Monthly Archive: August 2012

Republican Convention 1940 – Wendell Wilkie Acceptance Speech – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: Wilkie Acceptance Speech – 1940 No frills, no send-ups, no films, no slide-shows. Wendell Wilkie accepted the nomination as Presidential candidate for the Republican party in the 1940 election. His speech lasted just a little over six minutes – the demonstration lasted...

August 31, 1939 – Preparations

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC News – August 31, 1939 Despite opinion in some circles that war could be avoided, preparations were put in high gear for what was the inevitable. Here is the 5:30 pm newscast from the BBC World Service on August 31, 1939....

The Healthcare Debate Of 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link for Audio player: Healthcare Debate – 1956 At the risk of sounding like a broken record and belaboring a point over and over, the argument over Universal Healthcare, Affordable Healthcare, proposed legislation for some subsidized Healthcare are all old issues. Issues that have been at forefront...

Dana Gillespie – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for audio player: Dana Gillespie – You’ve just Got To Know My Mind – 1967 Back to the 60’s tonight with Dana Gillespie, who began her career at 14 singing folk music and later switched to Pop from where tonight’s track comes from. You’ve Just...

Orchestre National de France – Live In Concert Play Music Of Dutilleux, Ibert and de Falla – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio player: Orchestre National in Concert – Aug. 7, 2012 Back to Paris this week with a concert recorded on April 15, 2002 featuring Orchestre National de France, guest conducted by Juanja Mena and featuring cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras playing the Dutilleux Cello Concerto. They...

The Edge Of War – August 29-30, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio player: European News in English – Aug. 29-30, 1939 With a state of war literally hours away, and all diplomatic attempts failed, the world waited for the shooting to start. Here are three newscasts, in English via shortwave. The first is from Radio...

The Conservatives In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NET- Conservatism – 1970 Before the GOP succumbed to the lunatic fringe, becoming a burned out shell of its former self, there was something of a broader definition of who a conservative actually was – and it ran the gamut from staunch...

T. Rex In session – 1970 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: T. Rex In Session – 1970 Probably one of the more eclectic entries in the Encyclopedia of Glam, Marc Bolan and T. Rex. Begun in the late 1960’s as a quasi-hippie/folk duo known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, they morphed into T. Rex in...

Eisenhower – Republican Convention – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eisenhower Acceptance Speech – 1952 As the 2012 Republican Convention gets under way, here is a sampler from another Republican Convention – sixty years ago. General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the acceptance speech for his party’s nomination on July 20, 1952. Eisenhower...

Sylvie Vartan – 1968 – Nights At The Roundtable – Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio player: Sylvie Vartan – Irresistiblement – 1968 Probably one of the most popular and most recorded of the “Yè-Yè” genre of French female singers of the 1960’s was Sylvia Vartan. Married (for a time) to Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis Presley of France, she...