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Dave Isay

Radio Producer

The Dave Isay talk about story shares the power of an interview and holds that every person has a story worth sharing and remembering. The radio producer is the founder of Sound Portrait Productions as well as StoryCorps. The latter is discussed at length in the Dave Isay talk.

The speaker produced several programs for NPR, such as the 'Yiddish Radio Project' with Henry Sapoznik and 'The Execution Tapes.' He also set up a recording booth in New York City's Grand Central Station to record oral histories and allow anyone to interview each other. After winning the 2015 TED Prize, StoryCorps will be going national in the form of a mobile app. He is also a Rockefeller Fellow and has won many more awards.

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