Fiorello La Guardia

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


91812. Fiorello La Guardia. October 3, 1938. WNYC, New York City. Mayor La Guardia speaks about slum clearance, following a dramatization. The mayor speaks about a fire in the tenement district and strongly advocates state housing. The speech is complete. A some point, these talks by La Guardia over the Municipal radio station would become a regular program each Sunday (at 1:00 P.M.). These talks varied in length, usually covered several topics (especially during the war) and eventually were also referred to as, "Talk To The People." The wartime broadcasts would usually begin with the a recording of The New York City Police Band playing, "The Marine Corps Hymn." This was followed by Mayor La Guardia telling the listeners, "Patience and Fortitude." Fiorello La Guardia. 8:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Part of a longer program.

91813. Fiorello La Guardia. November 3, 1938. WNYC, New York City. The mayor speaks in favor of the election of Judge Anna Cross, Nicholas A. Petty, William Simpson, Edmund Palmieri, Louis Waldman. The speech is complete. Fiorello La Guardia. 13:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

91814. Fiorello La Guardia. December 25, 1938. WNYC, New York City. Christmas greetings from the mayor. Fiorello La Guardia. :40. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

91815. Fiorello La Guardia. December 30, 1938. WNYC, New York City. A speech to graduating New York City policemen. "What I want to see is a police department of intelligent, natty-looking, courteous men." The speech is complete. Fiorello La Guardia. 11:57. Audio condition: Very good. Part of a longer program.

91816. Fiorello La Guardia. September 2, 1939. WNYC, New York City. "The Foreign Situation As It Affects The City Of New York". The program originates from "The Summer City Hall" at The New York World's Fair. Germany has invaded Poland, England and France have served an ultimatum on Germany. "New Yorkers, down on your knees. Pray to God, thank him for the privilege of living in a free and great country. Thank God for America." The mayor's speech is complete. Fiorello La Guardia. 13:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

91866. Fiorello La Guardia. December 24, 1939. WNYC, New York City. A Christmas program for children that includes a reading of, "'Twas The Night Before Christmas." The date is based on internal evidence and is subject to correction. December 24, 1944 is also a possibility. Fiorello La Guardia. 6:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

91828. Fiorello La Guardia. March 23, 1940. WNYC, New York City. "More Monkey Business In Plugging Grade A Milk". The broadcast originates from the office of the Budget Director, on the 12th floor of the Municipal Building. The mayor advocates the buying of Grade B milk! Grade A milk is overpriced; the two large milk companies are overcharging consumers $4,526,000 (presumably per year). They are deceptively putting fear into the milk consumers of New York City. The Milk Research Council Inc. is a front for the dairies, led by a "hired publicity man." "I've caught them red-handed in the act of a dirty piece of advertising." Fiorello La Guardia. 15:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91808. Fiorello La Guardia. March 31, 1940. WNYC, New York City. A speech at the dedication of La Guardia airport. The first Eastern Airlines plane is to depart, heading to Mexico, via Brownsville, Texas. It's called, "The Yankee Clipper." La Guardia and Rickenbacker have high praise for each other. La Guardia mentions that, "Now I can go to Washington in comfort." Fiorello La Guardia, Eddie Rickenbacker, Elmo Sperry, Pete Parker (veteran pilot for Eastern, who will fly the plane tonight). 14:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Part of a longer program.

91818. Fiorello La Guardia. April 18, 1940. WNYC, New York City. An address to 500 new social workers at the Welfare Department. He advises them to quit the job as soon as they've stayed long enough. "Get out! Don't continue if you're dissatisfied, if you want to do something else." An unidentified speaker (The Welfare Commissioner ?) welcomes the new employees by mentioning the policy of firing employees several times! He's very negative. Fiorello La Guardia. 8:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

91809. Fiorello La Guardia. October 24, 1940. CBS net. "Willkie Vs. Willkie". Sponsored by: The National Committee Of Independent Voters For Roosevelt & Wallace. Mayor La Guardia is chairman of the sponsoring committee. He says, "Mr. Willkie seems to think that anything goes in a campaign." Fiorello La Guardia. 28:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49620. Fiorello La Guardia. May 28, 1941. Sustaining. An address from Convention Hall, Philadelphia, to the "Save Freedom Citizen's Committee." La Guardia speaks as the director of The Office Of Civilian Defense. He is introduced by William C. Bullet, the American former ambassador to France. La Guardia says, "I have come here tonight without a prepared speech...because I want to talk straight from the heart." "I started in the Diplomatic Service, but I like to tell the truth so I didn't make a good ambassador...so I became a Congressman!" A good speech! The first 12:53 of the program only. Fiorello La Guardia, William C. Bullet. 12:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

91829. Fiorello La Guardia. June 30, 1941. The mayor speaks to the people of Belgium (3 days after the German occupation of the country), from the town hall of Brussels. "We who belong to our race fear nothing, nor anybody in this world." "God will protect Belgium and her king." Fiorello La Guardia. 1:11. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

91830. Fiorello La Guardia. July 21, 1941. WNYC, New York City. Mr. La Guardia has decided to run again for the office of mayor of the city. Fiorello La Guardia. 11:40. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

1150. Fiorello La Guardia. October 6, 1941. WOR, New York. A campaign speech by the mayor during his campaign for re-election. The topic of his talk is, "Registration and Good Government." Fiorello La Guardia. 13:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91831. Fiorello La Guardia. November 5, 1941. WNYC, New York City. A discussion of the recent election, in which Mr. La Guardia was returned to office. He thanks the voters. "We must stand together; we're all Americans." Fiorello La Guardia. 9:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

1387. Fiorello La Guardia. December 14, 1941. WNYC, New York. "New York City and The Emergency". Sustaining. The mayor (speaking as the National Director Of The Office Of Civilian Defense) tells the city about blackouts, air raid wardens, shelters, and other items with which they would soon become familiar. Fiorello La Guardia. 37:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91805. Fiorello La Guardia. March 15, 1942. WNYC, New York City. The program starts with the sound of the bells ringing at city hall. "We must not become discouraged. We must be patient, for our time is coming." Mr. La Guardia concludes with, "Patience and fortitude." Fiorello La Guardia. 25:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91806. Fiorello La Guardia. April 5, 1942. WNYC, New York City. An address to members of The National Youth Administration Orchestra. His enjoyment of this afternoon's concert has marred by the fact that the orchestra is to be disbanded. The speech is complete. Fiorello La Guardia, Ray Carver (announcer), Max Goberman (conductor). 7:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Part of a longer program.

