Thanks, and congratulations!
>Exciting news!! Voices from the Dust Bowl will be featured on
>Friday's (July 28) All Things Considered on most NPR stations. . .
>Congratulations to the NDL team, but especially to Robin Fanslow who
>headed up the team for this important online presentation.
>Peggy A. Bulger, Director
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>From: Barrett Golding <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Voices fromthe Dust Bowl
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>A new radio show from (((HearingVoices))):
>July 28, 1940 Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin begin recording
> music and interviews at the California Migratory Labor Camps.
>July 28, 1960, NPR AllThingsConsidered and Lost&FoundSound present
> "Voices from the Dust Bowl" made from the
> Todd/Sonkin collection of the Library of Congress.
> "Voices from the Dust Bowl" is 1940-1 interviews with farm workers
>the Migratory Labor Camps in California (the people that Steinbeck
>of in "Grapes of Wrath") -- Okies, Arkies (from Arkansas) and Texans
>West to escape the mid-west's Great Depression and Dust Bowl. The
>interviews took place at the Farm Security Administration's Migratory
>Government Camps. Recordings include songs, poems, square dances,
>storytelling, and people talking about why they left, conditions along
>way, and life in the camps.
> The show features a recent interview with one of the recordists,
>Charles Todd. He describes the Okies' culture, history and spirit; and
>strange 50lb. "portable" Presto Disc Recorder that they lugged from
>to camp, gathering the songs and stories of the migrant workers.
> "An automobile, vintage 1926, drawing a home-made trailer
> loaded with tattered mattresses, a tent rig, cooking utensils,
> odds and ends of every description, rattles up to the gateway
> of a Federal Migratory Labor camp."
> --Charles Todd, "The Okies Search for a Lost Frontier,"
> New York Times Magazine, August 27, 1939
>Producer: Barrett Golding
>Fundor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
>NPR Editor: Jeff Rogers
>*** Friday July 28, 2000 - Lost & Found Sound ***
>*** National Public Radio - All Things Considered ***
>NPR(, The Kitchen SistersP Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson
>with Jay Allison present Lost & Found Sound,
>funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
>the National Endowment for the Humanities,
>and Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
>Peabody Award WinnerP 1999.
>A Mini-Museum of Radio Artistry
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