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Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really. 0

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows 0

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

April 4, 2016 – So Far, So-so. The Past Daily Spring Fundraiser 0

April 4, 2016 – So Far, So-so. The Past Daily Spring Fundraiser

13 days and not quite 10% of our goal. Should I be worried? No – I know there’s a lot of you out there who are waiting for the last few days to pitch in – everybody likes the idea of down-to-the-wire, except the one on the receiving end. Here,...

March 15, 1953 0

March 15, 1953 – Meet The New Boss

March 15, 1953 – Drew Pearson News – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1953 – While the world was processing the death of Soviet Premier Stalin, his replacement, Gyorgy Melenkov was quickly and quietly taking the reigns, and not-so-quietly instigating purges within the Party. Rumors...

Schools In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Schools In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Schools in America – The Open Mind – October 16, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Schools in America. In 1960, it was an area of concern. The fear was, we were lagging behind the Russians in our Educational systems, and this was going to play a huge part...

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

J. Robert Oppenheimer – Lecture at Colorado University – 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – J. Robert Oppenheimer. Often referred to as The Father of The Atomic Bomb, was one of several physicists who were working on the Manhattan Project, the development of a nuclear bomb during World War...

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting 0

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead...

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964 0

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....

Observations On The Others – The Hutterites 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

Observations On The Others – The Hutterites 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – CBS Radio – The Hidden Revolution: The Hutterites – November 19, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as America’s greatness has been based on its elastic nature; that nature that we are all-encompassing, compassionate people, has been the groundwork, the foundation of America. And in...

‘This Is A Flawed Policy, Wrapped In Illusion’ – November 18, 2005 0

‘This Is A Flawed Policy, Wrapped In Illusion’ – November 18, 2005

– CBS Weekend Roundup – Week Ending November 18, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 10 years ago today – not that long ago, but the issues are the same; the reactions and fallout are the same. In a strange way much has changed, but ultimately nothing has, in...