Beyond the Pale Listening Party & Discussion

November 4, 2021

Celebrate the recent digitization of the Beyond the Pale radio program, which was completed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk program.

Join Beyond the Pale co-hosts Marilyn Neimark and Esther Kaplan as they revisit episodes of their radio program, Beyond the Pale, which was a weekly radio program designed to provide a progressive, Jewish perspective on issues confronting the United States. The program aired on WBAI/Pacifica Radio in New York from 1995 to 2014. The topics addressed included the peace process in the Middle East, Jewish culture and artistry, responses to and confrontation of the Radical Right, Ethiopian Jewry, Zionism, domestic violence in the Jewish community, racism, and myriad other issues.

NYU’s Tamiment Library holds the entire archive of Beyond the Pale, which consists of 1,258 audio recordings. Tamiment will reformat and preserve 822 at-risk elements recorded on a variety of legacy formats. The project will digitize a substantial portion of these unique recordings for preservation, which will enable NYU to conduct archival arrangement and description, and update the collection’s finding aid with streaming audio files.

Co-sponsored with NYU’s Tamiment Library and Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ).

Event Speakers:

Shannon O’Neill, Curator of Tamiment-Wagner Collections

Kimberly Tarr, Media Preservation Unit Head

Michael Koncewicz, Michael Nash Archivist & Ewen Center Program Coordinator

Marilyn Neimark, Co-host of Beyond the Pale

Esther Kaplan, Co-host of Beyond the Pale

Ari M. Brostoff, Culture Editor at Jewish Currents

With special musical guest: Basya Schechter, Founder of the group Pharaoh’s Daughter.

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives at NYU Special Collections documents the histories and on-going experiences of social movements, the Left, labor organizing, immigration and migration.

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice is the home of New York’s Jewish Left. For over 30 years, JFREJ members have organized alongside our neighbors to win an equitable NYC free from all forms of racist violence, where everyone has what they need to thrive.