Know No Name

“I’ve always believed that language actually makes things happen. Not what the words mean necessarily, but the sound of them. In this poem I really decided to foreground that. Rather than try to write a poem about something, I would allow sound to draw me. It is not that I don’t think this poem has a subject, it’s more that those meanings are rooted in the sound of the poem itself.” -Kazim Ali on PoetryNow

Not Giving Up

Chanita Howard shares the obstacles she's overcome after being involved with the criminal justice system.

This interview was facilitated by Francesco De Salvatore and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Music by Podington Bear.

What Minnie Mouse Knows

My Aunt Debby is having a ball after moving into her new home in a retirement community. She's got a full calendar of activities, she's making new friends, and... she's even competing in a Halloween costume contest in her homemade Minnie Mouse costume. 

This story was produced for the Third Coast International Audio Festival's 2015 ShortDocs challenge