Click here to listen to my wonderful colleague in the Woodson Norie Guthrie talk about the ktru tapes she’s working with and the glorious surprises they contain. She’s on KUHF’s Houston Matters program and her interview starts at 43:18. It’s really good. I first heard it in a cab and I couldn’t stop myself from bragging to the driver that she’s my friend.
By the way, not a single day goes by that I don’t stop and give thanks for the people who work in the Woodson. I’m profoundly grateful to every one of them.
Bonus: Behind the library. It looks like someone just gave up.
Today is Good Friday for me so I’ll be out until probably Tuesday.
Bike threw a chain and probably the owner didn’t know how to put it back on. A lot of kids these days treat bikes as disposable since there are so many cheap ones at thrift stores and Wal-Mart. Drives me nuts. Also, I am amused that now that the transmitter has been sold and re-sold that Rice is interested in the cultural history and contribution of KTRU.
Rather, it’s that the Woodson has the ability to digitize the materials through proper digital preservation standards that we’ve created over the past 2-3 years.
Yeah, it’s not “Rice.” It’s just us.
Odd that the lock is going around a single spoke.
My mistake. It’s two spokes.
Great Houston Matters interview. Especially poignant was the the 1976 ktru interview with the folk musician who spoke of friendships from grade school to the “Social Security line”. We’re already there! It was also funny listening to the on the scene migratory bird infestation report and the attack by the helicopter. It was reminiscent of the WWII news reports in our parent’s day.
The link takes me to a story about the Houston flooding. Is there a permalink back to the show about the ktru tapes?
It’s the right link–just go to 43:18 and start from there. The flood part is really depressing.