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The Savage Politics of Poverty - Night Call
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Date:1966-01-11
Length: 58:28
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; William F. Haddad, (Guest)
The guest, William Haddad, had just resigned as assistant director and inspector general of the War on Poverty. He was also a founder and had been an assistant director of the Peace Corps. Earlier, he was a reporter at the New York Post and the Herald Tribune. As a teenager in World War II, Haddad was the youngest officer in the Merchant Marines.
Topics: Poverty; Radio program
ID: DA-1519

American Poverty - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-03
Length: 59 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Ralph Abernathy, (Guest)
Guest is the Rev. Ralph Abernath, Acting President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The discussion is around the Poor People's campaign and the state of the poverty in the United States. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0006

Poor People's Campaign - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-07
Length: 58:04 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; John Adams, (Guest)
The Rev. John P. Adams, National Council of Churches Liaison to the Poor People's Campaign at Resurrection City in Washington, DC. The campaign was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States. It was organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and led by Ralph Abernathy after King's assassination. "Resurrection City" was an encampment on the Washington Mall. Issues in this program include: militancy, coalition of minorities, proposal for a guaranteed annual income, an unresponsive Congress, poverty, cost of Resurrection City, the nature of those in poverty, and church involvement in government issues.
Topics: Poverty; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0022

Poor People's Campaign - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-11
Length: 59:22 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Andrew Young, (Guest)
Guest is the Rev. Andrew Young, the Executive Vice President of the SCLC. The discussion is around the Poor People's campaign and the state of the civil rights movement. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0005

Jobs for Minority Groups - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-12
Length: 58:42 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; H. C. McClellan, (Guest)
Tonight's guest, H. C. McClellan, a former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, now headed the Management Council for Merit Employment. McClellan was working to maximize employment in the Watts section of Los Angeles, which had experienced riots in 1965. He says most of the people there want to work and not to be on welfare. Subjects include: job training, basic education, interview training, school involvement, and working with employers. Efforts were being made to expand the merit employment program throughout California and beyond. One caller asked about job help for the blind. The program suffers from phone difficulties. The tape box says, "Had technical problems that weren't cleared up until very late in the show." The caller phone lines did not work properly until 45 minutes into the program.
Topics: Employment; Poverty; Race; Radio programs
ID: NC0024

Is St. Petersburg Another Memphis? - Night Call
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Date:1968-07-19
Length: 59 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Alfred Daniel King, (Guest)
Guest is the Rev. Alfred Daniel (A. D.) King, brother of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.. The discussion is around the strike in St. Petersburg, Florida. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0003

What is next for the SCLC? - Night Call
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Date:1968-07-22
Length: 59 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Jesse Jackson, (Guest)
Guest is the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Director of "Operation Bread Basket". The discussion is around the future for the SCLC and civil rights in the U.S. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0004

How to Make Black Power Work for Black People - Night Call
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Date:1968-07-29
Length: 59 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Saul Alinsky, (Guest)
Guest is Saul alinsky, Executive Director of Industrial Areas Foundation. The discussion is around the relationship between economics, civil rights and justice. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Race relations; Radio program; economics
ID: NC001

How You Can Help Yourself - Night Call
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Date:1968-09-11
Length: 59:30 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Leon Modeste, (Guest)
In 1967, the Episcopal Church created the "General Convention Special Program," and allotted 9-million dollars to be spent from 1968-1970. The stated purpose of the fund was for the Episcopal Church to "take its place humbly and boldly alongside of, and in support of, the dispossessed and oppressed peoples of this country for the healing of our national life." Leon Edgar Modeste (born 1926,) the Executive Director of the Brooklyn Urban League, was named director of the church program. Modeste talks about the $1-million already spent and the intentions for the remainder. This was a controversial program because of concerns over possibly supporting violence, and it was terminated in 1973.
Topics: Poverty; Public welfare; tRadio programs
ID: NC0077

Is Charity Out of Date? ... Faith, Hope, and Economic Justice - Night Call
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Date:1968-09-20
Length: 58:57 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Edward Carothers, (Guest)
Dr. Edward Carothers (1908-2000) was head of national missions for The United Methodist Church from 1964-1972. His position was that prosperous people in the United States are the keepers of the poor -- meaning they keep them poor. He didn't believe people should have to work at poverty levels in this country. He also advocated for the Guaranteed Annual Income proposal. He was not a proponent of the welfare system. Issues raised dealt with jobs, race, gender, family integrity, and how to raise incomes for the poor. Carothers retired in 1972 to teach, write, and serve as an industrial consultant on family welfare.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Radio programs
ID: NC0084