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Sundays, June 3-24 at 9 p.m. – Moth Radio

(Rochester, NY)The Moth Radio Hour, airing Sundays at 9 p.m. throughout June on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each hour mixes humorous and heartbreaking tales told with honesty, bravery, and wit, produced by Jay Allison.

Moth Radio 602 airs Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. Laura Albert, better known as J.T. LeRoy, details her side of what became a major literary scandal; a case of credit card fraud sets an amateur sleuth on a crime-solving caper; and a young man is drafted into the Vietnam War and trained to be a killer, but during his third tour of duty finds that compassion still lives in his heart. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.

Moth Radio 603 airs Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; a grandson brings joy to a nursing home; and a woman releases her grief and lets her passion take over. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.

Moth Radio 604 airs Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battleground, three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco, and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world.  Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth.

Moth Radio 605 airs Sunday, June 24 at 9 p.m. After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right; and a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

Pictured: Jay Allison



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