103480. Fiorello La Guardia. April 19, 1942. WNYC, New York City. "I Am An American Day" is to be celebrated next month. The theme of the parade will be, "New York At War." An aluminum plant in New York. Fiorello La Guardia. 14:10. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

103479. Fiorello La Guardia. May 17, 1942. WNYC, New York City. "I Am An American Day," the New York dim-outs are to be strengthened, police raids on pinball machines, helmets for the police and air raid wardens. Fiorello La Guardia. 15:15. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

103478. Fiorello La Guardia. September 20, 1942. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor invites the public to attend the graduation exercises of the Police Department. A demonstration by the War Chemical Service of the army, the fuel oil situation, food prices and metal scrap collections. Fiorello La Guardia. 25:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91832. Fiorello La Guardia. January 1, 1943. WNYC, New York City. The Mayor's New Year's message. The program begins with a benediction and the singing of, "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic" by the police choir. Rabbi Stephen Wise reads from psalms 23 and 121 in a deep, elegant voice. The mayor speaks about the city during the war. "We must demonstrate that democracy is a success." "A difficult year lies ahead." Fiorello La Guardia, Stephen Wise. 21:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91844. Fiorello La Guardia. January 10, 1943. WNYC, New York City. Mayor La Guargia reads a tribute to Nikola Tesla, shortly after his death. Fiorello La Guardia, Louis Adamic (author of the tribute), Nikola Tesla (not heard). 14:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91833. Fiorello La Guardia. January 24, 1943. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "The news from Africa in the last 24 hours sure was good" (Tripoli has just been captured from the Italians). "We still have a long way to go." The Mayor chats about various municipal topics, including new fire protection rules for apartment houses. He interviews Mrs. Kate Brooks, winner of the "National Grandmother Contest For Conservation Cooking." Grandma Brooks reveals that she uses molasses instead of sugar for her baked beans. Fiorello La Guardia, Kate Brooks. 19:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91837. Fiorello La Guardia. January 31, 1943. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Comments about Roosevelt's meeting with Prime Minister Churchill, new air raid regulations, ceiling prices on meat and meatless days, fire safety legislation for apartment buildings, women in the Navy and Coast Guard and The March of Dimes. Fiorello La Guardia. 28:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91835. Fiorello La Guardia. February 8, 1943. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Boys are wanted for "messenger service" to help air raid wardens in case of an attack. The Air Raid Warden Service is discussed. A "City Guard Regiment" is to be formed from volunteers. There are to be televised courses from NBC for air raid wardens, with thanks to David Sarnoff. The mayor hopes to be relieved of duties as Civil Defense Administrator next week, and he's kind of sorry about losing the job. La Guardia gives notice to Axis-nation aliens to register with the government; in English, Italian and German! Fiorello La Guardia. 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103420. Fiorello La Guardia. February 21, 1943. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "Our troubles are just starting, but nothing that we will not be able to overcome." Mayor La Guardia speaks about the black market and meat rationing in New York City. The program opening is slightly upcut. Fiorello La Guardia. 21:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

91836. Fiorello La Guardia. March 28, 1943. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about New York State politics, real estate taxes, food prices, Victory Gardens, tests of the air raid siren system, the start of the baseball season and a salute to a recently deceased school teacher named Millicent Baum. Fiorello La Guardia. 32:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91810. Fiorello La Guardia. July 4, 1943. WNYC, New York City. An address to the people of New York City. The program is being pre-recorded, as Mr. La Guardia will be in Canada on July 4th, on duty with "The Permanent Joint Board On Defense." A patriotic speech about American citizenship and wartime conditions in the city. La Guardia begins and ends the program with, "Patience and Fortitude." Fiorello La Guardia. 31:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103419. Fiorello La Guardia. July 11, 1943. WNYC, New York City. Mayor La Guardia is in Fairbanks, as this presumably pre-recorded address is heard. The defense forces of the northwest United States and Canada are splendid. He discusses meat prices and availability in New York City. Fiorello La Guardia. 13:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103981. Fiorello La Guardia. August 1, 1943. WNYC, New York City. The Mayor, speaking before dawn, tells the poeple of Harlem to stop rioting and go home. Fiorello La Guardia, Ferdinand Smith, Max Yergin. 7:43. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91877. Fiorello La Guardia. August 2, 1943. The Mayor calls for order after rioting in Harlem. He reads a telegram from Bill Robinson, who supports La Guardia's actions. Fiorello La Guardia. 1:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91834. Fiorello La Guardia. August 15, 1943. WNYC, New York City. The broadcast originates from the Mayor's apartment at 5020 Goodridge Avenue, The Bronx. "Unity at home, victory abroad." Mrs. Roosevelt also is heard. She was born and lived her first 15 years in New York City. She describes her love of New York and praises Mayor La Guardia. Fiorello La Guardia, Eleanor Roosevelt. 10:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

91807. Fiorello La Guardia. August 29, 1943. WNYC, New York City. An address to New Yorkers. La Guardia speaks about the current meat shortage in the city. He warns New York hotels about meat and Kosher meat in particular. "Don't get the idea that politics is going to help (hotels) at all! Got that?" The mayor's other topics: the black market, commodity shortages, Con Edison, pressure cookers, Northwest Airlines to possibly serve New York City, playgrounds, fires. He accuses the racing industry of being crooked, after reading a letter from a jockey. He rails against "tinhorns," gamblers and Dutch Schultz in particular. La Guardia is against crooked judges and for the "Fresh Air Fund." He concludes with, "Patience and Fortitude." Fiorello La Guardia. 33:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

91847. Fiorello La Guardia. September 18, 1943. Mutual net. The Mayor speaks about the spirit of Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic Spirit. Part of a longer program about the Third War Loan, the recording includes the voice of a soldier at Halloran Hospital (Staten Island) praising the Treasury Department and Mutual. Fiorello La Guardia. 7:59. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpt.

