Education

R.. Buckminster Fuller - 1972

Buckminster Fuller Has A Few Words For You – 1972 – Ford Hall Forum Lecture – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

R. Buckminster Fuller – Ford Hall Forum Lecture – October 1, 1972 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – R. Buckminster Fuller, a name which may not ring many bells to some, but who was an innovator, thinker, inventor, philosopher and Renaissance Man. He styled his name...

Reading - 1940s

Books, Reading And The Quality Of Life – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Books In The Modern World – Chicago University Roundtable – NBC Radio – September 26, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Depending on your age and your environment, knowledge by way of books and reading was considered, at one time, a key element in quality of life and an...

Media In America - 1970

1970 – America And The Media: One Nation, Under Stress. The State Of Radio And TV In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room.

John W. Macy – Pres. Corporation For Public Broadcasting – Commonwealth Club of California lecture – November 13, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s interesting that, fifty years ago, the complaint was about the vast irrelevance of our Television and Radio media. And a decade before that, we...

Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

Student Protests - 1968

September 25, 1968 – Crisis On Campus – Student Anti-War Protests Sweep America

Newsfront – Crisis In Higher Education – September 25, 1968 – EEN-NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 – a year of protest. And all across the country, the College Campus was a flashpoint. Primarily about our increased unpopularity with the Vietnam War, but other protests factored in as...

Magazines in the 1950s

1955 – “Is Our Magazine Press Living Up To The Responsibility Of Informing And Educating The American Public?” – Past Daily Reference Room

We’re here because of Patrons like you: Become a Patron! May 5, 1955 – Although the status of the American Magazine wasn’t the general premise of the program, the intent certainly brought home the fact that the Press in this country had been falling down on the job for a...

Roger Baldwin - ACLU - 1940

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...

Iraq - November 2005

November 26, 2005 – Forever Fallujah – GM Sharpens The Axe – Bush And The Iraq Debate That Won’t Go Away.

November 26, 2005 – CBS Weekend Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 26, 2005 – The Thanksgiving holiday weekend – but not much of a holiday, especially if you were a GM worker, as you most likely got the news that you and some 30,000 others were losing...