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TR-259360-18
The History of Now
Joe Richman, Radio Diaries, Inc.

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Surviving the Tulsa Race Riot (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Surviving the Tulsa Race Riot
Writer: Nellie Gilles
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Abstract: On May 31, 1921, white mobs launched an attack on the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In less than 24 hours, the mobs destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses. It’s estimated as many as 300 people were killed. The Tulsa Race Riot is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history. Olivia Hooker was just 6-years-old at the time. Now, at 103, she is the last surviving witness to the events of that day. This story is part of our new series, Last Witness, portraits of the last surviving witnesses to history.
Date: 05/31/2018
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/05/31/615546965/meet-the-last-surviving-witness-to-the-tulsa-race-riot-of-1921
Primary URL Description: This is a link to the NPR.org story page where the audio is hosted and the print article appears with photographs.
Secondary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/tulsa-race-riot/
Secondary URL Description: This is a link to radiodiaries.org story page where the podcast version of this story is hosted along with a slideshow of photographs.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web
Format: Other

Prisoners of War (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Prisoners of War
Writer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Abstract: During the war in Vietnam, there was a notorious American military prison on the outskirts of Saigon called Long Binh Jail. But LBJ wasn’t for captured enemy fighters, it was for American soldiers. These were men who had broken military law. And there were a lot of them. As the unpopular war dragged on, discipline frayed and soldiers started to rebel. By the summer of 1968, over half the men in Long Binh Jail were locked up on AWOL charges. Some were there for more serious crimes, others for small stuff, like refusing to get a haircut. The stockade had become extremely overcrowded. Originally built to house 400 inmates, it became crammed with over 700 men, more than half African American. On August 29th, 1968, the situation erupted. This story aired on the 50th anniversary of the Long Binh Jail uprising.
Date: 08/29/2018
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/08/29/642617106/the-forgotten-history-of-a-prison-uprising-in-vietnam
Primary URL Description: This is a link to the NPR.org story page where the audio is hosted and the web article appears with photographs.
Secondary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/prisoners-of-war/
Secondary URL Description: This is a link to the radiodiaries.org story page where the podcast version of the story is hosted along with photographs.
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web
Format: Other

Mission to Hiroshima (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Mission to Hiroshima
Writer: Nellie Gilles
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Abstract: On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. It was the first time a nuclear weapon had been used in warfare. There were three strike planes that flew over Hiroshima that day: the Enola Gay which carried the bomb, and two observation planes, the Great Artiste and the Necessary Evil. But most of the 34 crew-members didn’t know that they were carrying the most powerful weapon in the world. Russell Gackenbach was a second lieutenant and a navigator on the Necessary Evil. Today, he is the only surviving member of the mission. This story aired as part of our Last Witness series.
Date: 08/06/2018
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/06/636008863/last-surviving-crew-member-has-no-regrets-about-bombing-hiroshima
Primary URL Description: This is a link to the NPR.org story page where the audio is hosted and the web article appears with photographs.
Secondary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/mission-to-hiroshima/
Secondary URL Description: This is a link to the radiodiaries.org story page where the podcast version of the story is hosted.
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web
Format: Other

The General Slocum (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The General Slocum
Writer: Joe Richman
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Abstract: On June 15, 1904, a steamship called the General Slocum left the pier on East Third Street in New York City just after 9 AM. The boat was filled with more than 1,300 residents of the Lower East Side. Many of the passengers were recent German immigrants who were headed up the east river for a church outing, a boat cruise and picnic on Long Island. But they would never make it. We interviewed the last living survivor of the General Slocum, Adella Wotherspoon, when she was 100 years old. Today we’re bringing you her story as part of our series, Last Witness. Plus, a portrait of the last civilian lighthouse keeper in the U.S.
Date: 6/14/2018
Primary URL: https://beta.prx.org/stories/253590
Primary URL Description: This is a link to PRX (Public Radio Exchange) where our podcast is hosted.
Secondary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/general-slocum/
Secondary URL Description: This is a link to radiodiaries.org page where the podcast version of this story is hosted along with a slideshow of photographs.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

Campaigning While Female (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Campaigning While Female
Writer: Nellie Gilles
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Abstract: A record-breaking number of women ran for Congress in the midterm elections this November. There are 257, dwarfing all previous years. And in 2020, we’ll likely see a record number of women running for President as well. It's a historic moment for women in politics. But what many people don’t know is that - over the years - there have actually been more than 35 women who have run for President. Today on the show we have three stories of women who launched bids to be President of the United States: Victoria Woodhull, Margaret Chase Smith, and Shirley Chisholm.
Date: 10/18/2019
Primary URL: https://beta.prx.org/stories/257139
Primary URL Description: This is the link to PRX (Public Radio Exchange) where our podcast is hosted.
Secondary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/campaigning-while-female/
Secondary URL Description: This is the link to the story page on the Radio Diaries website.
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

