Tagged: Energy Crisis

Perfectly Safe – No Cause For Concern – Chemical Pollution In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Only One Earth – documentary series – 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine, but not surprising, the warning signs of our global pollution catastrophe were being sounded as early as 1972 (earlier than that, but...

An Elephant In The Room The Size Of Bahrain – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Next Phase In Foreign Policy: World Economy – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The warning signs were on the wall going back to 1971. Up until that year the U.S. enjoyed a trade surplus. After 1971 the...

Bye-Bye Somoza – July 17, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this July 17th in 1979 began with word that Nicaraguan strong-man Anastasio Somoza resigned and went into exile. Short, sweet and to the point. The...

Yours Truly, OPEC – July 8, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending July 8, 1979 – CBS The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this July 8th in 1979 had a lot to do with the Middle East (surprise). The energy crisis...

Broken Systems, Outrageous Gas Prices And Prolonged Weeping In Damascus – June 12, 2000

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day of ironies, this June 12th 13 years ago. On this day in 2000 gas was inching towards the unheard-of $2.00 a gallon, the Judicial system regarding the Death Penalty was broken and Syria was outwardly mourning-but-inwardly breathing a...

A Day Both Odd And Personalized – May 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: If you owned a car, this May 9th in 1979, you were no doubt preoccupied with what number your license plate ended in. Because gas rationing was being enforced and was strictly limited to odd numbered or Personalized license plates...

Earth Day 1970

On Top Of Everything Else; Earth Day – April 22, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On top of everything else going on this day in 1970, it was also Earth Day – the very first one. Amid a flurry of publicity and events, Earth Day was intended to be the beginning of what would be...

“The Energy Crisis Has Not Yet Overwhelmed Us, But It Will If We Do Not Act Quickly” – Jimmy Carter – April 18, 1977

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Further evidence April has had its fair share of drama in history. On this April 18th in 1977 it was a dire warning from President Jimmy Carter over the Energy Crisis that was looming. On this day he spoke directly to...

Who Am I? What Am I Doing? Where Am I Going? – The American Scene: 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Second Sunday – The American Scene – A Re- Assessment – 1971 No getting around it, the 70s were something of a mess. Recovering from the massive hangover of the 60s – the Woodstock generation running smack into the Altamont generation. Vietnam...

Everything’s Fine – Nothing To See – Just Keep Moving: 3-Mile Island – March 28, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 28, 1979 The true seriousness of the day wasn’t really known for almost 24 hours after the initial event occurred. The Nuclear Power Plant accident at 3-Mile Island on March 28, 1979 began at 4:00 in the morning and...