A broad collage portrait of American society, made up of music, improvisations and speeches examining who makes popular taste. Includes the voices of Cole Porter, Orson Welles, Sophie Tucker, Bing Crosby, Fanny Brice, Ethel Waters and others. Produced for Pacifica Radio by Clare Spark, written by Clare Spark, Andrew Duncan and Joseph Byrd, with the additional participation of Carol Duncan and Jennifer M. Loeb. The Sour Apple Tree is partially supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Contains sensitive material.