Streams

The Reign of a Queen

Monday, January 01, 1900

The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 19uu-uu-uu.

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

Story of a young co-ed who contracts polio - and is voted Queen of Pleasantview College!


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 69702
Municipal archives id: LT721

Contributors:

University of Minnesota Radio Guild

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

About Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation

A drama about polio (circa 1940s) focusing on symptoms, illness, and eradication efforts from the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation.

An announcer breathlessly warns that "infantile paralysis can strike anyone anyplace anytime without regard to race-creed-color-or-income bracket!"  Yes, this could be you!  

An undated series of radio dramas depicting the patients who have found successful treatment of polio at the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. In addition are interviews with real patients and fundraising programs. Today, polio is near eradicated thanks to effective vaccine programs in the majority of the world. 

Feeds

Supported by