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Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Growing up in New Jersey, Archivist Andy Lanset was probably the only 8-year-old who spent all of his paper route money on records and wind-up phonographs at the flea market and then cataloged them all in a 3x5 card file. Since then, he has gone on to amass an archive of his own as well as to collect, organize, and preserve thousands of recordings, photographs, and station-related ephemera for the WNYC and WQXR archive collections.

Since establishing the Archives in 2000, Andy has been working in-house with recordings in nearly every possible format. At the same time, he has been reaching out to former producers around the country for New York Public Radio materials that have migrated over the stations' long history.

After receiving a B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Purchase, Andy began his public radio career in 1981 as the staff reporter for WBAI. By the mid-1980s, he was freelancing reports, features, and documentaries for NPR, CBC, BBC, Monitor Radio, and other public radio outlets. He produced several award-winning documentaries for NPR, including Scottsboro: A Civil Rights Milestone, which aired in 1992.

During the 1990s, Andy worked closely with David Isay and Henry Sapoznik on the Peabody award winning Yiddish Radio Project. He has also evaluated and preserved audio materials for NYU's Wagner Labor Archives, Columbia University, Cornell University, Union Theological Seminary, The Cleveland Public Library, The YIVO Institute, and other specialized and academic collections. Andy also has an MS and archives certificate from The Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Sciences. In October, 2009 he was awarded the Archivists' Roundtable of Metropolitan New York Award for Archival Achievement for his work at WNYC. You can e-mail Andy at alanset@nypublicradio.org.

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell Have a "Conversation"

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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We explore Douglas Cooper interviews, one with Norman Rockwell, the other with Andy Warhol, for parallels and differences.
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Living Opera with Alan Wagner

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

He left behind a powerful legacy of music fans who joyfully learned to love opera and other classical musical forms because of his infectious passion for the art.
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Listen to a 101-Year-Old Clarion Call for Women's Suffrage Preserved in Shellac

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The head of the New York State Women's Suffrage Association makes the case for women voting on a Pathe' disc in 1915.        
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Looking Back on a Trump Presidency

Friday, March 04, 2016

Looking back on the impossible election and catastrophic reign of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Adapted from the article by Jon Lovett for The Atlantic.

70 Years of Oscar Brand's Folksong Festival

Monday, December 07, 2015

He's got a Guinness Book record at WNYC that will stand for years to come.
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The 'Founding Father' of Arab-American Literature

Monday, November 23, 2015

Even before the creation of the State of Israel, the question of Palestine was a sensitive issue. In this 1937 talk Ameen Rihani speaks out against a Jewish state in Palestine.
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A WNYC Scene Sampler Circa 1939 by Laszlo Matulay

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A portrait of WNYC from 1939.
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Radio's First Record Review Program - Around the Disc with Peter Hugh Reed

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

WNYC a pioneer of the record review.
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WNYC Covers the Great Anti-Nuclear March and Rally at Central Park, June 12, 1982

Friday, June 12, 2015

At the time they called it the largest peace march and rally in New York City's history.
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What's in the Air as You Cycle City Streets?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fine particles of black carbon are linked to a wide array of heart, respiratory and other health problems. WNYC and Columbia want to know how those air particles affect bike commuters.

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May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe

Friday, May 08, 2015

The war in Europe is over!
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Post Post, A Sampling and Tribute to Some Classic Live Morning Music Moments

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Speaking of......you're listening to WNYC, New York.
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25 Years Ago Today: Mandela Walks Free from Prison

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela told an audience of over 50,000 that the ideal of a "free society in which all persons live together in harmony" was something he'd die for.
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Shirley Chisholm Declares She is a Candidate for President

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The first African-American to declare candidacy for the Presidency from a major political party.
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WNYC and the NYPD: In Search of Criminals

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Long before the FBI's most wanted lists, WNYC was helping the NYPD track down criminals.
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WNYC and the NYPD Agree, Don’t Run Away from Home!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In its earliest days WNYC worked closely with the NYPD.
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Coretta Scott King Reflects on Martin Luther King Jr., His Philosophy and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Monday, January 19, 2015

In 1961, reporter Eleanor Fischer went to Atlanta to interview Dr. King and his family. In this interview, Mrs. King discusses her husband's commitment to nonviolence. 
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Those Dusty Archives

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A crusading archivist encounters the jungle of his/her own collection.
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The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. Reflects on His Son, Atlanta and the Movement for Civil Rights

Monday, January 12, 2015

A father speaks of the son, his city and the movement for freedom.
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The Man Without a City

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

How one leaky faucet led a man to appreciate city services.
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