Radio Documentary Episodes
In 1982-83, Charles Hardy wrote and produced I Remember When: Times Gone But Not Forgotten, a series of 13, 30-38 minute radio documentaries broadcast on WHYY-FM, Public Radio in Philadelphia. The series explored the history of Philadelphia during its industrial heyday through the memories of those who had lived through it. The programs documented work experiences, family and neighborhood life, the life experiences of immigrants and industrial workers, city politics, the Influenza pandemic of 1918, courtship and romance, and city culture. In the twenty-first century, these proto-podcast episodes remain engaging and relevant, and remind us of the power of the human voice.
Broadcast on Fresh Air, funding for this series was made possible by grants from The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Colonial Penn Group, the Margaret Dorrance Strawbridge Foundation, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. Fresh Air with Terry Gross is produced at WHYY in Philadelphia and distributed by NPR. Fresh Air podcasts are available at www.npr.org/podcasts and at iTunes.