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In the New York City Municipal Archives WNYC Sound Collection, we hear the voices of presidents, dignitaries, world leaders, artistic revolutionaries, musical geniuses, luminaries of the literati, and cultural icons. The sounds of a city and a nation are captured through nearly a century of transformations, tribulations, and triumphs. WNYC microphones were present when Admiral Byrd returned from his historic flight over the North Pole in 1926 and when Colonel Charles Lindbergh returned from his solo flight to Paris the following year. Perhaps best known are New York City Mayor F. H. La Guardia's weekly Talk to the People broadcasts over WNYC throughout World War II.

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Greece

Thursday, July 22, 1943

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Dramatized story of a Greek couple's experience during the occupation by German Soldiers. Addresses issue of lack of food in Greece.


Second story takes place in Patras, Greece, where Greek ...

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July 18, 1943

Sunday, July 18, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 71931

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City Hall Meeting - Mexico

Thursday, July 15, 1943

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133rd anniversary of Mexican Independence celebration. Consul General of Mexico Ricardo G. Hill speaks about his love of New York City and his friendship with Mayor La Guardia. Rafael de la ...

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July 11, 1943

Sunday, July 11, 1943

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Defenses of the Northwest Coast of North America, meat situation in NYC.

Broadcast from Canada.


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WNYC archives id: 71145

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July 4, 1943

Sunday, July 04, 1943

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4th of July. Pledge of Unity. Food distribution. "Boarding parents" who take in homeless children.


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WNYC archives id: 53408
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June 27, 1943

Sunday, June 27, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72822

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June 20, 1943

Sunday, June 20, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72820

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June 13, 1943

Sunday, June 13, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72818

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June 6, 1943

Sunday, June 06, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72807

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May 30, 1943

Sunday, May 30, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72738

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60th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge

Monday, May 24, 1943

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We hear from the "talking" Brooklyn Bridge who recounts the last 60 years of activities he has seen. Particularly, the bridge reminisces about all the war traffic caused by the Spanish ...

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May 23, 1943

Sunday, May 23, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72722

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[Communist International, Office of War Mobilization, Ration Books]

Friday, May 21, 1943

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Number 11.

Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.

-Dissolution of the Communist International
-Creation ...

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[Axis Surrender, Massacre at Rotterdam, General Franco]

Friday, May 14, 1943

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Number 10.

Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.

-Axis surrender in Tunisia
-Third anniversary ...

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May 9, 1943

Sunday, May 09, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72712

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May 2, 1943

Sunday, May 02, 1943

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WNYC archives id: 72708

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[Tunisia, Poland]

Friday, April 30, 1943

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Episode #8.

Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.

Hard fighting, heavy casualties in Tunisia. Germans ...

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[Tunisia, France, Japan]

Friday, April 23, 1943

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Seventh in series.

Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.

Fighting continues in Tunisia, advance of ...

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President of Mexico, Manuel A. Camacho, Reception for President Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 20, 1943

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President Roosevelt and the First Lady attend a reception in Monterrey, Mexico. President of Mexico Manuel Camacho gives a speech welcoming them in Spanish.


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April 18, 1943

Sunday, April 18, 1943

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No audio available. Transcript only.


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WNYC archives id: 72622

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