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Jennifer Schneider

Jennifer Schneider started listening to public radio as a freshman in college; she has been insufferable ever since.  She attended the University of Iowa and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from University of Wyoming.  She currently resides in New York state.

Jennifer Schneider appears in the following:

‘Most of Them Can Be Helped’: Building a Language of Disability

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

These cerebral palsy radio spots, recorded in 1951 for the United Cerebral Palsy Fund, highlight the ideas and words applied to children born with disabilities.

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Owa Tagoo Siam! Good Clean Fun in Harlem, 1946

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WNYC

Harlem Hospitality Club is an audience participation and variety show by and for African Americans. 

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'Hello, There! Let's Speak American!' 1952

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WNYC

This is not a radio show featuring our 43rd president; here, ‘speaking American’ is a colloquialism for functional English.

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'Clean Living' is a Euphemism for... What?

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

WNYC

In 1946, there was a 29% increase in the cases of venereal diseases in New York City.  Interestingly, there was a correlative rise in flushed exclamations of catching VD from toilet seats, park benches, and bus seats.

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