When Nazis Took Manhattan (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: When Nazis Took Manhattan
Writer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Abstract: On February 20, 1939, the marquee of Madison Square Garden was lit up with the evening’s main event: a “Pro-American Rally.” The organizers had chosen the date in celebration of George Washington’s birthday. 20,000 men and women streamed inside and took their seats. The view they had was stunning: a 30-foot-tall banner of Washington hung between American flags and two huge swastikas. It was the eve of World War II. The rally was sponsored by the German American Bund, one of several American organizations that openly supported Fascism and Hitler. Eighty years later, we tell the story of the rally at The Garden.
Date: 02/20/2019
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/02/20/695941323/when-nazis-took-manhattan
Primary URL Description: This is a link to the NPR.org story page where the audio is hosted and the print article appears with photographs and film footage.
Secondary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/nazis-took-manhattan/
Secondary URL Description: This is a link to the radiodiaries.org story page where the podcast version of this story is hosted.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web
Format: Other

Soul Sister: The Limits of Empathy (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Soul Sister: The Limits of Empathy
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Abstract: In 1969, Grace Halsell, a white journalist, published a book called Soul Sister. It was her account of living as a “black woman” in the United States. Lyndon Johnson provided a blurb for the book, and it sold over a million copies. Halsell’s book was praised for bringing attention to the treatment of black women in the south, and harshly criticized for putting herself at the center of that narrative. On this extended version of the podcast, we tell the story of Grace Halsell and explore the larger debate of "journalistic blackface" with historians Robin Kelley and Alisha Gaines. This episode was a partnership with NPR’s Code Switch podcast.
Date: 03/11/2020
Primary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/soul-sister/
Primary URL Description: This is a link to our webpage where our podcast episode appears.
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

Thembi's AIDS Diary (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Thembi's AIDS Diary
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Joe Richman
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Abstract: When we first met Thembi Ngubane, she was 19 and living in one of the largest townships in South Africa. She was willing to speak out about having AIDS at a time when very few South Africans did. Thembi carried a tape recorder for a year to document her life. On the podcast, we revisit Thembi’s diary, and introduce listeners to Thembi’s daughter, Onwabo.
Date: 12/5/2019
Primary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/thembi/
Primary URL Description: When we first met Thembi Ngubane, she was 19 and living in one of the largest townships in South Africa. She was willing to speak out about having AIDS at a time when very few South Africans did. Thembi carried a tape recorder for a year to document her life. On the podcast, we revisit Thembi’s diary, and introduce listeners to Thembi’s daughter, Onwabo.
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

The Press is the Enemy (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Press is the Enemy
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Abstract: On November 13, 1969, Spiro Agnew delivered the most famous speech ever given by a vice president. His message: the media is biased. President Nixon was getting beaten up by the press, and in response, his administration had been trying to undercut the credibility of the media, especially television news. The war between politicians and the media has a long history. This story was released as a two-part episode along with the story of Adlai Stevenson, a presidential candidate doomed to fail on this new-fangled thing called television.
Date: 11/13/2019
Primary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/podcast-press-enemy/
Primary URL Description: A link to our webpage for this episode of the Radio Diaries Podcast.
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

The Last Civil War Widows + Surviving the Tulsa Race Riot (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Last Civil War Widows + Surviving the Tulsa Race Riot
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Abstract: Daisy Anderson and Alberta Martin both grew up poor, children of sharecroppers in the South. Daisy in Tennessee; Alberta in Alabama. Both women got married in their early 20’s to husbands who were near 80. And both those husbands had served in the Civil War. Except on opposite sides. Daisy Anderson was black, her husband was a slave who escaped and joined the Union Army. Alberta Martin was white, her husband fought on the Confederate side. Daisy and Alberta were not alive during the Civil War. But they married into history. This story was released on the podcast as a two part episode along with the portrait of Olivia Hooker, the last surviving witness to Tulsa Race Riot.
Date: 5/31/2018
Primary URL: http://www.radiodiaries.org/tulsa-race-riot/
Primary URL Description: Link to the webpage where the podcast episode appears.
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel (Hour Special) (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel (Hour Special)
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Producer: Sarah Kate Kramer
Abstract: In 1974, oral historian Studs Terkel published a book with an unwieldy title: “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They do.” This collective portrait of America was based on more than a hundred interviews Studs did around the country. He recorded all of his interviews on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, but after the book came out, the tapes were packed away and forgotten for decades. Radio Diaries and our partners at Project& were given exclusive access to the tapes for a series called The Working Tapes. For this episode of the Radio Diaries Podcast, we produced an hour-long version of the series, with content that couldn’t fit in the original broadcasts.
Date: 09/05/2019
Primary URL: https://www.radiodiaries.org/working-tapes-studs-terkel/
Primary URL Description: Link to the podcast episode on the Radio Diaries website.
Access Model: Open access
Format: CD
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

