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
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
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
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
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
Few writers begin their appearance at The Herald Tribune's prestigious Books and Authors Luncheon series by doing a striptease, but Gypsy Rose Lee feels it is expected of her. In this 1957 segment, the famous American burlesque entertainer talks about her just-published memoirs, reminiscing in particular about her early days in show business, when she was second banana to her sister June and even more overshadowed by the imposing figure of "Mother."