103418. Fiorello La Guardia. December 12, 1943. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." There is now a coal shortage. The rationing, prices and subsidies of food. The salaries of city employees and programs for "relief." The New York City Center is to open. Kids from P.A.L. speak on the program and sing, "God Bless America." Fiorello La Guardia. 25:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103417. Fiorello La Guardia. January 2, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Hitler has made his last New Year's proclamtion. Ceiling prices are discussed. Fiorello La Guardia. 19:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103416. Fiorello La Guardia. January 30, 1944. WNYC, New York City. Mayor La Guardia disucsses ceiling prices and the cost of chickens. President Roosevelt takes actions on costs and rationing. "The order on fish finally came through! AMEN!" Fiorello La Guardia. 14:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103415. Fiorello La Guardia. February 27, 1944. WNYC, New York City. Mayor La Guardia describes New York operas and symphonies. Fiorello La Guardia. 7:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103424. Fiorello La Guardia. March 5, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about Civil Defense in the city and the budget deficit. The closing theme is partially deleted. Fiorello La Guardia. 33:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

91878. Fiorello La Guardia. March 5, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor comments on current war news, a recent black-out drill, the OPA ceilings on fish. The fish industry is taking advantage of the Lenten season. About chickens: "Don't be too choosey and be willing to put your teeth to work." Fiorello La Guardia. 7:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103423. Fiorello La Guardia. March 12, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor discusses air attacks on Germany and taxes. The partisans who are fighting for Tito. Children have been buying alcohol. Fiorello La Guardia. 33:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

103422. Fiorello La Guardia. March 19, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "The legislature closed yesterday with a new record. It accomplished less in less time than any of its predecessors." Gambling and loan-sharking in the city as well as ceiling prices are taxing the citizens. Fiorello La Guardia. 35:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91857. Fiorello La Guardia. April 2, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about food prices (including "Peace Chickens") and the convictions of vendors who sold above OPA ceilings, the price of clothing and a warning to those who serve alcohol to minors. He also mentions students at City College, letters he's received complaining about gambling and the recent retirement of Admiral Edward Marquart ("I won't say goodbye Admiral, auf wiedersehen"). Composer Harry Burleigh is in the mayor's office and sings, "The Palm" (La Guardia apparently had a piano in his office). Fiorello La Guardia, Harry Burleigh. 27:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103421. Fiorello La Guardia. April 9, 1944. WNYC, New York City. The mayor speaks about worshipping today at Bellevue hospital on this Easter. A message to those mothers who are mourning for their sons (in Latin and English). Fiorello La Guardia. 16:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103428. Fiorello La Guardia. April 16, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about war ballots for servicemen, the prices of various foods, the New York City War Emergency Act and the subway fares. Fiorello La Guardia. 34:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103427. Fiorello La Guardia. April 23, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "If we work together, we can beat the black market." The prices of eggs, fish and potatoes. Grade A eggs (without cartons) will be 45 to 47 cents per dozen. "Your children can't eat the cartons." He also talks about tuberculosis and replies to letters from New Yorkers. Fiorello La Guardia. 39:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103816. Fiorello La Guardia. May 5, 1944. WNYC, New York City. The mayor describes a concert to be given by Leopold Stokowski. The date is approximate. Fiorello La Guardia. 1:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

103426. Fiorello La Guardia. May 14, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about the food situation in the city, the selective service and prison labor. To housewives: don't buy canned meat and fish. Fiorello La Guardia. 33:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103425. Fiorello La Guardia. May 28, 1944. WNYC, New York City. 1:00 P.M. (EWT). "Patience and Fortitude." Late news about the "dirty Nazis." The Mayor gives thanks to volunteers for Civil Defense work and other services. "The meat situation is a little tight." He also speaks about ceiling prices and the P.A.L. Fiorello La Guardia. 35:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91838. Fiorello La Guardia. June 4, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "Good news continues from all the war fronts." U.S. forces are approaching Rome. "I predict that there will be a blowup in Germany (from the German General Staff)." A discourteous 2nd Avenue bus driver, helpful firemen and a fat lady on Avenue D. Fiorello La Guardia. 14:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103432. Fiorello La Guardia. June 11, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The broadcast originates from the corner of 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue. The mayor comments on the "Salute To The Infantry Parade" combined with a parade for the Fifth War Loan. La Guardia urges citizens to wear their shoes longer. don't buy a new suit or dress, don't take distant vacations and to buy war bonds. Fiorello La Guardia. 30:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete segment.

103430. Fiorello La Guardia. June 25, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor speaks about food, the Federal Reserve Bank and the pensions of city workers. A chorus of schoolgirls sings, "Hold On To That Plow." The Mayor ends the program with a plea for 468 foster homes (while the chorus hums in the background). Fiorello La Guardia, Dorothy Bass (? soprano). 36:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103429. Fiorello La Guardia. July 9, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about volunteer services that are available in New York City, news about food prices and rationing and transportation taxes. Fiorello La Guardia. 34:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103440. Fiorello La Guardia. July 16, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor reads a proclamation about ballots for servicemen overseas. La Guardia reacts to the news about the Japanese execution of captured American pilots and compares that to the American treatment of the Japanese. He urges food and water conservation and honors members of the Civil Patrol. Fiorello La Guardia. 15:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

103439. Fiorello La Guardia. July 30, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor reports the latest war news, Argentina, air raid precautions and the food situation. Fiorello La Guardia. 15:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

