely not art.” And the hypothetical...
The internet has been abuzz since “This American Life” retracted Mike Daisey’s Apple manufacturing story on the grounds that it contained “significant fabrications.” In response, Daisey issued the following...
One of the top journalists in public radio, Ira Glass, has announced that This American Life is retracting a major story about ethical manufacturing in China. “We’re retracting the story because we can’t vouch for its truth,”...
The Moth Roadshow traveled to the Clayton Opera House last week. What an evening! Great stories and a sense from all I spoke with after the show that each of us has the capacity to tell a personal story, a story that connects us and our human...
News stories tagged with "storytelling"
by NCPR News
Brockville, ON, Oct 27, 2010 — What would Halloween be without a spooky story? Brockville professional storyteller Deborah Dunleavy visited NCPR recently to share a favorite tale about Aaron Kelly's return from the grave for one more dance. Go to full article
Brockville, ON, Sep 17, 2010 — It's Friday, and we celebrated with music and stories during the "8 o'clock Hour" this morning. Two members of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners in Brockville, and the blues band Hard Pushin' Papa joined Todd Moe in the studio for a dose of tall tales and some great blues guitar-and-tuba style. All our guests will be featured at the Festival of Storytelling from September 24-25 at the Brockville Museum. Go to full article
Oct 25, 2007 — Our theme is the art of storytelling. We talk with Keene Valley town librarian Karen Glass who tells the tale of a benevolent troll. Potsdam actor and storyteller Ed Clark shares his story of a wizard, a magic crystal and some frogs. Joel Hurd and Jill Breit tell stories of music and the road. They've just finished a year-long recording tour of the North Country, meeting hundreds of musicians, as part of the UpNorth Music Project. In our Giving Voice segment, Russell poet John Berbrich connects poems and stories. Todd Moe hosts. Go to full article
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May 02, 2005 — Keene Valley storyteller Karen Glass weaves stories about women around music by Dan Duggan in her collection, Phoebe's Garden and Other Stories of Strong Women, newly out from Esperance Studios in Red Creek, NY. Her story "Esther, a girl with a dream," features Dan Duggan playing the traditional tune Inishere. Go to full article
Nov 14, 2003 — Long before Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg, before videos and TVs, storytelling happened the old fashioned way; one person sat down with another and talked. Catherine Charron grew up near Lake Champlain in a household full of storytellers. Lamar Bliss reports for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York about Charron's family and where Catherine is telling stories now. Go to full article
Sep 04, 2002 — The McCauley Mountain Chalet in Old Forge hosts the Adirondack Storytelling Festival this Sunday, September 8th. It's a day of tall tales, true stories, music and Adirondack crafts. Todd Moe talks with storyteller Joe Bruchac about the event. Go to full article
Colton, NY, May 01, 2000 — Bill Smith is known throughout the Adirondacks and beyond as a master of many traditional arts of the region, including the making of split ash baskets. He also performs and records stories and songs about local life, including his 1994 collection Tales from the Featherbed. Go to full article
New York, NY, Mar 06, 2000 — Ham Ferry earned the reputation of being an authentic Adirondacker and a consummate storyteller. Ham's Inn, a small bar located at Sevey's Corners near Childwold, was Ferry's natural setting and the spot where he held listeners rapt for hours on end. Much of the material for Ham Ferry's stories came from his life as a woodsman, lumberman, and a wilderness guide. Go to full article