The Spot 8.28.14 Strange Fruit + "Thomassons"
This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts . . .
Radio Diaries: “Strange Fruit - Voices of a Lynching” Poet and songwriter Abel Meeropol wrote “Strange Fruit” after seeing a photograph of two black teenagers hanging from a tree. Decades later, a box of recordings was found in a basement containing the recollections of people who witnessed or took part in the events of that day.
99% Invisible: “Thomassons” Cities, like living things, evolve slowly over time. Buildings and structures get added and renovated and removed, and in this process, bits and pieces that get left behind.