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Executive producer of Sound Portraits Productions, an independent production company. He is a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Over the past ten years his radio documentary work has won two Peabodies, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards and most recently the MacArthur show more Prize. He lives in New York City (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Contributor — 189 copies

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brilliant NPR series of interesting weirdos and passionate outsiders
 
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betty_s | Oct 6, 2023 |
Ties That Bind, edited by David Isay is a collection of personal anecdotes from people who participated in the Storycorps Project. This project was a series of oral histories from everyday people in the form of a dialogue between two of them, with one being “the most important person” in the other’s life. Isay founded the project in 2003 and it has been ongoing ever since. Copies of the participants’ interviews are preserved at the Library of Congress and certain of them, with the interviewee’s permission, have been broadcast on NPR and even turned into animations.

This book is a collection of those interviews and highlights human spirit and resiliency: stories are told of the relationships between parents and children, bosses and employees, teachers and students, even between the mother of a murdered man and his murderer. Really diverse and eye-opening stuff. One of my former tenants and her mom even participated in this project (but they aren’t in this book.)
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Cobalt-Jade | 7 other reviews | Apr 9, 2023 |
Short and sweet. Or maybe I'm just a sap.
 
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ennuiprayer | 8 other reviews | Jan 14, 2022 |
This book was unbelievably moving. It is a must read for anyone interested in the American experience of the 20th and 21st centuries. Dave Isay deserves a medal for coming up with the idea for StoryCorps, and for making it such an amazing reality. I highly recommend this book.
 
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