Radio Archive by Contributor

Starlee Kine

Starlee was a producer for the show for years. Most memorable stories: creating a band in 223, writing a song with Phil Collins' help in 339, explaining the Beaver Trilogy in 226, doing comedy karaoke in 238 and encouraging her parents to divorce in 261.
  • It's Your Junk In a Box.

    514: Thought That Counts 12.20.2013

    Starlee Kine tells the story of hundreds of boxes left behind by the late Andy Warhol. The ...

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  • Trickle Down History.

    424: Kid Politics 01.14.2011

    Reporter Starlee Kine observes what would have happened if the U.S.-led invasion of Grenada in ...ChildrenEducationHistory

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  • You’re Willing To Sacrifice Our Love.

    354: Mistakes Were Made 04.18.2008

    There's a famous William Carlos Williams poem called "This is Just to Say". It's about, among ...FunnyPoetry

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  • Dr. Phil.

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    In the wake of a break-up, writer Starlee Kine finds so much comfort in break-up songs that she ...DivorceMusicRomance

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  • Prologue.

    335: Big Wide World 06.15.2007

    Host Ira Glass tells a story about how, when he was in seventh grade, he was over at his best ...Education

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  • Where's Walter?

    283: Remember Me 02.25.2005

    Starlee Kine rents a room at a Ramada hotel in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where a ghost supposedly ...HistoryHousing

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  • Two Words You Never Want To Hear From Your Doctor.

    277: Apology 11.05.2004

    Until recently, most insurance companies didn't want doctors to apologize to patients they'd ...Health Care/Medicine

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  • I Want To Be A Statistic.

    261: The Sanctity of Marriage 03.26.2004

    Starlee Kine gets answers about her parents marriage from her dad...after a lifetime of mystery. ...DivorceMarriage

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  • Across The Street From Heaven.

    259: Promised Land 02.20.2004

    Contributor Starlee Kine tells a story about getting as close to one promised land—Disneyland—as ...ChildhoodFilm/Film Making

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  • If It Drives, Go Live.

    248: Like It or Not 10.24.2003

    For four hours in August 2001, KCAL-9, an all-news channel in Los Angeles, broadcast a very ...AutomobilesCrimeTelevision

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  • Don't I Know You.

    241: 20 Acts in 60 Minutes 07.11.2003

    Contributor Starlee Kine talks to actor Tate Donovan about the day he felt he was being exactly ...

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  • The Chasm Between Comedy And Music.

    238: Lost in Translation 05.30.2003

    Why is it that karaoke machines only have songs on them? If what they do is take a version of a ...Live PerformanceMusic

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  • The Rundown.

    231: Time to Save the World 02.07.2003

    The story of one girl's mission to bring people together everywhere by eliminating small talk ...Jobs/EmploymentLive Performance

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  • Prologue.

    226: Reruns 12.06.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with Starlee Kine, who loves TV reruns more than first-run shows. She ...Television

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  • Action! Action! Action!

    226: Reruns 12.06.2002

    Starlee Kine tells the story of a man more obsessed with reruns than even she is. Director Trent ...Film/Film MakingTelevision

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  • Musicians Classifieds.

    223: Classifieds 10.11.2002

    Sometimes in the classified ads one person will be seeking something that another person will ...Music

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  • Hang In There Kitty Cat, It's Almost Friday.

    208: Office Politics 03.15.2002

    This American Life producer Starlee Kine with a story of a company in turmoil. A young employee ...Business

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  • Why Talk?

    205: Plan B 02.01.2002

    Starlee Kine was becoming friends with a woman named Robin, when they started to encounter a ...Friendship

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  • Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run.

    192: Meet the Pros 08.31.2001

    Ira travels to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, gets hooked, and tries to figure out ...GamblingJobs/Employment

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  • Case Three. I'm An Orphan; Don't Tell My Mom.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    When Starlee Kine was a kid, she wanted to be a child star so badly that she signed up for an ...AdoptionChildhoodParents

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  • God Bless The Hamster Who Has His Own.

    146: Urban Nature 12.10.1999

    True stories of what happens when children are allowed to bring nature's own creatures into the ...AnimalsChildrenDeath

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