Joan Stack

Interviewee: Joan Stack
Date of birth/age at interview: 1929/63
Interviewer: Frederica Leighton, radio host of “Focus”
Interview date:  about March 1992
Interview location: unknown
Interview length:  24 minutes
Time span discussed: 1975 to 1992

Summary:  Joan Stack is interviewed by WDVR’s Frederica Leighton and tells about the benefits of volunteerism for the community and for the individual. The conversation touches on the many artistic areas in which Joan was involved.


Time markers:
00:00 – introduction
00:37 – got involved with Town and Country Player after moving to Bucks County from New York; met people; positive aspects of community theaters
04:14 – Art Matters newspaper
05:50 – public funding promoting and funding the arts, Clinton administration; some states funding more than federal government
08:08 – how national and local art funding should work; need for arts
13:20 – 18-year long radio show at WBUX, Doylestown; taught French cooking at the YMCA in Doylestown; started radio by volunteering to do a 5 minute show; WBUX interviews from Conti’s, owned by Walter Conti, an owner of WBUX
16:40 – interviewed many different people, liked artists, dancers hard to interview; James Michener good interview (also an owner of WBUX); story of interview with a man about genetics
19:17 – happenings when president of the Philadelphia Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT)
21:35 – energy comes from the people, “creative people are our treasurers”
22:18 – looking forward to Ireland trip for theatre festival

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