Seventy years ago, in the summer of 1946, an epidemic of poliomyelitis was inflicted upon Minneapolis and other cities throughout Minnesota. This is dinner theatre at its best, with a three-course meal prepared by chef Rudi Liebenberg, starting with delectable canapés and a glass of bubbly at the Planet Restaurant’s Conservatory Bar. We love this place! Dimensions are 11 1/4 in x 17 inches. To learn more, contact University Archives to access over 130 boxes of scripts, program logs, correspondence, reports, and over 11,000 reels of recorded broadcasts. From the Archivist: Occasional posts related to University history. For each program, recognition of the “best” pictures in each of three age groups was announced over the air. Prior to the introduction of the Hot 100, The Billboard compiled multiple weekly record charts ranking the performance of singles in the United States. But this was not the object of the exercise. When then epidemic ended and schools re-opened on September 16, KUOM reverted back to a regular broadcasting schedule. That summer of 1946 was indeed a question of all hands on deck. To reduce the spread of disease, Minneapolis officials asked that children be refused to enter theaters, parks, beaches, and other crowded places. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Directed by Otto Preminger. This event is one of the many examples of how KUOM answered community challenges throughout its history. What she doesn't expect is what happens, life. The series “KUOM for Kids” debuted on July 31, 1946. Columnist and radio personality George Grim read comics and told jokes during “Uncle Ray and the Funnies” at 7:00 p.m. on weeknights. The main purpose that summer was increased production. You have entered an incorrect email address! Advertising Within the six-week period of the broadcasts, 9,432 original illustrations were sent to the station. All the prisoners available were being brought to England. Privacy Statement. South African Resource Portal. With Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe. Contact With only an English sergeant and two privates to act as guards, the atmosphere was immeasurably pleasanter for the prisoner. Can you think of a more wholesome way to spend an evening than combining delicious food, live theatre and heart-warming music from down memory lane? }); About But this was not the object of the exercise. The epidemic continued throughout the summer, which caused state officials to postpone the start of the school year by two weeks. Cost R450 pp (includes dinner and the show) To reduce the spread of disease, Minneapolis officials asked that children be refused to enter theaters, parks, beaches, and other crowded places. In that summer of 1946, the camp opened hostels within a 50 miles radius of the camp for prisoners doing agricultural work. The effort that the station provided to entertain and engage youth in the listening area did not go unnoticed. KUOM producers again collaborated with local teachers and school administrators to create “School By Air,” a series of orientation programs that were broadcasted during the two-week postponement. pp 130-135 | Station manager Paulu reflected upon KUOM’s answer to the public health challenge: “It is an answer of which KUOM is proud; for it constituted not only a significant educational and public service project, but also a not-often-equaled example of cooperation between an educational radio station and the community it serves.”. Contact +27 21 483 1948, [email protected]. On Saturdays, Dr. William A. O’Brien, professor of public health, discussed the causes of polio infection and methods of prevention on “Your Health and You.”. The Summer of 1946, written by well-known author Alexander McCall Smith, and directed by the acclaimed Nicholas Ellenbogen, is set around the lives of a rag-tag team of wanderers making their way back home after the war. After each hot workday, he cooled off in Lake Balaton with Ari and their cousin Géza, who was visiting from Budapest and lucky to have family in the countryside: his city was still reeling from lack of food.