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     11 Central Ave.

Sleeves joined the cast of 11 Central Ave and wrote and appears in the following episodes:

11 Central Ave.- Ep 64 - "Mr. Unique"

11 Central Ave.- Ep 65- "Shumstup"


Third Coast Panel - Audio

The winners of the Shortdocs sat and talked about their stories. 79 year old Sherwin Sleeves on the far left.

Sherwin's entry: "My Life as a Cup"

F2008 Entry "Restful Shady Places"






       PPublic Radio Stories



The Songlines of Summer
             Sherwin reflects on the difficult transition from winter to spring.
             Aired on
NHPR on May 11, 2009.   Photos below by Stephanie Gould of Dirt Shop Studios.

Of Stoddletrots and Toddybins - Regional Dialect in New Hampshire Exposed
             When Virginia Prescott at Word of Mouth heard about the new "DARE" she wondered if we had
             any cool new words in New Hampshire. 
             Aired on Word of Mouth on April 1, 2009.  My great and astonishing thanks to:  Stephanie Gould,
             Patrick Miller, and Paul Fortier!  All deeply blessed with the one-ness of April!

The Latchkey Ice Race
             The Latchkey Ice Cup is called the "Daytona of the North." It features about 60 home-modified
             cars racing around a frozen pond.
             Aired on
NHPR on February 20, 2009 and Day to Day on February 9, 2009.

The Lumberjack & the Mathematician
              A recent study has found that the best job in the country is mathematician. Worst job?
              Lumberjack.  This in perfect opposition to my abilities and dreams.
              Aired on
NHPR on January 30, 2009 and Day to Day on February 2, 2009.

Jamie Carpenter (on left) & Gary Bishop

Dr. Peter Winkler, Mathematician

Yoga Day USA
              January 24th was "Yoga Day USA" - studios across the country hosted free classes to spread the
              word about Yoga.  Aired on Word of Mouth on January 27th, 2009.

Walking Across America
              On March 1, 2008, BJ Hill set out on a walk across America.  But he wasn't just walking.
              He was collecting messages in a notebook from the people he met along the way for the next
              President of the United States.  Aired on
"Weekend America" on January 10, 2009. 
              Aired on Voice of America on January 13, 2009.  Aired on WBUR on January 16, 2009.
              Note:  All the "snowy" photos are used courtesy of Dave Makar.  Thanks Dave!

The Man Who Gave Away Christmas Trees - 2008
            During the winter of 2007, I visited with Harry Pettit and learned about his annual holiday
             tradition of giving away Christmas Trees.  I checked in with him to see how Christmas 2008 went.
             Aired on
"Day to Day" on December 29, 2008.  Aired on NHPR on December 30, 2008. 

Re:Sound's Profile of Sherwin Sleeves
              Chicago Public Radio's "Re:Sound" put Sherwin to the test in their 106th show. Interview with
              some stories.  Aired on WBEZ on December 20 & 21, 2008.

The Ice Storm
              The Town of Francestown, NH went without power for 5 days after the Ice Storm of 2008.  But
              the community still banded together daily in the local church to share breakfast and dinner.  
              Aired on NHPR on December 19, 2008.

The Road
              The Town of Lemon recently met together to talk about damage to their Main Road.  The Town
              Hall had no power, but the citizens had their meeting. 
              Aired on
"Day to Day" on December 17, 2008.

Running Across New Hampshire
              For two days in October, John Lacroix ran from one side of New Hampshire to the other.  124
              miles.  It took him 31 hours and 50 minutes - and he's the first one to do it.
              Aired on
"Weekend America" on November 29, 2008.

The College Quidditch World Cup
              For the last 4 years, Middlebury College has been hosting the College Quidditch World Cup. 
              This year, they had 12 teams and more than 150 players from across the US and Canada.
              Aired on
"Day to Day" on November 20, 2008.
              Aired on NHPR on November 26, 2008

The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
              The Boston Typewriter Orchestra plays a literary gig at the Boston Center for Adult Ed.   
              Aired on
"Day to Day" on October 10, 2008.

The Pisgah 50k Ultramarathon
              A run through the Pisgah State Park with John "Sherpa" Lacroix.   
              Aired on NHPR on October 3, 2008.

Beyond Brown Paper
              The Brown Paper Company spent 80 years taking photos of its employees and the people of
              Berlin, NH.  The Beyond Brown Paper project at Plymouth State University is making this
              archive of 11,000 images available in their interactive online exhibition
              Aired on NHPR on September 12, 2008.

The Forest Jam
              Experience the 3 day music and eco-fest.               
              Aired on NHPR on August 26, 2008.

The Forest Jam Preview
              A little sense of what's to come.
              Aired on NHPR on August 18, 2008.

The Rainy Season
              Sherwin reflects on this strange, maddening summer of thunderstorms.               
              Aired on NHPR on August 15, 2008.

Circus Smirkus
              The Big Top came to Manchester.  Really loved it!
              Aired on NHPR on August 1, 2008.

"Sarro's Balloon" - Aired on NHPR on July 4, 2008

             "In which a bout of insomnia leads Sherwin to a late night voyage up, up, and away.”

                  Music by:  Corinna ReppBiosphereJoanna Newsom Radiohead   Joan As Police Woman                   Samamidon,   Breathe Owl Breathe    Max Richter.

A Man Among Bears
              I spent a day with Ben Kilham - talking about bears in his home and looking them in the woods.

              Aired on Weekend America on May 3, 2008.

              Ben Kilham's Website       Purchase Ben's Book "Among the Bears" on Amazon

Herb Waters - A Life in Art
              There’s a retrospective of original prints by the world renown wood engraver, Herbert Waters at
              the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School going on now through June 22nd

              Aired on NHPR on May 2, 2008.

   Excerpt - A 30 minute excerpt from Terry Downs 1991 interview with Herb Waters. 

A Spring Story
              Sherwin reflects on the hard winter and announces the discovery of a treasure in the forest.
              Aired on NHPR on April 3, 2008.

A First Hand Account
Ben Kilham has been working up close and personal with bears for 15 years.
             Aired on NHPR
on March 7, 2008 

             The documentary on Ben, "A Man Among Bears", premieres on March 8, 2008 on
             National Geographic at 9:00 pm EST.

The Offgridders
              A profile on Mick & Mellisa Gretz, who live off the grid.
              Aired on NHPR
on February 15, 2008

The Ice Fishing Derby
             Sean goes out on the ice to do an in the field piece.
             Aired on NHPR
on February 14, 2008

Shredding & Sledding
               A profile of Jaye Foucher, dogsledder/rock guitar virtuoso.
               Aired on NHPR on January 28, 2008

Crazy Carl's Cricket Farm
    Aired on NHPR on January 22, 2008
   REMIX aired on NPR's
"Day to Day" on
               December 21, 2007

The Man Who Gave Away Christmas Trees
    Aired on NHPR on December 19, 2007
   REMIX aired on NPR's
"Day to Day" on
               December 21, 2007

                       The Plows
Aired on NHPR on November 16, 2007

                          The New
A promo for a "new" show
in development at NHPR.


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