- 10:20 am - Thu, Oct 16, 2014
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Little Kids Telling Really Scary Stories With their affinity for dream language and dream logic, children can be both incredible and terrifying storytellers—especially when their fairy tales center around fate and death. But at WNYC’s first and only Storytelling Festival in 1979, little kids took the mic to recount some spooky tales, and it’s hard to be anything but charmed by the lisp of the girl telling “Little Red Riding Hood.” (NYPR Archives & Preservation)
- 6:02 pm - Wed, Oct 15, 2014
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Today on WNYC in 1947: Blazing Maize: Mrs. Gannon’s Tamale Pie!
- 9:43 am - Wed, Oct 8, 2014
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70 years ago today on WNYC Mayor La Guardia urges listeners to use oleomargarine.”It’s just as good!”
Read more about The Great Butter Battle here
Image [cc] J E Theriot via Flickr
- 9:01 am
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50 years ago the Walter Jenkins sex scandal almost derailed the presidential election, and the President was not happy.
(Photo of Jenkins from the LBJ Library)
- 9:37 am - Fri, Oct 3, 2014
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Happy birthday Siri: Tomorrow is the birthday of Apple’s personal assistant and we decided to invite her grandparents. But could she understand them? Between their heavy FORTRAN accent and their LISP, it was not easy.