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The radio programming service of the NAEB, known as the National Educational Radio Network (NERN), comprised broadcasts which balanced a focus on public service reporting of national events (e.g., the economy, the depression, World War II, the Civil Rights movement) with providing a forum for local issues (e.g., agricultural prices, community events, elections) and with expanding public education. These broadcasts, mostly stemming from university and public school-run radio stations, provide an in-depth look at the engagements and events of American history, as they were broadcast to and received by the general public in the twentieth century.

Below is a list of all NERN radio programs held by the University of Maryland Libraries and digitized as part of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) project. Use the search bar at the top to find a specific series or keyword, or use the alphabetical index to jump to a particular letter. Clicking on a series link will send you to a page with a a list of all the individual episodes of that series. Clicking on an individual episode will launch a page in a new browse tab, containing the streaming audio and transcript for that program. If you want to continue exploring different programs, close the new browser tab and return to this page.

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  • A conversation with: Eminent musicians discuss their careers and the art of music. The series is co-hosted by Arrand Parsons of Northwestern University School of Music and George Stone, WEFM program director.
  • A federal case: A weekly review of government affairs produced in Washington, D.C.
  • A federal case II: A series examining current issues facing the United States and the Washington, D.C. area.
  • A musical voice:
  • A nest of singing birds: A series examining three centuries of English poetry.
  • A question of art: For series info, see Item 3338. This prog.: Is Art a Form of Communication?
  • About science: Interview series on variety of science-related subjects, produced by the California Institute of Technology. Features three Cal Tech faculty members: Dr. Peter Lissaman, Dr. Albert R. Hibbs, and Dr. Robert Meghreblian.
  • Advances in science: This series explores questions related to science and peace.
  • Amang the Scots: A documentary series about modern Scotland.
  • America Street, U.S.A.: In the city of Sunnyvale California, there is a street named America street. Families of many different backgrounds live on the street and in the immediate neighborhood. It's a melting pot of America in miniature. What are the feelings, the attitudes...
  • America on stage: Selected American plays written prior to 1900. Each is an expression of contemporary popular sentiments. Radio adaptations of theatre performances, using selected excerpts.
  • America's African heritage: This series explores Africa's influence on twentieth-century life in America through the travels of host Skip Westphal.
  • American adventure: This series studies the values and characteristics of notable figures from America's early years. It is written by John M. Ehle and directed by John S. Clayton.
  • American composer: Original works by American composers commissioned for this series. The compositions are meant to highlight important American holidays or seasonal observances.
  • American composers 20th century almanac: A series of original compositions by young American composers commissioned and recorded by the University of Michigan broadcasting service.
  • American language: A series of talks by Mitford Mathews, editor of the Dictionary of Americanisms and lecturer in linguistics at the University of Chicago.
  • American woman in fact and fiction: Thirteen half-hour programs illustrating with dramatization the changing status of women in America from colonial times to the present day, plus a one-hour panel discussion on modern-day problems.
  • American writers in Italy: A series focusing on American authors who wrote novels with Italy as the background.
  • Ancient European organs: Recordings of noted organs at various locations throughout Europe.
  • And the world listened: This series presents dramatizations of famous speeches.
  • Artist speaks: Leading artists of the time speak about their own works.
  • As I roved out: Hosted by folksinger Jean Ritchie, As I Roved Out explores folk music of America and the British Isles and the people who make it.
  • As others read us: American fiction abroad: This series analyzes European views of the works of American authors.
  • As we see it: Vietnam '68: A series of appearances of noted spokesman presenting their various views on the war in Vietnam, conducted over a period of five weeks on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, under the sponsorship of the Miami University Student Senate.
  • Ask President Carter: In this unprecedented radio program, hosted by CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, president Jimmy Carter responded to telephone calls from the American public.
  • Aspects of mental health: A documentary series on the role of behavioral sciences and medical research.
  • Assembly for Human Rights: Montreal: This special series offers highlights of a 1968 international gathering held in Montreal, Quebec, bringing together some 80 unofficial delegates and observers from all parts of the world. The assembly was presented in connection with the current Inte...
  • Astronomy for the layman: Six programs on astronomy featuring Leon E. Salanave, lecturer in astronomy at Morrison Planetarium in San Francisco, and John Hopkins, interviewer. Produced with cooperation of California Academy of Sciences.
  • Atoms for power: This 15-part series discusses the feasibility of atomic power as an alternate energy source to replace depleted fossil fuels.
  • Audition reel: Audition reels that were distributed to promote new radio programs on the National Association of Educational Broadcasters network.
  • Automation and technological change: Discussions of the implications of automation and technological change.
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  • BBC world report: British Broadcasting Corporation World Report #374, recorded May 20, 1969. Topic: World Communists Meet June 5, 1969. Host: Bruce Tulloch.
  • BBC world theater: This series presents performances of great plays, both classic and modern.
  • BBC world theatre: This series presents performances of great plays, both classic and modern.
  • Backgrounds of music: Hosted by John Brownlee, this series seeks to provide in-depth discussion of important music.
  • Beethoven: The man who freed music: A series of programs reviewing the musical, social, and political climate during Beethoven's lifetime.
  • Behavioral science research: A documentary series on behavioral science and its role in understanding human health.
  • Behind the classroom door: A weekly series exploring specific challenging aspects of public education.
  • Bernard Gabriel: A series of interviews with musicians, writers, archivists, and other experts focusing on topics related to music and culture.
  • Beyond Vietnam: A speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., given at Riverside Church in New York City, April 4, 1967, and sponsored by Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam.
