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.