The People's Platform : Housing and the National Defense Program
Saturday, January 25, 1941
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
Panel discussion on the topic of public housing development and regulation: thousands of workers are looking for homes in towns humming with defense activity. Who should provide houses - government or private capital? Is a housing shortage delaying the defense program?
Panelists: Cornelius D. Scully, mayor of Pittsburgh; Jacob Crane, Assistant US Coordinator of Defense Housing; George Backer, publisher and editor of the New York Post; Arthur W. Bend, Housing Chairman, National Association of Real Estate Board.
Hosted by Lyman Bryson
Series note: panelists discussed the topics around a table rigged with concealed microphones.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69201
Municipal archives id: LT399