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FDR Has A Word Or Two About Education – June 30, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Address at National Education Association Rally – June 30, 1938 Lest we all forget (and there are times I think we have), Education has played an overwhelmingly crucial role in the successful life of any country. As part of...

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Hot Seats, Love Fests And A Tank Putsch – June 27, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for the Week of June 27, 1973 While the bombs were falling in the hearing room on Capitol Hill, over the latest harrowing disclosures by former Nixon aide John Dean, bombs and distractions of another kind were vying for attention...

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SCOTUS Giveth – SCOTUS Taketh Away – The 1993 March On Washington – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Gay March On Washington – April 25, 1993 With emotions running with roller-coaster-like velocity the past 24 hours, The Supreme Court ruled today that DOMA was no longer an issue. That was the good news. Because hot on the heels of...

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Nelson Mandela – Milestone Moments – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Election Night – May 9, 1994 Click on the link here for Audio Player: Inauguration addresses – May 10, 1994 As news from South Africa today isn’t optimistic over the condition of former President and Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela, and as...

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The Fog Of Uncertainty – Vietnam – June 21, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Eric Sevareid Commentary on Vietnam – June 21, 1966 On this day in 1966, mainstream media was still putting an upbeat face on the Vietnam War. Reports of  flagging morale by the Viet-Cong and defectors to the South were outnumbering defectors...

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Solidarity Day – Coretta Scott-King – June 19, 1968

June 19, 1968 – Coretta Scott King – Solidarity Day Address 1968 saw no end of turmoil and upheaval in the world. In the first six months alone there was the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. France went on strike. Prague Spring...

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Gen. Eisenhower – Address To Congress – June 18, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the War in Europe over for a little over a month, and the War in the Pacific still two months off, it was a time for cautious celebration. General Eisenhower, who oversaw military operations for the European campaign returned...

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Famous Elephants In The Room – The Pentagon Papers – June 30, 1971

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Before Edward Snowden and before Bradley Manning we had Daniel Ellsberg. A lot of comparisons to that pivotal point in our history have been made to Ellsberg of late. The release of the Pentagon Papers and their publishing in The...

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Alabama Face-Off – June 11, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fifty years ago today, the Civil Rights struggle had gathered steam, but it was still a struggle with bitter and violent opposition every step of the way. On this day in 1963, the infamous showdown between Deputy Attorney General Nicholas...

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Fats Domino Story – 1998 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles – Fats Domino: (1928-2017)

Click on the link here for Audio Player: I originally ran this story in 2013, when the legendary Fats Domino turned 85. Today, with the sad news of his passing, it’s not only a reminder of the giant we lost, but to also give those of you who...