NYPR Archives & Preservation
June 3, 2016 - Volume 15  Issue 23
Edition # 712

1925: Uncle David Corey, 'the jackrabbit man,' reads his children's stories.

1953: Robert Moses speaks at the groundbreaking for New York City's first public parking lot, located in Flushing, Queens.

1964: Mayor Robert Wagner tells the Overseas Press Club that there is a new feeling about politics and that younger people are voting and doing their part for the Democratic Party. 

2001: Suzzy Roche of The Roches plays selections from her work at the Institute on Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard, in a program founded by Anna Deveare Smith.

May 23, 1930

Dr. W. E. B. DuBois

Speaking on behalf of the N.A.A.C.P., scholar and civil rights leader Dr. W. E. B. DuBois comes to the WNYC studio to deliver remarks on "The Negro Vote." (Photo of DuBois in 1918/Library of Congress)

'The Weavers'
"We cast about for a name, but it would be a while before we found the right one. Oscar Brand had us on his WNYC radio show once or twice while we billed ourselves as the No-Name Quartet, and he held a naming contest for us. In the the end though, we named ourselves after a nineteenth-century play Fred [Hellerman] was reading about a strike of factory workers in Silesia, Gerhardt Hauptmann's The Weavers.

Gilbert, Ronnie, Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song, A Memoir, University of California Press, 2015, pg. 56
WNYC first day of broadcast, July 8, 1924 (Municipal Archives Collection)

December 3, 2016 will be WQXR's 80th anniversary. Listen to the seventh episode of WQXR at 50. Host Bob Sherman recalls interviews with Wanda Landowska, Rosa Ponselle, and Joseph Szigeti. Wanda Landowska (circa 1956) discusses "Mozart's year" and performs some of his works. Joseph Szigeti plays and discusses Beethoven's sonatas. The Met's Francis Robinson interviews Rosa Ponselle at her home.

Thanks go out this week to Robert Hunt for sending us photographs of WNYC Chief Engineer Isaac Brimberg's original station shield, World's Fair badge, military insignia and WNYC parking shield.
WNYC will celebrate its 92nd anniversary this July. Just think, about 8 short years to the big centennial. In this space we'll be linking to various historical WNYC champions, broadcasts and milestones celebrating nearly a century on the air in the public interest. This week: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Lilian Supove Blake

This week's NEH-funded Annotations blog series features: Leonard Bernstein at WQXR in 1948 on Gershwin and the Israel Philharmonic.

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