Pioneers For A Cure is pleased to announce the release of a new podcast, co-produced by Jon Kalish and Marty Goldensohn, veteran broadcast journalists based in New York.
This podcast features coverage of 'The Israel Sessions,' 16 songs to fight cancer recorded in Israel by producer Greg Wall and engineer Dave Richards in August, 2009. Israeli artists include Shai Gabso, Nurit Galron, Yehoram Gaon, Ilanit, Avi Toledano and Dudu Zakai, who have all selected cancer charities to receive proceeds from their recordings of old pioneer songs. Interviews with many artists were conducted at the live 'Pioneers For A Cure' concert held in Tel Aviv in February, 2011.
Pioneers For A Cure is the largest showcase of cancer charities on the web. Called '[A] stellar model of artist-driven grassroots philanthropy' by National Geographic, the non-profit project records public domain songs, reinterpreted and made available for donations of as little as $1.99. This treasure trove of over 100 songs has been recorded by dozens of artists from around the world including Suzanne Vega, Ben E. King, Tom Chapin, Tom Verlaine, Matt White and David Broza. Proceeds from song downloads are donated to artist-selected cancer charities such as the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Susan G. Koman for the Cure.