91827. Fiorello La Guardia. August 6, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." A discussion of war production in New York City. Fiorello La Guardia. 32:33. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

103438. Fiorello La Guardia. August 13, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor discusses the challenges of the post-war period. Efforts must be made by government, industry, agriculture and wage-earners. He thanks those who helped fight the fire at Luna Park in Coney Island. Fiorello La Guardia. 23:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103431. Fiorello La Guardia. August 18, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor speaks about wages for workers of the Sanitation Department, putting an end to child labor, the War Production Board and Patrolman Fox, who just received his PhD. Fiorello La Guardia. 44:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103437. Fiorello La Guardia. August 20, 1944. WNYC, New York City. Patience and Fortitude." The mayor discusses the city's shortage of milk, shopping in the city and the plans for Wanamaker's Department Store. Fiorello La Guardia. 20:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91858. Fiorello La Guardia. August 27, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Paris has been recaptured, Roumania has joined the Allies. Meat and poultry supplies are up. Eggs are being sold by weight and not by count! Retailers are warned about ceiling prices, string beans prices are still too high. "That bum who is known as Erickson, that chisling tinhorn, admitted he lost $200,000 to a bookie" (and has sued to get his money back). Infantile Paralysis continues to increase, 597 cases have been reported this season. A message to New York children: behave in subways and buses and offer adults your seat. Fiorello La Guardia. 30:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103436. Fiorello La Guardia. September 10, 1944. WNYC, New York City. The Mayor discusses the new school year, the spread of polio and homemaking hints. Fiorello La Guardia. 8:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

103435. Fiorello La Guardia. September 24, 1944. WNYC, New York City. Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor discusses the progress of the war, religious freedom and trees (he reads the poem by Joyce Kilmer). Fiorello La Guardia. 17:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91861. Fiorello La Guardia. October 8, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Paise for Casimir Pulaski on Pulaski Day. He says, "Poland again will be free." The Mayor comments on the shortage of butter (he urges the use of margarine), the coming election and the importance of voting, the creation of a co-operative office building and post-war financing for small businesses. He's against the McCarren Committee's decision to freeze housing construction and discusses fire prevention. He eulogizes Governor Alfred E. Smith (who was buried the day before), while a recording of "The Sidewalks Of New York" is played in the background. Fiorello La Guardia. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103434. Fiorello La Guardia. October 15, 1944. WNYC, New York City. The Mayor, speaking from Chicago, discusses Hungary, butter, mortgages and horse racing for the duration. Fiorello La Guardia. 10:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103433. Fiorello La Guardia. October 22, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "We're back in the Philippines...isn't that fine!" The mayor discusses meat availability in the city. Fiorello La Guardia. 17:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103445. Fiorello La Guardia. October 29, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "I've got good news from the Pacific this week." "The end of the war is closer." Mr. La Guardia also speaks about voting on election day and the employment situation. There are more than 2 minutes of dead air during the program. Fiorello La Guardia. 37:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103444. Fiorello La Guardia. November 5, 1944. WNYC, New York City. The Mayor's talk starts with a brief recording of, "Yankee Doodle." Hizzoner exclaims, "Isn't it great to be an American?" He then discusses the election this coming Tuesday and how the voting system operates. The Mayor explains how voting machines work and a bit about those who are running for office. He tells how servicemen are able to vote and compares the United States to other countries whose citizens cannot vote. Fiorello La Guardia. 38:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91839. Fiorello La Guardia. November 12, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor comments about the recent presidential election, the Volunteer Protective Service, OPA ceilings, a shortage of underwear for children, loitering kids at drugstores and bars, child labor, Railway Express has been caught cheating customers. Letters from citizens are answered. Fiorello La Guardia. 40:12. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91840. Fiorello La Guardia. November 19, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Swiss have reported that Hitler might have a clot on his brain. La Guardia says, "I don't see how that's pathologically possible. They might have found a little brain on his clot!" "I still think that there will be a blowup on top in Germany." He discusses commodity shortages, loan sharks, horse racing (he's very much against this "temptation" and "larceny"), Railway Express overcharges, health insurance. Fiorello La Guardia. 32:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91862. Fiorello La Guardia. November 26, 1944. WNYC, New York City. The program originates from Chicago, with the help of WBBM (it is not being broadcast by WBBM). The direct line to WNYC costs $107, and La Guardia asks listeners to send in a dollar to help pay for it. He's attending the International Civil Aviation Conference. The Mayor speaks about sugar rationing, children's clothing, ceiling prices, public housing, the gasoline shortage and traffic violations, child labor in bowling alleys, "tinhorn" gamblers and loan sharks, overpriced barbers, the prohibition of smoking in public places and the water shortage in the city. He praises the Visiting Nurses of Henry Street and recommends listeners to go see "The Gypsy Baron," now playing at the City Center. "Patience and Fortitude." Fiorello La Guardia. 28:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103443. Fiorello La Guardia. December 3, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor speaks about defense production, marketing for housewives, gambling and veterans. Fiorello La Guardia. 31:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103442. Fiorello La Guardia. December 10, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "The Nazis persist in stating that by the end of the month, they will be able to attack the Atlantic coast." The Mayor also speaks about Civil Defense, the grading of food and state medicine. Fiorello La Guardia. 40:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103447. Fiorello La Guardia. December 17, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor speaks about the current food situation in the city and the grading of food. La Guardia also promotes the sale of bonds and the rabies situation. He chats with two servicemen who had been captured by the Japanese and who had escaped. Captain Bert Schwartz (a pilot taken prisoner at Bataan) describes the last few days before the surrender and how he managed to escape after two years. Corporal John McConsky describes the fighting on Corregidor. La Guardia asks him if the Japanese don't like to be called "monkeys." The Corporal replies, "I never called them that!" La Guardia then frustratingly remarks, "Some day I'll have to tell you the legend about why they don't like to be called monkeys." Fiorello La Guardia, Bert Schwartz, John McConsky. 33:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91863. Fiorello La Guardia. December 24, 1944. WNYC, New York City. The broadcast starts with an unusual recording of "The Marine Hymn" and "Jingle Bells" being played at the same time. Melchior starts the program by singing, "O, Holy Night." The Mayor reads scripture between musical selections, and "The Prayer For Children" (written by Archbishop Francis Spellman). A good show! Fiorello La Guardia, Lauritz Melchior, The Queens College Chamber Ensemble, Boris Schwartz (conductor), The Collegiate Chorale, Robert Shaw (conductor), Francis Spellman. 24:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103441. Fiorello La Guardia. December 31, 1944. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude. "It's been a tough year." Fiorello La Guardia. 3:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

