11:56 am - Wed, Apr 16, 2014
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Thanks to the wonderful folks at the NEDCC for a great visit.  Looking forward to more collaborations!

Thanks to the wonderful folks at the NEDCC for a great visit.  Looking forward to more collaborations!

12:01 am - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
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1960: Author Jessamyn West at The New York Herald Tribune Book and Authors Luncheon has praise for beatniks.

1960: Author Jessamyn West at The New York Herald Tribune Book and Authors Luncheon has praise for beatniks.

12:00 am - Mon, Apr 14, 2014
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Leona Baumgartner, Elvis, and the Fight Against Polio
If it’s good enough for Elvis, it’s good enough for you and your child - On the birthday of the city’s first female Health Commissioner, we honor Dr. Leona Baumgartner and the New York City publicity campaign for the polio vaccine.

Leona Baumgartner, Elvis, and the Fight Against Polio

If it’s good enough for Elvis, it’s good enough for you and your child - On the birthday of the city’s first female Health Commissioner, we honor Dr. Leona Baumgartner and the New York City publicity campaign for the polio vaccine.

12:57 pm - Fri, Apr 11, 2014
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We don’t have them in our collection, so we celebrate National 8-track Tape Day with its daddy, the Fidelipac/NAB cart.

We don’t have them in our collection, so we celebrate National 8-track Tape Day with its daddy, the Fidelipac/NAB cart.

12:01 am
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Diplomatic Impunity: Dean Acheson Counsels Audiences on Disarmament
In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.

Diplomatic Impunity: Dean Acheson Counsels Audiences on Disarmament

In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.

12:01 am - Thu, Apr 10, 2014
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Art in Public: Stuart Davis on Abstract Art and the WPA, 1939
This live dedication of four Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in WNYC’s Studio B is most notable for the comments of abstract artist Stuart Davis, the only one of the murals’ creators in attendance. 

Art in Public: Stuart Davis on Abstract Art and the WPA, 1939

This live dedication of four Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in WNYC’s Studio B is most notable for the comments of abstract artist Stuart Davis, the only one of the murals’ creators in attendance. 

12:00 am - Wed, Apr 9, 2014
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The Activist Tom Mooney, on Death Row, Is Pardoned
This dramatic live broadcast from 1939 is a seminal moment in American jurisprudence and political history: the pardon of Tom Mooney, a tireless labor activist wrongly condemned to death in 1917 for a fatal bombing, after he served 22 years in prison.

The Activist Tom Mooney, on Death Row, Is Pardoned

This dramatic live broadcast from 1939 is a seminal moment in American jurisprudence and political history: the pardon of Tom Mooney, a tireless labor activist wrongly condemned to death in 1917 for a fatal bombing, after he served 22 years in prison.

12:01 am - Tue, Apr 8, 2014
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A ‘Lively’ Rant on Popular Film, McCarthyism, and Genre Fiction
The writer, critic, editor, filmmaker, television pioneer, and broadcaster Gilbert Seldes comments on censorship, a favorite topic, in this 1953 broadcast of The Lively Arts. 

A ‘Lively’ Rant on Popular Film, McCarthyism, and Genre Fiction

The writer, critic, editor, filmmaker, television pioneer, and broadcaster Gilbert Seldes comments on censorship, a favorite topic, in this 1953 broadcast of The Lively Arts

10:58 am - Mon, Apr 7, 2014
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'The Artistic and the Beautiful': Frank Lloyd Wright's Wide-Ranging Views
In 1957, two years before his death, Frank Lloyd Wright sat down with WNYC to discuss his design philosophy, exhibiting his trademark eloquence and blistering opinions. http://bit.ly/1g0KKsg 

'The Artistic and the Beautiful': Frank Lloyd Wright's Wide-Ranging Views

In 1957, two years before his death, Frank Lloyd Wright sat down with WNYC to discuss his design philosophy, exhibiting his trademark eloquence and blistering opinions. http://bit.ly/1g0KKsg 


2:01 pm - Sat, Apr 5, 2014
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Sunday, March 06, 1983
The often neglected, masterful poetry of Samuel Menashe on WNYC, 1981. http://bit.ly/1pEZMKB
Watch the incredible portrait in 2009 by WNYC’s video producer Jennifer Hsu here:bit.ly/1hwTA4J

Sunday, March 06, 1983

The often neglected, masterful poetry of Samuel Menashe on WNYC, 1981. http://bit.ly/1pEZMKB

Watch the incredible portrait in 2009 by WNYC’s video producer Jennifer Hsu here:
bit.ly/1hwTA4J

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