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Title Yiddish radio project [electronic resource] / Henry Sapoznik, David Isay.

Imprint [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co. ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2002.


Description 1 sound file (ca. 2 hr.) : digital.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Access Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Performer Host: Scott Simon.
Note Unabridged.
Original radio broadcasts.
Form Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Summary The Yiddish Radio Project is based on a series of stories featured on NPR's All things considered in the spring of 2002. The series highlights the golden age of Yiddish-American broadcasting in the 1930s to '50s. In its heyday Yiddish radio was heard from coast to coast, with a dozen stations in New York alone. All that survives from that incredible era are 500 hours of material preserved on 1,000 fragile discs--all of them rescued from storerooms and attics and even dumpsters, by one man, Henry Sapoznik, a musician and historian who has been on a fifteen-year mission to save every remnant from the "golden age" of Yiddish radio. This collection is an unprecedented intimate snapshot of American Jewish life during the '30s and '40s. The series features translations of the Yiddish language broadcasts by a cast that includes Eli Wallach, Carl Reiner, and Isaiah Sheffer.
Contents The Yiddish radio dial -- Rabbi Rubin's court of the air -- Hebrew national commercial -- Commercials on Yiddish radio -- Happy birthday -- Yiddish melodies in swing -- Campbell's soup commercial -- Reunion with Seigbert Freiberg -- Introduction -- The dramas of Nahum Stutchkoff -- 'Round the family table -- Lifschitz wine commercial -- Levine and his flying machine -- The Jewish philosopher -- Sterling salt commercial -- Victor Packer, the one-man radio empire -- Seymour Rechtzeit, the Yiddish crooner -- Credits.
Subject Jews -- New York (State) -- New York.
Yiddish language -- New York (State) -- New York.
Radio programs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Radio broadcasting -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Genre/Form Radio programs.
Added Author Sapoznik, Henry.
Isay, David.
Added Title All things considered (Radio program)
Other Form: Original 9781598872361 (OCoLC)ocn317491777
ISBN 9781598872361
Music No. Z10009374 Recorded Books

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