[Dr. Chambers Commentaries]

Tuesday, October 06, 1936

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

Two segments narrated by "Dr. Chambers." From Oregon State System of Education; KOAC

Scrambled Homes for Breakfast: On the occasion of a new school year. Sue is a Junior, John is in Junior High, and Bill is starting the 4th grade. After summer trips, it's difficult to get back in to the fall schedule. When everyone leaves the house in the morning, the house is a wreck for mother to deal with.

Concludes with a step-by-step break down of what each person did incorrectly to cause a "wrecked" day: there had been a lack of preparation for the day and that parents must communicate better with their children; neither parent had worked with their children to establish good habits.

Why I Don't Like Certain Individuals: Isn't it strange how many different types of people we dislike? [A list of people we don't like.] In conclusion, the two main types of people we dislike are those who injure our self-regard and those who force us to violate the principle of least energy.

From card catalog: Oregon State System of Education; Speaker: Chambers, O. R.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69171
Municipal archives id: LT382


O.R. Chambers and Oregon State System of Education


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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.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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