91875. Fiorello La Guardia. 1945. WNYC, New York City. The broadcast originates from Hunt's Restaurant in lower Manhattan. An address to members of the Atlantic States Fishery Council, while they're having their (no surprise) all-seafood dinner. Mr. La Guardia speaks about the construction-in-progress at the Fulton Fish Market. The date is approximate. Fiorello La Guardia. 14:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91864. Fiorello La Guardia. January 7, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The Mayor decides not to speak about the Atlantic Charter. He does give advice to the President to keep us at peace. "Total meat supplies available to civilians dropped again this week." La Guardia describes a "Chowder Party" he attended at the Fulton Street market. He recommends the recent issue of "Woman's Day" magazine which has a recipe to feed a family of 4 for $1. He warns of the fire hazard caused by discarded Christmas trees and surprises himself by praising the landlords of New York City for not raising their rents. The Mayor describes various embargoed vitamins produced by The Vitamin Corporation of America, because of insufficient vitamins and rat hair. He mentions all their products by name. Agreement has been reached with Western Union to not allow the sending of money for the purpose of gambling. La Guardia reads a letter from "a war worker" telling him to back off on his campaign against gambling or, "your goose will be cooked." The Mayor reads a recipe for making poisonous cocktails! The ingredients are, Freezone (he doesn't mention whether he means the anti-freeze or the corn-remover), turpentine, lemon extract and molasses! "Can you beat that!" Great La Guardia! Fiorello La Guardia. 39:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103446. Fiorello La Guardia. January 14, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about our coastal defenses, civil defense preparations and the city's food supply. Fiorello La Guardia. 36:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91876. Fiorello La Guardia. January 21, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about the 4th inauguration of President Roosevelt. La Guardia reads from Roosevelt's inauguaral address and says that it brings solace to mothers who have lost their sons in the war. He tells about his trip to Washington, D.C. and his visit with the president. He also wishes all mothers could meet with General Marshall. Fiorello La Guardia. 43:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103449. Fiorello La Guardia. January 28, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." A wide-ranging talk about the progress of the war and the food and fuel situations in the city. Fiorello La Guardia. 38:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91841. Fiorello La Guardia. February 4, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Hardships at home are compared to the battlefronts, the freight embargo in New York, meatless Tuesdays and Fridays. The Mayor is incensed at the New York Times story about the food situation. He still predicts that "the bust-up will come from the top in Germany." He also discusses price ceilings, tie-in sales, the bribing of Brooklyn College basketball players, the coverage in newspapers about gambling and horse race results, holding Bingo games in churches. Fiorello La Guardia. 32:01. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

103448. Fiorello La Guardia. February 11, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." A talk about the Atlantic Charter. Fiorello La Guardia. 39:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103454. Fiorello La Guardia. February 18, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor discusses the food and clothing shortages. A warning to poultry dealers not to overcharge. The shortages of rayon underwear and kerosene. A review of a book about former Mayor Gaynor. Fiorello La Guardia. 42:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91842. Fiorello La Guardia. February 25, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." A personal message to Winston Churchill about the Atlantic Charter. "Mr. Churchill, please don't louse it up!" La Guardia comments on the situation in heating fuel, the meat shortage, the New York Times, frozen fish and potatoes, poultry, the Red Cross, the entertainment curfew, the illegal sale of alcohol and a message to Governor McNutt ("You can depend upon me, as long as I can depend upon you"). Fiorello La Guardia. 27:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91843. Fiorello La Guardia. March 4, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Don't miss La Guardia's impersonation of a drinking man trying to get "just one more" after curfew. Certain businessmen on Briggs Avenue are personally warned not to try to get around this curfew. The Mayor pays a tribute to policeman Albert S. Black and announces the death of ex-Senator William Calder. He speaks about the rationing system and the prices of fish, poultry and butter. The "Jerusalem Artichoke" makes a good substitue for potatoes. The mayor also speaks about usury and gambling, countertfeit ration points and rent control. Fiorello La Guardia. 36:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91879. Fiorello La Guardia. March 11, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor triumphantly summarizes the latest war news; all of it good. He describes conditions in Germany and Japan, overpriced poultry and fish, food shortages in restaurants. "Listen chislers, it won't do you any good! The judges are getting wise too!" The mayor salutes Harold Ickes, speaks about donations to the Red Cross, the basketball scandal at Brooklyn College, he gives the phone numbers of "tinhorn" gamblers in New Jersey, the good name of baseball players, except for two members of the New York Giants. He warns gamblers at baseball games. "We are going to keep baseball clean." The broadcast ends with, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," which segues into, "The Marine Corps Hymn." Fiorello La Guardia. 38:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103453. Fiorello La Guardia. March 18, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." A summary of the situation in Germany (from the New York Times). The meat shortage, a possible strike by egg dealers, rebuilding Bellevue hospital and downtown Brooklyn. Fiorello La Guardia. 41:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91870. Fiorello La Guardia. March 25, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "Thrilling news: over the Siegfried line and over the Rhine." "Oh, if Billy Mitchell were only alive today!" The OPA should use more sense when making decisions, the Police Athletic League is deserving of more funds. La Guardia hands over his $1 PAL membership to Inspector Nolan while he's on the air. Racketeering "bums" are named: Frank Erickson ("the so-called big-shot"), Frank Strater, Joe Adonis ("another big bum"), James "Niggy" Rutkin, Rudolph "Alonzo" Brown. The mayor also comments about betting on basketball games, college scholarships, the 5 cents subway fare someday rising to 10 cents ("we have a definite transit problem on our hands") and the future of the city. General De Gaulle has invited Mr. La Guardia to visit Paris, the mayor asks for a "rain check." Fiorello La Guardia. 36:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103450. Fiorello La Guardia. April 1, 1945. WNYC, New York City. An Easter program. The mayor delivers a sermon between musical selections. Fiorello La Guardia, The Coast Guard Glee Club, John R. Jones (choral director). 28:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91869. Fiorello La Guardia. April 8, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about the budget and taxes. He explains how money goes to the police department, fire department, hospitals, departments of welfare, courts, parks, schools, libraries, museums and many other expenses. Fiorello La Guardia. 71:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