  • Birmingham Campaign: This is a collection of audio segments pertaining to The Birmingham Campaign, a non-violent protest against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, and the racist policies of public safety commissioner Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor. The recording inclu...
  • Birth control today: A series about birth control and how it affects society.
  • Bluegrass and mountains: Recordings of and talk about a wide variety of old time American music.
  • Book beat: This series introduces listeners to contemporary leading authors, literary critics, and book publishers.
  • Books in the news: No information available.
  • British general election: The outcome of the 1964 general election in Great Britain is explored by various journalists and politicians.
  • Business review: No information available.
  • Business roundtable: A program of current comment from leading members of America's business community.
  • Buyer beware: A series exploring the experiences and concerns of contemporary consumers.
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  • CPB appointment of new director: This recording focuses on broadcasting practices.
  • CSAA Annual Conference: Sexual behavior and social ethics: Recordings from the Child Study Association of America's 42nd annual conference.
  • Campaign issues: A series of debates on 1964 election campaign issues, featuring members of Congress.
  • Canada '67: This series focuses on Canada's Expo '67 celebration and other events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Canada.
  • Century of science: A recorded exploration of science and its importance to the 20th century American.
  • Challenge 69: The urban crisis: Presented by Wake Forest University's Symposium on Contemporary American Affairs, this series focuses on the problems of American cities.
  • Challenges in education: Series that presents problems facing educators today. Recent subjects have been 'The Computer in Medicine,' 'Climate for Learning,' 'Teacher Unrest,' 'Teacher Evaluation,' 'Vacuum Propulsion.'
  • Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players: This series presents concert performances from the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players.
  • Child beyond: Documentary-drama with discussions by child-care experts about exceptional children, both handicapped and gifted.
  • China today: A series focused on current events in China, as well as the interactions between the governments of China and the United States.
  • China: Policy and perspective: A series of talks from the University of Chicago dealing with current events in China.
  • Christmas Special 1969: A special radio program produced at the University of Michigan to celebrate the 1969 Christmas season.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: This series presents performances by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Max Rudolf.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1963: This series presents performances by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from its 1963 season.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1966: This series presents performances by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Max Rudolf.
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1970: This series features live performances from the 1970 season by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra .
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1971: This series features live performances from the 1971 season by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra .
  • Cincinnati Symphony concert: This series features recordings of Cincinnati Symphony concerts.
  • Classical drama: This series presents full-length productions of Greek and Roman plays of antiquity in modern English translation with original music especially composed for this series. Each play is introduced by William Arrowsmith, University of Texas.
  • Coming of age: Explores the thoughts and feelings of American youth in the 20th century. Writer-director Ben Park talks with teenagers and parents, teachers and friends.
  • Comment on a minority: This series explores minority issues in the United States in the mid-20th century.
  • Community education project: Produced by the Community Education Project at San Bernardino Valley College, this series raises issues facing individuals who live in or near cities.
  • Composer in the world of today: How the composer of today sees the contemporary world around him. Interviews, commentary and musical illustration provide a better picture of the modern composer. The series is hosted by Burrill Phillips, composer and professor of music at the Univer...
  • Composers forum: This program features musicians and music experts listening to and discussing contemporary music.
  • Contemporary music in evolution: This series explores the various schools and lineages of contemporary music.
  • Contemporary revolution in Latin America: This series of documentary reports focuses on the contemporary revolution in Latin America.
  • Conversation with Georgists: Produced in cooperation with the Henry George School of Social Science, this series explores economic topics including protection, free trade, wages, taxes, automation, and unemployment.
  • Conversations on public relations: A series of informal half-hour discussions on the nature and ethics of public relations. Series is hosted by Philip Lesly, editor of the Public Relations Handbook.
  • Cooper Union forum: A series of recorded lectures and discussions from the Cooper Union forum.
  • Creative method: This companion series for The Creative Mind presents radio essays on a creative activity by an outstanding representative of that activity. Dr. Lyman Bryson hosts.
  • Creative mind: This series, hosted by Lyman Bryson, presents radio essays about the creative process for the American artist and scientist in the 20th century.
  • Crossroad in time: This series explores the changing way of life of the Athabaskan people in Alaska.
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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert series, recorded at the Ford Auditorium on the Detroit Riverfront.
  • Dilemmas of power: This series presents a variety of lectures on Soviet-American relations. The lectures are followed by informal question and answer sessions.
  • Dimensions in academic freedom: This series of four programs features noted scholars and administrators discussing central issues in education.
  • Dimensions of a new age: This series explores the new developments and challenges that have emerged in the wake of the "space age" that occurred in the mid-20th century.
  • Directions in children's literature: This series explores contemporary children's literature with teacher and poet Richard Lewis joined by leading authorities in the field.
  • Do not fold: The University of Illinois radio service presents a series of programs about you and the computer. From banks to hospitals and from airlines to music, its applications seem endless. These programs will give you a glimpse of these countless applicatio...
  • Doctor tell me: Weekly interviews with a Minneapolis-St. Paul area doctor about a current medical issue. Interviews conducted by Audrey June Booth of KUOM (Radio station : Minneapolis, Minn.) .
  • Document: Deep South: A series of documentaries depicting the increasing importance of the South in the economic development of the United States. Narrated by Walt Whitaker, written and produced by Leroy Bannerman, with Dr. Walter B. Jones as senior consultant.
  • Donald P. Kent memorial lecture: The Donald P. Kent Memorial Award is given annually to a member of the Gerontological Society of America. The award winner then delivers a lecture related to the subject of gerontology.
