NYPR Archives & Preservation
July 15, 2016 - Volume 15  Issue 29
Edition # 718

1945: Mayor F. H. La Guardia reads Little Orphan Annie to New York City's children during the newspaper deliverymen's strike. 

1954: The New York Academy of Medicine's c
elebration meeting on Dr. Paul Ehrlich's hundredth anniversary, 1854-1954. Ehrlich received the 1908 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his contributions to immunology.

November 9, 1981

Beginning November 9 and running through the month, the eight-part documentary recounts the experiences and feelings of civil servants, construction workers, sandhogs, secretaries and other city workers, in their own words, through taped interviews. New Yorkers at Work also presents a capsule history of the American labor movement, as told by leaders and members of New York City unions. Listen to the series here: New Yorkers At Work. (Photo: WNYC/Wagner Labor Archives)

'Father of American Anthropology' Launches Give Me Liberty Series

Columbia Professor Franz Boas hosts the first program in the series, Give Me Liberty on freedom and science. Subsequent shows cover democracy and American literature, democracy in education, democracy and race and the Bill of Rights, among other topics. The series is backed by the American Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom, an organization of scientists established to fight fascism. For more see: BOAS
WNYC first day of broadcast, July 8, 1924 (Municipal Archives Collection)

December 3, 2016 will be WQXR's 80th anniversary. Last week's link to the 12th episode of WQXR at Fifty was faulty. Apologies. Host Bob Sherman brings us back to July 13, 1962, the day WQXR host Commander Edward Whitehead (Mr. Schweppervescence)  interviewed singer and actor Martyn Green. Part 1 of 2.

Part two of the Commander's interview is here, in the 13th episode of WQXR at Fifty.
WNYC marked its 92nd anniversary last week. Just think, less than 8 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: Happy Cosmonautics Day, and Other Fascinating Moments From Radio Moscow.

This week's NEH-funded Annotations blog series features: Glenway Wescott's Images of Truth.

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