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Leona Baumgartner discusses her trip to Russia.

Saturday, July 12, 1958

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Leona Baumgartner discusses her month-long trip in April 1958 to the Soviet Union as part of a delegation of six American physicians, which came after a delegation of Soviet physicians visited ...

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Van Cliburn Day Ceremonies

Tuesday, May 20, 1958

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Juilliard President William Schuman jokingly changes the pronunciation of Mayor Wagner's echo the German pronunciation. He speaks of the triumph in Moscow and what it means for American music's reputation around ...

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Van Cliburn Parade

Tuesday, May 20, 1958

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WNYC announcer describes the parade festivities in front of City Hall honoring Van Cliburn, who has just given a concert at Carnegie Hall after winning a piano the International Tchaikovsky Award ...

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Robert Moses on Slum Clearance

Thursday, April 17, 1958

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Robert Moses speaking on slum clearance projects. He speaks often of critics who do not understand the complexities or expense of slum clearance.

"If we are to judge ...

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Poetry Society of America Dinner honoring Robert Frost

Friday, January 17, 1958

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Opens with Poetry Society news and the reading of telegrams expressing regrets from those unable to attend Frost's birthday celebration. Members of the head table are introduced, as are notable members ...

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JFK address to American Jewish Congress

Sunday, November 17, 1957

Senator JFK on segregation, healthcare and education.

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[Reception for Althea Gibson].

Wednesday, August 21, 1957

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Official reception for tennis star Althea Gibson after her ticket-tape parade, right after her first victory at Wimbledon. Speakers include Mayor Robert F. Wagner; the head of the United States Lawn ...

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Civil Defense Means You : Evacuation Plans

Thursday, July 11, 1957

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Part two of a four-part series "on the scene" of the first mass evacuation drill in New York State. 1,500 people in Binghamton, NY were evacuated to Deposit, N.Y.
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Holiday Safety Spot Announcements

Thursday, July 04, 1957

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Police Commissioner Steve Kennedy delivers several spots on safety for pedestrians and drivers.

"Have a happy holiday - not a holiday of horror!"


Audio courtesy of the NYC ...

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Civil Defense Means You : Calvin Coolidge Elementary School

Thursday, June 27, 1957

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Part one of a four-part series "on the scene" of the first mass evacuation drill in New York State. 1,500 people in Binghamton, NY were evacuated to Deposit, N.Y.
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National Association of Authors : The Writer's Position in America

Sunday, June 23, 1957

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Opens with remarks by Clifton Fadiman. Followed by historian Bruce Catton, author of several books on the Civil War including "A Stillness at Appomattox" and "This Hallowed Ground." Catton speaks about ...

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Eleanor Roosevelt at the Women's House of Detention

Sunday, March 17, 1957

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March 17, 1957

Unidentified woman (a judge?) and male (Arnold Michaelis?) speakers introduces the topic of the broadcast: the work of the Department of Correction's Women's House of ...

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Eleanor Roosevelt as a disc jockey for WNYC

Wednesday, February 06, 1957

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As part of a fundraising effort for the March of Dimes, Eleanor Roosevelt reveals her "hidden talent" as a disc jockey. Several New York City teenagers suffering from polio attend the ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright- Architecture in the Space Age

Tuesday, January 01, 1957

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Frank Lloyd Wright interviewed by Geoffrey ...

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City Center interview with Sol Hurok

Friday, October 12, 1956

How to bring great art to the masses.

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Dinner

Thursday, May 17, 1956

As the nation marks six decades since the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, hear this broadcast from the WNYC archives of the NAACP dinner marking the ruling's second anniversary. Guests included Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

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College of the City of New York Commencement

Thursday, June 16, 1955

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Opening seven minutes music.

Invocation by William Turner Levy.

Dr. Joseph B. Cavallaro, chairman of the Board of Education introduces the commencement speaker, New York ...

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International Health Conference

Thursday, June 02, 1955

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Two lectures on public health: "Epidemiology in prevention of Poliomyelitis" Dr. Jonas Salk slide lecture on polio vaccine. Followed by a Q&A with Dr. Jonas Salk. A bit technical but tries ...

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Ethics in Politics

Sunday, March 13, 1955

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Tammany leader Carmine DeSapio defends the Tammany organization. No longer the organization of Tweed and Crocker. Notes that The People choose politician.

New York State Attorney General Jacob ...

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3-D in child care.

Wednesday, March 02, 1955

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Three dimensions on child care:

New York City Health Commissioner Leona Baumgartner on the medical aspect of child care and day care centers.
Katherine F. Lenroot on ...

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