National Storytelling Festival Turns 40

PBS NEWSHOUR (Washington D.C.), October 5, 2012 Summary: The popularity of radio shows like PRI’s “This American Life” and groups like The Moth has put the art of a good yarn on the map for a wide, national audience. In urban centers like New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., it’s just as easy to find …

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Sikh Woman Balpreet Kaur Turns Cyber Bullying Incident into Inspiration

Yahoo.com, September 27, 2012 Summary: After someone snapped a photo of her and posted it on online, Balpreet Kaur was ridiculed for following the tenets of her Sikh faith. The photo was taken apparently without Kaur’s knowledge while she was waiting in line at the Ohio State University Library. In the photo, Kaur’s hair is …

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Sikh Woman Balpreet Kaur Turns Cyber Bullying Incident into Inspiration

Yahoo.com , September 27, 2012 Summary: After someone snapped a photo of her and posted it on online, Balpreet Kaur was ridiculed for following the tenets of her Sikh faith. The photo was taken apparently without Kaur’s knowledge while she was waiting in line at the Ohio State University Library. In the photo, Kaur’s hair …

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Pie

Told by Jim Stowell Listen to story Pie is a part of a one-man play I wrote and performed titled Traveling Light at the Brass Tacks Theater in Minneapolis. The play was filmed live in a stand of six grain elevators by the Mississippi River in South St. Paul. It was shown at the Sundance …

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Stories of Mesothelioma Survivors Inspire Hope Among Patients

by Faith Franz. When cancer survivors share their stories, they do more than highlight their own experiences – they provide others with hope for similar success. Survivor stories can help patients with rare cancers such as mesothelioma feel less isolated by their condition. They can also help patients with a terminal diagnosis see that there …

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Ikkyu-san

told by Jonatha and Harold Wright Hear the story Harold and I took Antioch College students for a semester of study in Japan each year, 1992 through 2005.  Also we were involved with the Kyoto Seika Students who came to Antioch for a semester each of those years.  Harold was Professor of Japanese Language and …

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Patient Voices Website

by Mary K. Clark. What a delight it is to discover the Patient Voices website!  This site houses over 250 digital stories that help viewers gain insight into health care and social responsibility. In addition to stories, you will find interesting research and resources. In 2003, Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner founded Patient Voices which …

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Ole Man Mac and The Bear Family

Told by Garry McCandless Hear the story After listening to storytellers Cynthia Changaris and Mandy Dick tell stories at the Lou Tate Foundation, The Little Loomhouse’ “Spin A Yarn Storytelling Festival” in Louisville, Kentucky, I was inspired to go home and write Ole Man Mac and The Bear Family. It was my first story for …

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