Posts tagged WNYC
Posts tagged WNYC
Watch your step, the dog show is coming to town.
The race for the New York City’s next mayor is heating up — and we have the voices of mayors past ready for your remix. With help from the WNYC Archives, we’ve collected some particularly musical, memorable and very entertaining quotes from some of the city’s most well-known politicians. From Mayor La Guardia saying “little bootie” to Mayor Bloomberg’s briefings in Spanish, we’ve given you plenty of options to work with. Use as many sounds as you like (but at least one), manipulate them however you wish, and add any of your own musical elements …
David Lynch trying to convince Brian Lehrer that he should get back into Transcendental Meditation. Full audio.
-Jody, BL Show-
This weekend we’re continuing to take your calls.
Share your Superstorm Sandy stories for use on air & online.
Thanks for listening.
It’s That’s My Issue Day. WNYC is gathering stories of how personal experience has shaped your politics. On Friday, we want you to share your stories with the world. The party conventions start Saturday, on Friday let’s show that there are lots of issues and lots of stories that matter to Americans. Here’s how:
1) Go to wnyc.org/issues and make your custom issue badge
2) On Friday, share it on your website, twitter, fb, and yes, Tumblr!
3) Spread the word, get heard
August 14, 1935: Social Security Act Signed into Law
On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, which was originally designed to provide economic security during the Great Depression.
Funded through a 2% payroll tax, the 1935 Social Security Act offered aid for the unemployed, the elderly, children and various state health and welfare programs.
Today, Social Security remains an important topic in the discourse of health and politics. Read PBS NewsHour’s recent article, “34 Social Security Secrets You Need to Know Now.”
Photo: ”Unemployed insured workers registering for jobs and filing benefit claims at a State employment office,” National Archives and Records Administration.