3/9/2011 Listening Lounge


Women of Troy (Lu Olkowski), The Christopher I Knew (Salt Institute of Documentary Studies) and Pink (Salt Institute of Documentary Studies).

Troy, New York was once one of the richest cities in America (thanks to its role in the industrial revolution). Now, roughly one-fifth of the population lives under the U.S. poverty line. Listening Lounge will air three audio stories documenting the lives of the women living in Troy today: “In the Office of Temporary Assistance,” “Just a Girl” and “The Cutting Place.

The series Women of Troy is part of “In Verse” is a multimedia reporting project combining poetry, photography and sound. This installment features poet Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally and producer Lu Olkowski as they document the lives of working mothers in Troy, New York. Also on the show: The Christopher I Knew and Pink from the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies.

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March 9, 2011

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