Centenarians in Lockdown (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Centenarians in Lockdown
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Abstract: When the 1918 flu pandemic broke out, Joe Newman was 5 years old. He remembers the neighbors' young son died and officials attached signs to the door of their house. Today, he's 107. He lives in a community for seniors in Sarasota, Fla., with his fiancée, Anita Sampson who just turned 100. Growing up, Anita's mother told her stories about the 1918 flu. Her mother would go out and help sick people that were lying in the streets. For our story, Joe and Anita shared their stories and perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 04/19/2020
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/15/835131873/for-centenarian-survivor-of-1918-flu-pandemic-coronavirus-is-just-another-proble
Primary URL Description: Link to the story on the NPR website.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

America vs. America (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: America vs. America
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Ben Shapiro
Abstract: On March 1, 1954, four people launched on armed attack on the U.S. Capitol. The insurgents, all young Puerto Rican nationalists from New York, fired more than two dozen bullets into the House of Representatives chamber in a plot to bring attention to the fight for Puerto Rico's independence. Five members of Congress were wounded in the assault. We bring to light what happened in the chamber that day using oral history interviews with eye witnesses. This story was the result of a partnership with the Office of the House Historian (U.S. House of Representatives) which houses a rich collection of archival audio.
Date: 01/17/2021
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/17/957722906/listen-eyewitnesses-recount-the-1954-shooting-attack-on-the-u-s-capitol
Primary URL Description: Link to the NPR.org webpage.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

The Forgotten Story of Clinton Melton (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Forgotten Story of Clinton Melton
Director: Joe Richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Abstract: On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered, a crime that served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. But Till's death was not the first racially motivated killing in Mississippi that year, and it wouldn't be the last. Just three months later, about 20 miles down the road, 33-year-old Clinton Melton was shot and killed at the gas station where he worked. Two eye witnesses identified Elmer Otis Kimball as his murderer, a white man involved in Till’s death earlier that year. 65 years after the Mississippi murders, we share the story of Clinton Melton, his wife Beulah, and the four children they left behind.
Date: 08/27/2020
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/08/27/906791647/clinton-melton-a-man-who-was-killed-in-mississippi-just-3-months-after-emmett-ti
Primary URL Description: Link to the NPR's CodeSwitch story page.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

How to Lose an Election (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: How to Lose an Election
Director: Joe richman
Producer: Nellie Gilles
Abstract: Presidential campaigns are essentially dramas, and for the past century, the moment of closure has come in the form of one simple act: the public concession. We track the history of the concession speech, featuring William Jennings Bryan’s 2-sentence telegram, Adlai Stevenson’s radio address, John McCain’s recognition of Obama’s historic victory, and Al Gore’s dramatic retraction.
Date: 11/02/2020
Primary URL: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/02/929085584/how-to-lose-an-election-a-brief-history-of-the-presidential-concession-speech
Primary URL Description: Link to the NPR story page.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Radio
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

When Nazis Took Manhattan + The Mighty Atom (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: When Nazis Took Manhattan + The Mighty Atom
Director: joe richman
Producer: sarah kramer
Abstract: On February 20, 1939, a rally took place inside Madison Square Garden. 20,000 people showed their support for Hitler and the Nazi Party. Outside on the streets, there were even more protestors and police on horseback. At the time, it was the largest deployment of police in New York City history. Fights were breaking out between fascists and anti-fascists. And one fight was particularly memorable. On this extended episode of the Radio Diaries Podcast, we share two stories from inside and outside The Garden.
Date: 02/20/2019
Primary URL: https://www.radiodiaries.org/nazis-took-manhattan/
Primary URL Description: Link to the Radio Diaries website where the podcast is hosted.
Format: Digital File
Format: Web


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