Streams

Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

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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The Man Without a City

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

How one leaky faucet led a man to appreciate city services.
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Ready or Not, Listeners Hear John Cage Composition Over WNYC in 1945

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One of the earliest known broadcast recordings of a John Cage work.
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The Poet Laureate of Radio: Norman Corwin on WNYC and WQXR

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Radio's greatest dramatist leaves his mark on both WNYC and WQXR.
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Josephine, the Talking Jeep

Thursday, October 30, 2014

During World War II, WNYC was cranking out war-related programming on a full-time basis. In this classic radio play, a G.I. falls in love with the "smooth, straight lines" of his Jeep.
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Mary Perot Nichols: Guiding WNYC's Rebirth and Renewal - Part 2

Monday, October 27, 2014

WNYC gets a new facility and wins a Peabody. A lot of change for WNYC in 6 years.
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Mary Perot Nichols: Guiding WNYC's Rebirth and Renewal - Part 1

Monday, October 27, 2014

In 1979, when the city owned WNYC, then-Mayor Ed Koch demanded the station air the names of men who patronized prostitutes, and it cost director Mary Perot Nichols a fortune in funding.
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Ring Around the Rosey: A Tony Schwartz Investigation

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ring around the rosey, a pocket full of posies.
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Shirley Zak Hayes: WNYC's First Woman Staff Announcer

Thursday, October 09, 2014

She broke into the Boy's Club here in 1966, but she'd already distinguished herself as a community activist—thanks to her, there's no four-lane highway through Washington Square Park.
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We Gave Joan Rivers a Tape-Lift

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Even tape of Joan Rivers needs a face lift, of sorts. Our archivists restored this 1999 recording of Rivers cracking wise on The Leonard Lopate Show.
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Before Portable Electronic News Gathering: Re-enactments in the Studio

Monday, August 11, 2014

Before reality TV, there was reality radio - well, sort of.
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Jimmy Hoffa Speaks Out on His Way to Jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nearly 40 years later the bones have disappeared but the voice is still defiant.
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The Flexner Incident: Not One of Our Finer Moments

Monday, July 21, 2014

James Flexner's appearance on WNYC in 1931 could have gone better. He tells the story of the announcer with the wandering hands.
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WNYC and WQXR: Pioneer Broadcasters of Latin American Music

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It started at WNYC, ended up at WQXR and packed a south of the border beat.
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Losing a Husband to the Freedom Summer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rita Schwerner's husband Michael was one of three civil rights workers murdered by the KKK during Freedom Summer. Hear her talk about staying the course after his death.
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Thomas B. Morgan, Former Head of WNYC, Dies

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thomas B. Morgan, the President of the WNYC Communications Group from April 1990 to April 1994, died today. Morgan was an honorary trustee of New York Public Radio. He had not been well for some time.

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How Geopolitics Shaped WNYC’s Iconic Station Identification

Friday, June 13, 2014

NBC had tones. We had a statement of hope for the world.
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Kurt Vonnegut: "Fates Worse Than Death"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

His edgy 1982 “sermon” took on the question of whether hydrogen bombs would deliver us from more terrifying circumstances. The full audio recording is now available for the first time.
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Hear the Men Who Saw D-Day from Both Sides

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 s...
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