Sunday, November 04, 2007
Old Radio and New Media
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In this episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, we celebrate traditional radio and the new media revolution of podcasting and blogging that was born from it.
> We interview Harold Augenbraum, director of the National Book Foundation, about the Foundation's choice of Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air, for the 2007 Literarian Award.
> We talk to David & Susan Siegel about the history of Jews in radio. They are the authors of Radio and the Jews: The Untold Story of How Radio Influenced America's Image of Jews, 1920's - 1950's.
> We meet literary blogger and synagogue librarian Marie Cloutier at the Podcast & New Media Expo. Marie's blog is The Boston Bibliophile.
Be sure to check back later in November 2007 for our Thanksgiving Special podcast! This bonus episode will include interviews with musician Todd Herzog and with Maryann Kovalski, illustrator of Rivka's First Thanksgiving by Elsa Okon Rael. We'll also be thanking listeners by sharing some heartwarming emails! Happy Thanksgiving!
Background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band. Fresh Air theme music was used by permission of WHYY in Philadelphia and was performed by The Microscopic Septet.
Books and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!