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A Word Or Two From Mike Nichols (1931-2014) .- Past Daily Reference Room: Tribute Edition

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – Talk Of The Nation – July 4, 2012 – NPR Hearing the news today of the passing of one of the giants of Film and Theatre, the loss of Mike Nichols moves emotion beyond words. To...

A Word Or Two From Maya Angelou (1928-2014) – RIP – Past Daily Tribute

A Word Or Two From Maya Angelou (1928-2014) – RIP – Past Daily Tribute

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – Weekend Edition – 80th Birthday Interview with Maya Angelou April 6, 2008 Waking up to the sad news this morning on the passing of iconic writer, poet, humanitarian, conscience Maya Angelou, who left us at 86. While the news...

State Of The Union – January 24, 1995

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NPR – State Of The Union Message – January 24, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1995, at least in this country, had to do with what the State of the Union was all about. 1994 saw...

A Photo-Op In Haiti – September 20, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News For September 20, 1994 – NPR Morning Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For September 20, 1994 the news was about U.S. troops landing in Haiti and the removal of one government, headed up by Military strongman Raoul Cédras and...

An Elephant In The Room The Size Of Bahrain – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Next Phase In Foreign Policy: World Economy – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The warning signs were on the wall going back to 1971. Up until that year the U.S. enjoyed a trade surplus. After 1971 the...

Whitewater And Former Black Panthers – May 1, 1998

Clink on the link here for Audio Player: A day loaded with contrasts, this May 1st in 1998. The Whitewater Scandal and the relentless pursuit by Kenneth Starr of the Clinton White House. Former Assistant Attorney General Webster Hubbell was charged with income tax evasion in connection with...

Character In Politics And Public Office – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the Link: NPR – National Town Meeting – Character In Politics – Nov. 5, 1975 A little over a year after the Watergate debacle and exactly a year before the 1976 Presidential elections, the whole question of character in our public and political figures was raised. Just what...

Cities On The Edge – 1975

Click on the link:NPR – Options – Cities In Default -1975 With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period...