Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson Has A Few Words For FDR In 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Dorothy Thompson – Radio Address FDR For President Committee – October 29, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dorothy Thompson was one of the most respected journalists working in Radio as well as print in the 1930s. She was second (only to Eleanor Roosevelt) as Most Trusted Woman In...

Harry Truman

A Harry Truman Stump Speech – Campaign ’48 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

President Truman campaign address in St. Paul Minnesota – October 13, 1948. In what was considered one of the most bitter election years, the Presidential election of 1948 was also one of the biggest upsets in political history. President Harry S. Truman, the incumbent had what was regarded as one...

Bomb Target U.S.A.

Bomb Target: USA – Red Scare In America 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Bomb Target: U.S.A. was a documentary special broadcast by CBS radio in March of 1953. The intended purpose was to expose our vulnerabilities and to scare the living crap out of us, all at the same time. With the Red Scare going full-blast through most communities in America, and threatened...

Benny Carter

Nat Hentoff Chats With Benny Carter And Maria Muldaur – 1975 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Benny Carter – Maria Muldaur – in conversation with Nat Hentoff – August 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Maria Muldaur, who had scored a huge hit in the early 1970s with Midnight At The Oasis, had been well established in the New York Folk Scene since the...

Louis Prima - Keely Smith

Louis Prima And Keely Smith On The Dinah Shore Chevy Show – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Live on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show – November 24, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few notes from Louis Prima and Keely Smith tonight, along with Sam Butera and The Witnesses, as they appeared live on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show...

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan – Portrait In Sound – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Aneurin Bevan – The Member of Abbw Vale: Portrait In Sound – BBC Transcription Service, circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aneurin Bevan is a name that probably rings no bells here in the U.S. – however, ask someone in Britain who Aneurin Bevan was and, depending on...

Childbirth 1970s

Being A Mom In The 70s – Weekend Gallimaufry

Childbirth in 1975 – National Public Radio – Options – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless things have changed dramatically in the last few years, Childbirth and being a Mom haven’t changed all that much since the beginning of time. Maybe the methods have changed – by the 1970s, childbirth...

Gordon Skene

Gordon Skene And Past Daily Have Words And Appeals

6 Days left – the contributions are slowly trickling in. Keep it going. I can’t thank those of you enough who have pitched in, either contributing or telling your friends, for your help and kindness. It’s hard; maintaining a website, preserving and restoring thousands of hours of audio every day, while trying...

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...