Women’s Rights

Less Than A Day – Less Than 24 Hours – Still Time To Save A Few Minds

Less Than A Day – Less Than 24 Hours – Still Time To Save A Few Minds

  A little less than a day to go – I can’t tell you how close we are to reaching half-way to our goal. I have my fingers crossed that we get a last minute surge in pledges and we get over the top. That would be the best of...

Gentle persuasion

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

March 18, 1981

March 18, 1981 – Carol Burnett And The Enquirer

March 18, 1981 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 18, 1981 – another contentious, litigious, misplaced priorities kind of day in history. Starting with a threatened Coal strike. Contract talks between the Coal industry and the soft-coal miners broke down, paving the way for a nationwide...

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000 – Locking Up The Nomination And Date-Rape In A Box

March 14, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup; Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 14, 2000 – Election 2000 – only three months into it and already Al Gore secured enough delegates to put him over the top. Only a week after Super Tuesday, the batch of...

Joan Baez – Live At Paleo 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Birthday Edition

Joan Baez – Live At Paleo 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Birthday Edition

Joan Baez – Live at Paleo Festival 2015 – Live à Fip – Radio France/FIP – Joan Baez, who turned 75 on January 9th, is still going strong – touring, recording and bringing her message of protest and social justice all over the world. Performing for over 55 years, Joan...

Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year

Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year

Top 5 reasons to Donate To Past Daily by the end of 2015: Here we are – coming up to the end of another roller-coaster year. During all that time, Past Daily has been around, giving you news, Pop Culture, information, interviews, concerts, rare recordings – those things to help...

Impugning Morals, Tarnishing Names – Hollywood Goes To A Witch Hunt – November 2, 1947

Impugning Morals, Tarnishing Names – Hollywood Goes To A Witch Hunt – November 2, 1947

– The Story Behind The Headlines – November 2, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Described variously as A Sinister Circus Atmosphere, the House Un-American Activities Committee got underway in Washington. Set out to prove allegations that Hollywood was a veritable cesspool of Communist sympathizers, all bent on distorting...

The Past Daily Fall Fundraiser – Communique #24

The Past Daily Fall Fundraiser – Communique #24

    Day #25 – 5 days left – still at the 9% mark, hoping it can inch up in the next five days. I don’t know about you, but my in-box is jammed with appeals for donations, contributions, time, energy, effort, and action all day long. Seems one emergency...

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

– ABC Radio – World News This Week – Week Ending October 20, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 35 years ago today, on October 20th 1980, we were looking back at the week with a mixture of anxiety, perplexity and amazement. The hostage drama with 50 Americans still...

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...