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  • Washington D.C. Riots: Then and Now | Dan Collison

    Washington D.C. Riots: Then and Now

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    • By Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Larry Massett, Debra Morris
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    The 1968 Washington, D.C. riots and the federal government's response altered the social and political climate of the nation's capitol. Producer Dan Collison presents a portrait of Washington, D.C. in 1988 against a backdrop of history, drawn from the perspectives of a variety of individuals.

  • Hospice Chronicles:: Joe and Roger | Dan Collison

    Hospice Chronicles:: Joe and Roger

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    • By Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev
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    In 1967, St. Christopher's Hospice, the first modern hospice, opened in a suburb of London. Since then, millions of people around the world have chosen hospice at the end of their lives, with many patients choosing to receive care in their homes. In Hospice Chronicles: Joe and Roger, producer Dan Collison follows Joe, a volunteer trained in "respite care," giving family members a break from caretaking responsibilities.

  • Fear on the Inside: Diary of Domestic Violence | Dan Collison

    Fear on the Inside: Diary of Domestic Violence

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    • By Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Lisa Simeone
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    A week in the life of "Anna," a battered woman in Chicago. The documentary begins three days after Anna's estranged husband has threatened to kill her and their baby at gunpoint. Anna keeps an audio journal of her attempt to have her husband, who she says beat her repeatedly before they separated, arrested. She tells of her frustration with the police and legal system and of her attempt to live a "normal life."

  • Last Out | Moira Rankin,Dan Collison

    Last Out

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    • By Moira Rankin, Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Moira Rankin, Dan Collison, and others
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    If you are a baseball junkie, this program is for you. Producers Moira Rankin and Dan Collison explore the baseball fan's addiction to the game as they follow two die-hard enthusiasts to see how they endure the off-season. Along the way, they find solace in winter trade news, visit a psychologist, drop in on a support group, and reach nirvana and spring training.

  • Summer Triptych | Neenah Ellis,David Isay,Dan Collison

    Summer Triptych

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    • By Neenah Ellis, David Isay, Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Neenah Ellis, David Isay, and others
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    Summer afternoon. The two most beautiful words in the English language, according to Henry James. While away the afternoon at a ballgame. Take your kid to the state fair. Go for a ride on a Ferris wheel. It's the one time of year when nature sets out to amuse us. Of course, it's an illusion. You need only be stuck behind a desk and looking out the office window to get a reality check. But if summer is an illusion, at least it's a grand illusion, and well worth the trouble.

  • Learning to Live: James's Story | Dan Collison

    Learning to Live: James's Story

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    • By Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, James Robinson
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    Producer Dan Collison of Long Haul Productions follows the journey of James Robinson, a 38-year-old ex-offender, as he makes the transition from repeated prison sentences to life in the free world. After a 7-year prison term, James arrives at St. Leonard's halfway house for ex-offenders in Chicago. He tells the staff that he needs to "learn to live," knowing full well how hard it is to transition back to society on his own.

  • Keysville, GA: Old Dreams, New South | Dan Collison

    Keysville, GA: Old Dreams, New South

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    • By Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Dan Collison
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    On January 4, 1988, 63-year-old Emma Gresham became the first black mayor of Keysville, Georgia. She won the election over her opponent by 10 votes. In the town courthouse, on a trailer mounted on cinderblocks, a banner reads: Justice Knows No Boundaries. It's a constant reminder of both the town's troubled history and the dreams the mayor has for the town.

  • Dear Birth Mother | Dan Collison,Elizabeth Meister

    Dear Birth Mother

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    • By Dan Collison, Elizabeth Meister
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev
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    After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) - and after years of fertility treatments - Suzanne, a single woman in her forties, decided to adopt. She chose transracial adoption. Follow Suzanne through workshops designed to "teach white people how to raise kids of color," baby-shopping trips with Mom at Target, a critical rendezvous with a young mother at a pancake house, and, finally, a magical night at a suburban restaurant chain.

  • Sand Hogs | Dan Collison

    Sand Hogs

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    • By Dan Collison
    • Narrated By Barbara Bogaev, Dan Colliosn
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    Take a tour of the tunnels of New York City with the Sand Hogs. As part of his American Workers series, veteran producer Dan Collison follows these construction workers, whose tradition goes back 100 years, as they build the tunnels that crisscross in the city. Their work is grueling and dangerous. Their survival depends on an unflagging brotherhood.

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