June 3, 2002 As part of Lost & Found Sound's Sonic Memorial Project, All Things Considered features the people and stories of "Radio Row," the neighborhood that was demolished to make room for the World Trade Center in 1966. The six-square-block area in lower Manhattan once formed the largest collection of radio and electronics stores in the world.
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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 22, 2002 Singer Peggy Lee died yesterday at her home in Calif. at the age of 81. She was born on May 26, 1920, in Jamestown, N.D. She said her childhood was pretty bleak and the only solace she found was music on the radio. She vowed to join that world. Lee burst into that world as the singer with Benny Goldman's band in 1941. She set out on her own and wrote and arranged such hits as, Fever, I Don't Know Enough About You, and Manana. Karen Michel has an appreciation.
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January 22, 2002 Morning Edition remembers legendary jazz vocalist Peggy Lee, who died of a heart attack last evening at her Los Angeles home.
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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 17, 2001 Singer Etta Jones died yesterday of cancer at age 72. Host Bob Edwards has a remembrance.
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July 1, 2001 We remember tenor saxophonist and educator Joe Henderson, who died yesterday at the age of 64.
May 4, 2001 Billy Higgins was reportedly the most recorded jazz drummer in history. He played with such greats as Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Don Cherry and Herbie Hancock. Higgins died yesterday in California at the age of 64.
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.
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December 21, 2000 Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton died Tuesday in New York at the age of 90. His musical career spanned 70 years, and he played bass with almost every great 20th century jazz musician from Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway to John Coltrane.
December 12, 2000 NPR's Renee Montagne reviews the career of record producer/pianist Teresa Sterne, who died over the weekend. Sterne was the creative vision behind Nonesuch Records between 1964 and 1979, championing not only new works by classical composers, but world music as well.
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 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.
September 8, 2000 One hundred years ago today, a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing at least 6,000 people on the island, and another 4 to 6,000 on the mainland. It is the worst recorded natural disaster in the history of the United States. Today we bring you the story as an installment of Lost and Found Sound titled No Tongue Can Tell — Remembering the 1900 Galveston Storm. The voices you'll hear come from oral histories, letters and memoirs of storm survivors. NPR's John Burnett reports.
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