Earplay

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


23606. Earplay. October 22, 1951. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Man and Superman". Sustaining. A complete and detailed production of the Shavian satire of love and marriage among the British. Staged as a play, this production makes no effort to adapt for radio. George Bernard Shaw (author). 1 hour 58 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23596. Earplay. January 1, 1972. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 1. For broadcast between January 1, 1972, and December 31, 1974. "What Do You Tell The Laughing Wind?," "A Short Sweet Life," "Kindly Replace The Receiver," "The Civilized, You Know," "Good Days, Bad Days," "4 1/2 Hours with Herbert Frank." . 1 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

23598. Earplay. June 1, 1972. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 3. For broadcast between June 1, 1972, and May 31, 1975. "Kite," "Code 99," "Spit," "The Game," "Tweet," "Martha Washington's Sewing Cabinet," "In Between Whirlwind Days," "Number 76." . 1 hour 34 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23597. Earplay. June 1, 1972. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 2. For broadcast between June 1, 1972, and May 31, 1975. "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie," "The Bathing Suite," "Confirmation," "Prosperity," "Commitments and Other Alternatives," "The Vacation." . 1 3/4 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23600. Earplay. August 31, 1972. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 5. For broadcast between August 31, 1972, and September 1, 1975. "Ballad For A Wanton Boy," "Wandering," "The Slot," "Letting the Old Cat Die," "A Time for Change," "Losing Things," "Almost Free," "Twice Through The Grinder." . 1 hour 35 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23599. Earplay. September 1, 1972. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 4. For broadcast between September 1, 1972, and August 31, 1975. "Early Moanin' Blues" (produced at KSJN), "The Sound Of The Planet Dissolving," "Schubert's Last Serenade," "Noon Was Out," "Death Story." . 1 hour 38 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23613. Earplay. 1974. Program #7. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Bells Of Europe". Sustaining. A 1973 winner of the Prix Italia, a 1974 winner of the Spanish Ondas prize. A well-written and recorded history of the great bells of Europe, and their relationships to war and disaster. Excellent Radio. Peter Leonhard Braun (writer, producer), Tom Voegeli (sound engineer). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23644. Earplay. 1975. Program #22. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Processional". Sustaining. "Fifteen hundred years of civilization compressed onto a reel of recording tape." Broadcast on WPBH-FM on April 24, 1981. John Reeves (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23635. Earplay. 1975. Program #13. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Argive Soliloquies," "The Iron Ring". Sustaining. Part six of the story. Orestes returns to Mycenae to seize power. Slaying his mother and all who oppose him, he marks the passing of an age of hatred. Well told. John Reeves (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23634. Earplay. 1975. Program #12. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Argive Soliloquies," "Under Moonlight A Winter Man With A Knife". Sustaining. Part five of the story. Orestes thwarts the priesthood and quietly plans his next move. John Reeves (writer). 58 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23633. Earplay. 1975. Program #11. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Argive Soliloquies," "The Price Of Power". Sustaining. Part four of the story. The aftermath of the war, Agamemnon's return home, Clytemnestra's murder of Agamemnon, Electra's plans for revenge. John Reeves (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23632. Earplay. 1975. Program #10. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Argive Soliloquies," "This Smashed City, Unearthed". Sustaining. Part three of the story. The decade-long Trojan War, the stratagem of Odysseus, and the destruction of the city. John Reeves (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23631. Earplay. 1975. Program #9. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Argive Soliloquies," "Death Of A Royal Virgin". Sustaining. Part two of the story. Iphiginia, daughter of the King, is sacrificed for the pleasure of the gods. Odysseus is ordered to inform her of her fate. John Reeves (writer). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23630. Earplay. 1975. Program #8. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Argive Soliloquies," "The Road To Aulis". Sustaining. Part one of the story. The Agamemnon family story from ancient Greece to our time. Power hungry Agamemnon uses the scribe Homer to encourage Helen, wife of Menelaus to flee with Paris of Troy. Well written, and amusingly told in contemporary terms. John Reeves (writer). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23628. Earplay. 1975. Program #5. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Show Me The Way To Go Home," "The Re-Union Of Olives and Daisies. Sustaining. A melancholy Irish tale of love and life. Read between the lines. A twenty fifth High School re-union, semi-sweet memories. Kevin Faller (writer of "Show Me The Way To Go Home"), Larry Reed (writer of "The Re-Union Of Olives and Daisies"). