1940’s

Sen. Robert A. Taft - September 23, 1947 0

September 23, 1947 – Robert A. Taft Promotes Taft-Hartley – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers – you know the drill: Become a Patron! If Robert A. Taft was responsible for nothing else during his tenure on Capitol Hill, he would forever be known as the co-author of a piece of legislation that amended the Labor Relations Act of 1935 and did much to change...

Young Offenders and the Juvenile Court System 0

Teenage Crime – Overflowing Jails – Broken Justice System – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers get perks: Become a Patron! From the sounds of this radio documentary (and the articles about it written around that time), the juvenile justice system was historically broken, in need of overhaul and deadly. As is evidenced by this 1952 episode of the CBS Radio series The People Act,...

San Fernando Valley - 1949 0

It’s 1949 – You Just Moved To L.A. – You’re Not In Pittsburgh Anymore – You Have Discovered Cliffie Stone

KFVD – CLiffie Stone’s Wakeup Ranch – April 29, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Subscribers can download Become a Patron! You wouldn’t know it now – but L.A.’s sudden shift to gentrification and antiseptic atmosphere is a relatively new thing. The town prided itself on a certain degree...

Tito's Army - September 1949 0

September 4, 1949 – Yugoslavia And Tito – Two Pilots Defect, One Has Second Thoughts – The Boy In The Well

Become a Patron! September 4, 1949 – the end of a busy week throughout the world. Starting with news from Belgrade of a split between Yugoslavia and The Soviet Union. Yugoslav leader Marshall Tito, a former supporter of Joseph Stalin, had second thoughts about the goings-on in Moscow and offered...

Roger Baldwin - ACLU - 1940 0

What Is Happening To The Bill Of Rights In Washington? – 1940 – Interview With Roger Baldwin, ACLU – Past Daily Reference Room.

Become a Patron! With the War in Europe only months old, pressure was mounting to involve the U.S. – there was also fear that, because so many outside groups were involved in American politics, not to mention political/idealogical organizations, America would be ripe for some form of overthrow by subversive...

Maurice Miles - Music Of Humphries - 1945 0

Maurice Miles And The New London String Ensemble Play Music Of John Humphries – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Miles – New London String Ensemble: John Humphries, Concerto – Recorded February 16, 1945 – BBC Transcription Service – Become a Patron! Maurice Miles leading the New London String Ensemble in a performance of John Humphries’ Concerto, recorded at the BBC on February 16, 1945 and issued as part...

Joe Liggins - Jubilee 1945 0

Jimmie Lunceford, Joe Liggins, Effie Smith – Jubilee -1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jubilee – Armed Forces Radio Service – June 11, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Here is a prime example of just how diverse and all-inclusive Jazz was (and still is). Jubilee was one of the most popular programs aired to service personnel during and just after World War...

Frederick Jacobi - Concertino For Piano And Orch. 0

Music Of Frederick Jacobi – Irene Jacobi And The Belgian National Orchestra, Franz André – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Frederick Jacobi – Concertino For Piano And Orchestra – Irene Jacobi, Piano – Belgian Radio Orchestra, Franz André – SPA Records #7 – circa 1953 – Frederick Jacobi tonight. Most likely the premier recording of his Concertino for Piano And Orchestra composed in 1946, premiered shortly after – and this...