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Talking About The Good Life – Mid Century – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Talking About The Good Life – Mid Century – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – Conversation: The Good Life – Mid Century – November 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – What constitutes The Good Life? In mid-century America it ran the gamut. In 1956 we were hot in the throes of conspicuous consumption, and the Good Life to many people meant...

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The big news for this October 13th in 1975 was the ongoing story of New York City’s economic turmoil. A city on the edge of bankruptcy, President Ford was adamant about not offering a bailout to...

Henry Wallace Talks About Inflation – It’s Cause, It’s Cure – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Henry Wallace Talks About Inflation – It’s Cause, It’s Cure – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Henry Wallace Political Talk – Inflation – Henry Wallace For President Campaign – Sept. 27, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Continuing our revisit of the Henry Wallace 1948 Presidential campaign, here is one of a series of Monday evening talks Wallace gave leading up to election night in...

A Pinatubo State Of Mind – June 11, 1991

A Pinatubo State Of Mind – June 11, 1991

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 11, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy, hectic and confusing day if you were living anywhere near the very active volcano on Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, this June...

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...

High Cost Of Defense – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

High Cost Of Defense – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – Oct. 10, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even before his memorable Military-Industrial Complex Farewell address in 1961, President Eisenhower was all too aware of just how out-of-control military spending would become....

Future Of The American City – A debate Between Frank Lloyd Wright And William Zeckendorf – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimuafry

Future Of The American City – A debate Between Frank Lloyd Wright And William Zeckendorf – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimuafry

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – The Future Of The American City – April 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, when rural culture gave way to urban sprawl, the question of just what kind of...

You Can’t Get There From Here – Getting Around In America In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

You Can’t Get There From Here – Getting Around In America In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News: Second Sunday – Sic Transit America – June 10, 1972 -Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the 1960s, as awareness of what was going on in our world was growing, the state of our Cities was coming under scrutiny. By...

McCoy Tyner – Live In The Netherlands 1984 – Past Daily Downbeat

McCoy Tyner – Live In The Netherlands 1984 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – McCoy Tyner – Live in The Netherlands – TRO Sesjuns – 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Over to The Netherlands this week for a concert featuring The McCoy Tyner Quintet, live at Groningen and recorded by TRO – and rebroadcast...

Dedicating Freedom Of The Press – New York World’s Fair – April 22, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WOR-Mutual – Dedication of Freedom Of The Press Statue – New York World’s Fair – April 22, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It would only seem natural, with all the saber rattling and threats from Fascist dictators in 1939, that...