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.