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99% Invisible

147- Penn Station Sucks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who’s got the best pizza? What’s the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Building Up, Slowing Down, and Preserving Neighborhoods

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Loretta Napoleoni on The Islamic State. Anthony Flint’s new biography of Le Corbusier. William Powers embraces minimalism in New York. Patchy zoning laws in Greenwich Village.

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Margot Gayle Saves a Clock

Monday, October 06, 2014

WNYC
The Jefferson Market Clock was almost destroyed at several points in its history. Listen to the 1960s interview with the woman who saved it every time.
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WNYC News

NYC Affordable Housing Plan Revealed

Monday, May 05, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled an ambitious plan that pledges $41.1-billion in funding to create or preserve more affordable housing. 

"The plan...is going to have a far-reaching impact on the people of this city. It’s going to reach every neighborhood, every borough — 200,000 units over 10 years," ...

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Audiovisual archives in a digital world

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WNYC

How is the digital world affecting the role of audiovisual archives? Last week the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and New York University's Moving Image and Preservation Program (MIAP) presented a workshop on preserving locally-produced digital audiovisual content, which tried to provide some ...

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Styli over substance

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

The recently published National Recording Preservation Plan from the Library of Congress includes a recommendation to "encourage scientific and technical research leading to the development of new technologies to recover, reformat, and preserve audio recording media". Although at first sight this passage seems to refer to high-tech projects such as IRENE, there may be other, more modest ways to advance audio preservation technology. Here is an example.

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WNYC News

3 Brooklyn Sites Up For Landmark Designation

Sunday, September 22, 2013

WNYC

Three sites in Brooklyn and one in Westchester County are being considered for designation as historic landmarks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nature and the Citizen Scientist

Monday, April 22, 2013

Akiko Busch, writer, essayist and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, reflects on her experiences as a citizen observing and documenting the Hudson Valley in her new book, The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science (Yale University Press). She also explores the role modern amateur naturalists play in the preservation of place.

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The Takeaway

Cruise Ship Docks May Be Good for Business, but Some Charleston Residents Want Them Gone

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Imagine yourself reclined on a cruise ship, sipping piña coladas, and leisurely moving through the ocean to the next stop along your week-long journey. What could be more idyllic? Now, imagine the thick clouds of smoke, the swarms of tourists and all of the noise that cruise ships bring.

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On Being

Terry Tempest Williams — The Vitality of the Struggle [remix]

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The naturalist and writer Terry Tempest Williams offers notions of neighborliness, sacred rage, and beauty as a matter of survival. And she sheds light on the American West as a crucible of American divides and possibilities.

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On Being

[Unedited] Terry Tempest Williams with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The naturalist and writer Terry Tempest Williams offers notions of neighborliness, sacred rage, and beauty as a matter of survival. And she sheds light on the American West as a crucible of American divides and possibilities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Preservation Votes

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Roberta Lane, senior field officer and attorney with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, talks about the Partners in Preservation contest to award funding to 40 NYC historic places.

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On Being

Ellen Davis and Wendell Berry — The Poetry of Creatures [remix]

Thursday, November 24, 2011

How we see the world is how we value it, says Ellen Davis. And poetry is a way to rediscover the lost art of being creatures. An hour of learning and slowing down, with the "Mad Farmer" poems of Wendell Berry and a new way to take in the "poetry" of Genes

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On Being

[Unedited] Ellen Davis with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 24, 2011

How we see the world is how we value it, says Ellen Davis. And poetry is a way to rediscover the lost art of being creatures. An hour of learning and slowing down, with the "Mad Farmer" poems of Wendell Berry and a new way to take in the "poetry" of Genes

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Features

Oldest Synagogue in Queens Gets a Much-Needed Restoration

Monday, June 27, 2011

The oldest surviving synagogue in Queens is about to get a major facelift. Work has begun on the restoration of the 100-year-old Tifereth Israel temple in Corona thanks to a major grant from the city and the efforts of preservation groups around the city.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

What keeps audio archivists up at night?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WNYC

Senior Archivist Marcos Sueiro Bal recently attended the annual conference of IASA, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, in Philadelphia. He reports on some of the highlight presentations (besides being enveloped by the sounds of the world’s largest pipe organ).

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On Being

Columba Stewart and Getatchew Haile — Preserving Words and Worlds [remix]

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

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On Being

[Unedited] Getatchew Haile with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

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On Being

[Unedited] Fr. Columba Stewart with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

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Studio 360

David Isay on the Art of Preservation

Saturday, April 07, 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 ...

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