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The Last of the Iron Lungs

Monday, July 15th, 2013



Martha Lillard is one of the last American polio victims who still rely on an iron lung respirator to breathe. Ten years ago, she was one of 30. Today, a dozen. But Martha, like other survivors, says she would rather end her life in her iron lung than risk using a modern replacement. THE LAST OF THE IRON LUNGS brings listeners inside an archaic machine – and a way of life – on the brink of extinction.

Martha Lillard in her iron lungThis program is part of the STEM Story Project — distributed by PRX and made possible with funds from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Special thanks to the March of Dimes for its archival newsreel. The March of Dimes Foundation is a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies.

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012


The BBC Public Radio Partnership and producer Julia Scott present BON VOYAGE, the story of a same-sex couple from California who try to meet death in style.

Paul Perkovic and his husband, Eric Trefelner, have lived in style for 36 years. When they find out that Paul has inoperable pancreatic cancer, they decide he should go out in style, too. Eric plans a lavish, quarter million-dollar “Bon Voyage” party at a fine arts museum in San Francisco. Paul and Eric aren’t just planning a party; they’re trying to choreograph a death. But the couple soon discovers that death has its own agenda. BON VOYAGE brings the listener along on the intimate, emotional journey of a same-sex couple coping with mortality.



Praise for BON VOYAGE:

BON VOYAGE wins 2013 Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association!

BON VOYAGE was nominated for Sony Radio Academy Award, Britain’s biggest radio honor.

RAVE REVIEW: The Guardian calls BON VOYAGE “Vivid and beautifully told… A tremendous listen: you felt as if you knew both subjects within moments, and got an insight into the hardest moments a relationship will face.”

BON VOYAGE is part of Real America, a new series from the BBC World Service that enlisted four American producers to tell stories found only in America. BON VOYAGE’s executive producer is Anne Donohue.

DURATION: 23 minutes.

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