104330. Fiorello La Guardia. April 12, 1945. WNYC, New York City. Mayor La Guardia speaks about President Roosevelt on the day of his death. See also cat. #14482. Fiorello La Guardia, O. H. Darlington (? Church of the Holy Rest). 12:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

91867. Fiorello La Guardia. April 15, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Mayor La Guardia says that he has many subjects accumulated, "but I just can't do it." "There is an atmosphere of sadness about my home, my office, the streets." He gives a from-the-heart talk about President Roosevelt's recent death. Fiorello La Guardia. 35:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91868. Fiorello La Guardia. April 22, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor speaks about the San Franciso Conference and the agreement reached at Dumbarton Oaks. He also discusses the Atlantic Charter, President Wilson's "14 Points" and urges the ratification of the U.N. Charter. Fiorello La Guardia. 47:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103451. Fiorello La Guardia. April 29, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." News of the war in Europe and a caution to citizens not believe rumors of victory. He describes the meeting of the O.P.A. at which he testified. There have been meat shortages and increases in costs. Meatless Tuesdays and Fridays will continue. La Guardia also discusses the clothing drive, loan sharking and a shortage of freight cars in the New York area. Fiorello La Guardia. 34:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103452. Fiorello La Guardia. May 6, 1945. WNYC, New York City. Mayor La Guardia announces his coming retirement from office. He concludes with, "You gave me a job and I did it! Now, I ask you to carry on! Patience and Fortitude." Fiorello La Guardia. 14:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91854. Fiorello La Guardia. May 7, 1945. WNYC, New York City. The mayor urges New Yorkers to return to work. V-E Day has not yet been declared. Fiorello La Guardia. 4:48. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

103457. Fiorello La Guardia. May 20, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Today is, "I Am An American Day." The mayor urges listeners to turn off his program and go to Central Park, "where there's a much better program" going on. Why do we still have an O.P.A.? The traffic situation in downtown New York. The Port Authority is to build a bus staion west of 8th Avenue. The wages of nurses today. Fiorello La Guardia. 36:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103458. Fiorello La Guardia. May 27, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." "Well, we certainly pasted Tokyo in the last few days, didn't we?" News about the fighting in the Pacific. An invitation to visit the Municipal Airport and see a real B-29. The auxilliary fire corps is to be demobilized. The mayor comments on an editorial in the New York Times about the conditions in slaughter houses. He again says that he will not run for re-election. Fiorello La Guardia. 39:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103455. Fiorello La Guardia. June 3, 1945. WNYC, New York City. Patience and Fortitude." The mayor reads letters urging price controls. He's in favor of extending the O.P.A. rules. There is unrest among dealers of fruits and vegetables. The situation with low-priced garments and the "thieving tinhorns" involved with book-making, horse-racing and playing dice. Fiorello La Guardia. 34:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103456. Fiorello La Guardia. June 10, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Today is the 3rd anniversary of mthe massacre at Lidice. There's going to be a reception for Generl Eisenhower on June 19th. Kind words for the New York Journal American. The mayor acknowledges the complaints of residents of Queens who complain that race track patrons park their cars on their private property. Fiorello La Guardia. 36:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91855. Fiorello La Guardia. July 8, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor welcomes back "The Timberwolf Division" and other returning troops. News vendors should return to work, as they've been told to do. The New York Times is taken to task for printing a story about the price of food, which the mayor considers incorrect. Food rationing is to continue, a message has been received from General Eisenhower and is read by Mr. La Guardia. Fiorello La Guardia. 38:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91856. Fiorello La Guardia. July 15, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor comments about Bastille Day, salutes the French ("French are a great people"), the Potsdam Conference, Italy is welcomed back to the United Nations, the meat and poulty shortages and ceiling prices. Mayor La Guardia personally warns poultry stores is Queens and suggest consumers not buy green beans. He describes the capture of a "tinhorn" bookmaker and tells the owners of juke boxes to keep the volume down ("This is a direct order"). Colonel Maurice Simmons (a Police Department property clerk) is interviewed about his seizure of "hot money" owned by (Frank) Costello. The mayor notes that Officer Simmons served in the Spanish-American war and declares, "You must be over a 100 years old!" Officer Simmons replies, "I'm only a few years older than your honor!" The mayor swears him as a city magistrate on the spot! Henry Schwab, the current Secretary of the Department of Hospitals, is also sworn in as a judge. Doris Thompson (and her two little boys) are interviewed. Her husband in the Pacific is named as a magistrate when he returns home. La Guardia gives her down-to-earth domestic advice; then reads the Little Orphan Annie comics. La Guardia's "moral of the story" is great Fiorello! Fiorello La Guardia, Maurice Simmons, Henry Schwab, Doris Thompson. 32:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103462. Fiorello La Guardia. July 22, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor comments on the recent speech by President Truman in Berlin. "It was only two minutes, but it will live as long as history is written and read." The mayor summarizes the situation with meat and butter and which foods are worth buying (green beans are not worth buying). Other topics include gambling, noise in the city and a hospital under construction in Queens. Fiorello La Guardia. 34:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103461. Fiorello La Guardia. July 29, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor offers his sympathy to the relatives of those who died when an air force plane crashed into the Empire State Building. There's going to be a new wholesale fruit market. The leases at Idlewild airport are ready to be signed. Fiorello La Guardia. 35:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103467. Fiorello La Guardia. August 5, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor congratulates the Air Force on its 30th anniversary, the sugar supply and tipping during wartime. He also discusses the water supply in Flatbush, gambling in the city and the P.A.L. The mayor mentions that he flew a Bellanca bi-plane in 1930. Fiorello La Guardia. 36:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103468. Fiorello La Guardia. August 12, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor is awaiting the official announcement of the Japanese surrender. "We've got'em whipped!" Comments about the atomic bomb. He reads an editorial from the New York Times titled, "Thanks To Hitler." A new freeze on poultry sales right before the Jewish holidays. A new racket with photographers. Fiorello La Guardia. 33:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91851. Fiorello La Guardia. August 14, 1945. WNYC, New York City. The mayor precents a New York City certificate of merit to Grace Moore. Fiorello La Guardia, Grace Moore. 6:47. Audio condition: Good. Excerpt.

