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Story Shuffle 5.0 I Love audio is now love

Posted: March 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Photo by Rachel Playe.

The fifth Story Shuffle was held Feb. 19 in West Philly…inside a blanket fort, with the theme of ‘I Love.’

Find all the audio here or choose from below.

  1. Story Shuffle 5.0: I Love was held in a blanket fort
  2. Water Ice is a lot like love: it’s more about the technique than the ingredients
  3. Rachel Playe reads Wendell Berry’s ‘Mad Farmer Liberation Front’ [POEM]
  4. Flat Mary Road gives acoustic set of LOVE [MUSIC]
  5. Shannon McDonald breaking hearts on IM
  6. Chris Reber loves Apollo 13
  7. James Kennedy loved to be difficult as a kid
  8. Ashley Ordner’s love for faded celebrities fades
  9. Erika Goldberg on summer love and loss

Erika Goldberg on summer love and loss.

Posted: March 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Erika Goldberg on summer love and loss.

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Ashley Ordner loves faded celebrities

Posted: March 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Grad student Ashley Ordner recounts her love for faded celebrities.

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James Kennedy loved to be difficult as a kid

Posted: March 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Activist James Kennedy tells a few stories of loving to be difficult as a child.

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Chris Reber loves Apollo 13

Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Chris Reber at right, Alex Irwin at left. Photo by Rachel Playe.

Reading Eagle stringer Chris Reber recalls just how much he loved the 1995 Tom Hanks movie retelling of the Apollo 13 space mission. …It involved a fourth grade production.

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Shannon McDonald breaking hearts on IM

Posted: February 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Shannon McDonald of WHYY developed a reputation in high school for breaking hearts over instant messenger.

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Flat Mary Road gives acoustic set of LOVE

Posted: February 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Photo by Rachel Playe.

Three fourths of West Philly folk rock band Flat Mary Road — Steve Teare, Alex Irwin, Chris Reber with some kicking backing toy electronic keyboard from Dan Papa –  landed in the story tent for an exclusive acoustic set.

First, the group performed ‘Waltz your problem?’ in the dimly lit blanket fort on the third floor of a West Philly rowhome.

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Then, downstairs, the group shared ‘Wildman.’

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Finally, Steve Teare tore up ‘Books.’

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Rachel Playe reads Wendell Berry’s ‘Mad Farmer Liberation Front’

Posted: February 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Farmer and photographer Rachel Playe reads a poem from Wendell Berry, called ‘Manifesto: the Mad Farmer Liberation Front.’

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Water Ice is a lot like love: it’s more about the technique than the ingredients, says Christopher Wink

Posted: February 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

James Kennedy, Chris Wink and Shannon McDonald in a blanket fort. Photo by Rachel Playe.

Journalist Christopher Wink talks about why water ice is a lot like love.

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Story Shuffle 5.0: I Love was held in a blanket fort

Posted: February 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

James Kennedy and Rachel Playe putting the story blanket fort together.

Tomorrow, we kick off sharing Saturday’s Story Shuffle 5 items from West Philly with the ‘I Love’ theme.

We just thought you should know that it all happened in an impressively involved blanket fort set up by photographer and farmer Rachel Playe. It also featured some live acoustic music from our friends Flat Mary Road.

We’ll see you tomorrow.