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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

How Does the Gemini Spacecraft Fly? (Part 2) (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-08-31
Length: 26:26
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Harm Bunning, (Guest)
This appears to be an extension to the original program, labeled Part 1, also recorded on August 31, 1965. 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. The quality of this program deteriorates toward the end.
Topics: Radio program; Space race; Space travel
ID: DA-1354

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

Why Hasn't Urbanization Come to Appalachia? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-07
Length: 53:25 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; John L. Sweeney, (Guest)
The guest, John Sweeney, was Co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. 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: Appalachia; Radio program; Urbanization
ID: DA-1034

The Challenge of the Ocean: Why I Sailed the Ocean (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-09
Length: 53:55 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Sharon Stiles, (Guest)
The guest, Sharon Stiles, solo sailed the Pacific ocean to Honolulu. 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: Boats and boating; Radio program; Sailing
ID: DA-1033

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

Why Do Teenagers Drink? (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-10
Length: 53:44 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Dr. George Maddox, (Guest)
Dr. Maddox was a professor at Duke University in North Carolina. 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: Alcohol; Juvenile development; Radio program
ID: DA-1006

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

What Crime Means to Me - Part 1 (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-14
Length: 32:26 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; John Swann, (Guest)
This is part of a week-long series done on Night Call. The guest, John Swann, was a prisoner at the California State Institute for Men. 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-1025

How a Policeman Faces Crime (click on title to listen to program, please)

Date:1965-09-15
Length: 53:53 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Mike Hannon, (Guest)
Guest Mike Hannon was a former Los Angeles police officer. He was suspended for an alleged conflict between his police duties and his civil rights activities. 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-1028