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Bill Leonard

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Brighter Than 100 Suns: Preparing for Nuclear Attack in New York City, 1951

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Five years after the U.S. Army Air Force dropped atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Cold War-era New York officials were preparing for the worst case scenario, an atomic bomb detonation over New York City.

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Citizens Housing and Planning Commission Luncheon

Sunday, August 28, 1960

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Master of Ceremonies Bill Leonard is introduced. He mentions his show, "Eye on New York" and goes on to talk about the problems facing New York and the efforts being made ...

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You and the Atomic Bomb

Wednesday, October 10, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

38th in the series

Bill Leonard introduces the series, he reminds listeners that the Civil Defense Radio Network links virtually every radio station in New York state and ...

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"What would you do if an atomic bomb fell?"

Wednesday, October 03, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

37th in series.


Host Bill Leonard introduces this episode.


Reporter Lockwood Doty plays 'man on the street' interviews answering the question ""What would you do if an atomic bomb fell?"

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The state of civil defense in New York State

Wednesday, September 19, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

35th in series.


Bill Leonard introduces the series. He speaks with Milton V. O'Connell, deputy director for public information of the New York State Civil Defense Commission about the state of ...

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Civil Defense plans in Ithaca

Wednesday, September 12, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Leonard introduces the 34th program in civil defense broadcast over the civil defense network, linking "virtually every radio station in New York state." "Your chances of surviving an atomic attack are ...

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Civil defense in Rochester

Wednesday, August 29, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Bill Leonard introduces this week's Plan for Survival. This episode was produced by WHAM in Rochester, NY.


Jack Hooley introduces the concept of "no second chance" for the enemy, and ...

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Continuing threat facing the western world by the Soviet possession of the atom

Wednesday, July 18, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Bill Leonard introduces the second of four programs produced by James Fleming "dealing with challenging aspects of the civil defense story."

Several audio clips are played:
President ...

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First aid

Wednesday, July 04, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Bill Leonard talks to Hollis Ingraham, of the New York State Department of Health, about first aid: requirements for an atomic bomb first aid kit, recommended courses for training.


In the ...

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Air Warden Service

Wednesday, June 27, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

23rd in the series.


Bill Leonard introduces Mrs. Adelaide Healy, Special Assistant to the director of the director of the warden service of the state of New York state. Mrs. Healy ...

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Traffic in an emergency

Wednesday, June 13, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

The 21st program in the series. Bill Leonard introduces Kazamir A. Kenzwick (?), assistant deputy director for operations and training of the New York State Civil Defense Commission, who talks about ...

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Questions about civil defense answered

Wednesday, June 06, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

20th in the series.


Bill Leonard and Captain Carr (?) answer questions from listeners. Improvements in war weapons have forced revision in civil defense training since WW2. Training for rescue workers. ...

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Progress in Civil Defense

Wednesday, May 30, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

19th in the series.


Bill Leonard talks to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson about the progress of the New York State Civil Defense Commission: every community in the state has a community defense ...

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Question box program

Wednesday, May 16, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

17th in the series.


Bill Leonard and Martin Cayden, Technical Specialist for New York State Civil Defense Commission, answer listener questions. Cayden says that we know our enemies do have the ...

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Role of the Department of Public Works

Wednesday, May 09, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Begins with archival (?) audio regarding the probability of atomic weapons.

Bill Leonard and Bertrand D. Jallamy, of the New York State Department of Public Works, discuss the ...

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Fire fighting

Wednesday, April 25, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Bill Leonard hosts a two part episode, the first relates to the state of New York, the second deals with New York City particularly.
Questions and answers related to fire ...

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Food and water

Wednesday, April 18, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

13th in the series.


Bill Leonard talks to Omar Pancost, Special Consultant of the New York State Civil Defense Commission, about food and water. Families should be keeping a few days' ...

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Hospitals in the event of an emergency

Wednesday, April 11, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

12th in the series.


Bill Leonard and Dr. John J. Burke (?), Executive Director of the State Joint Hospital Survey and Planning Board, talk about the impact of an attack ...

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The question box

Wednesday, April 04, 1951

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11th program in the series.


Bill Leonard and Martin Cayden (?), Technical Specialist for the New York State Commission for Civil Defense, answer questions pertaining to the New York State ...

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Aircraft Warnings by Brigadier-General Clement H. Wright

Wednesday, March 28, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

10th in the series.

The first half of the program is dedicated to answering listener questions about aircraft warnings. Wright, of the NY State Civil Defense Commission, talks ...

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