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The Story of Empire Country

Produced by the New York State Department of Health and the State Radio Bureau as a public health lesson disguised as a soap opera, The Story of Empire County covers topics such as public water fluoridation and chest x-rays to check for TB.

12 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 2 hours, 55 min)
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1 MP3 CD
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3 Audio CDs


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"Longer Lease"



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A public health lesson disguised as a soap opera, The Story of Empire County, complete with studio organ to set the mood, was produced by the New York State Department of Health and the State Radio Bureau.

The stories follow the adventures of Dr. Walter Bell, Commissioner of Public Health for the fictional New York County of Empire. Empire County gets its fair share of interesting ideas Immunizationfrom the State Department of Health, and while the proposed programs sound like they might be beneficial, the local businessmen who will wind up paying for them usually balk at the thought of such sweeping changes that they cannot see the practicality of. At least, until the very situation touches their lives.

When the State suggests that everyone admitted to County Hospital be given a chest X ray to screen for TB, the local automobile dealer resists. That very weekend, the businessman's beloved nephew takes a big hit in the football game. The doctor, looking for possible internal injury, naturally takes a chest X ray. The film is negative for injury, but there is a shadow on the lung.

When the debate over fluoridation of the local drinking water comes up, the local busy body puts up a furious argument at the civic council meeting. Immediately after the meeting he meets with his grand daughter who is not only excited to only have two cavities, she is very familiar with the reasons fluoridation is beneficial.

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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.



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 55 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 55 minutes
      1. Story Of Empire County 1949 Additions And Corrections.mp3
      2. Story Of Empire County 1949 Better Bench .mp3
      3. Story Of Empire County 1949 Game Of His Life .mp3
      4. Story Of Empire County 1949 Heavy Date .mp3
      5. Story Of Empire County 1949 Long Shot .mp3
      6. Story Of Empire County 1949 Longer Lease .mp3
      7. Story Of Empire County 1949 Lost Lake Found 1949.mp3
      8. Story Of Empire County 1949 New Menu For Kit.mp3
      9. Story Of Empire County 1949 Nothing To Sneeze At.mp3
      10. Story Of Empire County 1949 Sure Step Forward.mp3
      11. Story Of Empire County 1949 Time Is Now .mp3
      12. Story Of Empire County 1949 Turning Corner .mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 55 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 55 minutes
      1. Story Of Empire County 1949 Additions And Corrections.mp3
      2. Story Of Empire County 1949 Better Bench .mp3
      3. Story Of Empire County 1949 Game Of His Life .mp3
      4. Story Of Empire County 1949 Heavy Date .mp3
      5. Story Of Empire County 1949 Long Shot .mp3
      6. Story Of Empire County 1949 Longer Lease .mp3
      7. Story Of Empire County 1949 Lost Lake Found 1949.mp3
      8. Story Of Empire County 1949 New Menu For Kit.mp3
      9. Story Of Empire County 1949 Nothing To Sneeze At.mp3
      10. Story Of Empire County 1949 Sure Step Forward.mp3
      11. Story Of Empire County 1949 Time Is Now .mp3
      12. Story Of Empire County 1949 Turning Corner .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



    12 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 55 min

    Disc A001

    1. Story Of Empire County 1949 Additions And Corrections
    2. Story Of Empire County 1949 Better Bench
    3. Story Of Empire County 1949 Game Of His Life
    4. Story Of Empire County 1949 Heavy Date

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    Disc A002

    1. Story Of Empire County 1949 Long Shot
    2. Story Of Empire County 1949 Longer Lease
    3. Story Of Empire County 1949 Lost Lake Found 1949
    4. Story Of Empire County 1949 New Menu For Kit

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    Disc A003

    1. Story Of Empire County 1949 Nothing To Sneeze At
    2. Story Of Empire County 1949 Sure Step Forward
    3. Story Of Empire County 1949 Time Is Now
    4. Story Of Empire County 1949 Turning Corner

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