November 14, 2002 He has starred in the mock-horror vomitorium comedies: The Evil Dead, The Evil Dead Two and Army of Darkness, all directed by Sam Raimi. He also has had television roles in the popular series Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules. More recently Campbell appeared in Spiderman and Serving Sarah. Campbell's memoir, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, is now out in paperback.
November 1, 2002 In the second of a two part, NPR and National Geographic Expeditions story, Host Alex Chadwick reports on Cornell researcher Kathy Payne, who uses sound recorders to track African elephants. Her elephant listening project may revolutionize the study of wildlife in remote places.
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October 31, 2002 Melissa Groo's observations while researching elephants.
October 31, 2002 Katy Payne's observations from the elephant bai research project.
October 31, 2002 Mya Thompson's letters home from the Elephant bai.
September 5, 2002 One of America's most arid regions, the great Sonoran Desert, turns into an amphibian wonderland during the brief summer rainy season. For Morning Edition and Radio Expeditions, NPR's John Burnett follows biologist Cecil Schwalbe on his annual trek to observe the frenzied courtship of native frogs and toads.
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August 26, 2002 Teenager Ellen Feiss made a 30-second ad for Apple Computer that created buzz before it even ran on TV. The ad turned Feiss into a star on the Web, with fan sites and chat rooms popping up by the dozen.
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January 1, 2002 Jim Leff, the creator of the food-obsessed website chowhound.com, takes Jon Kalish on a tour of his favorite New York eateries while explaining the Chowhound way of life.
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November 30, 2001 Frank Conrad's garage near Pittsburgh is widely considered to be the birthplace of modern broadcasting. For 94-year-old Harry Mills, memories of Conrad's earliest broadcasts still ring with excitement. Hear the story of radio's early days on All Things Considered. It's part of NPR's continuing Lost and Found Sound series.
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October 15, 2001 Author Jonathan Franzen joins Fresh Air to discuss his critically acclaimed and award-winning novel, The Corrections. It is a saga about two generations of an American family; the parents and their children.
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July 5, 2001 Carol Muske-Dukes' new novel Life After Death (Random House) is the story of a woman who, one day, says to her husband in anger "Why don't you just die?" The next day, he drops dead. The book follows her journey into grief, self-reproach and self- discovery. Muske-Dukes directs the doctoral program in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California; she's published six collections of poetry, the most recent titled An Octave Above Thunder. She's also a regular critic for the New York Times Book Review.
February 19, 2001 Jason Bezis, a law student at the University of California at Berkeley, has always harbored a special appreciation for our first president. He wants the nation to refer to our annual Februrary federal holiday by its given name: Washington's Birthday.
May 7, 2000 Annie Cheney reports from New York on a legendary elevator operator, who's outfitted his place of work with plants, mood lighting and a sound system. His goal? To encourage passengers to start up a conversation.
February 13, 2000 Actor Christopher Walken talks about starring in a Broadway musical adaptation of The Dead, which is based on the James Joyce story. The actor also talks about portraying one disturbing character after another.
December 31, 1999 Quest For Sound Curator Jay Allison brings down the curtain on our year-long series, Lost and Found Sound, by playing examples of some of the listener calls that came in this year answering our plea for hidden audio artifacts. He laments that we never heard the talking seal, but then plays a short example. Allison takes us on a walk through the various kinds of sounds we learned about: ancestors passing messages to their descendants, voices of youth returning on record in old age, and many more. And, we hear the sound that initiated the series: a mysterious record made to a World War Two solider by his lover or wife back home.
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