Mix Episode 21: Michele Carlo

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Modern Stories Mix features Michele Carlo, a native New Yorker, a Nuyorican, a natural redhead and an author/storyteller/performer who has appeared in shows across the US, including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage in NYC. She’s also been on NPR with Latino U.S.A. and on PBS (“Latino Americans of NY & NJ,” “66th & B’way Open-Mic”). Her memoir Fish Out of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) Tracks is about growing up as a redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in 1970s NYC. Her current solo show, about the “gente-fication” of Park Slope, Brooklyn, is called There Goes The Neighborhood!

Michele’s story, “Heat,” was recorded in the Modern Stories Studio in Westchester, NY and produced by Julie Threlkeld. In-story music includes “At the Lab We Work and Play” and “One Never Says ‘Verbal’ When One Means ‘Oral’” from Good Old Neon; and “Leap Forth” from Throcke. The outro music, “BubblePop,” was composed and recorded by Julie Threlkeld.

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