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Forget Freebies: Fiorello Forks Over $15 for First Fair Ticket

Monday, February 23, 2015

WNYC
76 years ago today, a resolute Mayor La Guardia spoke against the practice of free passes to city events.
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The Voices of Coney Island in the 1960s

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WNYC
Coney Island barkers from all around the park invite you to experience a variety of attractions.
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The Fall of Washington Market

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WNYC
For over 100 years, Washington Market was the most import wholesale produce market in New York City. Hear the sounds of the market just before it was demolished in the name of progress.
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The Tugboat, Workhorse of New York Harbor

Friday, February 13, 2015

WNYC
The sounds of New York waterways, the toot of tugboats, and the hard-working captains who head out into the harbor tirelessly time and time again.
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Harrison Salisbury, The Reporter as Witness to the Truth

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To be uppity, to be contradictory, is the essence of the American system of press freedom.
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US Coast Guard Cutter Oak 1962

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
Documenting the US Coast Guard's duties regarding safe sea travel in 1962.
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Song Pluggers: Then and Now

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
This 1962 episode of New York: A Portrait in Sound looks into the history of the song plugger.
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The Clash of Foils: A look into the Fencers Club of 1962

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
Interviews with the master and champions of the New York Fencers Club of 1962.
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Shakespeare in the Park in 1962

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
Various actors and Joseph Papp, producer and director of the Shakespeare Festival in 1962, describe the magic behind the event.
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25 Years Ago Today: Mandela Walks Free from Prison

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela told an audience of over 50,000 that the ideal of a "free society in which all persons live together in harmony" was something he'd die for.
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The Sounds of Washington Square Park in 1962

Thursday, February 05, 2015

WNYC
Folk musicians celebrate their right to perform in Washington Square Park.
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The Brill Building's Hitmakers in Their Own Words

Thursday, February 05, 2015

WNYC
Before the Beatles invaded America and vocal groups dominated the pop charts, much of top 40 music was written by men sitting in an office building in Midtown Manhattan. 
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Ariel Dorfman: Exile and Disappearance

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ariel Dorfman describes his and every caring person’s obligation to not forget those secretly killed by totalitarian regimes.
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Digging the Blizzard of '47

Monday, January 26, 2015

WNYC
The 1947 blizzard in song & satire  
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Shirley Chisholm Declares She is a Candidate for President

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The first African-American to declare candidacy for the Presidency from a major political party.
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WNYC and the NYPD Agree, Don’t Run Away from Home!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In its earliest days WNYC worked closely with the NYPD.
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WNYC and the NYPD: In Search of Criminals

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Long before the FBI's most wanted lists, WNYC was helping the NYPD track down criminals.
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Coretta Scott King Reflects on Martin Luther King Jr., His Philosophy and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Monday, January 19, 2015

In 1961, reporter Eleanor Fischer went to Atlanta to interview Dr. King and his family. In this interview, Mrs. King discusses her husband's commitment to nonviolence. 
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Those Dusty Archives

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A crusading archivist encounters the jungle of his/her own collection.
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The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. Reflects on His Son, Atlanta and the Movement for Civil Rights

Monday, January 12, 2015

A father speaks of the son, his city and the movement for freedom.
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