Interview with Robert Albee, Big Dig Engineer

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Robert Albee discusses his public works career which included service as chief engineer for the Boston Public Works Department and Public Improvement Commission during the1980s, a position as director of construction services for the Boston Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel (Big Dig) project during the 1990s, a term as president of the American Public Works Association in 1998, and work as managing director of telecommunications engineering for the firm of Vanasse, Hangen, Brustlin, Inc. during the first decade of the twenty-first century. Much of the interview focuses on the challenges of public works projects in a 400-year old city such as Boston. The interview was conducted jointly by the Moakley Archive and the American Public Works Association.

Citation: Albee, Robert. Interviewed by Charles Jacobson andJulia Howington. John Joseph Moakley Oral History Project OH-077.  June 2011. Transcript and audio available. John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA. Copyright Information: Copyright ©2011 Suffolk University and the Public Works Historical Society.

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Radio Interview with Representative Walter Fauntroy

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Representative Joe Moakley and Representative Walter Fauntroy discuss issues regarding the governance of Washington, D.C., including the proposed Home Rule Bill which would change D.C.’s level of representation at the federal level and aspects of its local governance. The discussion was recorded as an episode of a radio show featuring Congressman Moakley and other members of Congress talking about issues concerning the community.

Citation: Fauntroy, Walter. Interviewed by Representative Joe Moakley. Moakley Papers, MS100/09.01#13. c. 1974. Transcript and audio recording available, John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

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Radio Interview with Representative Louis Stokes

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Representative Joe Moakley and Representative Louis Stokes discuss the legislative priorities of the Congressional Black Caucus, the energy crisis and its effect on the poor and middle class of America. The discussion was broadcast on WILD as an episode of a radio show featuring Congressman Moakley and other members of Congress talking about issues concerning the community.

Citation: Stokes, Louis. Interviewed by Representative Joe Moakley. Moakley Papers, MS100/09.01#12. n.d. Transcript and audio recording available, John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

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Radio Interview with Representative Charles Rangel

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Representatives Joe Moakley and Charles Rangel discuss the increasing numbers of black members in Congress and the role of the Congressional Black Caucus. They also discuss the educational opportunities created by the G.I. Bill of Rights. The discussion was broadcast on WILD as an episode of a radio show featuring Congressman Moakley and other members of Congress.

Citation: Rangel, Charles. Interviewed by Representative Joe Moakley. Moakley Papers, MS100/09.01#10. n.d. Transcript and audio recording available, John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

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Two Man Race

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This campaign advertisement was made by the Moakley for Congress Committee in 1972 for use in Moakley’s campaign for the Ninth Congressional District against the incumbent Democrat Louise Day Hicks. The advertisement, presumably made for radio broadcast, humorously compares the race to famous battles in history.

Citation: Moakley, John Joseph, campaign advertisement. Moakley Papers, MS100/09.01#15. 1972. Transcript and audio recording available, John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

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ANNOUNCER: Throughout the annals of history there have been thousands of great two-man battles. In the beginning there was Cain versus Abel, David versus Goliath, the Christian versus the lion. Moving on to the high seas we find Sir Francis Drake battling Bluebeard, that’s not good history, but it would have been a great battle. Then of course, there was Sampson versus Delilah, the Devil versus Daniel Webster, and who could ever forget Tiny Tim versus Scrooge? And now, right here, within the sound of my voice we’re about to witness one of the great two-man political battles of all time. That battle now raging in the Ninth Congressional District pits Joe Moakley against Louise Day Hicks. And the really groovy thing about this battle is, unlike those other battles, YOU ARE THERE!

On November seventh [1972], you can influence the course of history. Vote Joe Moakley, and help good triumph over not so good.

I thank you. Paid for by the Moakley for Congress Committee.

Radio Interview with Representative Ella Grasso

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Representative Joe Moakley and Representative Ella Grasso discuss current issues related to healthcare for the elderly. The discussion was broadcast on WILD as an episode of a radio show featuring Congressman Moakley and other members of Congress.

Citation: Grasso, Ella. Interviewed by Representative Joe Moakley. Moakley Papers, MS100/09.01#07. c. 1974. Transcript and audio recording available, John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

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Radio Interview with Representative James A. Burke

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Representative Joe Moakley and Representative James A. Burke discuss the economic issues facing America’s elderly and working class such as Social Security reform, housing, affordable healthcare, and the impact of the fuel crisis. The discussion was recorded as an episode of a radio show featuring Congressman Moakley and other members of Congress.

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Citation: Burke, James A. Interviewed by Representative Joe Moakley. Moakley Papers, MS100/09.01#26. n.d. Transcript and audio recording available, John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

 

Radio Interview with Representative Benjamin Rosenthal

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Representative Joe Moakley and Representative Benjamin Rosenthal discuss U.S. energy policy and consumer protection in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis. They discuss proposed legislation and new developments in the regulation of the energy industry, including a ban on windfall profits. The discussion was recorded as an episode of a radio show featuring Congressman Moakley and other members of Congress.

Citation: Rosenthal, Benjamin. Interviewed by Representative Joe Moakley. Moakley Papers, MS100/09.01#25. n.d. Transcript and audio recording available, John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

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The Tom Larson Show

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Television host Tom Larson interviews Louise Day Hicks for an episode of “The Tom Larson Show.” The topics discussed include busing, her 1972 congressional campaign against Moakley, post-congressional plans, the Watergate scandal, educational policy, and questions from the audience.

Citation: A Left and a Right: “The Tom Larson Show”. MS100/09.01#19. 1973. Transcript and audio recording available. John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

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Boston Busing Debate

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The Boston Busing Debate was an episode of the television show “A Left and a Right” which originally aired on Boston’s Channel 5 and was co-hosted by two broadcast personalities, the conservative Avi Nelson and the outspoken “Dean of Talk Radio” Jerry Williams. The debate, moderated by Robert Baram, focused on the issue of forced busing in Boston during the 1970s.

Citation: A Left and a Right: Boston Busing Debate. MS100/09.01#54. c.1975. Transcript and audio available. John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

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