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Our Stake in the War

Six weeks after The Attack on Pearl Harbor, City College of New York made broadcasts which would include the tools of Democracy, Civil Defense training courses, freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, "Immigrants All, Americans All" and other topics.

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It is an oversimplification to say that Americans were by and large unprepared for the outbreak of War when Pearl Harbor was attacked. This makes the rapidity with which the American Nation placed itself on a war footing even more remarkable.

MicrophoneFor the faculty and staff of City College of New York, the War was largely an intellectual exercise. This is not surprising since, for academics, everything is an intellectual exercise. The College has a long standing reputation as a hotbed of radicalism ("the Harvard of the Proletariat"), yet it managed to direct its efforts into supporting the War effort as much as any school in the land. (310 alumni of CCNY gave their lives serving in the US Armed Forces during the WWII.)

The college's primary War role was educating the men and women who would prosecute the conflict, both in uniform and industry. The College had a long-standing relationship with the Navy, and a number of students were commissioned as Ensigns on the day of their graduation.

Only six weeks after Pearl Harbor, the college faculty began broadcasting a series entitled "Our Stake In The War". In the inaugural broadcast, College President Harry N. Wright discusses the school's contributions to the War Effort and goes on to discuss the nature of Democracy. Later broadcasts would include the tools of Democracy, Civil Defense training courses, freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, "Immigrants All, Americans All" and other topics.

The series was broadcast over WNYC, the same station which had been the first to report the Pearl Harbor attack. The station belonged to the City as part of the Municipal Broadcasting System, established in 1938. The Municipal Broadcast System became one of the first 90 stations that formed National Public Radio in the early seventies.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 20 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 2 hours 20 minutes
      1. Our Stake In War 420122 Harry N Wright.mp3
      2. Our Stake In War 420129 D Sharp.mp3
      3. Our Stake In War 420212 Bernhard Ostrolenk.mp3
      4. Our Stake In War 420305 Dr Nelson Mead.mp3
      5. Our Stake In War 420409 George N Schuster.mp3
      6. Our Stake In War 420416 Dr Henry Neumann.mp3
      7. Our Stake In War 420430 Ordway Tead.mp3
      8. Our Stake In War 420507 Gardner Murphy.mp3
      9. Our Stake In War 420514 Harry J Carman.mp3
      10. Our Stake In War 430326 Everett R Clinchy.mp3
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    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 20 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 2 hours 20 minutes
      1. Our Stake In War 420122 Harry N Wright.mp3
      2. Our Stake In War 420129 D Sharp.mp3
      3. Our Stake In War 420212 Bernhard Ostrolenk.mp3
      4. Our Stake In War 420305 Dr Nelson Mead.mp3
      5. Our Stake In War 420409 George N Schuster.mp3
      6. Our Stake In War 420416 Dr Henry Neumann.mp3
      7. Our Stake In War 420430 Ordway Tead.mp3
      8. Our Stake In War 420507 Gardner Murphy.mp3
      9. Our Stake In War 420514 Harry J Carman.mp3
      10. Our Stake In War 430326 Everett R Clinchy.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    10 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. Our Stake In War 420122 Harry N Wright
    2. Our Stake In War 420129 D Sharp
    3. Our Stake In War 420212 Bernhard Ostrolenk
    4. Our Stake In War 420305 Dr Nelson Mead

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    Disc A002

    1. Our Stake In War 420409 George N Schuster
    2. Our Stake In War 420416 Dr Henry Neumann
    3. Our Stake In War 420430 Ordway Tead
    4. Our Stake In War 420507 Gardner Murphy
    5. Our Stake In War 420514 Harry J Carman

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    Disc A003

    1. Our Stake In War 430326 Everett R Clinchy

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