economy

Ebola in West Africa

Death Pays A Visit – Fear Takes Up Residence – The Ebola Crisis Of 2014 – Past Daily Reference Room

Newscasts: Ebola Virus outbreak – BBC World Service – CBS Radio News – October 1-17, 2014 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! With the Coronavirus turning the world upside down and plunging the world into a state of almost chaos, I was reminded that we’re no stranger...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Andrea Meade Lawrence - 1948 Winter Olympics

February 6, 1948 – Dixiecrats And The Run For The White House – Elections In Ireland – First Winter Olympics Since 1936

We really can use your support: Become a Patron! February 6, 1948 -A lot happening this day – from the State House in Mississippi to the slopes of St. Moritz and points in between. Starting with news of the formation of a breakaway political party from the Democrats in the...

Recession 2008

November 20, 2008 – Recession 2008 – Bumpy Rides, Ulcers And Nightmares.

Become a Patron! November 20, 2008 – A new President and an old nightmare – The Great Recession of 2008, as it came to be known. On this day the country was reeling from a 400 point drop in the Stock Market the day before and the downward spiral was...

Mayor Abraham Beame Of New York - 1975

Mayor Abraham Beame On New York’s Fiscal Crisis – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! On October 16, 1975, New York City was deep in crisis. At 4 p.m. the next day, four hundred and fifty-three million dollars of the city’s debts would come due, but there were only thirty-four million dollars on hand. If New York couldn’t pay those debts, the...

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

FDR - Fireside Chat 1934

September 30, 1934 – FDR Has A Few Words About Government

Patrons and Subscribers: Become a Patron! President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of economic collapse and...

Oxycontin Abuse

July 25, 2001 – America Has A New Word: Oxycontin – OPEC Slows Production –

Become a Patron! July 25, 2001 – While the U.S.this day was focusing on the sleight-of-hand from OPEC, it was in the process of learning a new and potentially devastating word: Oxycontin. OPEC, in an attempt to prop-up falling oil prices, revealed it would cut production by a million barrels...