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The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – 1960 – Weekend Reference Room

    The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – The Open Mind – July 11-26, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Difference between a Republican and a Democrat. 1960 was an election year, and once again the political parties were vying for votes, taking stands, making...

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....

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...

Betty Furness Talks About Consumer Protection – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Betty Furness Talks About Consumer Protection – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Meet The Press – Betty Furness – October 8, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Anyone growing up in the 1950s was well aware of Betty Furness. She was the one who spoke for Westinghouse. She demonstrated refrigerators on live TV – she delivered the words “You Can...

Frank Zappa And Zubin Mehta Talk Music – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Frank Zappa And Zubin Mehta Talk Music – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

  – KPFK – William Strother Program – Panel discussion on the state of Culture and Modern Music – rebroadcast April 21, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In one of the more interesting dialogues on the state of Music, Culture and Society during the late 1960s/early 1970s, this...

Happy Birthday – George Bernard Shaw – July 26, 1856 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Happy Birthday – George Bernard Shaw – July 26, 1856 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– NBC Radio – New World – Discussing George Bernard Shaw – July 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – George Bernard Shaw – Irish Playwright, critic, activist, economist, essayist, novelist, was born on this day, July 26, 1856 in Dublin. He was co-founder of the London School of...

Is There Life On Other Planets? – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Is There Life On Other Planets? – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Is There Life On Other Planets? – December 19, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The persistent question throughout the history of our planet has been “are we the only ones here?”. With technological advances and interest...

A few Words From Elsa Lanchester, Shelley Berman, Dolores Hart and Abe Feder with Mitch Miller – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

A few Words From Elsa Lanchester, Shelley Berman, Dolores Hart and Abe Feder with Mitch Miller – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Sunday Night With Mitch Miller – February 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few legendary names this week, interviewed by the inimitable Mitch Miller on his weekly radio program Sunday Evening With Mitch, which...

The Plague Called Rock n’ Roll – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Plague Called Rock n’ Roll – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Conversation – Rock n’ Roll – July 29,1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection   Generation gaps. Yes, there was a huge one in 1956. Pop Music was going through a big change and a lot of...

Prospects For Peace In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Prospects For Peace In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ¬†American Forum – Prospects For Peace 1956 – December 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1956 the world was just as much on edge as it is today. Then, the players were different – the...