  • Down to the sea: This series of programs explores various aspects of the world's oceans.
  • Drugs: A search for understanding: This series explores the drug scene in Vancouver, attempting to understand why people use drugs.
  • Dwight MacDonald on film: Series of lectures by Dwight MacDonald on film: its makers, its history, its future.
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  • Egoist in tragedy: Three lectures by David Grene, poet, translator, and Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago. He discusses a particular kind of tragedy and focuses on three examples.
  • Environment in the 70s: A cross-section of environmental problems facing the next decade. A presentation of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University. Hosted by Professor of Wildlife Science Doug Gilbert.
  • Ernest Bloch: The man and his music: For series info, see Item 3659. This prog.: See previous entry. Also: Musical content of this series spans Bloch's life. This prog.: Andante for String Quartet (1895), Macbeth: Two Interludes; Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
  • Ethic for broadcasting: This series presents interviews that center on issues in broadcasting and society.
  • European review: European Review #393, recorded May 27, 1969.
  • Everybody's mountain: A series on educational leadership and imagination in the United States today.
  • Evolution of jazz: Jazz historian Nat Hentoff presents a series that traces the history of jazz, from its musical and cultural roots to its contemporary forms.
  • Exploring the child's world: Interviews with delinquent and disturbed young people who are encouraged to discuss their experiences and express feelings. To protect individuals, each program is a re-creation of an actual interview using different names and places.
  • Exploring the child's world II: Interviews with delinquent and disturbed young people who are encouraged to discuss their experiences and express feelings. To protect individuals, each program is a re-creation of an actual interview using different names and places.
  • Exploring the child's world III: Interviews with delinquent and disturbed young people who are encouraged to discuss their experiences and express feelings. To protect individuals, each program is a re-creation of an actual interview using different names and places.
  • Exploring the child's world IV: Interviews with delinquent and disturbed young people who are encouraged to discuss their experiences and express feelings. To protect individuals, each program is a re-creation of an actual interview using different names and places.
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  • Faculty recital: A recording of an instrumental music performance.
  • Fifty years of growth: A series of documentaries on industrial change in the U.S.
  • Firing Line: This series features debates and discussions about contemporary social and political issues.
  • Five pieces for listeners: This program explores various topics related to music.
  • For friendship: About the Boy Scouts of America 12th World Jamboree, held August 1-9, 1967, at Farragut State Park in Idaho.
  • Ford Hall forum: A National Public Radio broadcast of the Ford Hall Forum at the New England Conservatory of Music.
  • Four documentaries: Produced by the Children's Foundation in Washington D.C., this series of four documentaries explores various social issues including the effects of drugs on children, the experiences of Native Americans and Mexican Americans, and poverty and charity ...
  • Frank Weil lectures: Presented by the Frank L. Weil Institute, the lectures in this series explore topics related to psychiatry and ethics.
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  • Gateway to ideas: This series of conversations focuses on ideas in relation to reading.
  • Georgetown forum: Moderated by Wallace Fanning, this series presents a panel of guests discussing a variety of topics. The radio series launched in 1946. It also later aired on WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. These programs aired 1968-69.
  • Got the blues: This series focuses on blues music and its history.
  • Great decisions: This series explores various topics related to foreign policy.
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  • H is for joy: A documentary series about the nature of drug addiction, the current status of addiction, and various programs of prevention and treatment. Participants in the series include Dr. Rafael S. Gamso; Meyer Diskind of New York State Board of Parole; and J...
  • Hall of song: The 'Met,' 1883-1966: Documentary series on history of the Metropolitan Opera Company ("The Met") in its original home at Broadway and 39th Street in New York. "The Met" closed its old location on April 16, 1966. Series includes interviews and rare recordings of noted per...
  • Hard travelin': A series about Woody Guthrie and his Depression-era folk music.
  • Hazards to education: Walgreen Lecture series on the present hazards to American education as seen and presented by Robert M. Hutchins. Each lecture discusses one particular problem.
  • Heritage of American humor: Dramatic essays on the history and nature of American humor. Written by J.F.S. Smeall, assistant professor of English at the University of North Dakota and editor of the North Dakota Quarterly.
  • Hold your breath: This series focuses on air pollution and its impact on America.
  • House hearings on public broadcasting: A report on the House Commerce Committee hearings on the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
  • How do you say hello?: A series about children and the places they live, with a focus on developing countries.
  • How's the family: Drama with comment, designed to show in an entertaining way how important the family is to the people in it.
  • Human sexuality: This series features lectures given as part of a class on human sexuality.
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  • I Pledge Allegiance: Every day school children pledge their allegiance to this piece of cloth, yet few citizens stop to consider what allegiance to a flag means, nor why they give it. Is it a convenient propaganda device to promote unthinking obedience to a government? O...
  • Ideas and the Theatre: The series presents a discussion of the current American theatre; its values, beliefs, patterns, and problems. Participants include Arthur Miller, Eric Bentley, Gore Vidal, Brooks Atkinson, Cyril Ritchard, Clinton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and othe...
  • Impetus: A program about books that have given shape to the 20th century.
  • Improvisation Chamber Ensemble: A series of performances by Wayne State University Improvisation Chamber Ensemble, which was organized in 1966 by Dr. Ruth Shaw Wylie, as an experiment in teaching contemporary techniques to advanced composition students.
  • In memoriam: Langston Hughes: A series about the noted American poet who died May 22, 1967. It features him reading his poetry at Columbia University during Spring 1964.
  • Indian country: The problems of social adjustment in the attitudes and through the words of the modern American Indian.
