Listen and Live

Listen and Live was a public service program produced by the National Committee for the Conservation of Manpower in War Industries. There were six 15-minute episodes that included discussions, entertainment, dramatized safety lessons, and other information intended to reduce the number of accidents and injuries in the manufacture and transport of materials needed for the war effort. The first episode included a discussion with Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins about how 90% of accidents could be avoided by paying attention to “small things.” Perkins was the first woman to serve in a Presidential Cabinet. The program was supplied for free to radio stations and the recordings were broadcast when the stations found time in their schedule. Most of the stations played the episodes in July 1944, but others played them through the Summer and Fall of 1944. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.