Great Depression

National Farm Day – 1941 – FDR, Henry Wallace, Claude Wickard – March 8, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pres. Roosevelt, vice-President Wallace, Sec. of Agriculture Claude Wickard – Farm Day 1941 – March 8, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 8, 1941 marked the 2nd annual National Farm Day. To commemorate the event, President Roosevelt,vice-President Henry Wallace and...

The State Of Labor – Gov. Frank Murphy Of Michigan – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Department Of Talks – Governor Frank Murphy: A Fair Deal For Labor – Sept. 24, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With all the news in recent years about labor, unions, “right-to-work” and the anti-union movement, it’s important...

FDR Has A Word About Unemployment – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Franklin D. Roosevelt discusses Unemployment – November 14, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was billed as a “fireside chat style address” on November 14, 1937, President Roosevelt delivered a radio talk about the state of unemployment in...

Mobilization For Human Needs – October 22, 1934 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Franklin Roosevelt – Message for the 1934 Mobilization For Human Needs – Oct. 22, 1934 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1934 we were still in the grip of a Depression. Federal, State and Local governments were strapped. The onus...

FDR Has A Few Words About Government – September 30, 1934

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of...

FDR Has A Word About Constitution Day – September 17, 1937

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Constitution Day Address – September 17, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seventy-six  years ago, on September 17th 1937, President Roosevelt delivered his annual Constitution Day address. What makes this address so important is that it came in the...

Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

Land Of The Thieves – Home Of The Slaves – The Credit Crisis – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Credit Crisis – CBS Reports – March, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Nothing new with the realization that the Credit industry is the second oldest profession on our planet. Offering the chance to get something you can’t afford has been...

Trench Life During The War On Poverty – Sargent Shriver – March 22, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sargent Shriver – Meet The Press – March 23, 1964 This day in 1964 (a Sunday), Meet The Press had Sargent Shriver on as guest. As former head of The Peace Corps, he was tagged by President Johnson to head up the...

What Is America’s Greatest Need? – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America’s Town Meeting – Dec. 18, 1938 1938 was a nervous year in our history. The slow recovery, the looming war in Europe, saber rattling in the Far-East , racism, unemployment, crime – all these elements created an air of tension and fear over...