From: Jake Warga
Clearing out stuff of my parent's 10yrs after their death, I found a box of cassettes of my Father interviewing me when I was a kid. Aired "Public Radio Weekend America Whathaeyou" Winner "Silver Reel" NFCB
Father’s Day Tape (PRW) ver6/16/04 FINAL
(Partial TAPE Transcription only)
I have a problem with fahter’s Day: Father’s day for everyone, will eventually become a ‘holiday’ to remind us of what’s missing.
My father died 10yrs ago. To mark the anniversary, I drove to LA where I grew-up to clear out my parents stuff I had in storage. My mother died a year after my dad. Overwhelmed at the time, I put a lot of things in storage. Things I thought I might want some day. Well, it’s someday.
I dive into boxes, into the past. My father was a journalist/writer and I kind of remember him having a cassette recorder. In one box I find bag of cassette tapes. A nervous excitement grows in me as I read the labels because recently I’ve become a journalist too—a radio journalist. One’s labeled “Jake 2 1/2”
[tape 1:14: “Can you say Daddy?” end: “…are you going to sleep tonight…for a chan...
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