September 9, 1945

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

Jewish New Year's greeting. Opening of the school year. Appeal to parents of school children urging them to persuade children to complete their eduction. Appeal to the child to finish his education regardless of what career he chooses. Vocational high schools. Singing of God Bless America by high school students.

Repeal of temporary working papers for 14 year olds. La Guardia is willing to compromise the working age for children who work on farms up state. However, he does not believe children should work in canneries or tanneries.

Interview with a young Marine named Robert Allen Gore, who had lied about his age in order to join the Marines. He is about celebrate his 19th birthday and plans to return to high school then go to college on the GI Bill.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71083
Municipal archives id: LT2554