This story was reported, researched, written, and produced by Kristina Gaddy and Nadia Ramlagan, and edited by Nadia Ramlagan. Editorial and recording support from Mark Gunnery and Marc Steiner. Music featured in the piece is from Seth Swingle's Solo Banjo album. The story originally aired on the Marc Steiner Show.
Nadia Ramlagan is an independent radio producer. She spends her time tracking down and interviewing old ladies and transforming tape into radio gold. She draws from oral histories, archival sounds, and field recordings. Nadia studied radio production at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Kristina Gaddy writes for OZY's flashback section, and has written for the Washington Post, the Old Time Herald, and historical publications. She came to writing by way of museums. In her life as a museum-worker, she co-curated exhibits, digitized and archived local history collections, produced a CD of field recordings of a ballad-singer and banjo-player, wrote film scripts, and designed exhibits. She has a MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Goucher College and B.A.s in History and Modern Languages from UMBC. You can read more of her writing on her website.