  • Intellectual adventure of ancient man: This series, based onThorkild Jacobsen's book, "The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man," seeks to describe the "good life in ancient Mesopotamia."
  • International classroom: This series of lectures explores philosophical issues in world relations.
  • Issue and inquiry: This series explores contemporary social and political topics.
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  • Japan: 1868-1968: A lecture series on the centennial of the beginning of the modernization of Japan, featuring John M. Maki, University of Massachusetts.
  • Jazz of the past: This series, hosted by Lenny Kessel, presents selections from various rare jazz albums.
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  • Kaleidoscope: A series of close-ups of the American art scene.
  • Konrad Adenauer specials: Special programming commemorating the life of Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of West Germany from 1949 to 1963.
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  • Last citizen: A series of programs devoted to exploring the problems facing African-Americans and how these issues impact all Americans.
  • Latin American perspectives: A series of comment and analysis about current affairs in Latin American countries.
  • Latin American perspectives II: A series of lectures featuring Dr. C. Harvey Gardiner, professor of history at Southern Illinois University, about current Latin American problems and their historical setting.
  • Law in the news: This series focuses on current news stories that relate to the law.
  • Let's find out, grade 2: In-school series produced for release in Fall 1960.
  • Library of Congress: This series features recordings of poetry readings at the Library of Congress.
  • Library of Congress lectures: A series of lectures given at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
  • Library of Congress lectures II: Lectures and readings from the Library of Congress, 1967-68 season. This prog.: Poetry readings and discussions with James Dickey, moderator, and participants Ben Belitt and John Frederick Nims.
  • Light unto my path: This series explores the books of the Old Testament, how they were written, how they were preserved, and why they continue to have influence.
  • Lincoln as a social prophet: A series of readings from letters and speeches by Abraham Lincoln, prepared and delivered by Marvin Ceynar, speech instructor at Northern Illinois University.
  • Listen America: A series of 13 programs featuring the works of selected contemporary American authors.
  • Listen to the land: A profile of a nation in terms of its living language. By sharing aloud the writings of the United States, past and present, a fuller appreciation of what it means to be American can be found.
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic: This series features concert performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra.
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  • Mainland China in the 1970s: This series of lectures explores contemporary life in China.
  • Make history your hobby: This series provides detail and analysis of important historical figures and events.
  • Man and the multitude: A lecture series commemorating the centennial of the University of Illinois.
  • Man and the value of life: A series about the ethical, technical, and legal issues involved in extending human life through medicine.
  • Man is not a thing: This series presents a discussion of the discoveries and errors of Sigmund Freud and his impact on the American family, politics and religion.
  • March of medicine: Dramatizations of great moments in medical history.
  • Mary Jane for perspective: A series focusing on controversies related to marijuana use.
  • Medical research: This series explores current developments in research in the fields of the behavioral sciences and medicine.
  • Meet Mr. Emerson: This series presents a survey of excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson's lectures, journals, and essays.
  • Metaphysical roots of the drama: Lectures given at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at Cincinnati by Robert Brustein, Dean of the Yale School of Drama. This prog.: Aeschylus and the Origins of the Greek Ritual
  • Middle East crisis: A panel discussion sponsored June 1, 1967, by University of Chicago Center for Policy Study. Participants: Leonard Binder and William R. Polk of University of Chicago, Tahseen Bashir of Arab States Delegation, Benjamin Halpern of Brandeis University.
  • Minds of men: A series of explorations into effective living, combining dramatizations with commentary.
  • Monteverdi: A discussion of the work of Monteverdi, hosted by Newell Jenkins and featuring musical illustrations.
  • Mortimer Adler lectures: Series of five lectures by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, Director of the Institute for Philosophic Research in Chicago. Title of lecture series: "The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes."
  • Munich '72: A series of five-minute programs previewing the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.
  • Music and other four letter words: This series explores the possibilities and functions of music beyond entertainment.
  • Music around the world: This series, hosted by Marta Nicholas, presents music from all parts of the globe.
  • Music from Finland: This series reviews current musical activity in Finland, featuring classical, contemporary, and folk music from the Sibelius Festival and the fiftieth anniversary of Finnish independence celebration.
  • Music from Germany special: This series presents special performances of music from Germany.
  • Music from Nigeria: Music from Nigeria was recorded by Robert G Armstrong, professor of linguistics and director of the Institute of African studies at the University of Ibadan.
  • Music from Rochester: A series of concerts from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, featuring students and faculty as performers and composers. Recordings of concerts from 1968-69. No other information available.
  • Music in our time: 1969: This series presents performances of contemporary music.
  • Music in the making: Instructional comments and musical illustrations using faculty and students from the Millikin University School of Music. The first thirteen programs in the series focus upon historical aspects of music. The second half of the series explores music's...
  • Music now: A series focused on American composers of the mid-Twentieth century.
  • Musica Popular Mexicana: In this series of programs, we explore the regional music and dance forms of Mexico, with special emphasis given to the history and culture of the Mexican people. These programs are presented in cooperation with the Department of Music and the Center...
  • My own master: A documentary-drama commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of journalist William Allen White, owner-editor of the Emporia Gazette and a major figure in the Progressive movement.
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  • P.M.: This evening series focuses on news and current affairs in Great Britain.
  • Pacific portraits: This series explores various aspects of the Pacific region through dramatization, narration, commentary and music.
  • Pass the youth: This five-part series focuses on young people, their efforts to meet society's challenges, and their own challenges to society.
