“The Living Room” May episode airs on Michigan Radio: Listen to the Podcast HERE!

If you’re free Thursday, May 16th  between 3-4pm EST, by a radio or computer (or smart phone…) consider listening in to our May episode of  “The Living Room” during Michigan Radio’s daily talk show, “Stateside” (NPR) (104.1 W. Michigan, 91.7 A2/Detroit, 91.1 Flint) or stream live www.michiganradio.org.

The podcast is posted here:


If you get a chance please let them know what you think – leave a comment, send and email… It really helps!

This episode celebrates Prom season with my story about a first high school dance gone wrong, and my song “All That Matters” (from my sophomore CD Across the Sea) about a middle school dance.  Enjoy!


If you are around East Michigan on Saturday, please consider attending the storytelling benefit:

ASL & Voice! Storytelling by Deaf and Hearing Storytellers. This Saturday, May 18th from 6:30-9:30pm at EMU Student Center in Ypsilanti, MI. I am so honored to participate in this great event to raise money for the Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation – scholarships for deaf students. There will be two Deaf storytellers and two hearing storytellers with sign interpreters (actor, life coach – Aviva Simonte and me)  Cost: $25, Silent Auction, iPad door Prize! RSVP: Terri Fear terrifear@gmail.com; 734-217-4829

Thanks so much for tuning in!!

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“The Living Room” Wins the Excellence in Broadcasting Award

Happy Spring! It’s official – our snow has melted! And my fishermen friends are rushing to the rivers. Our next episode of The Living Room just aired on Michigan Radio. The theme is fishing in Michigan. It features writer/fisherman Pete Markus, my friend Jeff Jones and his sons, and a song by my producer buddy Michael Crittenden.


BIG NEWS: Our pilot radio show, “The Living Room” won the Excellence in Broadcasting award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for the Special Interest and Cultural Programming category. I served as host, storyteller, and songwriter for this episode, produced by Zak Rosen with help from me. To learn more about “The Living Room” and listen to the podcast:


Enjoy the rain! Allison

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St. Patrick’s Day Episode of “The Living Room” Is Posted

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Hope you’ve recovered from green beer…The podcast of the St. Patrick’s Day episode of “The Living Room” is posted on Michigan Radio’s “Stateside” website. It features Yvonne Healy, a Michigan-based Irish-American storyteller, and her story of becoming a “naturalized” American citizen in the 1950s. I developed and produced this piece with Zak Rosen. Listen to the podcast and a new live version of my song, “Ireland for You”. Thanks so much for your comments! They make a big difference!


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hoping you had a day filled with love and chocolate and laughter and – did I mention chocolate? Michigan Radio (NPR) aired a piece that my producer Zak Rosen and I developed for Valentine’s Day.

The 12 min. podcast is posted on their website: http://www.michiganradio.org/post/stateside-stories-valentines-day

The piece features an improvised theatre scene, preschooler’s take on Valentine’s Day and a story by – me. Hope you enjoy it! If you get the chance to listen to it, please let them know what you think of it by posting a comment on their website, facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/michiganradio?fref=ts) or email (michigan.radio@umich.edu). Listener responses matter! And feel free to share it! We’ll have another piece airing for St. Paddy’s Day.


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