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23627. Earplay. 1975. Program #6. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Clem Maverick". Sustaining. A well-written and performed country-western folk opera about Ol' Clem, who rose from obscurity to become a super-star. Like many other country singers, poor Clem died young...a tragic death. The story contains some fine original music, excellent radio. R. G. Vliet (writer). 58 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23625. Earplay. 1975. Program #20. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Little Pictures". Sustaining. A strange kind of murder story. A fat woman addicted to television and gin rummy and a none-too-bright waitress, see an easy way to riches. A conflict between the television screen and reality. Anne Leaton (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23624. Earplay. 1975. Program #1. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Hyronymus". Sustaining. "A play for two voices." A prisoner-priest in a confrontation with his interrogator-prosecutor. Manfred Bieler (writer), Otto Lowy (translator). 58 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23618. Earplay. 1975. Program #24. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Crime Marches On". Sustaining. Brave Net Workshop, Minneapolis Improvisational Theatre. Very funny, well-done, satiric radio. Listen in on KPIG police band radio. Bravo! Great radio. Dudley Riggs (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23616. Earplay. 1975. Program #25. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "The Mystery". Sustaining. A scriptwriter vs. "The Mediocraties." A dog and cat, a wife and buxom cleaning lady, a script of life...but what a life! Bill Naughton (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23615. Earplay. 1975. Program #23. CBC origination, WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. "A Sense Of Property". Sustaining. A melancholy drama about a May-December romance between a wealthy middle aged man and a young girl. James Nicol (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23614. Earplay. 1975. Program #2. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "The Night Bathers," "Thinking About Vera Cruz". Sustaining. A drama in the tradition of "Waiting for Godot." Characters talking in search of meaning, adrift in a bathtub on a sea of confusion. A travelogue through the mind. Leo Goldman (writer of "The Night Bathers"), Anne Leaton (writer of "Thinking About Vera Cruz"). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23611. Earplay. 1975. Program #15. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "The Store," "Sincerely, Betty Lester". Sustaining. A surrealistic visit to the manager's office to file a complaint. Well done. This is the advertising business? Oy Vey! "Squirrels Aren't Like That." A comedy in the park, about a special kind of broken marriage. Maver Moore (writer of "The Store"), Norman Kline (writer of "Sincerely, Betty Lester" and "Squirrels Aren't Like That"). 58 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23610. Earplay. 1975. Program #26. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "The Great American Fourth Of July Parade". Sustaining. A bi-centennial play about present day America, and how the spirits of Adams and Jefferson would see "modern" America, if they were to return. Archibald MacLeish (writer), Will Geer, Shepperd Strudwick. 58 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23609. Earplay. 1975. Program #21. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Departures," "The Friends Of The Family". Sustaining. A well conceived manipulation of the sound medium. Bravo! Reminiscing of golden days of a happy youth. A confusing story but it holds one's interest nonetheless. Fine music. David Kranes (writer), David Crosby (music), Donald Barthelme (writer). 58 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23608. Earplay. 1975. Program #3. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Properties". Sustaining. A British actress marries a Philadelphia attorney who owns property and slaves in the South and finds the practice of slavery abhorrent. The story is based on the true incidents in the life of Fanny Kimball. E. G. Burrows (writer). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23607. Earplay. 1975. Program #4. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Voices In My Head," "Buster Is Upstairs". Sustaining. A nostalgic sound portrait of the Great Depression, augmented by excerpts from Radiola Records. Well done. Interesting drama about two old people and their son Buster. A story in the tradition of "Waiting For Godot." Rose Goldenberg (writer of "Voices in My Head"), Anne Leaton (writer of "Buster is Upstairs"). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23603. Earplay. September 1975. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 8. For broadcast before September, 1975. "Customs," by Mavor Moore, "Introduction To A Prune Danish," by Norman Kline, "Strangers In An Autumn Twilight," by Julie Bovasso, "I Miss Them All," by Stephen Grecco, "An American Wedding Ritual Monitored/Transmitted by The Planet Jupiter," by Megan Terry, "Something Personal," by LaVerne Kehr, "Funny Potatoes," by Ron Fridell. Julie Bovasso (writer), Stephen Greco (writer), LaVerne Kehr (writer), Megan Terry (writer), Ron Fridell (writer), Maver Moore (writer), Norman Kline (writer). 