  • Pathways to progress: The Great Lakes: A 13-part documentary drama about the economic impact of the Great Lakes region in the United State.
  • Patrioscript: A series of 13 patriotic plays by professional freelance writers as edited and directed by Herbert Prescott with the Grinnell College Radio Players.
  • Peace, love, creativity: Hope of mankind: This series presents lectures from the 1968 Cooper Union Forum. This forum's theme is Peace, Love, Creativity: The Hope of Mankind.
  • Peninsula Music Festival: Live concert performances from the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin.
  • Pensions: An old-age problem: This program was brought to you as a public service by the president's commission on pension policy.
  • People or puppets?: Discussions of values and ethics, modern versus traditional. Faculty from Union Theological Seminary, authors Kenneth Burke and Geoffrey Wagner, critics Edmund Fuller and Martin Dworkin, Dr. Solon Kimball and broadcaster Edward Stanley are featured.
  • People talk back: This series presents a series of questions posed to politicians about current affairs.
  • People under communism: A series of documentaries, interviews and talks based upon documented evidence and expert knowledge about the power and intentions of the Soviet Union.
  • Perspectives in development: This series features lectures from the Perspectives in Development conference, which was presented by the League of Women Voters Educational Fund, the Overseas Development Council, and the Johnson Foundation.
  • Perspectives on violence: This series presents speakers from a thirteen-part conference on the United States in the 1970s titled "Perspectives on Violence," part of an annual undergraduate project at the Johns Hopkins University.
  • Poetry and the American: This series profiles notable American poets.
  • Poetry in song III: This series presents outstanding musical settings of poetry and literary anthologies, integrating the worlds of music and literature.
  • Politics in the twentieth century: This series consists of moderated panel discussions on American political affairs in the mid-20th century. It features Samuel Lubell, Professor Charles Nixon and others.
  • Pollution explosion: A discussion of environment-related issues.
  • Portrait of the American: Series that examines assessments of the American using the themes of innocence, affluence, success and the American self. Features analysis by Dr. Betty Ch'maj, interviews, dramatic readings. Series features interviews with John Dos Passos, James Far...
  • Prepare for survival: A radio sounding board for facts and opinions on civil defense.
  • Prison document: A documentary series that examines prisons and their purposes.
  • Prospect of a union: A first-hand account of the founding of the United States, described through the correspondence of John and Abigail Adams.
  • Public Broadcasting Act of 1967: A panel discussion on the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. Moderated by Edgar Willis, former program associate for National Educational Television. Panelists: Edwin Burrows; Ben Yablonki; and William Pearce.
  • Puccini and his work: The story behind Puccini's opera, "Madama Butterfly."
  • pro and con: A series of debates on 1964 election campaign issues, featuring members of Congress.
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    • RIAA's Fifty Years of Scheduled Broadcasting: A history of American radio programming from the 1920s to the present day.
    • Radio Smithsonian: This program features music and conversation from the Smithsonian Institution.
    • Reader's almanac: A literature series featuring interviews with authors, poets, and others in the literary world.
    • Recital hall: Outstanding musical performances from University of Texas faculty and students, as well as guest performers.
    • Report from Russia: E.W. Ziebarth, Dean of the summer session at University of Minnesota, and ten other faculty members embarked upon a month-long trip through the Soviet Union. Ziebarth interviewed his peers about their thoughts on the trip.
    • Report from abroad: Based on the travels of a Purdue University modern languages professor and his wife, this series considers differences between life in Europe and the United States, as well as recent changes in European life.
    • Report to Congress & the Nation On Health Care: The following hour-long program presents a taped summary of National Public Radio's six public hearings on problems facing America's health delivery system. In Boston, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Atlanta. We heard ...
    • Revolution: 20th century phenomenon: A series of lectures from the 26th annual Institute on World Affairs, a special feature of the instructional program at San Diego State College. The institute seeks to present and discuss current and continuing issues of international significance, f...
    • Roots of jazz: Music-documentary series in 26 parts, covering various aspects of jazz.
    • Ruffled feathers: The Dakota Sioux: A documentary series about the history, culture and contemporary problems of the Sioux, a Native American tribe.
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    • Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The story of the Dead Sea Scrolls, featuring interviews with 30 leading scholars, scientists, archeologists and theologians.
    • Search for mental health: A series of talks about the latest advances in psychiatry by staff members of Forest Hospital near Chicago.
    • Search for new values: The series presents speeches by leading figures in science.
    • Security and civil rights: Interviews on balancing national security interests with personal liberty. The series is moderated by Monrad Paulsen of Columbia University.
    • Seeds of discontent: Documentary series addressing: race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, crime, deliquency. Host: Hartford Smith, Jr., Supervisor of the Michigan Department of Social Services Screening and Intake Unit and Assistant Professor of Social Work at Wa...
    • Seminar: Big Sur: Discussion and lecture series from Esalen Institute at Big Sur, Calif., headed by Michael H. Murphy devoted to exploring the psychological nature of man.
    • Seminars in theatre: A weekly panel discussion series on the theatre scene in New York City, moderated by Richard Pyatt.
    • Senate hearings on public broadcasting: Senate Hearings on Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, held during April 1967.
    • Sexuality: a search for perspective: A series of lectures from an interdisciplinary colloquy on human sexuality, held on the campus of Michigan State University.
    • Sibelius centenary: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius' birth, this program focuses on his works.
    • Sinclair Lewis's Minnesota: A series of 12 programs about what Minnesota means to Minnesotans through the work and experiences of Sinclair Lewis.
    • Smoke?: Series on smoking and health; approved by the American Cancer Society.
