WNYC Transition Project: An Aural History

Documenting WNYC staff experiences in the historic Municipal Building and their new home on Varick Street

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Transition Project tracks the introspective thoughts of WNYC staff on the pivotal move from New York Public Radio's long-time home at the historic Municipal Building to the newly renovated and eco-modern offices at 160 Varick Street. Compiling extensive interview clips with ambient sounds, the Transition Project reveals the experiences, musings, anecdotes, and first impressions of the WNYC staff.

The rich, and at times, hilarious history of WNYC's old home, paired next to the bright and accessible future at its new offices offers a small window into what it's like working in public radio. Hear the staff speak on everything from witnessing a real faux pas committed by guest visitor, President Barack Obama to stories of people frying fish in their office.

Staff and radio hosts, including Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate, give a behind-the-scenes look of the work that is WNYC. The project also features Brooklyn artist, Laura Vitale whose work focusing on "radio art," has landed her a solo-show at Harvestworks NYC.

Guests:

David Garland and Jason Moran

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