8:15 - Wild life conservation - John R. Saunders.

Wednesday, December 02, 1931

Program sponsored by the Museum of Natural History. John R. Saunders on wildlife conservation. “The world has suffered many losses throughout time…” Saunders expounds on the role of the Natural History Museum in wildlife conservation. Conclusion follows shortly with announcement for upcoming program on Astronomy (here called “Astrology”). Item is out of sequence, with the substance of this lecture following the conclusion. The story of the passenger pigeon and its subsequent extinction is told as a warning against further extinctions and urges people to visit the American Museum of Natural History.

mention of a future lecture on astronomy.

WNYC archives id: 73686


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

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