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Civil Defense in Erie County

Wednesday, October 17, 1951

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

Bill Leonard introduces the 39th program in the "Plan for Survival" series over the civil defense radio network. A report on what one part of the state, Erie County, is doing ...

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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 Battle of Britain

Wednesday, September 26, 1951

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

36th in the series. Prepared by WGR in Buffalo.


Remember years ago, the Battle of Britain? Sgt. Robert Crawford remembers the events. It took a long time for civil defense to ...

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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

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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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Problems of civil defense

Wednesday, September 05, 1951

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At Ward C-20 at St. Albans Naval Hospital in Long Island, where veterans discuss the problem of civil defense with William McGrath, Assistant Chief of the Air Warning service, specifically their ...

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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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Voices of the people regarding Civil Defense

Wednesday, August 15, 1951

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"Civil defense is your business, and the time for civil defense is now."


Al Morgan introduces the program, a repeat of the fourth in a series of programs produced by James ...

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Civil Defense Department of New York State

Wednesday, July 25, 1951

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James Flemming reports first about tests taking place at the Enewetak Atoll, then to Rochester, NY for an "on the scene sound picture" of Operation Rochester.
They describe the detonation ...

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

Wednesday, July 18, 1951

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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

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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

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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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Talk by Thomas E. Dewey

Wednesday, June 20, 1951

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The 22nd program of the series. Governor Dewey tells the audience to take responsibility for saving their lives if a nuclear attack were to occur. If we are prepared, it is ...

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Traffic in an emergency

Wednesday, June 13, 1951

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Water-born transportation and civil defense

Wednesday, May 02, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander conducts a short question and answer session with Edward F. Cavanagh Jr., Commissioner of Marine and Aviation and Deputy Director of Water-born Transportation under the Division of Transportation.


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