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  • 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...

  • ‘Fabulous Invalid’

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I used to have this Thanksgiving Day ritual in New York: no matter what I was doing, or where I was going, I would find a way to be near a radio around 11:30 a.m., to tune in to WNEW-FM 102.7's broadcast of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant," in its entirety, in all its musical and...

  • 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...

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