11:07 am - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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Today in 1975: Jimmy Hoffa vanishes!

Today in 1975: Jimmy Hoffa vanishes!

10:08 am - Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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"I feel like an impostor," the author and teacher Bel Kaufman confesses in this talk given at the Overseas Press Club in 1966
http://www.wnyc.org/story/215692-bel-kaufman/
10:24 am - Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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12:23 pm - Wed, Jul 23, 2014
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WNYC is now a nonagenarian radio station…old enough to be your grandpa or maybe great grandma. 
(Photo: WNYC’s first day on air, July 8, 1924. Photo courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives Collection)

WNYC is now a nonagenarian radio station…old enough to be your grandpa or maybe great grandma.

(Photo: WNYC’s first day on air, July 8, 1924. Photo courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives Collection)

10:10 am - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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WNYC 1931.
In 1931, he was the Executive Secretary for the New York City Board of Health’s Noise Abatement Commission. Like many civil servants at the time, he was asked to deliver remarks over WNYC on the work of his agency. Though memorable, it unfortunately was not a pleasant experience.
"The announcer was running his hands through my curly red hair. As I could not shout into the air waves, ‘Take your god-damned hands out of my hair!’ all I could do, as I read doggedly on, was to shake my fist backward over my shoulder."
— James Thomas Flexner

WNYC 1931.

In 1931, he was the Executive Secretary for the New York City Board of Health’s Noise Abatement Commission. Like many civil servants at the time, he was asked to deliver remarks over WNYC on the work of his agency. Though memorable, it unfortunately was not a pleasant experience.

"The announcer was running his hands through my curly red hair. As I could not shout into the air waves, ‘Take your god-damned hands out of my hair!’ all I could do, as I read doggedly on, was to shake my fist backward over my shoulder."

— James Thomas Flexner

12:02 pm - Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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WNYC and WQXR pioneer Latin American music broadcasting from the 1940s. 
(photo courtesy of Alister and Wendy Sanderson, WQXR Archive Collections)

WNYC and WQXR pioneer Latin American music broadcasting from the 1940s.

(photo courtesy of Alister and Wendy Sanderson, WQXR Archive Collections)

11:16 am
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Today on WNYC in 1963: Commissioner Robert Moses talks about plans for the upcoming World’s Fair.

Today on WNYC in 1963: Commissioner Robert Moses talks about plans for the upcoming World’s Fair.

3:51 pm - Wed, Jul 16, 2014
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WNYC, New York’s radio station for 90 years, streaming live and on demand anytime!
(WNYC archive collections)

WNYC, New York’s radio station for 90 years, streaming live and on demand anytime!

(WNYC archive collections)

12:02 pm
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Today in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye was first published by Little, Brown and Company. Author JD Salinger remained a recluse after the book’s publication and subsequent success, refusing interviews and publicity. He died in 2010 at the age of 91. In this episode of The Takeaway, authors Jonathan Safran Foer and Frank Portman, discuss Salinger’s works and his legacy. 

Today in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye was first published by Little, Brown and Company. Author JD Salinger remained a recluse after the book’s publication and subsequent success, refusing interviews and publicity. He died in 2010 at the age of 91. In this episode of The Takeaway, authors Jonathan Safran Foer and Frank Portman, discuss Salinger’s works and his legacy. 

10:21 am
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70 years ago today on WNYC: Mayor La Guardia responds to recent execution of American airmen by the Japanese.

70 years ago today on WNYC: Mayor La Guardia responds to recent execution of American airmen by the Japanese.

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