    • Some American worthies: Profiles of curious figures in the American past, based on diaries, journals and other books of personal record. The speaker is Robert E. Streeter, a professor of English at the University of Chicago.
    • Sounds of poverty: A documentary series featuring interviews with rural Appalachia residents by one hundred students from twenty-nine colleges, meeting at Action for Appalachian Youth Conference at Ripley, West Virginia. The series is hosted by Bert Cowlin.
    • Space City blues: This documentary series focuses on political conflict, racism, and violence in Houston, Texas.
    • Speaking of Mexico: Panel discussion series about Mexico.
    • Speaking of Mexico: English: This series discusses issues related to Mexican life, government, and culture. This is the English-language version of Speaking Of Mexico.
    • Speaking of Mexico: Spanish: This series discusses issues related to Mexican life, government, and culture. This is the Spanish-language version of Speaking Of Mexico.
    • Special of the week: Drawing from various series and stations, Special of the Week explores a wide range of notable topics with expert speakers in each episode.
    • Split the lark and you'll hear the music: A special that focuses on the poetry and letters of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson.
    • Success in the arts: This series presents panel discussions that focus on various aspects of the arts, including the skills needed to excel. The series is moderated by Studs Terkel and produced by Alfred E. Partridge.
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    • Tales of the valiant: Dramatic stories of great national heroes outside the English-speaking world.
    • Teach-in on Vietnam: Highlights of 15-hour debate on U.S. policy in Viet Nam and Southeast Asia: The National Teach-In on Viet Nam in Washington, D.C.
    • Tender twigs: This series discusses problems affecting today's youth, such as mental health, delinquency, crime, social pressures. It also considers solutions for parents and youths to employ.
    • The African revolution: A six-part study of Sub-Saharan Africa, based on a fifteen-country tour that was undertaken by broadcaster Harry Ruskie.
    • The American cowboy: Documentary series on the American cowboy, produced by the University of Texas.
    • The American journal: This is an informal, "magazine" style interview series on the fine arts.
    • The American people: This series examines contemporary American issues through interviews and personal essays.
    • The American town: A self-portrait: Historical documentary series drawn from the recollections of senior citizens in a variety of American towns.
    • The American woman in fact and fiction: This series, written and directed by Virginia Maynard, dramatizes various stories of women from colonial times to the Twentieth century.
    • The Asia Society Presents: The Asia Society Presents was a weekly 25 minute program designed to promote a better understanding by Americans of the Far East. Host Lee Graham interviewed a wide variety of experts on the region. The series began in November 1967.
    • The Chicago lectures: This series presents lectures given at University of Chicago, focusing on the nature of human beings, their place in the universe, and their potentialities. The lectures were also published in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, beginning in September...
    • The Christmas Tree: A radio drama about a young evergreen tree that yearns to become a Christmas tree.
    • The Eisenhower years: This series explores the life of President Dwight Eisenhower.
    • The Institute on Man and Science: A lecture and discussion series on major current problems like urban decay; pollution; space exploration; and the role of science in finding solutions. Talks were held during the summer of 1968 at the Institute on Man and Science, New York.
    • The Jeffersonian heritage: This series dramatizes the ideas of Thomas Jefferson, which are "the enduring possessions of all Americans and all free peoples," while being "authentic in historical spirit" and "imaginative in form."
    • The LaSalle String Quartet II: This series presents performances by the La Salle Quartet of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • The Middle East War: A series of five 10-minute analyses of the Six-Day War by British Broadcasting Corporation Middle East correspondent James Thompson.
    • The Music of Don Gillis II: This series features the works of Don Gillis; hosted by the composer himself. Most of the performances are conducted by the composer.
    • The Olympic Games 1968: British Broadcasting Corporation interview series about the October, 1968, Olympics at Mexico City. Includes interviews with athletes Jim Ryun, Ron Clark, Gaston Roelants, Elaine Tanner, Bobby McGregor.
    • The Presidency: 1968: Lectures on the 1968 U.S. presidential campaign by political scientist Max Lerner of Brandeis University, presented in late 1968 at Garland Junior College in Boston.
    • The U.S. Senate Class of 1971: This year, eleven freshman--five Republicans, five Democrats and one conservative--joined the ranks of the 100 and America's upper house of the legislative branch of government. This series interviews each of the incoming senators.
    • The Urban Frontier: Each program in this series considers one of the major life activities people carry on in an urban setting. The format is narrative with dramatized interludes.
    • The V.D. epidemic: A series about a venereal disease epidemic in the 1960s, especially among teenagers.
    • The Wailing Wall: The Wailing Wall. No other information available.
    • The Washington Post columnists look at Richard Nixon after a year: For the next hour, twelve columnists who appear in the editorial pages of The Washington Post are going to talk about Richard Nixon's presidency. They will discuss what they have seen in the more than a year that he's been in the White House. All the...
    • The art of Emanuel Feuermann: Series exploring artistry of cellist Emanuel Feuermann, including historic recordings. The series is hosted by Seymour Itzkoff of Smith College.
    • The border in question: Documentary series on U.S.-Canadian relations, from a Canadian point of view.
    • The challenge of aging: Part of a WUOM series on human behavior, this series seeks to explore the challenges facing the aged.
    • The circumstance of science: The Circumstance of Science. Documentary series. No information available.
    • The comic arts: A series devoted to humor, humorists, and comedy writing in America.
    • The comic arts II: Essays and interviews on the nature and scope of humor in America. Program consultant for the series: George Q. Lewis of the Humor Societies of America.
