Radio Archive by Contributor

Susan Burton

Susan was a producer at our show. After she left, she created two diary-style radio stories with an Afghan teenager (shows 230 and 254) and co-wrote a book with him, Come Back to Afghanistan. Her essay in episode 175 was turned into the feature film Unaccompanied Minors.
  • Kabul Kabul Kabul Kabul Chameleon.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    Hyder Akbar was a teenager living with his family in the Bay Area when president Hamid Karzai ...9/11AfghanistanTerrorism

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  • May Be Hazardous To Children.

    433: Fine Print 2011 04.15.2011

    Susan Burton rereads her parents' divorce papers—the fine print that changed her life forever. ...ChildhoodDivorceParents

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  • May Be Hazardous To Children.

    386: Fine Print 07.24.2009

    Susan Burton rereads her parents' divorce papers—the fine print that changed her life forever. ...DivorceLegal SystemParents

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  • Shots In The Dark.

    370: Ruining It for the Rest of Us 12.19.2008

    Measles cases are higher in the U.S. than they've been in a decade, mostly because more and more ...Health Care/MedicineParenting

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  • Part One.

    254: Teenage Embed, Part Two 12.12.2003

    Hyder notices changes in Kabul in the year since he visited Afghanistan. Then he heads to Kunar, ...9/11AfghanistanPolitics

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    254: Teenage Embed, Part Two 12.12.2003

    Hyder's story continues. He and his convoy of American soldiers run into trouble on their way ...9/11AfghanistanTerrorism

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  • A Girl's Guide To Mending The Unmendable.

    244: MacGyver 08.15.2003

    Susan Burton tells the story of how she used a clever scheme to get over a broken heart. (17 ...RomanceTeenagers

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  • Teenage Embed, Part One.

    230: Come Back to Afghanistan 01.31.2003

    It's possible that the very first teenager to heed his invitation was Hyder Akbar, 17, from ...9/11AfghanistanGovernment

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  • The Cinema Of Upward Mobility.

    225: Home Movies 11.08.2002

    Home movies usually don't have much of a plot—one of the many ways they differ from Hollywood ...ChildhoodFilm/Film Making

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  • Cowboys And Indians, Part 1.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Reporter Susan Burton tells the story of a high-speed chase in South Dakota. An incident at a ...AutomobilesCriminal JusticeRace

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  • Cowboys And Indians, Part 2.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Susan Burton's story continues. She investigates the effect the high-speed chase had in the town ...AutomobilesCrimeRace

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  • Tornado Prom.

    186: Prom 06.08.2001

    Susan Burton reports on Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas, a town of about 3,000. While the ...Natural DisastersTeenagers

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  • In The Event Of An Emergency, Put Your Sister In An Upright Position.

    175: Babysitting 01.05.2001

    The story of several huge companies that accidentally got put into the babysitting business in a ...ChildrenDivorceHolidays

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  • Day.

    172: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple 11.17.2000

    In this act we hear several stories that happened during the daylight hours of the diner's ...FamilyFood/Drinks/CookingFriendship

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  • One And One Don't Make Two.

    167: Memo to the People of the Future 09.08.2000

    What if you're remembered in ways that you don't like? What if you're remembered for something ...ChildrenFamilyHistory

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  • Sleeping In Mommy And Daddy's Room.

    162: Moving 06.23.2000

    This is a story of people wanting to change and not wanting to change at all. A Minnesota family ...FamilyHousing

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  • Thank Heaven For Little Girls — Made Of Plastic.

    153: Dolls 03.03.2000

    The story of a company trying an experiment at marketing dolls to little girls:A new kind of ...ChildrenRetail/Commerce

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