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The Effect of Vatican Council II on Protestantism in the U.S. (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-10-22
Length: 53:05
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Fred P. Corson, (Guest)
Bishop Fred P. Corson
Topics: Radio program; Vatican II
ID: DA-1153

The Homosexual Problem (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1969-05-16
Length: 59:09 minutes:seconds
Bill Richards, (Host) ; Charles Socarides, (Guest)
Charles W. Socarides (1922-2005) was an American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, physician, educator, and author. He focused much of his career on the study of homosexuality, which he believed was an illness accompanied by severe anxiety and depression, that could be treated by psychotherapy. Socarides speaks of "overt, obligatory homosexuality" which he said affected 2.5 to 4 million American men, and probably a similar number of American women. He said male homosexuality typically develops in the first 18-36 months of life, during the "separation / individualization phase" - caused by a controlling mother who prevents her son from separating from her, and a weak or rejecting father who fails to serve as a role model for his son or support his efforts to escape from the mother. In response to a caller questions, he said homosexuals are a persecuted minority, suffering an illness and having no choice. He said he had cured homosexuals, but that homosexuals need to be treated only if they are unhappy with their condition; if they are happy, they have no need for treatment. A caller asked about two male poets in New York City having a sexual relationship; Socarides said there is nothing wrong with that -- it is a way for them to deal with their anxieties and seems to be successful. He didn't believe in gay marriage, but thought legal prohibitions to gay couples should be removed. Asked about concerns over a roommate situation, on gay and one straight, Socarides said there was little chance the gay roommate would try to assert his preferences on the straight roommate. One of Socarides's sons, Richard, is gay, was a policy consultant on LGBT issues for President Bill Clinton, and has been a commentator on CNN and a columnist at the New Yorker. He says his father never tried to cure him.
Topics: Civil rights; Gay rights; Homosexuality; Psychology; Radio programs
ID: NC0128

Black Addiction: No Substitute for Freedom (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-10-16
Length: 59:09 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Arthur Dunmeyer, (Guest)
Arthur Dunmeyer was a drug addict for 10 years. Now he had been off drugs for 3 years and was director of The People's Program, an drug rehabilitation and prevention program in Harlem, New York. The program tried, but could not access any municipal or federal funds. He had several dozen volunteers working as advisers to drug users, helping them to kick their habits, find a job, and deal with issues. Dunmeyer sees sees several differences between White addicts and Black addicts. He says Black users have few hospitals for treatment, often have to steal money to buy drugs, and end up buying heroin, an unreliable junk drug. By comparison, he says, White addicts often buy psychedelic or prescription drugs and have many treatment options. The discussion focused on Black addicts, but often covered general drug addition issues.
Topics: Drug addiction; Medicin in the United States; Racism; Radio programs
ID: NC0102

How Effective in Civil Rights has the Supreme Court Been? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-12-18
Length: 7:12
Del Shields, (Host) ; Lewis M. Steel, (Guest)
Lewis M. Steel graduated from New York Law School in 1964 and joined the national legal staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 1968, wrote an article in the New York Times Magazine, entitled "Nine Men in Black Who Think White", which criticized the Supreme Court for its then recent record on civil rights. The NAACP fired him for writing the article. The program discusses the article and the status of civil rights legislation in the country. Only the introduction of the show has survived.
Topics: Civil rights; Radio programs; Supreme Court
ID: NC0147

Should Abortion Be Legal? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-12-19
Length: 59:30
Del Shields, (Host) ; Dr. Robert Hall, (Guest)
Discussion on abortion. Dr. Robert Hall, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics at Columbia University, was a long-time advocate of a women's reproductive rights. The show discusses general attitudes in the U.S. as well as the pros, cons and challenges of dealing with the abortion issue in the pre-Roe v Wade era.
Topics: Abortion; Radio programs
ID: NC0148

Will there be a New Black Nation in America? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-12-13
Length: 59 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Milton Henry, (Guest)
Discussion with Milton Henry on the Black separatist movement which desires the U.S. southeast to be turned into the Republic of New Africa. Henry, a lawyer in Detroit, identified with Malcolm X and felt that the establishment of an independent Black nation was the only way for Afican Americans to acheive justice. The program focuses on the many racial injustices in the U.S. and why separation is seen as a better way to deal with the issue.
Topics: Civil rights; Politics; Race relations; Radio programs
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Is There Life After Death (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-12-16
Length: 59:44
Del Shields, (Host) ; Bishop James Pike, (Guest)
The show explores different understandings of death, life after death and discusses Bishop Pike's attempts at contacting the deceased as well as psychic phenomina. James Albert Pike was an American Episcopal bishop, prolific writer, and one of the first mainline religious figures to appear regularly on television. He was outspoken on many theological and social issues which made him one of the most controversial public figures of his time. He was an early proponent of ordination of women and racial desegregation. Late in his life he explored psychic experimentation in an effort to contact his deceased son.
Topics: Immortality; Life after death; Psychic phenomena; Radio programs
ID: NC0145

The New Movie Rating System (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-12-13
Length: 59:33
Del Shields, (Host) ; Judith Crist, (Guest)
Discusion is with Judith Crist on the new movie rating system. The new rating system is described; and discussion around who make the decisions on viewing a movie - kparents, theater owners or production companies. Changing habits in teh moview industry and viewing habits are also discussed. Judith Crist (May 22, 1922 - August 7, 2012) was an American film critic. She appeared regularly on the Today show from 1964 to 1973 and was among the first full-time female critics for a major American newspaper, in her case, the New York Herald Tribune. She become known to most Americans as a critic at the weekly magazine TV Guide and at the morning TV show Today.
Topics: Movies; Radio programs
ID: NC0144

Why Criminals Behave the Way They Do (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-11-19
Length: 59:11 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; James Brussel , (Guest)
Dr. James A. Brussel (1905-1982) was a psychiatrist, criminologist, and assistant commissioner in the State Department of Mental Hygiene for New York City. He was involved in the cases of George Metesky, the ''Mad Bomber,'' and Albert H. DeSalvo, the ''Boston Strangler.'' He interviewed the suspects and testified at their trials. In these cases, he engaged in offender or criminal profiling. Offender profiling dates back to 1888 and the spree of Jack the Ripper, and efforts continue to improve the practice. One caller talks about his conviction and time in prison for crimes he did not commit. A woman wants to know what to do with misbehaving children. A man wants to know whether criminality is the result of nature or nurture; Brussel had no definitive answer. Brussel has sometimes been called "the Sherlock Holmes of the couch." He also wrote eight books, including "Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist." Brussel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and its medical school, maintained a private practice in Manhattan for nearly 50 years, and served in the Army Medical Corps in World War II and the Korean War.
Topics: Crime; Criminal justice; Psychology; Radio programs
ID: NC0126

Does Educational Broadcasting Have Soul? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1968-11-21
Length: 59:08 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Greg Morris, (Guest)
This program originated at the convention of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, held in at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Washington, DC. It was held before a live audience at the convention. At the time of this recording, Greg Morris (1933-1966) played the part of electronics expert Barney Collier on the TV show, "Mission: Impossible." He says he appeared on dozens of other TV shows before he got that part. Questions include whether sponsorship has a detrimental effect on a show, whether Black actors are just being noticed and cast on shows, and what television (both educational and entertainment) could do to show all races of Americans as normal parts of society. Morris says television needs to produce and air a series on African-American history. (The historic TV mini-series "Roots" appeared nine years after this program.) Morris also says actors must portray characters as they are written, and not as the actor would like that character to appear.
Topics: African American actors; Educational television; Radio programs; Television acting
ID: NC0129