October 1, 2005 Fred Friendly's Speech at Quonset Point Naval Air Station in 1941
May 8, 2005 In August 1964 at the age of 19, Judy Vulliet and her friend met the Beatles. They reported on the Beatles American tour for a Washington, DC radio station. But they recorded and saved only one interview, which Ms. Vulliet told us about on our Quest for Sound™ phone line.
February 12, 2005 The machines that capture sound generally fall apart much sooner than the media on which the sound is captured. Think of that 8-Track tape player in your attic. That turns those wires and tape into "dead media"; the sound is trapped, perhaps never to be heard again. We resurrect sound from Dead Media, like Oscar Hammerstein recording his thoughts on a dictabelt.
December 24, 2004 War Veterans Part 2: Terry 'Snuffy' Smith and Merlyn Snyder
February 27, 2004 As the Academy Awards approached, the Lost and Found Sound archives from 1977 presented a home recording of 5-year-old Sofia Coppola. Coppola was being interviewed by her father, Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola, who asked his daughter to talk to her future adult self. Coppola was up for two awards and was the first American woman nominated for best-director.
October 3, 2003 Lost and Found Sound looks at the Green Street Mortuary Band from San Francisco's Chinatown. More than 300 Chinese families a year hire the band to give their loved ones a proper and musical send-off through the streets of Chinatown. For more than 50 years, this amateur band performed for its community at nearly every big event.
March 4, 2003 In 1967, the Esso Trinidad Tripoli Steelband caught the ear of one of the most popular entertainers of the day: Liberace. The flamboyant pianist was so taken by this new, luminous sound that he took the renamed Trinidad Tripoli Steelband on tour with him for two years.
March 4, 2003 The steel drum musical instrument was first created in Trinidad, hammered from biscuit boxes, brake drums and oil barrels. One of the biggest "steel pan" bands of the 1960s was the Esso Trinidad Tripoli Steelband, who gained worldwide fame when an unlikely patron heard their act and took them on tour. Lost and Found Sound presents a story of calypso music, steel drums and flamboyant pianist Liberace.
September 10, 2002 A national collaboration of radio producers, artists, iron workers, bond traders, historians, widows and widowers commemorate the life and history of the World Trade Center and its neighborhood. A project of Lost and Found Sound and the Sonic Memorial Project.
July 29, 2002 The Port Authority visionary behind the building of the Twin Towers, had an inspiration: "construction guides" — friendly co-eds in mini-skirted uniforms, posted at corner kiosks on the site to inform an inquiring public and put a pretty face on a controversial issue.