This weekend a new radio documentary will debut, that will tell the very gay history of Fire Island and its rise to the heights of being the best known mecca in the world.to the devestation that it suffered during the AIDS epidemic.
The documentary produced by Myke Dodge Weiskopf will cover the dark days of the ’50s through the liberation of the ’70s through the AIDS crisis, The Ghosts of Fire Island explores the spirit of the island through interviews with the people who lived there. Once a safe-haven away from a homophobic world, Fire Island was also impacted as much as any major city in the 1980’s by the AIDS epidemic.
KCRW in Los Angeles will broadcast the show in commemoration of World AIDS Day 2013 on Friday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 3 at 2:30 p.m. (PST). Here are some other ways to listen online if you are outside the L.A. area:
- KCRW’s page for the piece: http://www.kcrw.com/etc/
- UnFictional’s Soundcloud stream: https://soundcloud.com/
- Their iTunes podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/
Required listening kids. I will be holding a pop quiz.