Radio reporter and podcast producer Jon Kalish is based in Manhattan and has been a freelance contributor to WNYC since 1980. For links to radio docs, podcasts and stories by Jon Kalish, visit his Tumblr page here.
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Sunday, May 08, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Playing Yiddish music in public was once so common among Jewish immigrants who lived near the beaches in New York and Los Angeles that it came to be known as "boardwalk music." That's where I found The Brothers Nazaroff: on the boardwalk at Coney Island, being filmed by a Hungarian ...
Saturday, September 26, 2015
A children's television program that ran for only five seasons in the U.S. 20 years ago has gone on to enthrall kids around the world in reruns. The show was Beakman's World and its star was a wacky pseudo-scientist in a neon green lab coat and a Don King wig. ...
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Click the audio link above to hear more messages from Meleia, as well as interviews with her stepfather, a teacher and a classmate.
There I am in Sears on Long Island with my baby daughter Meleia and her mom. We're buying baby things, and I keep thinking to ...
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Bill Plympton has come to be known as the king of indie animation — he's made seven animated features, all carefully hand-drawn. The latest has just been released — it's called Cheatin', and it's a wild tale of love, betrayal and bumper cars. Like many of Plympton's films, it has ...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The U.S. Postal Service has just unveiled five new stamps depicting the paintings and drawings of Martin Ramirez.
An immigrant from Mexico, Ramirez was a self-taught artist who spent almost half of his life in California mental hospitals after being diagnosed as a schizophrenic.
A ceremony Thursday at the Ricco-Maresca ...
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
During the the 1980s, when the traditional dance music of East European Jews known as klezmer was enjoying a revival, Pete Sokolow was called "the youngest of the old guys."
"Now I'm the oldest old guy," Sokolow says. "Most of the old guys are gone. Pincus is gone. Dave. Sidney ...
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
The second season of the political sitcom “Alpha House” begins streaming on Amazon tonight. The series revolves around four fictional Republican senators who share a Washington, D.C. townhouse. It’s written and produced by Garry Trudeau, creator of the comic strip “Doonesbury.”
“Alpha House” was one of Amazon Studios’ first ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Saturday, August 09, 2014
The preservation of Yiddish as a spoken language gets more attention, but Yiddish once had a vibrant written tradition as well.
Plays, poetry, novels, political tracts — all were published in Yiddish until the Holocaust. A great deal of these works can now be found at the National Yiddish ...