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  • Missing Warren Olney's 'Which Way, L.A.?'

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 25, 2016 | 8:50 am

    On May 1, 1992, I staffed a weekend conference for the Anti-Defamation League in Palm Desert. A group of lay leaders were gathered to learn about and discuss topics relevant to their issues of concern, including intergroup relations, the media and the Middle East, among others.

  • KCRW’s Ruth Seymour Offers Rich Legacy to Jewish Community

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 11, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    For a woman who says she has never been much involved in the Jewish community, Ruth Seymour has probably introduced more people to an appreciation of Jewish stories and music than any other Los Angeles media figure.

    But not only Yiddish aficionados mourned when Seymour announced...

  • An Empress of the Air

    By Diane Arieff

    March 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It's a sunny Santa Monica afternoon, and Ruth Seymour, station manager and program director of KCRW, is sitting in the Rose Cafe, neatly turned out in a dark pant suit. She's sixtyish and slim, with angular, clean features, a square, prominent jaw and a short, stylish haircut. A...

  • Radio Yiddish

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    When she was 16, KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour was captivated by her studies with the Yiddish scholar Max Weinreich. "Yiddish is magic," he told her. "It will outwit history."

    Seymour took his words to heart. Of late, she has been doing her part to help the mamaloshen survive. In...