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This week we explore two examples of how archived audio content is being brought back to life.

PART 1: NPR One

National Public Radio’s NPR One app mixes older NPR stories with current news to provide users a steady, personalized stream of audio stories. We find out how it works from NPR’s Sara Sarasohn.

Reporting by Katy Mersmann.

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PART 2: WFMT and Pop Up Archive

Using tools provided by Pop Up Archive, radio station WFMT in Chicago has brought new life to decades’ worth of interviews from the Studs Terkel radio show. We find out what was involved and how the station has benefited from the effort.

Reporting by Katy Mersmann.

[To skip directly to this segment in YouTube, click here.]

For more information:

Audio from Studs Terkel’s daily show on WFMT, which spanned more than four decades, is being made available online via the Studs Terkel Radio Archive.

As explained in this post, the archive includes “enchanting, historically significant interviews with giants of 20th century culture” including Martin Luther King, Sidney Poitier, Gloria Steinhem, Maya Angelou, and many others.

Reuben Stern  
 
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Rachel Wise  
 
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