February 14, 2002 NPR listeners contribute stories commemorating the life and history of the World Trade Center. Some of the most surprising were about weddings. The Sonic Memorial Project uncovered tales of romance and marriage that took place 1,377 feet above sea level.
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February 4, 2002 All Things Considered presents a survey of the results of a search for audio artifacts from the World Trade Center towers. We hear samples of the sort of material people have sent in thus far. Among them, Hispanic workers who listened to Spanish stations while they cleaned the towers at night; marriages at the WTC; and the actual sound of sightseers atop the structures. Further stories about the sounds of the WTC will be heard later in the year. Listeners who want to contribute their own tapes or stories should call 202-408-0300. The project is a collaboration between NPR News, independent producers Jay Allison and the Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva), along with member station WNYC.
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January 1, 2002 Jim Leff, the creator of the food-obsessed website chowhound.com, takes Jon Kalish on a tour of his favorite New York eateries while explaining the Chowhound way of life.
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December 20, 2001 Sandy Tolan of American Radio Works continues his report on Middle Eastern attitudes toward America.
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November 30, 2001 Frank Conrad's garage near Pittsburgh is widely considered to be the birthplace of modern broadcasting. For 94-year-old Harry Mills, memories of Conrad's earliest broadcasts still ring with excitement. Hear the story of radio's early days on All Things Considered. It's part of NPR's continuing Lost and Found Sound series.
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October 15, 2001 Author Jonathan Franzen joins Fresh Air to discuss his critically acclaimed and award-winning novel, The Corrections. It is a saga about two generations of an American family; the parents and their children.
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October 8, 2001 His new book is Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade (Doubleday). It's the story of the battle for the Holy Land in the late 12th century. It begins as a dual biography of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, Syria, Arabia and Mesopotamia, and Richard I, King of England, known as the Lionheart. The two men led the battling Islamic and Christian armies. James Reston is also the author of twelve books, including The Last Apocalypse and Galileo: A Life. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Library of Congress.
June 19, 2001 In the second of Radio Expeditions' series from Nepal, John Nielsen reports on conservationists' attempts to save wildlife in increasingly populated areas. A plan to connect Nepal's major parks would help the Bengal tiger population, but also introduces the potential man-eaters into areas where Nepal's people collect fuel and food.
June 18, 2001 NPR's John Nielsen reports from Nepal on the Terai Arc, a revolutionary ecological project to create migration corridors between the country's wildlife preserves. In the first part of this series from Radio Expeditions, Nielsen gets a first-hand view of rhino preservation, on the back of an elephant.
February 19, 2001 Jason Bezis, a law student at the University of California at Berkeley, has always harbored a special appreciation for our first president. He wants the nation to refer to our annual Februrary federal holiday by its given name: Washington's Birthday.
December 29, 2000 In this latest installment of our series, Lost and Found Sound, producer Brent Runyon recalls leaning how his father taught him how to make a loon call, with tape of the teaching session. In Brent's family, his father could do the call, his grandfather knew how to, Brent's brother can do it, but Brent can't and he doesn't know why. He is the only man in his family who can't make the call. Sometimes he sits alone in his apartment and practices, but hasn't nailed the call of the loon yet. (5:30)Find out more at: http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/001229.stories.html.
Find out more at: http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/001229.stories.html.
November 24, 2000 Lost and Found Sound today honors the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry with a story about WSM radio in Nashville, where the Opry got its start, and the Pan American passenger train. The regular passing of the Pan American was broadcast on WSM. And the train inspired singer/songwriter Deford Bailey, who performed on the night the Opry got its name.
October 20, 2000 The a cappella group The Persuasions decided to do an album of Grateful Dead songs. As "The Dead" have been icons of sub-culture since the mid 60's, and have inspired more than one generation of devotees (Deadheads), they knew that covering the harmonies would not suffice. They would have to rediscover AND reinvent the music - both for themselves, and the audience.
October 20, 2000 In today's installment from the Lost & Found Sound series we hear the music of the Grateful Dead re-invented in the studio by the a cappella soul singers, The Persuasions. Their new CD, Might as Well... The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead, has just been released. (12:30) Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead is distributed by BMG and Arista. Find out more at: http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/001020.stories.html
Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead is distributed by BMG and Arista. Find out more at: http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/001020.stories.html
October 6, 2000 In this special edition of Lost and Found Sound, 20 years of recordings from a small tobacco town were recorded by James Eddie McCoy. The collection is called A Man Tapes his Town -The Unrelenting Oral Histories of Eddie McCoy.
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