Monday, July 21, 2014
James Flexner's first appearance on WNYC in 1931 could have gone better. He tells the story of the announcer with the wandering hands.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It started at WNYC, ended up at WQXR and packed a south of the border beat.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Baseball as a metaphor for life.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Back in happier, non-World-Cup-matches-between-Belgium-and-USA times, this is what the New York state governor said. Listen to the whole, happy broadcast here.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
On June 21, 1964 three young members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) went missing in Mississippi. Their bodies were found on August 4, 1964. Listen to what Dr. Robert Spike and Arthur C. Thomas said the following day. To listen to the whole recording, click here.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
As New York state struggles with its stance on drugs, listen to Seymour Siegel interview Seymour Boyer, a democrat from Queens, about the new dangers of "pep pills and goofballs," and (perhaps) adopting the "British system" of de-criminalizing drug usage.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Every radio station has a government mandated station identification - a host is required to announce a station's call letters every hour, on the hour. Here's a look back at some of the most unique station IDs from the past 90 years.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in history, where 156,000 Allied troops landed on five French beaches. But there’s a lot to learn from individual soldiers — American and German — who saw it happen. Their voices are preserved in this special from our Archives.
Monday, June 02, 2014
Shen Tong was one of China's most famous dissident leaders. Six days after the bloody suppression of student protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, he walked out of the country, came to America, and gave this press conference.
Friday, May 23, 2014
The most popular children's piece ever spawned some pretty wild art — and many surprising celebrity cameos. Take a look and tell us your favorites.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Senior Concert Recording Engineer Ed Haber, recorded Sun Ra in 1991 and has this recollection.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
American scientists and intellectuals in the fight against fascism before World War II.
Monday, May 05, 2014
From the June, 1943 WQXR Program Guide:
Editorial Note: You know that various organizations are doing a great deal to bring music to the boys in the armed forces. But here is what one anonymous private is doing for himself. We at WQXR were amused and pleased when we read it and thought you would enjoy it, too. So through the courtesy of Common Sense magazine in which publication's May issue it appeared, we bring you this down-to-earth appreciation of good music.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Special thanks. Music on this track is from an "“Eighteen year-old South Carolina folk singer (as well as Café Society darling and WNYC favorite) Susan Reed performs in American Music Festival's program no. 94, accompanied by her Irish harp and of course her zither.”