On Air

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 05/30/2014

ArtistTitleAlbum (* = New Release)
Jack LicitraSongs That LiveThe Next Thousand Years*
Jack LicitraSongs of My SoulThe Next Thousand Years*
Jack LicitraSandyThe Next Thousand Years*
Jack LicitraMoving in StarlightThe Next Thousand Years*
Jack LicitraSongs in the NightThe Next Thousand Years*
Jack LicitraFreedomThe Next Thousand Years*
Grateful DeadRippleyoutube
Early Morning Rebel*
Little Band of Sailorscut #3Woman With A Suitcase*
LongboatBasic CableUnpopular Songs ByUnpopular People*
Eastbound JesusAbove The WaterNorthern Rock*
Julianna BarwickCrystal LakeNepenthe*
SplashhWashed UpComfort*
Sara SaveryThe DiverThe Diver*

My guest today is Shoshanna McCollum,

About the Author of Fire Island
1994 would be the first time Shoshanna McCollum she set foot on Fire Island, This was when she was hired for the position of Curator at the Ocean Beach Historical Society about five years after graduating School of Visual Arts where she majored in painting. Here she met long time year-round resident, John McCollum and they wed in 1999. She was offered her first newspaper column the following year. This would lead to freelance writing for a number of local publications over the next decade, securing both state and regional journalism awards.

While Long Island has been her home for nearly 20 years, Shoshanna is a New England native, born the third of four children raised by J. David and Brina Cohen in Danvers, Massachusetts. Words, images, and story telling is in the blood as her family tree includes former U.S. Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov and the renowned photographer Diane Arbus on her mother’s side, as well as Golden-Age of Radio playwright and Academy Award nominee Norman Corwin on her father’s.

One way or the other Shoshanna has documented Fire Island’s history and its people as part of her work, so the opportunity to author books with Arcadia Publishing came as a natural transition. While her first title Fire Island: Beach Resort and National Seashore in the classic “Images of America” series has received very respectable recognition, there was one small problem – it was released six months to the day before Hurricane Sandy made landfall. Much had changed in a very short time. Images of Modern America: Fire Island is to some degree a companion volume to its predecessor, but as part of a new series launch, it very much stands on its own right as well.

Shoshanna continues to write, take photographs, and produce the occasional news video about Fire Island.


Books about Fire Island: Beach Resort and National Seashore - Historical Photos & Images of Fire...

Books about Fire Island - Historical Photos & Images of Fire Island - Arcadia Publishing

Other events announced on the program:
Friends of the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, May 31, Tri Hamlet Community Celebration Day, 10am - 4pm, 340 Smith Road, Shirley
contact jody_demeyere@fws.gov
Boating With The Baymen: Working the Waters if Long Island presented by Long Island Traditions
June 1st at 2pm aboard the Lauren Kristy, located at the Bay Shore Marina and the end of Clinton Ave
space is limited and reservations are required: 516.767.8803