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Operational issues and technology

It has taken many months to add the major early interviews to this website.  

Radio technology changed dramatically over the 9 years this program was on the air.  In the beginning my Sony portable recorder was downloaded to a reel-to-reel tape for editing and uploading to the NPR satellite.  Then the recorder was uploaded to a DAT tape for editing and uploading to the NPR satellite.  In the final years the recorded interview was uploaded directly to a computer for editing and directly uploaded to the NPR satellite.

Turning each of these media into and MP3 has required a series of different programs.  In the case of the reel-to-reel tape, it was necessary to first warm and dry the tapes.  A slow proces.

There are still about ten early tapes that will be added in the coming months.