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153- Game Over (R)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

design, video games, a life well wasted, sims, archive, ea land, apocalypse

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Soundcheck

John Peel’s Vault

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For almost 40 years, the late BBC radio host John Peel spun cutting-edge tracks and launched entire careers with his legendary “Peel Sessions.” Along the way, he amassed an enormous, meticulously organized music collection. Now, artifacts from that collection are finding a home online. Joining us to tell us more about the project are Tom Barker of the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, and Peel’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft.

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Supercollectors: Lomax and 8-tracks

Friday, February 17, 2012

Supercollector Don Fleming of the Association for Cultural Equity joins us to talk about history’s ultimate supercollector, the late ethnomusicologist and folk historian Alan Lomax. Plus, Fleming talks about his own collection, which includes 15,000 albums, 10,000 45-rpm singles, laserdiscs, Edison discs, Betamax video tapes ... and more eight-track tapes than you'd expect.

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The Takeaway

JFK Library Goes Digital

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The John F. Kennedy presidential archive goes digital today. It's a huge archive of everything that passed across the president's desk, including: the White House photo collection, all the Kennedy audio and video, and Kennedy family home movies. The holdings will no longer be filtered through journalists or historians, instead allowing the public first-hand access to history.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Jules Feiffer Celebrates WNYC

Friday, December 03, 2010

Cartoonist Graces Cover of Program Guide

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Features

The Acquisition of a Lifetime: Maya Angelou's Archives Go to Harlem's Schomburg Center

Friday, October 29, 2010

The New York Public Library officially announced the acquisition of the archives on Friday, which include handwritten notes for Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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From WNYC's Audio Archives: John Lennon, Beatlemania, the Press

Friday, October 08, 2010

In honor of John Lennon's 70th birthday, we dove into WNYC's audio archives and came up with these classic recordings of The Beatles talking to the press.

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