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Civil defense in review

Tuesday, May 27, 1952

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Speech opens with the Grover Whalen noting the importance of dentists - as sometimes this is the only way to determine the identity of a body.


He moves on to ...

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Amateur Radio Branch of Civil Defense Communication

Tuesday, July 10, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander discusses the Amateur Radio Branch of Civil Defense Communication in New York. Wallander notes the importance of maintaining communication in the face of disaster. Martin Uvelman (?), director of ...

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Fire Department and Civil Defense

Friday, June 08, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander talks to Commissioner Monaghan about the Fire Department's Civil Defense plans, specifically the mobilization plan and training.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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Our daily food supply

Tuesday, May 29, 1951

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Wallander discusses food with Commissioner Vacciareli: food transportation and delivery, committees on different foods and their actions.



Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71865

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Achievements of the Sanitation Department

Monday, May 14, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander and Andrew W. Mulrain, Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation, talk about that Department's plan for civil defense. They are making preparations for first aid - personnel will ...

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Emergency Welfare Division of Civil Defense

Friday, May 04, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander and Henry L. McCarthy, of the Department of Welfare, discuss Emergency Welfare on McCarthy's first day on the job. 10,000 people on staff with the Department of Welfare, including ...

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Public Works division and Civil Defense

Monday, April 23, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander discusses civil defense with Commissioner of Public Works, Frederick Zurmuhlen.


Zurmuhlen reports that the Public Works emergency division is well organized, they have enlisted 50,000 volunteer personnel ...

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Achievements of the Emergency Public Health Division

Monday, April 16, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander and Dr. John F. Mahoney, Commissioner of Health, talk about the Emergency Public Health Division.


Mahoney tells Wallander that the Public Health division is working with all of the ...

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Transportation in Civil Defense

Tuesday, April 10, 1951

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Arthur W. Wallander, city director of civil defense, and Col. Sidney H. Bingham, chairman of the board of transportation of the City of New York.


The period immediately after an attack ...

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The achievements of the Committee on Shelters

Monday, April 02, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander talks to Commissioner Bernard J. Gilroy about the process of inspecting buildings to determine which meet the requirements of shelters during an attack, erection of public shelters, approval of ...

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Role of the Police Department in Civil Defense

Saturday, March 31, 1951

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Wallander interviews police commissioner Thomas F. Murphy about the police emergency division.

For the air warden service, the city was divided in to zones and divisions. 240,000 air ...

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Long-range civil defense construction

Monday, March 19, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander welcomes Commissioner of the Department of Parks Robert Moses who outlines long range plans for the city's civil defense construction.

Moses discusses needs for capital improvements. ...

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Air warden service

Friday, February 09, 1951

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John J. Travis and Thomas McVeigh talk about the Police Emergency Division and the air warden service.


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WNYC archives id: 71812
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Emergency Taxi Corps

Tuesday, January 16, 1951

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John J. Travers, Coordinator of Civil Defense, Police Dept. and Nat Friedman, Director of the Emergency Taxi Corp of New York City discuss the role of the Emergency Taxi Corp. The ...

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The work of the Committee on Shelters

Tuesday, January 02, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander speaks with Bernard J. Gillroy, Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Building for the city of New York and Chairman of the Committee on Air Raid Shelters. ...

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Civil Defense Communications System

Tuesday, December 26, 1950

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Wallander introduces Thomas B. Cassidy, of the New York Telephone Company, who talks about "the nerve center of civil defense." If systems are damaged, there are contingency plans being developed. They ...

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functions of communications system in civil defense

Tuesday, December 12, 1950

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Seymour N. Siegel, Director of Communication for Civil Defense, City of New York. Siegel is interviewed about the role of broadcasters in keeping emergency responders and the public about an attack. ...

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The role of the Central Registration Bureau in Civil Defense

Wednesday, December 06, 1950

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander welcomes Commissioner Hilliard of the Department of Welfare. They discuss the Central Registration Bureau. They will only register civilians affected by an attack.


Each injured person received ...

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The role of the Red Cross in Civil Defense

Thursday, November 30, 1950

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Commissioner Wallander interviews Colonel John Haskell, chairman of the New York Chapter of the Red Cross, on the organization's plans for civil defense, including training for nurses, blood and plasma collection, ...

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The role of the Department of Marine and Aviation in Civil Defense

Monday, November 13, 1950

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Civil defense is no picnic, it is grim but must be done. We must have a hard headed policy in order to maintain peace.


Commissioner Arthur Wallander speaks with his guest, ...

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