David Isay on the Art of Preservation

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Saturday, February 03, 2001

Kurt Andersen and the MacArthur Genius-recipient and award-winning radio producer David Isay talk about the art of preservation.

Isay spent much of his time in radio producing stories about preserving memory, physical space, or artistic endeavors. He is the founder of Sound Portraits Productions, and his documentaries heard on public radio include Ghetto Life 101, The Sunshine Hotel, and Witness to an Execution. Isay is currently producing the Yiddish Radio Project, unearthing and retelling the story of the golden age of Yiddish Radio.


Dave Isay

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