Oh, theyÂ’ve been a long time coming! And now, THEYÂ’RE HERE! Go to the site, download any/all of these 8 Talk Story Radio shows, featuring the tellers & tales of Hawaii & the Paicific Rim (and friends)…and please subscribe, FREE! ThereÂ’ll be many more shows coming a few at a time for a good year to come! YES!
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JEFF GERE hosts TALK STORY RADIO, a weekly show sponsored by the City & County of HonoluluÂ’s Parks Department featuring the tales and tellers of Hawaii (and related friends). No, Hawaii has no snakes Â– yet. Enjoy, and subscribe!
4 SSNNAAKKEE Tales by 3 tellers: LYN FORD (from Ohio, at Talk Story Festival Â‘05) shares a hilarious creation joke/myth. JIM LEWIS (Talk Story Festival Â‘95 guest) with 2 tall tales from the Sierra Mountains. The Big IslandÂ’s pro teller SANDRA MacLEES tells between JimÂ’s tales. JEFF GERE hosts.
Ready For Bed
READY FOR BED in songs & tales. JOHNNY MOSES tells the BEAR & ANT (Northwest traditional tale, why days are so long (and short). The Big IslandÂ’s JACK BOYLE reads his poems Â“Marina Of The Wash-Me Sea,Â” Â“Johnny Jump-Up,Â” and Â“The YawnÂ” throughout. MAKIA MALO (Kalaupapa, Molokai) tells his Â“Babby BottleÂ” tale. ANGELA LLOYD sings Â“Baby SouthwindÂ” and, ending the show, Â“Bye Â‘n Bye.Â” JAMES McCARTHY tells of his Â“Sleep-walking Brother.Â” JEFF GERE hosts.
Kids Fear New Pig Snips
Four FEARSOME KID Tales called NEW PIG SNIPS. Huh? After 5th grader John SahneÂ’s family scarey, ETHNOHTEC (awesome duet from San Francisco,) tell Â‘The New GhostÂ’ (NEW). BRET FETZER shares his odd original fairytale, The Romantic Pig (PIG), and MARGARET READ MacDONALD shares the eerie folktale of SNIP SNIP. JEFF GERE hosts.
INTERNATIONAL TALES of DEATH. ANGELA LLOYD recites the Carl Sandburg poem, Â‘The Junk ManÂ’. BRENDA WONG-AOKI (with musical score by MARK IZU, tells Â‘Monkey Defeats DeathÂ’. Slam poet LUMENZ 1 scores & raps his Â‘Mortuary RhymeÂ’. A gorgeous few lines by TOM WAITS leads into JOEL BEN IZZYÂ’s tell of Â‘King Solomon & DeathÂ’. Big Island pro SANDRA MacLEES closes with the epic Â‘Egyptian Journey of the Soul Into DeathÂ’. JEFF GERE hosts.
Peace Tales by MacDonald
FIVE PEACE TALES collected & written by MARGARET READ MacDONALD in her book PEACE TALES. They are told by Ms. MacDONALD herself and the Big IslandÂ’s JACK BOYLE at the Talk Story Festival 2003. Hosted by JEFF GERE.
Gorgeous SWEET EARTH Tales shared by 5 storytellers. BARBARA STEVENS-NEWCOMB shares a Central American tale, Â‘The Woman Who Outshone the Sun.Â’ DAVID NOVAK tells a brief parable. RAFE MARTIN shares a trilogy of short true experiences of grace. Kupuna MARIE SOLOMON (Hawi, Big Island) tells of Â‘Healing Aunt NancyÂ’. Finally, NONA BEAMER tells Â‘The Golden Lehua Tree,Â’ music by her son, Keola Beamer. Hosted by JEFF GERE.
Two Miraculous Fish
TWO MIRACULOUS FISH Tales. BRET FETZER (Seattle, Washington) tells his macabre, fascinating original fairy tale, Â‘The Elegant FishÂ’ at the Talk Story Festival 2001. ALTON CHUNG (Portland, Oregon) follows with the Japanese folk tale, Â‘Koji The PriestÂ’ (who painted fish). JEFF GERE hosts .
Love is Sacrifice
3 tales of LOVEÂ’S SACRIFICE. Â‘IÂ’m Hungry,Â’ a Marshall Islanders tale told by Dan Kelin. Will Hornyak (Portland, Oregon) tells the Â‘Yakama Salmon & RattlesnakeÂ’ tale, and Alton Chung tells the Korean story of Â‘The Pheasants BellÂ’ with Les Adam on piano. JEFF GERE hosts.
Jeff Gere will receive the 2007 Oracle Award for Service in the Western Region from the National Storytelling Network in St. Louis at the National Storytelling Conference! Also, his CD, RANK DEVIL MOUNTAIN, received Â‘HONORSÂ’ as an Â‘Outstanding Storytelling RecordingÂ’ for 2007 from the national Â‘STORYTELLING WORLDÂ’ Resources Project (out of Tennessee). AND JeffÂ’s website now takes Paypal, so now you can buy his story CDs for $10 each (discounted from $17) online, OR by mailing him a check at PO Box 37495, Honolulu, Hawaii 96837.
FOUR NEW PODCASTS AT THE FEEDBURNER: Maui (Luia Jensen), Mahukona Heiau (Marie Solomon & Jeff Gere with Les Adam), Momotaro (Â‘TitaÂ’ Kathy Collins & Karen Yamamoto-Hackler), and Beautiful Hawaii (Nona Beamer with Keola Beamer, Hina Kahanu, Jeff Gere with Les Adam, and Dawn Wasson).