Education

American Intelligence in 1947

June 28, 1947 – ‘Americans Are Getting A Little Less Intelligent All The Time’

June 28, 1947 – World News Roundup With John Cameron Swayze – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for June 28, 1947 had a lot to do with the labor issue. The pending Taft-Hartley bill was stirring up a hornet’s nest of controversy, with many in the...

L.A. and Smog in 1970

3 Days Before The Abyss – Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Has 3 Days Left To Go And You Can Still Help

3 days left – Not a lot of time, but a lot of catching up to do. I know people like cliff-hangers. Unfortunately my stomach isn’t as strong as it used to be. This is nerve-wracking time. I have made so many appeals and asked so many times for your...

Hulaland - Rockbeat Records

8 Days Left For You To Make A Difference

  8 days left – 8 days to meet our goal. Can we do it? I’m one of those “glass is half-full” guys. I believe a lot of you are waiting for the last minute to decided whether or not to support Past Daily and what we do every day....

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead Has A Few Words About People, Earth And Apathy – 1976 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  Margaret Mead – lecture at Illinois State University – April 1976 – NPR: Options – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Had she been around in 2016, Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead would no doubt have much to say, and none of it good, about the shape of our planet, our...

Earth Day 1990

April 22, 1990 – Earth Day Plus 20

April 22, 1990 – ABC Radio News – Earth Day Special – Hugh Downs, narrator – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 22, 1990 – twenty years to the day since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. 20 years since the warnings, the Carbon Dioxide emissions, the global warming...

Broadcasting and the First Amendment

Antonin Scalia And Eric Sevareid On The First Amendment And Broadcasting – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

The First Amendment and Broadcasting – Antonin Scalia – Eric Sevareid et al. – March 27, 1973 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The First Amendment and Broadcasting – in 1973, a hot button topic and one which further drove wedges between already fractured elements of our society....

Pressure

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

Gentle persuasion

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

Dog in business suit

April 4, 2016 – So Far, So-so. The Past Daily Spring Fundraiser

13 days and not quite 10% of our goal. Should I be worried? No – I know there’s a lot of you out there who are waiting for the last few days to pitch in – everybody likes the idea of down-to-the-wire, except the one on the receiving end. Here,...

March 15, 1953

March 15, 1953 – Meet The New Boss

March 15, 1953 – Drew Pearson News – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1953 – While the world was processing the death of Soviet Premier Stalin, his replacement, Gyorgy Melenkov was quickly and quietly taking the reigns, and not-so-quietly instigating purges within the Party. Rumors...