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U of M Radio on Your Historic Dial

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U of M Radio on Your Historic Dial features historic recordings from KUOM and WMMR — the original professional and student-run radio stations at the University of Minnesota.

Digitization of University Archives recordings was financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society as part of the Preservation of Minnesota’s Radio History: An Audio Digital Conversion and Access Project.

If you enjoy our clips and want to hear or learn more, go to www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives, and search KUOM in the collection guides.

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Never too old for storytime

To start the new year, this month we are focusing on the Minnesota School of the Air programming. Our episode today — from from Old Tales and New — achieved a national award for Education by Radio and for its timeless lesson. Betty T. Girling wrote the stories as well as a few adaptations heard on this program for approximately 38 of the 41 years this program aired, 1938 until 1979. This particular episode
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Looking ahead to the 1980s: Minnesota Issues

In this episode of "U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial," we feature an episode from 1979 of the discussion program, Minnesota Issues. The host for the show, Arthur Naftalin, introduces the pessimistic atmosphere of the country but finds that the younger generation still has hope looking ahead to the 1980s.
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Japanese Americans and ‘The World We Want’

Wednesday marks 75 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii — an event familiar to anyone who has had a U.S. History class. But today our podcast focuses on the events on the homefront following the Battle of Pearl Harbor. Specifically, we will listen in on a discussion from 1946 on the discriminatory removal and, then, resettlement of persons of Japanese ancestry with Frank M. Rarig, Lauren Stiefel, and Reverend Daisuke Kitagawa.
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Native American Heritage Month: The Sioux Treaty

University Archives continues the theme of Native American Heritage on our podcast this week, wrapping up November with a bit of documentary from 67 years ago. This KUOM-produced program "Tales of Minnesota" covered the Sioux Treaty of 1851 and the frustrations that lead to the Dakota War, or the Sioux Uprising, of 1862.
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Native American Heritage: Ada Deer

November is Native American Heritage Month so for our second episode of the new podcast, U of M Radio on Your Historic Dial, we have selected an interview from the 1970s with Ada Deer, American Indian and Civil Rights Activist.
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Introducing U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial

Today University of Minnesota Archives is launching "U of M Radio on Your Historic Dial,"a podcast that features historic recordings from KUOM and WMMR — the original professional and student-run radio stations at the University of Minnesota. The podcast is also available on iTunes and Google Play.