91852. Fiorello La Guardia. August 14, 1945. WNYC, New York City. The mayor, speaking from his home in the Bronx, talks about the defeat of the Japanese. "We have won this war. We have crushed the forces of evil." He speaks about the passing of President Roosevelt and reads an official proclamation" at the end of the war. "New York City is the greatest American city in the country." Fiorello La Guardia. 14:07. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91850. Fiorello La Guardia. August 15, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." The mayor is waiting for news of the Japanese surrender. "We've got 'em licked! Got 'em whipped! Got 'em crushed! Got 'em scared!" "This war is gonna end with the new bomb. You can't beat it!" Fiorello La Guardia. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103469. Fiorello La Guardia. August 19, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "People must be employed for people to buy (consumer) goods." The mayor appeals to bond owners not to cash them in. A program of public works is needed to assist reconversion. The cost of living and wages. Fiorello La Guardia. 16:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103470. Fiorello La Guardia. August 26, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Peace and Co-operation." The mayor discusses post-war programs of construction and public improvements. The garment industry; meatless Tuesdays and Fridays will continue. The "tipping racket," paper collections are to be discontinued, still more about gambling. The Sanitation Department is to play baseball against the Police Department. New York will soon honor General De Gaulle. Fiorello La Guardia. 30:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91853. Fiorello La Guardia. August 27, 1945. WNYC, New York City. The broadcast originates from City Hall Plaza. The mayor welcomes General De Gaulle (President of the provisional government of France) to New York City and makes him an honorary citizen. De Gualle makes a speech of thanks in heavily accented English. The general kisses La Guardia (and Newbold Morris) on both cheeks. Fiorello La Guardia, Charles De Gaulle, Marcelle Denya (soprano), The New York City Fire Department Band, The New York City Department Of Sanitation Band, Joe Fishler (announcer), Helen Jepson, Grover Whelan. 47:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103471. Fiorello La Guardia. September 2, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Peace and work." The mayor speaks about the signing of the Japanese surrender, a tribute to labor and condemnation of the racketeers. He again recommends the merging of the AFL and the CIO. Labor must lead in building a new world of peace. He praises the film, "The True Glory." Fiorello La Guardia. 17:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Unknown Completeness

103472. Fiorello La Guardia. September 9, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Democracy and Education." Happy New Year to Jewish citizens. School opens tomorrow! He urges New Yorkers to have their children complete their education. High school students sing, "God Bless America." Temporary working papers for 14-year-olds will be discontinued...with the exception of farm workers. The mayor chats with Robert Allen Gore, who lied about his age in order to join the Marines. He's now 19 and is going back to high school under the G.I. bill. Fiorello La Guardia. 34:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103473. Fiorello La Guardia. September 16, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." Meatless Tuesdays and Fridays are to be discontinued. Be careful about using heavy cream; ceiling prices must be enforced. A report on loan sharking jobs for vets and a benefit concert for the relief of Italy. Fiorello La Guardia. 33:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103474. Fiorello La Guardia. September 23, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Service and Loyalty." The mayor praises Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. A proposed peace treaty with Italy. Rationing has ceased for some kinds of meats. The mayor is off-mike for the first 3 minutes. Ceiling prices in city markets; the housing situation. Police Commissioner Arthur W. Wallender is sworn in on the air. Former Commissioner Valentine pins on Wallender's badge. La Guardia says, "This is the only order I'll ever give you...patience and fortitude!" Fiorello La Guardia, Arthur W. Wallender, Lewis J. Valentine. 31:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91849. Fiorello La Guardia. September 30, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Intelligence and Courage" replaces "Patience and Fortitude" at the start of the broadcast, but not at the conclusion. Russian Marshal Zhukov for a visit, followed by Admiral Nimitz, the president of Chile and President Truman. 6th Avenue is to become "The Avenue Of The Americas" on October 20th. La Guardia recommends that listeners turn off his program and go to the City Center for the performance of, "La Traviata." If you really want to know what he's going to say, he'll send you a transcript! The elevator strike is over. "Any attempt to increase rents will be strongly resisted by the city government!" High school students are on strike because athletic coaches are not paid overtime, there is poor bus service in Queens, Idlewild airport is starting operation. Fiorello La Guardia. 37:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91871. Fiorello La Guardia. October 2, 1945. WNYC, New York City. A talk in Italian. He gives greetings to the people and hopes for world peace. "This is your friend La Guardia speaking to you." Fiorello La Guardia. 9:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103475. Fiorello La Guardia. October 7, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Patience and Fortitude." It's the 300th anniversary of the charter of Flushing. The program originates from the home of John Baum, a champion of religious freedom. Fiorello La Guardia. 19:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

91872. Fiorello La Guardia. October 12, 1945. WNYC, New York City. A heart-to-heart talk to New York's longshoremen, who are on strike for the 10th day. He promises the wives of the strikers that the settlement will be acceptable to them. Fiorello La Guardia. 14:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

