07 July 2008

Tony Schwartz: 30,000 Recordings Later - Airs July 14


Listen to a profile of Tony Schwartz, an innovative and inspired sound gatherer, recording the sounds of America since 1945. Schwartz died on June 14 at the age of 84.

This story was produced by the Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) and documents how Schwartz recorded nearly everything (jukeboxes, cabbies, babies, fruit sellers, etc.) in his Manhattan neighborhood during his lifetime. If you love people who love radio, don't miss this show.

More on Tony Schwartz:
TonySchwartz.org, includes links to obits and interviews
Daisy: The Complete History of an Infamous and Iconic Ad
Smithsonian Folkways: Sounds of My City
Smithosonian Folkways: New York 19

Also on the July 14 show: Out of Smoke and Ashes, produced by Sarah Miller of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

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