Tagged: Great Depression

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Accepts The 1932 Republican Presidential Nomination – Convention Snapshot

Herbert Hoover, in 1932 was in the unenviable position of running for re-election as President on the GOP ticket. During his first term, in fact, some 8 months into it, the great 1929 crash of Wall Street and the ensuing panic that resulted turned what was an economic disaster into...

Wendell Willkie

May 7, 1941 – Wendell Willkie At Madison Square Garden

Wendell Willkie – Madison Square Garden Address – May 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wendell Wilkie, a former Democrat who switched parties in 1939 to become a Republican lawmaker and oppose Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election, wound up an ally and an emissary of FDR’s...

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

– Healthcare In America 1941 – America’s Town Meeting Of The Air – December 4, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Healthcare in America, affordable Healthcare in America, has been a subject of discussion, debate and attempted legislation going back to 1909 and before. Some of the earliest proposals...

Social Security – August 14, 1935

Social Security – August 14, 1935

– FDR – address on signing the Social Security Act – August 14, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Lest we all forget 80 years today, on August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act of 1935. Weathering attempts at dismantling, fears it would go...

Funeral For A President – April 14, 1945

Funeral For A President – April 14, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – FDR Funeral (recap) – April 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day 70 years ago, the country was in mourning as it paid its last respects to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died two...

A Remembrance And A Dedication – Hyde Park Dedication – April 12, 1946

A Remembrance And A Dedication – Hyde Park Dedication – April 12, 1946

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Dedication of FDR Home At Hyde Park – April 12, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. April 12th 1946 marked one year since the sudden passing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since then a war was...

Will America’s Youth Carry On The American Way? 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Will America’s Youth Carry On The American Way? 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – America’s Town Meeting – Can We Depend On Youth To Follow The American Way? – April 20, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The age-old question; leaving legacies. Even in 1939 the older generation had grave doubts...

‘I Am Troubled By The Cynical Immorality Of My Country’ – John Steinbeck – America’s Moral Crisis – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

‘I Am Troubled By The Cynical Immorality Of My Country’ – John Steinbeck – America’s Moral Crisis – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind – Moral Crisis in America – 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Some 54 years ago, we were in the midst of a moral crisis. Society was coming apart at the seams. We were becoming...

Alphonso Trent’s Orchestra – 1928 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Nightmare – Alphonso Trent’s Orchestra – December 5, 1928 Taking a mini-break from Rock this weekend and diving into some 20’s Hot Jazz, via Alphonso Trent’s Orchestra in a 1928 recording The Nightmare. Although probably not well known today, in...

FDR Has A Word About Unemployment – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Franklin D. Roosevelt discusses Unemployment – November 14, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was billed as a “fireside chat style address” on November 14, 1937, President Roosevelt delivered a radio talk about the state of unemployment in...