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Place + Memory: Taco Land
Produced by Shea Shackelford
(edited by Deborah George)

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Taco Land was once the loudly beating heart of San Antonio's underground music scene. The story of this dive bar and it’s much-beloved owner and resident icon Ramiro "Ram" Ayala is recreated using first-person memories. Aired on Weekend Edition (NPR), October 18, 2009, as part of The Place + Memory Project.
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This can go on forever
Produced by Shea Shackelford
and Virginia Millington

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Eighteen years after Carol gave up her son for adoption, she still believed they would meet again. She never changed her name and she never moved away. She wanted to be right where he could find her. Best Documentary: Bronze Award, 2010 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


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Fighting Season: Three Summers in Kandahar
Produced by Jesse Dukes
with Shea Shackelford


This audio slideshow features the images and field recordings of award-winning documentary photographer Louie Palu. Published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2010, Online Edition.
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Passing the Banjo
Produced by Jennifer Deer and Shea Shackelford

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28-year-old classically trained musician Rhiannon Giddens has fallen in love with the banjo. We go with Rhiannon to visit her mentor, 86-year-old Joe Thompson, one of the oldest living African-American fiddlers in the square dance tradition. Aired on Weekend America (APM), July 30, 2005.




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Voices from the National Cornbread Festival
Produced by Shea Shackelford and Jennifer Deer

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"Oh, I love it. You can't live without corn bread. And you gotta cook it in that skillet, too!" Pour a tall glass of buttermilk and come with us to the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Aired on Day to Day (NPR), May 16, 2005.
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Good Poet Hunting
Produced by Jesse Dukes

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John Casteen IV teaches poetry at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. He's also an avid hunter. Jesse Dukes goes deep into the woods with Casteen to track deer and talk poetry. Aired on Studio 360 (WNYC/PRI), March 20, 2009.


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