Noah Barrera has become a serious activist on the Yiddish scene in New York City, where he has been a writer for Yiddish publications, worked in three Yiddish theaters, taught Yiddish language classes, and given talks in Yiddish. Our interview took place last August at the Yidish-Vokh, the week-long Yiddish retreat held each summer and sponsored by Yugntruf - Youth for Yiddish (https://yugntruf.org). Barrera was able to attend the Yidish-Vokh thanks to his successful "gofundme" campaign (see: https://www.gofundme.com/Noyekh-YidishVokh), and there he taught a workshop on Yiddish sex vocabulary based on his research in the archives of the YIVO Institute.
From our archives: Miriam Libenson Z"L: a talk in honor of Hanukkah, first aired on the Yiddish Hour in 1993.
The show began with Adam Gruzman's "Israel Report", courtesy of the Forverts Sho on the web at yiddish.forward.com.
Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
Outro music: CHANUKO OY CHANUKO, sung by Cantor Jacob Barkin with chorus directed by Sholom Secunda