14603. Fiorello La Guardia. October 21, 1945. WNYC-FM, New York. Sustaining. The talk starts with, "Intelligence and Co-operation." A wide ranging speech on many topics. A blast at loan sharks in the city, the mayor announces the start of a tow-away program for traffic violators, a discussion of the housing shortage, anti-Semitism at the Daily News. "Patience and Fortitude." Fiorello La Guardia. 39:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103476. Fiorello La Guardia. October 28, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Peace and The Power To Enforce It." It was Navy Day yesterday, President Truman was warmly welcomed. Truman's thoughts on foreign policy, housing and the availability of lumber, rent control, parking lot rackets, the tunnel at 178th street, the plan to replace trolleys with buses. Fiorello La Guardia. 37:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103463. Fiorello La Guardia. November 11, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Peace and Democracy." The mayor speaks about the freedom of the press...and the lying of the press! He calls the editor of The New York Journal American to task for the editorial of October 30, 1945. He says, "You lied!" to Paul Schoenstein. Fiorello La Guardia. 45:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103465. Fiorello La Guardia. November 18, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Buy a bond!" "I'll be glad to sign the birth certificate of any mother who'll buy a bond for her baby." The milk shortage is almost over. The strike at Pier 13 and the labor situation in Staten Island. He also speaks about temporary housing, gamblers, delinquents and taxpayers. He's in favor of the AFL merging with the CIO. The manpower shortage in the police department. A program of no-interest loans for city employees in to begin. Fiorello La Guardia. 43:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103459. Fiorello La Guardia. November 25, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Buy bonds...keep your country going!" Rationing is ending, the war is over, ceiling prices still are in effect. The dangers of inflation remain. Rent control and the building situation. A bus terminal for midtown is planned. Book-making in the Bronx. Fiorello La Guardia. 41:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103464. Fiorello La Guardia. December 2, 1945. WNYC, New York City. Priase for the Hebrew Free Loan Society. A soldier has been robbed of his mustering-out pay. Businesses who are trying to get out of paying their taxes; caution about souvenir weapons that have been brought home. Fiorello La Guardia. 11:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103460. Fiorello La Guardia. December 9, 1945. WNYC, New York City. "Democracy and Peace!" The best Christmas present you can give is a bond. New York City as a capitol for the United Nations Organization. There is still a butter shortage. Replacements for Bellevue and Harlem hospitals. The NYU Medical Center, plus 35 new playgrounds. The mayor tells how to send packages abroad. He asks listeners to save their letters with suggestions for the new mayor until he takes office. Fiorello La Guardia. 31:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103817. Fiorello La Guardia. December 16, 1945. WNYC, New York City. The headquarters of the United Nations is to be located in New York City. The mayor also speaks about the Pearl Harbor investigation, rent control, the fuel shortage, racetrack betting and racketeering and several other topics. Fiorello La Guardia. 40:26. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

103466. Fiorello La Guardia. December 23, 1945. WNYC, New York City. A celebration of the first post-war Christmas. The mayor urges all citizens to pray for peace and tells the story of the birth of Christ, as well as, "'Twas The Night Before Christmas." Fiorello La Guardia, Carlo Corelli (tenor), The Collegiate Chorale, Robert Shaw (choral director), The Queens College Chamber Ensemble. 24:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91873. Fiorello La Guardia. December 30, 1945. WNYC, New York City. The last program of the mayor's series of Sunday talks to the city. La Guardia's last radio speech as mayor of New York. WNYC has been granted a license for a FM transmitter (at 94.5 mc.). He comments about the city's libraries and plans for road building. La Guardia reads a letter from a boy who admits stealing Christmas lights from a park. He then speaks about the black market in textiles, the La Salle School in Chicago, 1945 race track receipts (he's still very much against betting), his terms as mayor. The mayor mentions plans for a new expressway to Idlewild airport (laughing off-mike, "unless it's scuttled"). He concludes by reading a prayer written by Theodore Parker (which ends, "...and give me patience and fortitude," revealing where his radio slogan came from). Admiral Monroe Kelly presents Mr. La Guardia with a "certificate of achievement" from the Navy. Fiorello La Guardia, Monroe Kelly. 33:16. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91874. Fiorello La Guardia. April 4, 1946. CBS net, WCAX, Burlington origination. "Little Children Must Not Starve". The new director-general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (UNRRA) answers the question, "Shall we permit the children of Europe to starve?" Mr. La Guardia speaks from The University of Vermont in Burlington. His remarks are addressed directly to the wheat farmers of America. Fiorello La Guardia. 28:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5749. Fiorello La Guardia. June 3, 1946. "Food Production In The Famine Areas". Sustaining. The program originates from the Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City and is heard over an ad-hoc network). Mr. La Guardia speaks as Director-General of the U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). Fiorello La Guardia, Tom Paxton (announcer), D. H. O'Donohue (of the Red Cross), Robert Kerr (Governor of Oklahoma). 28:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67936. Fiorello La Guardia. September 16, 1946. WEAF (or WJZ) New York. Sponsored by: Blue Moon Cheese. Mr. La Guardia has just returned from a sixteen-nation tour for UNRRA. He announces the day's local baseball schedule and says, "Hey you Bums, we're rootin' for you!" He also comments on the truck strike and defends the administration of La Guardia airfield. The talk is described as a "heart to heart talk to the people," and originates from Mr. La Guardia's home. The first 10:13 of the broadcast only. Fiorello La Guardia, Milton Cross (announcer). 10:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

91865. Fiorello La Guardia. WNYC, New York City. The mayor speaks against betting on college sports and urges newspapers not to print odds before the game. He's considering the idea of a public market in East Harlem, urges passage of "The La Guardia Bill" against "usurers, leeches and bloodsuckers." Religious groups and the city are meeting to plan for the construction of a shelter for children. Fiorello La Guardia. 10:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

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