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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

The U.N. and the Challenge to Provide an International Education

Friday, April 10, 2015

WNYC
The formation of the United Nations was the perfect impetus for an international school in New York, but what goes into shaping an international "citizen of the world"?
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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a WNYC Announcer?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

WNYC
Take an announcer's exam from 1948 to find out if you would have made the cut!
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Mad Men and the End of Cigarette Advertising

Monday, April 06, 2015

WNYC
The mid-season premiere opens in April of 1970, the same month Nixon signed a law banning cigarette ads on television and radio.
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Sidney Farber, Chemo Crusader

Friday, March 27, 2015

WNYC
In Early Therapy, Equal Doses of Caution & Optimism.
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The Ticker of Times Square

Friday, March 20, 2015

WNYC
"Times square would never be the same if anything happened to its one serious note in a sea of frivolity."
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Post Post, A Sampling and Tribute to Some Classic Live Morning Music Moments

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Speaking of......you're listening to WNYC, New York.
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How Irish Tape Saved Civilization

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WNYC
60 Years Ago, Audiotape Coming from Opelika, Ala., was among the World’s Finest. But who was Molly, the Irish Nurse?
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Pete Seeger in Conversation with Steve Post

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger reminisces about life, politics and narrow escapes.
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Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: Has the Constitution Outlived Its Usefulness?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Constitutional crisis?  Not yet.
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Whisperings and Musings: Fan Mail from 1937

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WNYC
In 1937, our leading Sunday morning program was dedicated to the “shut-ins” of New York City. Read the fan mail here.
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WNYC holds together through WWII

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WNYC
The "City Station" holds its community together through World War II, corresponding via newsletter with former WNYC-ers who were enlisted in the armed forces.
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What Lies Below New York’s East River, and the Diver Who Braved its Depths

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WNYC
Diver Barney Sweeney tells tales of the murky depths of New York's East River in the 60s.
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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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