The radio story on the Rabbit Hutch is now slated to air in late June on NPR’s Weekend Edition (we’ll announce the actual date here as soon as we have it). We’re honing in on ideas for our second radio story, and the web designers are working to have the online map ready for folks to start adding their own lost place/memories in just a couple of weeks.
NOW– we need your stories!
We’re looking for more stories for the radio series, and for the online map. Stories of places gone but dearly remembered—that have left their mark on you so clearly—just their mention brings them instantly back to life and you feel compelled to share them. Places that have ceased to be, except in our memories. It might be the factory that was once the heart-beat of your hometown; the dive bar where you saw your first punk band, had your first drink; the quirky country restaurant specializing in everything rabbit; your grandparents farm that is now a shopping mall …
Below are some questions and ideas to get the ideas and memories flowing. Leave your comments here, or better, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Your Memory:
specifically, where was it?
what was it called?
how would you categorize it? (using the list below or by adding a new one)
Give us a brief description
What’s the strongest memory you have of the place?
Businesses (restaurants, stores, shops, bowling alleys, barber shops, etc.)
Cites and towns (razed by nature, land re-purposed for water/power, etc.)
Schools and churches (closed, consolidated, etc.)
Neighborhoods that have disappeared (re-developed, gentrified, aged, etc.)
Natural environments (mountains, lakes, rivers, parks, views, beaches, islands)
Roads and bridges (country roads, state highways, ferries)
Public/private gathering places (street corners, people’s homes, etc.)
Other countries (changes in government, war, natural disaster)
Buildings and monuments (or other large public edifices like statues, stadiums, public facilities)