Compiled By: Erica Kramer
Intern Edition reporter Molly Samuel took a road trip to the town Whitesburg, Kentucky, where the radio show "Ska, Punk and Other Junk," is finding fans in unexpected ways.
Fritz catches Frisbees, even though he's sightless.
A profile of Tony Schwartz, an innovative and inspired sound gatherer, recording the sounds of America since 1945.
This is a profile of Tony Schwartz, an innovative and inspired sound gatherer, recording the sounds of America since 1945. Schwartz died on June 14, 2008 at the age of 84. Schwartz composed the Lost and Found Sound series theme music, "Music in Marble Halls." He recorded it in the lobby of 14 East 36th Street in New York City in the late 1950s. Clarinet by Jimmy Giuffre with Mrs. Giuffre on High Heels. TONY SCHWARTZ: "New York 19" was the non-commercial musical life of my postal zone. And the postal zone was New York 19 at that time. It's 10019 now. That was the area I could travel in. I'm not able to travel far. I have agoraphobia and in walking I could just go around my postal zone in the midst of Manhattan. I made the first portable recorder. I brought the VU meter from inside the case to the top so I could look down at it and see how loud things were and I put a strap on it so I could hang it over my shoulder, that was in 1945. I could go record children in the park doing jump rope rhymes. And I recorded the street festivals. I made fourteen records for Folkways records you can see them up there. The children's games of the streets -- I called it "1-2-3 and a Zing-Zing-Zing." "I won't go to Macys any more more more. There's a big fat policeman at the door door door..." I was interested in the sound around us.
94-year old Selma Koch runs the Town Shop, one of New York's last old-style bra fitting shop.
94-year old Selma Koch runs the Town Shop, one of New York's last old-style bra fitting shop. The Town Shop is a fourth-generation family business that emphasizes personal service and custom fitting. Selma still works every day alongside her son and grandson. Their motto: "We know your size." WNYC's The Next Big Thing/NPR's All Things Considered 2002
Jarrod Livingstone was once officially dead for three minutes and his sister Carma wants to know what this experience was like.
The Secret by Carma Jolly Producer: Laurence Stevenson and Carma Jolly Everyone has secrets. Once, many years ago, Jarrod Livingstone was officially dead for three minutes. His sister Carma wants to know what this experience was like. But no matter how many times she asks, Jarrod won’t tell her. Why does she want to know so badly? She has her own secret. Broadcast on CBC Radio One's Outfront December 13, 2004 SEE ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS Outfront Opening and Closing Theme available - (see Rundown section for more details)