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This pro­gram exam­ines Moses Asch, the founder of Folk­ways Records, and the influ­ences which guid­ed his choic­es in build­ing the Folk­ways Col­lec­tion. Among those inter­viewed for this pro­gram are Asch’s son, Michael Asch Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta; Asch’s biog­ra­ph­er, Peter Gold­smith of Dart­mouth Col­lege, New Hamp­shire; and renowned folk singer Peter Seeger. Musi­cal selec­tions for this episode reflect works which Asch him­self con­sid­ered par­tic­u­lar­ly sig­nif­i­cant or which had a pro­found bear­ing on his work.