Education

Schools In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Schools In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Schools in America – The Open Mind – October 16, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Schools in America. In 1960, it was an area of concern. The fear was, we were lagging behind the Russians in our Educational systems, and this was going to play a huge part...

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

J. Robert Oppenheimer – Lecture at Colorado University – 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – J. Robert Oppenheimer. Often referred to as The Father of The Atomic Bomb, was one of several physicists who were working on the Manhattan Project, the development of a nuclear bomb during World War...

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead...

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....

Observations On The Others – The Hutterites 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Observations On The Others – The Hutterites 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – CBS Radio – The Hidden Revolution: The Hutterites – November 19, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as America’s greatness has been based on its elastic nature; that nature that we are all-encompassing, compassionate people, has been the groundwork, the foundation of America. And in...

‘This Is A Flawed Policy, Wrapped In Illusion’ – November 18, 2005

‘This Is A Flawed Policy, Wrapped In Illusion’ – November 18, 2005

– CBS Weekend Roundup – Week Ending November 18, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 10 years ago today – not that long ago, but the issues are the same; the reactions and fallout are the same. In a strange way much has changed, but ultimately nothing has, in...

The Past Daily Fall Fundraiser – Communique #24

The Past Daily Fall Fundraiser – Communique #24

    Day #25 – 5 days left – still at the 9% mark, hoping it can inch up in the next five days. I don’t know about you, but my in-box is jammed with appeals for donations, contributions, time, energy, effort, and action all day long. Seems one emergency...

The Hot Potato Of Education In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Hot Potato Of Education In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

– NPR – National Town Meeting – “How Can Education Be Improved?” – October 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1975, Education was again the topic of hot discussion around Washington. The recent violence in Boston over School Busing, the proposed cuts in Education spending on the...

In 1948 Schools Were Overcrowded  – Past Daily Reference Room

In 1948 Schools Were Overcrowded – Past Daily Reference Room

  – CBS Radio – Cross Section: USA – Federal Aid To Public Schools – May 29, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1948, President Truman introduced several programs dealing with Social issues – among them was Federal Aid to Education. Along with Health (a plan for Universal...

Frank Lloyd Wright And Carl Sandberg Talk About Chicago – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Frank Lloyd Wright And Carl Sandberg Talk About Chicago – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– NBC Radio – Life And The World – Chicago – Frank Lloyd Wright – Carl Sandberg -Oct. 30, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since I’ve been spending time looking at cities this week, I ran across this interview with Poet Carl Sandberg and Architect Frank Lloyd Wright...