Labor

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Poland news – CBS Radio – December 22, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A crackdown in Poland highlighted the news on this December 22nd in 1981. The Solidarity Movement, which was gaining momentum was abruptly halted when General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared martial law and cited a threatened intervention...

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

– NBC Radio News Of The World – December 3, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News about the Cold War overseas and discontent over Price Controls at home, for this December 3rd in 1947. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson predicted a dramatic rise in Meat prices for 1948 unless...

Cold War And Witch Hunts – November 25, 1947

Cold War And Witch Hunts – November 25, 1947

– NBC News Of The World – November 25, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as...

Election Eve – Election Angst – November 6, 1978 In Manhattan

Election Eve – Election Angst – November 6, 1978 In Manhattan

– WCBS-AM – News – November 6, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 6th was a Monday in 1978 – and aside from chasing the fog of hangover on a Monday morning, it was also the eve of Midterm elections, this November 6, 1978 and it was the...

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...

Traversing A Bomb-Scarred Globe – October 26, 1941

Traversing A Bomb-Scarred Globe – October 26, 1941

– News Of The World – October 26, 1941 – Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an...

FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – October 21, 1936

FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – October 21, 1936

– President Roosevelt – Campaign Speech – Worcester, Massachusetts – October 21, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt...

If Cities Could Talk – Toledo In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

If Cities Could Talk – Toledo In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

– NBC Radio – Report On America: Toledo – October 15, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In sharp contrast to the nature of America cities in 2015, looking at the average American city in 1949 offers up a huge difference between the city of the past and the...

Picket Signs, Airstrikes And Global Warming – September 10, 1995

Picket Signs, Airstrikes And Global Warming – September 10, 1995

– ABC Radio Hourly News – 6:00 am – September 10, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day 20 years ago was probably typical of many September 10ths – labor disputes in Detroit, with newspaper workers on Strike and tensions ramping up with Police. On this...

Quest For A Minimum Wage – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Quest For A Minimum Wage – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

– CBS Radio – Cross-Section: USA – Minimum Wage Laws – May 8, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since today is Labor Day, and while many people are busy celebrating – it’s also a day to celebrate the struggles, sacrifices and hard-fought battles the Labor movement has had...