12:54 pm - Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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Shirley Zak Hayes: WNYC’s First Woman Staff Announcer

She broke into the Boy’s Club here in 1966, but she’d already distinguished herself as a community activist—thanks to her, there’s no four-lane highway through Washington Square Park.

Shirley Zak Hayes: WNYC’s First Woman Staff Announcer

She broke into the Boy’s Club here in 1966, but she’d already distinguished herself as a community activist—thanks to her, there’s no four-lane highway through Washington Square Park.
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) 

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! bit.ly/1u2Bzhb 

Today on WNYC in 1947: Blazing Maize: Mrs. Gannon’s Tamale Pie!

10:01 am - Sat, Oct 11, 2014
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In the 1940s anti-comics hysteria was growing, but a Brooklyn mom gave her balanced view on WNYC.

(“While Mama Shops” by Stanley Kubrick/Museum of the City of New York)

In the 1940s anti-comics hysteria was growing, but a Brooklyn mom gave her balanced view on WNYC.

(“While Mama Shops” by Stanley Kubrick/Museum of the City of New York)

12:37 pm - Fri, Oct 10, 2014
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Happy Archives Week! Great to see Linda Edgerly, the Center for Jewish History, Queens Memory Project, and the amazing Roaring ‘Twenties web site honored last night at the Archivists Roundtable Awards Ceremony. A great night!


(Button courtesy of Dr. Emily Thompson)

Happy Archives Week! Great to see Linda Edgerly, the Center for Jewish History, Queens Memory Project, and the amazing Roaring ‘Twenties web site honored last night at the Archivists Roundtable Awards Ceremony. A great night!

(Button courtesy of Dr. Emily Thompson)

10:18 am - Thu, Oct 9, 2014
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Today, the Library of Congress waxes forensic on the infamous Walt Whitman cylinder recording.
(Photo of Whitman from Feinberg/Whitman Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)

Today, the Library of Congress waxes forensic on the infamous Walt Whitman cylinder recording.

(Photo of Whitman from Feinberg/Whitman Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)

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!” http://bit.ly/1pNZxLR 
Read more about The Great Butter Battle here
Image [cc] J E Theriot via Flickr

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

10:04 am - Tue, Oct 7, 2014
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The Jefferson Market Clock was almost destroyed at several points in its history. Listen to the 1960s interview with the woman who saved it every time.
photo: nypl digital galleries

The Jefferson Market Clock was almost destroyed at several points in its history. Listen to the 1960s interview with the woman who saved it every time.

photo: nypl digital galleries

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)

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.

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.

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