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Marcos Sueiro Bal

Marcos Sueiro Bal is the Senior Archivist at New York Public Radio.

Marcos is Co-Chair of the Technical Committee at the Association of Recorded Sound Collections, and was part of the Collection Management Task Force that drafted the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan in 2012. In 2011 he co-translated the definitive text on audio preservation, Guidelines for the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects. He is a member of the Standards Committee of the Audio Engineering Society and of the Independent Media Arts Preservation board. He has mastered and restored 2011’s Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, and he was nominated for a Grammy for his work on 2008’s Polk Miller and His Old South Quartette. He has worked at the Alan Lomax Archives, Columbia University Libraries (where he developed AVDb, a preservation prioritization tool), Masterdisk mastering studios, and Emory University. He teaches Audio Preservation at Long Island University's Palmer School of Library Science.

Marcos Sueiro Bal appears in the following:

Sidney Farber, Chemo Crusader

Friday, March 27, 2015

WNYC
In Early Therapy, Equal Doses of Caution & Optimism.
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How Irish Tape Saved Civilization

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WNYC
60 Years Ago, Audiotape Coming from Opelika, Ala., was among the World’s Finest. But who was Molly, the Irish Nurse?
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Pete Seeger in Conversation with Steve Post

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger reminisces about life, politics and narrow escapes.
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Forget Freebies: Fiorello Forks Over $15 for First Fair Ticket

Monday, February 23, 2015

WNYC
76 years ago today, a resolute Mayor La Guardia spoke against the practice of free passes to city events.
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Digging the Blizzard of '47

Monday, January 26, 2015

WNYC
The 1947 blizzard in song & satire  
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Glamour Girls, Murder, and the Mayor

Monday, November 24, 2014

WNYC
What lurked behind William O'Dwyer's charmed life?
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The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, "The Most Princely"

Monday, November 17, 2014

WNYC
Three NYC officials profess their love for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
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How to Deflect a Wrecking Ball with a Violin

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WNYC
50 years ago, a mayor (and frustrated violinist) was persuaded to buy the world's most famous concert hall.
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1964: China Joins Nuclear Club

Friday, October 31, 2014

This month marks the 50th anniversary of China’s first nuclear test.
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At the Forefront of Death: Cancer in Midcentury

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
D.I.Y. pap smears and other 1950s anti-cancer tools.
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Norbert Wiener: The Conscientious Gadgeteer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
Are we mindless gadget idolators?
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Are Comics Bad for Children?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

WNYC
In the 1940s and '50s comics were considered pernicious by many. This Brooklyn mom spoke her moderate mind on WNYC.
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Lyndon Johnson reacts to the Walter Jenkins incident, 1964

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

50 years ago, presidential aide Walter Jenkins was arrested for having sex with a man in a YMCA bathroom, just weeks before the 1964 presidential election. Hear a clip of LBJ's reaction.
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Siri Meets Her Grandpa

Friday, October 03, 2014

WNYC
Tomorrow is Siri's birthday, and to test her skills, we played her a 1962 recording of an IBM 704 computer singing "Daisy Bell." Will Siri recognize her own voice-sythesized forebears?
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The Origins of the "Star Spangled Banner," in Six Minutes

Friday, September 26, 2014

WNYC
The Star Spangled Banner turns 200 this month. To commemorate, the inimitable Oscar Brand explains in words and music its origins from a sheep-shearing song to the national anthem.
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A Musical Tribute to Edgar Varèse, April 17, 1981

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

How a Frank Zappa-hosted concert of music by Varèse was resurrected
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Frank Zappa Referees Tribute to Edgard Varèse

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Q2 Music is thrilled to present an archival recording of the famous Frank Zappa-hosted concert of the music of Edgard Varèse, recorded April 17, 1981 at the now-defunct Palladium in NYC.

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Edwin Fancher: Change and Continuity in Greenwich Village

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
Homosexuality. Mixed-race couples. Narcotics on MacDougal Street. This archived conversation from a WNYC broadcast gives an incredible sense of what's changed--and what hasn't.
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Listen to what Nelson Rockefeller said about Belgium in 1965

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Back in happier, non-World-Cup-matches-between-Belgium-and-USA times, this is what the New York state governor said. Listen to the whole, happy broadcast here.

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Two Moving Statements about the Civil Rights Workers Killed 50 years Ago Today

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Two Moving Statements about the Civil Rights Workers Killed 50 years Ago Today
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