Sounding "American": Radio, Voice and "This American Life"

11:00 am-12:00 pm    Add
88 Dwinelle Hall

This talk examines histories of struggles about how to represent the "vox populi" on radio in the United States. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "fireside chats" to pirate radio, public radio and the voices of "This American Life," we'll learn how technology and culture shape each other through debates between engineers, politicians and authors creating what it means to sound "American."
Tom McEnaney, Assistant Professor

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