131: The Kids Are Alright
When We Were Angels
The most innocent possible student uprising imaginable...documented by an actual student, Hillary Frank, using the crude tools of a telephone answering machine and a shiny red boom box. (11 minutes)
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Act One: Adolescence
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Act Four: When We Were Angels
The most innocent possible student uprising imaginable...documented by an actual student, Hillary Frank, using the crude tools of a telephone answering machine and a shiny red boom box.