    • The diary of Samuel Pepys: This series dramatizes portions of the diary of Samuel Pepys, an English naval administrator who provided invaluable writings from the English Restoration period.
    • The future of: This series considers various alternative futures related to specific topics.
    • The glory road: The stories of African-Americans who have helped make the United States what it is today.
    • The inner core: City within a city: A documentary series on urban conditions for residents of the Inner Core of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    • The jazz international: A series exploring jazz music from twelve different countries.
    • The legendary pianists: Music by great early-twentieth century concert pianists who produced Duo-Art piano roll recordings before advent of electronic recording.
    • The legendary pianists II: Music by great early-twentieth century concert pianists who produced Duo-Art piano roll recordings before advent of electronic recording.
    • The march of medicine: Drama series highlighting important moments in medicine. Each program also includes a public service announcement related to medicine or hospitals.
    • The merry adventures of Robin Hood: A series of recorded readings from the book "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle.
    • The multiversity today: A series about today's large university and its complexities and problems as seen by students, faculty, alumni and employees.
    • The music makers: Distinguished Americans discuss their profession of music, from composition to criticism; the business of music and its current place in our national culture.
    • The music of Don Gillis: This series features the works of Don Gillis; hosted by the composer himself. Most of the performances are conducted by the composer.
    • The music of Don Gillis III: This series spotlights the works of American composer Don Gillis and is hosted by the man himself.
    • The negro American: A lecture series by professor Benjamin Quarles of Morgan State College, Baltimore, made in late 1967 in the Detroit Public Schools. The series covers one topic each week.
    • The next fifty years: A series of lectures recorded in Autumn, 1967 at the American Institute of Planners Conference, Washington, D.C. The emphasis is on projected urban needs for the next fifty years, including city planning, housing, architecture, recreation, and transp...
    • The old record box: Cylinder recordings of music and spoken word from late 1890's to 1929; historic recordings of music and speech.
    • The old record box II: Musical and speaking selections played from cylinder records dated from the late 1890s to about 1929.
    • The only way to fly: A series about the safety aspects of commercial airlines and commercial air transport in the United States.
    • The piano sonatas of Haydn: Illustrated lecture series featuring 34 piano sonatas of Haydn as demonstrated by Canadian pianist Raymond Dudley, Concert Artist in Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory.
    • The reader's almanac: A series intended to connect listeners with interesting and significant books and authors.
    • The real eastern Kentucky: This series focuses on various topics related to society and culture in eastern Kentucky.
    • The shadow of the lion: A documentary series on the influences of change in the United Kingdom (England, Great Britain).
    • The smoking dilemma: A series about the complexities of the smoking problem, hosted by Dr. Ralph Grawunder, San Diego State University.
    • The story behind the theatre: This series explores the factors that combine to make a dramatic presentation coherent and meaningful for audiences.
    • The story of a masterpiece: For series info, see Item 3409. This prog.: J.B. Greuze: The broken pot
    • The story of education: This series presents various excerpts from the book, "The Story of Education," which traces the evolution of education. The excerpts are read by the book's co-author, Dr. Carroll Atkinson.
    • The theory and practice of communism: The Theory and Practice of Communism is a series of lectures taken from the 1967 Wisconsin Alumni seminar held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The speaker, Michael B. Petrovich, is a specialist in Russian and Balkan history, a professor of...
    • The truth about radio: A series that features interviews with important figures in the radio industry.
    • The urban confrontation: Urban Confrontation is an analysis of the continuing crises facing 20th century man in the American city, covering issues such as campus riots, assassinations, the internal disintegration of cities, and the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation...
    • The wandering ballad singer: Folk music series hosted by musician Barre Toelken, who collects folk songs and has worked as a dance band musician, a Forest Service employee, and prospector.
    • The way it was: A series presenting eyewitness accounts of historical events. Material for the series was selected from the files and papers of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
    • The world of education: This series explores various aspects of education in Great Britain.
    • The world of the conductor: A series of interviews with leading symphonic conductors about aspects of symphonic music and their profession.
    • The yankee dollar: A documentary series on impact of U.S. dollar on Latin America, especially Mexico. Ther series is hosted by Richard Arellano.
    • They bent our ear: Dramatic readings of 14 travelers who came to the United States in 1820-1850 and wrote of what they saw.
    • They fought alone: Drama series on pioneering individuals produced at University of Michigan
    • This drug age: A series about drugs and how they affect modern life.
    • This land, this heritage, this people: This series traces in word and music the footprints of America, the turns we took, the tales we spread. Narratives, letters, diaries, and songs have been adapted from primary source materials by Professor Robert E. Gard, director of the Wisconsin Ide...
    • This was Toscanini: A documentary honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of conductor Arturo Toscanini, hosted by Brigette Paolucci.
    • To every man his due: Dramatic-narrative series on principles of justice under the American system of law, particularly the rights of defendants.
    • Torchbearers of science: This series explores France's pioneers in the field of scientific endeavor.
    • Toward a new world: Lectures recorded at San Diego State College's 25th Annual Institute on World Affairs. The Institute brings together world leaders to discuss issues in politics, culture, science, and more.
    • Transatlantic forum: Presented by the British Broadcasting Corporation in collaboration with the National Educational Radio Network, this series brings together experts from the United States and Great Britain to discuss a topic.
    • Twentieth century America: Its folk and popular music: This series focuses on various contemporary forms of folk and popular music.
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    • U.S. and China: This series discusses contemporary relations between the United States and China.
