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A Gift of Prophecy (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-08-30
Length: 53:47 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Ruth Montgomery, (Guest)
Discussion is about Ruth Montgomery's new book about Jeane Dixon. (Jeane Dixon [1918-1997] was an astrologer and alleged psychic.) Ruth Shick Montgomery died in 2001 at the age of 88. She was a nationally syndicated news columnist who in 1965 wrote a best-selling account of the life and predictions of astrologer Jeane Dixon. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches. Online version is 50:30 (silences removed).
Topics: Astrology; Prophecy; Psychic ability; Radio program
ID: DA-1030

Are Criminals Sick? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-13
Length: 53:33 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Emily Kingsberry, (Guest)
Guest Emily Kingsberry was a professional writer who prepared a book on behalf of a Rabbi. Her contention is that much criminality is a sickness. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches.
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1035

Are Protestant Worship Services Sterile? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-09
Length: 53:26 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Rev. John Gensel, (Guest)
Night Call Radio Program - The Guest, Rev. John Gensel, was a Lutheran pastor serving the New York City jazz community. He was called the "Shepherd of the Night Flock". Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches.
Topics: Liturgy; Radio program; Worship
ID: DA-1005

Are We on the Eve of Destruction? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-10-07
Length: 53:32 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; P. F. Sloan, (Guest)

Topics: Cold war; International relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1072

Can Free Speech Be Broadcast? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-10-28
Length: 53:34 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; John Pemberton, (Guest)

Topics: Freedom of speech; Radio journalsim; Radio program
ID: DA-1159

Flying Saucers (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-23
Length: 53:49 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Laura Mundo, (Guest)

Topics: Radio program; Space travel; Unidentified flying objects
ID: DA-1064

Have Our Supreme Court Decisions Handcuffed Our Police? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-17
Length: 53:34 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Ed Gray, (Guest)
Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches. Online version is 53:26 (a gap has been removed).
Topics: Criminal justice; Radio program
ID: DA-1039

How Can the Full Value of My Vote Be Protected? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-10-29
Length: 54:29 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Dr. Royce Hanson, (Guest)
Dr. Royce Hanson Quality of this recording is lower than of the other Night Call tapes. This one was recorded off-air in Baltimore.
Topics: Elections; Radio program
ID: DA-1158

How Does the Gemini Spacecraft Fly? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-08-31
Length: 50:31 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Professor Harm Bunning, (Guest)
The guest, Dr. Harm Bunning, was a professor in the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering. He was an advisor to the U. S. astronauts. Although this appears to be a complete broadcast, there is also a shorter Part 2 to this program. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It appeared on the Mutual Broadcasting Network and was produced by the Methodist Church in conjunction with the National Council of Churches.
Topics: Radio program; Space race; Space travel
ID: DA-1031

How Much Authority Should Schools Have Over our Teenagers? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-10-08
Length: 53:33 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Mrs. James F. Bell, (Guest)
The guest was Mrs. James F. Bell of Cleveland Heights OH. She was a housewife and mother who challenged the school board after her son was suspended by the school board because he grew a goatee.
Topics: Education, secondary; Juvenile development; Radio program
ID: DA-1073