The Ghosts of Fire Island

Fire Island, only sixty miles from New York City, has long served as a safe and vibrant mecca for gay men and women. But in the early 1980's, the haven faced a new and lethal threat.

2014 / Myke Dodge Weiskopf / KCRW , USA

Fire Island, only sixty miles from New York City, has long served as a safe and vibrant mecca for gay men and women. But in the early 1980's, the haven faced a new and lethal threat.

Producer Myke Dodge Weiskopf explores the history and spirit of Fire Island through the voices of those who lived through the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and whose identities were forever transformed.

Learn more about Myke Dodge Weiskopf's journey into the long-guarded memories of Fire Island Behind the Scenes.


Myke Weiskopf's microsite for Fire Island .

The Ghosts of Fire Island as it originally aired on Unfictional .


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Myke Dodge Weiskopf

Myke Dodge Weiskopf (@mykedotme) is a Senior Producer at KCRW and freelance editor, field recordist, and musician based in Los Angeles.


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