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Classroom 1950s 0

Who Should Pay For Higher Education? 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  It seems odd now, but the question of education and how it should be paid for has been an issue going on, in America at least, for well over 100 years. Who is entitled to an education? Who deserves one? Is education for everyone? Or is it only for...

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September 8, 1987 – Picket Lines In Chicago – A Place Called Howard Beach

September 8, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 8, 1987 – Summer vacation was over and the picket lines were forming in Chicago as negotiations between Teachers and the School District were in limbo, with virtually no chance of a settlement before the...

Latinas in America - 1950s 2

Immigration In The 1950s – Latinos In Kansas 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBS Radio: Mexican-Americans – The People Act – circa 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Given the highly-charged nature of this years election – the question of Immigration and Immigrants in general seems to have taken center-stage – or at least vying for center stage, amidst the flood of other...

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August 23, 1986 – Spies, Drugs And Juku Cram Schools.

  August 23, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 23, 1986 – 30 years ago today – the big news was the disclosure and only the most perfunctory acknowledgement of a Chinese newspaper report that a U.S. Citizen was convicted in China on...

American Intelligence in 1947 0

June 28, 1947 – ‘Americans Are Getting A Little Less Intelligent All The Time’

June 28, 1947 – World News Roundup With John Cameron Swayze – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for June 28, 1947 had a lot to do with the labor issue. The pending Taft-Hartley bill was stirring up a hornet’s nest of controversy, with many in the...

L.A. and Smog in 1970 0

3 Days Before The Abyss – Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Has 3 Days Left To Go And You Can Still Help

3 days left – Not a lot of time, but a lot of catching up to do. I know people like cliff-hangers. Unfortunately my stomach isn’t as strong as it used to be. This is nerve-wracking time. I have made so many appeals and asked so many times for your...

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8 Days Left For You To Make A Difference

  8 days left – 8 days to meet our goal. Can we do it? I’m one of those “glass is half-full” guys. I believe a lot of you are waiting for the last minute to decided whether or not to support Past Daily and what we do every day....

Margaret Mead 0

Margaret Mead Has A Few Words About People, Earth And Apathy – 1976 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  Margaret Mead – lecture at Illinois State University – April 1976 – NPR: Options – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Had she been around in 2016, Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead would no doubt have much to say, and none of it good, about the shape of our planet, our...

Earth Day 1990 0

April 22, 1990 – Earth Day Plus 20

April 22, 1990 – ABC Radio News – Earth Day Special – Hugh Downs, narrator – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 22, 1990 – twenty years to the day since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. 20 years since the warnings, the Carbon Dioxide emissions, the global warming...

Broadcasting and the First Amendment 0

Antonin Scalia And Eric Sevareid On The First Amendment And Broadcasting – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

The First Amendment and Broadcasting – Antonin Scalia – Eric Sevareid et al. – March 27, 1973 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The First Amendment and Broadcasting – in 1973, a hot button topic and one which further drove wedges between already fractured elements of our society....