2 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23602. Earplay. September 1975. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 7. For broadcast before September, 1975. "The Lives Of Arabell." Very contemporary, pulls no punches. "Get A Job," by Ron Fridell. A puzzling and thought provoking interview. "Violets, Gladiolas, and Arthur's Breakfast," by Jack Morse. A quiet conversation in the cemetery, "B-Picture Man," by Anne Leaton. A portrait of a special kind of movie queen. "Transfers," by Conrad Bromberg. An amusing satire of hold-up men, or is it a satire of Radio? "The Board," by LaVerne Kehr. Institutional medicine vs. a sore toe...and no contest. Ron Fridell (writer), Jack Morse (writer), Anne Leaton (writer), Conrad Bromberg (writer), LaVerne Kehr (writer). 2 hours 9 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23601. Earplay. September 1975. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. Sustaining. Volume 6. For broadcast before September, 1975. "Elegy For Irish Jack," "Wicked John and The Devil," by Jeff Sweet. A folk opera for radio, excellent! An original music drama about the meanest man in the world. Granted three wishes by a saint, he manages to get the devil so angry with him, he's refused admittance into Hell! Irish Jack is the story of an auto race...meant to be heard at a high audio level and felt as well as heard. Most enjoyable. Jeff Sweet (writer). 1 hour 4 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23641. Earplay. March 20, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Justice," "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". Sustaining. A fascinating portrait of the daily life of a lawyer...with no holds barred. Well written, with Tony Roberts. An elderly conversation in the doctor's waiting room. Terry Curtis Fox (writer of "Justice"), Tony Roberts, Jason Miller (wrierr of "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23642. Earplay. April 3, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Agreement". Sustaining. Well written funny-sad love story...set in divorce court! Janet Nipres (writer), Lou Jacobi. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23643. Earplay. April 10, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Grandma Duck Is Dead". Sustaining. This takes a while to get into, but it's fast and funny once you're there. Very hip and very contemporary. . 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23645. Earplay. May 1, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. Sustaining. "Domestic Relations: In Four Parts," "Weekend," "Mother Figure," "The Fall Guy," extracts from "Adam's Diary," by Mark Twain. Mark Twain (author of "Adam's Diary"). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23646. Earplay. May 8, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Dinner Roll Scandal," "I'm Very Civilized You Know". Sustaining. An amusing light comedy about a contemporary wedding day. A fine short story, well-written about a gentleman Panda from the London Zoo, and a pushy American. Linda Miles (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23647. Earplay. May 22, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Coffee Room," "Departures". Sustaining. The inner workings of the Professors of Academe. Well conceived manipulation of the medium of sound. Bravo! Stanley Elkin (writer of "The Coffee Room"), Fred Gwynne, Anthony Zerbe, David Crosby (music for "Departures"). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23648. Earplay. May 29, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "When The Time Comes". Sustaining. A very well-written conversation between a wife and her husband dying of cancer. This is not very good radio, but the writer has a superb ear for dialog in an emotional, heartrending situation. Lee Devon (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23650. Earplay. June 5, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Kolyma". Sustaining. A story of horror and murder in a Siberian prison camp during the reign of Stalin. Well done despite anachronisms. Crispin Larangeira (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23653. Earplay. June 12, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Sponsor". Sustaining. An inspired drama about a meeting in a rest home between a former actor and his old director. Fine radio with just a touch of overemoting. Bill Macy, Hans Conried, Ira Lewis. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23655. Earplay. June 19, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Morning Call," "The Most Trusted Man In America". Sustaining. "Morning Call": A two character play about a librarian and a disturbing phone call from his mother. Alan Gross (writer of "Morning Call"), Stuart Hampbell (writer of "The Most Trusted Man In America"), Ann Garrity, Thomas Hill, Tony Jordano (director), Peter Berggren (engineer), Marv Nunn (post-production), Carl Schmidt (announcer), Brooke Adams, Gary Sandy, Robert Alan Ackerman (director), Howard Gellman (producer). 57:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23659. Earplay. June 26, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Temptation Game". Sustaining. An enjoyable, well-written story about a monk who descends from his monastery during the reign of King Richard. Meeting some old friends at an inn, he describes the horrors of the "Temptation Game." John Gardner (writer), Ralph Bell. