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http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia700707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode21_NationalHeritageFellow-milanOpacich.mp3Podcast: Download (27.9MB) In this episode, I talk with Milan Opacich a National Heritage Fellow, tamburitza musician and luthier.  We discuss his life’s work of collecting artifacts, instruments and ephemera related to tamburitza in the United States. Writing for the ethnic magazine, Serb World USA, he has chronicled the history of this often-overlooked genre of […]

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Jon Kay on February 7, 2011

A couple of months ago, I did an interview with Jennifer Core of the Tennessee Sampler Survey. She just emailed me to let me know that the Survey as part of their exhibition at James K. Polk Home, Middle Tennessee Samplers: “This My Name Shall Ever Have” they have announced a symposium. A list of […]

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Jon Kay on November 22, 2010

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia700707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode6_TheTennesseeSamplerSurvey.mp3Podcast: Download (26.7MB) In this episode we talk with  historic preservationist John Staicer, who helped save the last 19th century saddletree factory in the United States. John not only helped place this vernacular treasure of Madison, Indiana  on the National Register Historic District, but he and several other professionals and volunteers worked to maintain the […]

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