Poverty

The Bodysnatchers – In Session 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Bodysnatchers – In Session 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– The Bodysnatchers – In Session for John Peel – April 8, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 – One of the lesser luminaries from the Ska/Rocksteady movement of the late 1970s/early 1980s. The Bodysnatchers were a 7-piece all-female band consisting of Rhoda Dakar on vocals, Sarah Jane Owen on guitar,...

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Keeping Up With The Joneses – April 15, 1959 – KNX-Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hard to imagine now, but in 1959 Los Angeles was in danger of becoming an overcrowded city, like so many...

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Special Report – Miami Riots – May 19, 1980 35 years ago, on May 19, 1980 the city of Miami was entering its third day of racially-charged violence. The cause was, and continues to be, a...

A Word Or Two From Carl B. Stokes Of Cleveland – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Carl B. Stokes Of Cleveland – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Caspar Citron Interviews Carl B. Stokes January 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Since much of America is focused this week on Baltimore and the current state of American cities in general, I was reminded of another...

Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – March 17, 1947

Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – March 17, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – March 17, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after...

Politics And Education – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room: Cold War Edition

Politics And Education – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room: Cold War Edition

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: The People Act – July 1, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Ever since the end of World War 2, the growth in population of the U.S. was steadily increasing, at a daily rate. What wasn’t...

Gazing At The Great Society – Milton Friedman And Leon Keyserling Talk About The Sizzling Economy Of 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Gazing At The Great Society – Milton Friedman And Leon Keyserling Talk About The Sizzling Economy Of 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NET: The Great Society Program – June 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When President Johnson swept to victory in 1964, his goal was to create The Great Society. An update of FDR’s New Deal of...

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alabama USA – May 29, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While most people are observing Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a lot of people have no idea why. Call it the deep, murky past – call it...

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The 70s – A Look Ahead – January 11, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The 70s. Compared to the 60s it was uncharted territory. There was a lot of uncertainty going around. The Vietnam War was...

State Of The Union 1965 – LBJ And The Great Society – Past Daily Reference Room

State Of The Union 1965 – LBJ And The Great Society – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Lyndon Johnson – State of The Union – Jan. 4, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifty years ago yesterday, President Lyndon Johnson ran down his proposals for The Great Society. Discussing the plight of the...