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23679. Earplay. August 28, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Manhattan Transference". Sustaining. A young man's adventures in the wonderland of psychiatry. Feeling abandoned when his shrink suddenly dies, our hero tries alternate therapies. William Tucker (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23683. Earplay. September 5, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Children Of The Night". Sustaining. A 2:00 A. M. confrontation between a woman and her estranged husband and a pregnant friend at a deserted fishing camp. The husband has "kidnapped" the couple's daughter. Not as confusing as it sounds, and not bad. Neil Bell (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23685. Earplay. September 12, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Find Me". Sustaining. A mind-searing drama about an average family with a mentally disturbed daughter; very well-written and performed. Fine radio, told from both within the insane mind and the viewpoint of those who love her. Audio problems are as transmitted. Olwen Wymark (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

23686. Earplay. September 26, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Gold Don't Rust," "Juneteenth". Sustaining. Produced at KERA, Dallas. Excellent regional story about a San Antonio junkyard. A good story about urban Texas. A southern drama about a special kind of holiday. Both shows are good listening. Dan Paul Frizzelle (writer of "Gold Don't Rust"), Preston Jones (writer of "Juneteenth"). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23690. Earplay. October 3, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "La Brea Tarpits". Sustaining. A Southern California idyll, a visit from an ex-wife. True-to-life, good characterizations, interesting. Alan Gross (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23692. Earplay. October 11, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Rite Of Passage". Sustaining. The story of Thomas Jefferson's inner turmoil as president, and his secret relationship with Sally Hemmings, his beautiful slave. James Pendleton (writer), Richard Crenna. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23693. Earplay. October 18, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "The Water Engine". Sustaining. A good story, set in Chicago during 1934 and the Depression, the Chicago World's Fair, and not long after the era of the Chicago gangster. A young inventor has actually invented an engine that runs on water! An unethical patent attorney and his "friends" put the man, his invalid sister, and his friends under unusual pressure. Well told with understatement and fine radio technique. David Mamet (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23694. Earplay. October 25, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Conn. aircheck. "Three Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe". Sustaining. Produced by The National Radio Theatre Of Chicago. "The Cask of Amontillado," "The System Of Dr. Tarr and Professor Feather," "The Fall Of The House Of Usher." Plus music fill. Edgar Allan Poe (author). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23695. Earplay. October 31, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Dracula". Sustaining. Produced by The National Radio Theatre Of Chicago. A modern dramatization, well-done. Bram Stoker (author), John Doremus (announcer). 1 hour 24 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23696. Earplay. December 27, 1981. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "'Tis The Season". Sustaining. A well-done drama about a newly divorced man at Christmas time. Jeff Sweet (writer). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23697. Earplay. January 10, 1982. WHA origination, NPR net, WPBH-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Southern Comfort". Sustaining. The very funny story about the day a Southern Poker Club of Good Ol' Boys made a nuclear bomb. Their demands from the rest of the country include the State of Florida, and a large pizza! Nicholas Kazan (writer). 58 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

30264. Earplay. January 17, 1982. WHA origination, NPR net, WPKT-FM, Middlefield, Connecticut aircheck. "Sponge Notes". Sustaining. A story about a Boston salvage diver and his sister, during the Cuban missile crisis. It misses the mark. John Orlock (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23640. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "The Old One-Two". Sustaining. A scholastic farce of university life. An elderly Professor of classical Greek falls for one of his students in a most unusual way. Well written, very funny, and fine radio. A. R. Gurney Jr. (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23639. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net, BBC co-production. "Mr. Luby's Fear Of Heaven". Sustaining. An amusing premise. A Byronic scholar and a middle class pensioner find themselves in a transient hospital in Italy. Watching the 15th Century painting of heaven on the ceiling of the hospital, and thinking themselves in heaven! John Mortimer (writer), John Gielgud. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23638. