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2/8/2010 Listening Lounge
Quite A Pair by Dan Epstein
Jos is a sneaker fiend, an obsessive collector of gym shoes. Over one thousand pairs of Nikes crowd Jos's apartment. Plus, he's a thirteen - so they're big to boot. Shoes are now also spilling into a storage unit he secured to contain the ever-increasing collection. Most friends and family think he's nuts. Who on earth could stand to live with this guy? Robin, his shoe fetishizing sidekick.
Matching Outfits Not Included by Hillary Frank
Every night Dusty and Honey lie in their twin beds and talk before they fall asleep. The two sisters, now in their seventies, have been together all their lives. They also dress alike every day. In every way possible, the sisters seem to have preserved the relationship they had as girls. They've somehow figured out a way to turn life into an endless sleep-over.
A Royale With Cheese by Sarah Elzas
France was one of the first countries to start overdubbing foreign voices in film - dating back all the way to very early talkies. And there, when a Hollywood actor gets famous enough, he or she begins to be dubbed by the same person each time. This is a portrait of Thierry Desroses; Samuel L. Jackson en français.
Lovesick, Locked Up from Blunt Youth Radio Project
Next, we'll meet Matt and Cassie, who are addicted to drugs, alcohol - and each other. Matt's an alcoholic, Cassie's hooked on crack. Now they're both imprisoned at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine. Their relationship's like a yo-yo, and counselor, Deb, tries to explain how very difficult it is for two addicts to sustain a healthy relationship.
Undatable by Chana Joffe-Walt
Living with cancer, let alone the challenge of finding a date, is especially difficult. And finding love seemed impossible to Rose. She felt undatable. Rose was diagnosed a decade ago, gets sick from the chemotherapy pretty often, and is depressed most of the time. Plus, she began her internet dating profile with: "I have cancer - but this isn't the movies; dating me won't make you a better person." Rose thought none of this sounded like someone anyone would want spend a life with. She was wrong.
February 8, 2010
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