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A Word Or Two From Adam Clayton Powell Jr. – Meet The Press – 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

A Word Or Two From Adam Clayton Powell Jr. – Meet The Press – 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Meet The Press – Adam Clayton Powell – February 12, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Probably one of the most outspoken and fearless members on Capitol Hill during his 26 years in office was Congressman...

A Word Or Two With Marshall McLuhan – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles 0

A Word Or Two With Marshall McLuhan – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind – interview with Marshall McLuhan – June 18, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. It would be fascinating to hear Marshall McLuhan’s observations about our current state of Media and Technology. In the 1960s,...

Update 20 – Emergency Fundraiser – View From The Abyss 0

Update 20 – Emergency Fundraiser – View From The Abyss

The fellow in the cartoon, the one hanging off a cliff. The one with the word Bryan hanging out of his pocket. Any idea who that is? History buffs immediately know it’s William Jennings Bryan. Most people will go, who? The name William Jennings Bryan was universally known throughout the...

A New Word In Our Lexicon: Facsimile – February 8, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

A New Word In Our Lexicon: Facsimile – February 8, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – WOR – first Facsimile transmission – February 9, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. For all that the world was teetering on the brink of World War and possible extinction, there were still glimpses to be had...

A Place To Disappear – Youth, Circa 1969 – (Part 2) – Past Daily Reference Room 0

A Place To Disappear – Youth, Circa 1969 – (Part 2) – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio: Searching Part 2 – 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing with the second episode of this 13 part radio series from the CBC in Canada, which originally aired in 1969. The problems of growing...

Politics And Education – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room: Cold War Edition 0

Politics And Education – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room: Cold War Edition

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: The People Act – July 1, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Ever since the end of World War 2, the growth in population of the U.S. was steadily increasing, at a daily rate. What wasn’t...

A Word Or Two From Susan Sontag – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room: Arts And Ideas Edition 0

A Word Or Two From Susan Sontag – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room: Arts And Ideas Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC – An Interview With Susan Sontag – 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection I originally ran across this rare interview with Author/filmmaker/activist Susan Sontag with the idea of running it as a sort of look at...

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The 70s – A Look Ahead – January 11, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The 70s. Compared to the 60s it was uncharted territory. There was a lot of uncertainty going around. The Vietnam War was...

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 0

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – 1969: The Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. For all that was positive and revolutionary about the 60s, the underlying problems, the discontent, the upheaval and the...