economy

Suburbia 0

Suburban Sprawl: Exodus From The City – 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Suburban Sprawl – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – August 13, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s interesting how things change; how they go from one extreme to the other over time. In this radio documentary, produced in 1972, the issue is how this Suburban Sprawl has negatively impacted...

Lyndon Johnson - The Great Society 0

Lyndon Johnson And The Great Society – Urban Dream – Political Nightmare – Best Laid Plans –

CBS Radio – Capitol Cloakroom – Sen. Edmund Muskie – Sen.Karl Mundt – January 24, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sometimes, listening to political arguments can be akin to watching paint dry – it can be stimulating and engaging, but it also be dry as dust. In this...

The Economy of War 0

The Cost Of War – The $10 Billion Goof Over Vietnam – Sen. William Proxmire -Meet The Press 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. William Proxmire – Meet The Press – February 4, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1967 and the Vietnam War was dragging on – it had escalated and it was starting to look like a war of attrition. In early 1967 it was learned that the budget for...

Burning oil tanker - Persian Gulf 0

September 3, 1987 – The Persian Gulf Tanker War – Reprisals and Tit-For-Tats

September 3, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 3, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was heating up again – with Iraqis mounting reprisals against Iranian attacks on shipping. This day it was a Panamanian-registered tanker, hit and sunk by Iraqi missiles, killing two...

Price Controls 0

July 28, 1948 – The Subject Was Price Controls – Past Daily Reference Room

July 28, 1948 – MBS: Opinionaire – Should We Restore Price Controls? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In case you didn’t know: Price controls are governmental restrictions on the prices that can be charged for goods and services in a market. The intent behind implementing such controls can stem...

The 1979 Gas crisis 0

July 26, 1979 – Blame It On Gas – Blame It On Capitol Hill – Blame It On The Boat People.

July 26, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 26, 1979 – One of those days that, when looked back on, seem downright wistful. On this day it was about soaring prices and an economy turing sour because of it. The soaring prices, at...

Depression Era America - 1933 0

August 31, 1933 – Celebrating In Depression Era America – Weekend Gallimaufry

WKBF-Indianapolis – Dedication ceremony – August 31, 1933 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On its surface, this broadcast of a radio station dedication ceremony is quaint and strange and most likely hard to listen to for many people – not so much that the quality runs the risk of...

Kenneth Lay - Enron 2006 0

May 17, 2006 – Enron: The Jury Gets The Case – The Border Gets Another Fence – Bush Signs Another Tax Cut

May 17, 2006 – NPR Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 17, 2006 – Twelve years, and you’d think the world would have changed forever. No. This day, like many other days, the same news was happening – different people, different places and maybe different circumstances. But...