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net, CBC co-production. "A Visit With John Howard Griffin". Sustaining. A portrait of the distinguished American author, in his own words and his thoughts about his famous acquaintances. His life with primitive cultures, his blindness, his photography, his books (including "Black Like Me"), his study of music. A remarkable man. . 2 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23637. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "The Austere Gwendoline Parker Elliott". Sustaining. A delightful gothic tale about a twelve year old boy who falls in love with the town's "crazy woman." Well told by the boy as an old man, remembering the foul thing that ended their friendship. James W. Nicole (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23636. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "A Doll's House". Sustaining. A fine radio adaptation of the classic human drama. A woman commits forgery to save her husband's life, and is blackmailed for her trouble. An early portrait of woman as an individual, and not just a "wife." Henrik Ibsen (author). 2 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23629. Earplay. BBC co-production, WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication, NPR net. "Listening". Sustaining. A play for three characters, with Edward Albee as "The Voice." Completely incomprehensible the first listening, perhaps not worth a second. Edward Albee. 1 hour 28 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23626. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "J. B.". Sustaining. The large scale, confusing allegory of the story of Job, and man's search for God. Hard to follow but worth the effort. The play won a Pulitzer Prize. Archibald MacLeish (author). 2 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23623. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "No Knocking On People's Doors". Sustaining. A well constructed story about an Irish woman who leaves an insane asylum after forty years and finds that the outside world is too much to handle. Katherine Kennedy (writer). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23622. Earplay. BBC origination, WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication, NPR net. "Dear Janet Rosenberg, Dear Mr. Kooning". Sustaining. A strange epistolary drama about a famous author who corresponds with a young woman enamored of him. Stan Eveling (writer). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23621. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Standard Safety," "Abstract and Concrete". Sustaining. A visit to the corporate lunchroom...Oh Brave New World! Woman's lib and the air-hammer...a street conversation. Julie Bovasso (writer of "Standard Safety"), LaVerne Kerr (writer of "Abstract and Concrete"). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23620. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Cause Celebre". Sustaining. A play written for radio. A courtroom drama about a thirty eight year old woman and her eighteen year old lover who are tried for the murder of the woman's husband. A well constructed drama, but somehow, more is expected of Rattigan. Diana Dors, Terence Rattigan (writer). 1 hour 18 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23619. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication. "The Day John William Fell Down The Stairs and Died". Sustaining. A strange drama about a Scottish farmer with secrets and problems. Hard to understand, but it sounds like the author at least knew what was going on. James W. Nicole (writer), Hush Webster. 58 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23617. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "My Name Is Bird McKai". Sustaining. A fine radio drama about a woman determined to soar with the eagles, while all around her prefer to nest in the mud. Her search for flight leads to Indians in the desert. Well done use of the medium. Anne Leaton (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23612. Earplay. BBC origination, WHA, Madison, Wisconsin syndication, NPR net. "Operation Vega". Sustaining. A science fiction story set in the year 2068. Well written and performed. A diplomatic mission to Venus finds strange conditions...not all of them climatic. Fredrich Dorenmont (writer). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23605. Earplay. WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "Kowalski's Last Chance," "Tiger". Sustaining. A funny story about a dumb Polish cop who befriends an Irish leprechaun! A well-done chat at the zoo, between a caged tiger and ten-year-old Peter. Leo Simpson (writer of "Kowalski's Last Chance"), Ralph Bell, William Griffis, Ray Owens, Alan Hewitt, Derek Rabey (writer of "Tiger"). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23604. Earplay. BBC origination, WHA, Madison, Wisconsin origination, NPR net. "The Disagreeable Oyster," "The Little Black Hole". Sustaining. A clerk on a rare business trip finds himself in a surreal world... pubs, nudist colonies and much more. Fine, imaginative radio, originally broadcast in England during the 1940s. A final conversation with a lover. Absolutely great radio. Giles Cooper (writer of "The Disagreeable Oyster"), Alan Gosling (writer of "The Little Black Hole"). 59 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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