    • U.S. foreign policy: Demands of the next decade: On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Foreign Policy Association of the United States organized a traveling conference based on the theme "demands of the next decade." This is a series of recorded speeches from a 1968 Portland, Oregon, confere...
    • U.S.-U.S.S.R. exchange programs: A series of program created within the Soviet Union for listeners in the United States. It is produced as part of a Soviet-American agreement for cultural exchange.
    • UN Human Rights Day Concert: One in a series of annual concerts celebrating the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.
    • Uncle Sam's false assumption: A series investigating the assumptions and misconceptions about American Indians and their needs that come from outside the community.
    • Unfinished business: A series of programs designed to acquaint listeners with unresolved social welfare problems.
    • Unknown symphonic recording: An unknown performance of symphonic classical music
    • Up the down staff: A series of conversations about music.
    • Urban frontier:
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    • Visiting scholars: This series features interviews with outstanding scholars from various fields.
    • Voices of Europe: Interviews with noted Europeans on a variety of subjects, conducted by Milton Mayer, American author and broadcaster, lecturer and professor in the Institute of Social Research at Frankfurt University.
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    • WFCR non-drama series: This series presents an experiment in sound sensations, asking audiences to view the works as abstract, surrealistic sound paintings that create an environment.
    • Washington report: A weekly news report produced in Washington, D.C. for stations of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters.
    • Ways of mankind: This series is an exploration into the origin and development of cultures, customs and folkways in various parts of the world.
    • Ways of mankind II: This series is an exploration into the origin and development of cultures, customs and folkways in various parts of the world. This second series of Ways Of Mankind is concerned with a specific subject area and with two specific cultures.
    • West meets east: A series about the relationship between the United States and countries in Asia, with an emphasis on how Americans understand Asian experiences and culture.
    • What a piece of work is a man: Aldous Huxley presents a lecture series in which he asks, "how did our ancestors think of human nature and in what terms ought we to think about it?"
    • What about you?: An educational program designed to illustrate the dangers of cigarette smoking for young people.
    • What is modern poetry: This series presents lectures with readings of poems. It strives to discuss and define modern poetry in a non-technical way. Text is read by Professor Alan Simpson of the University of Chicago; poetry is read by members of University Radio Theatre.
    • What must be done: This series takes as its point of departure the award-winning issue of Newsweek Magazine published on November 20, 1967: "The Negro in America, What Must Be Done, a Program for Action." Moderated by Manhattan Borough president Percy Sutton, it featur...
    • When disaster strikes: This series focuses on disaster preparation, as well as the effects wrought by disaster.
    • Where minds meet: A series of discussions exploring world of speech, conducted by Professors John Freund and Arnold Nelson of Western Michigan University
    • Why is a writer?: Produced by the Iowa School of the Air, this series focuses on various works of literature from Shakespeare to Twain.
    • William Allen White: The story of William Allen White is a saga of a boy born in the heart of rural America who chose to stay there yet became a confidante of presidents and one of the world's most influential citizens. On the 100th anniversary of the famous journalist a...
    • Window on the world: A series of short talks by well-known British personalities on the subjects usually associated with them.
    • Wingspread: This series of conversations focuses on educational radio and broadcasting.
    • World at one: This series offers the latest world headlines at lunchtime.
    • World of the Paperback: This series is dedicated to the discussion of literary topics and of the publication of significant paperbound books.
    • World of the rockhound: A series focusing on America's popular craft hobby rockhounding, which includes gem cutting, making jewelry, and collecting gemstones, rocks, minerals, and fossils.
    • World this weekend: This hour-long series features news and commentary from Great Britain and around the world.
    • World tonight: This series features news and commentary on world events with reporting from London and Paris.
    • Writer and the welfare state: A group of writers from various parts of the world gather in Copenhagen to discuss the place of the writer in modern society.
    • Writer as critic: Discussions with authors about their subjects and methods.
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      • Your Congress today: This series explores the relationships between the Congress and the Supreme Court and the Presidency.
      • Your doctor speaks II: In this series, doctors from the colleges of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and graduate college at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago discuss the latest advances in cancer and heart research, painless dentistry, psychiatry...
      • Your rights are on trial: Discussions and dramatizations of recent high court decisions. Features Professors of Law Monrad Paulsen of Columbia University and Charles Alan Wright of University of Texas.
      • Youth on a four day trip: This series focuses on teenagers and various aspects of their health.
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        • 1959 Couchiching conference:
        • 1970 May festival: The 1970 May Festival from Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio. The festival featured the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and other performers.
        • 20th Century Music for Piano: A series of performances of 20th century piano compositions as well as interviews with the performing artists.
        • 28th Annual Couchiching Conference, 1959: About two hundred attendees from various parts of the world have gathered to talk about and hear about changing Asia, a matter of great concern to all of us in the world today. Too often we in the West tend to judge the attitudes and actions of Asian...
        • 29th Annual Couchiching Conference, 1960: The 1960 Couchiching Conference, a summer symposium on national and international affairs put together by the Canadian Institute on Public Affairs and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, assembles for its 29th annual meeting. The theme of the 1960...
        • 30th Annual Couchiching conference, 1961: The 1961 Couchiching Conference, a summer symposium on national and international affairs put together by the Canadian Institute on Public Affairs and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, assembles for its 30th annual meeting. The theme of the 1961...
        • 31st Annual Couchiching Conference, 1962: The 31st edition of an annual meeting held in Geneva Park, Ontario. Political matters are discussed, with an emphasis on how they relate to Canada. This edition focuses on "The New Europe."
        • 9 ultimate questions: A series of talks on the vast legacy of world philosophies.