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Today’s Young Woman – 1953 – A Lecture By Millicent Carey McIntosh – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! You will be listening to this and you’ll wonder if this is a description of life on another planet. It bears no resemblance to life in 2014. It was, in fact 61 years ago this week. This was what young Women were having to face in the...

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December 18, 1995 – Tantrum Redux: Another Government Shutdown

If you like us, support us, even just a little:Become a Patron! December 18. It seems this news happen every few years. Another stalemate over a budget, another shutdown, another wave of hysteria. News for this December 18th in 1995 wasn’t any different. Congress failed to pass a budget and...

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Trouble At The Knowledge Factory – Berkeley Free Speech Movement – December 2, 1964

Become a Patron! Although it started two months earlier, this day in 1964 marked a turning point in the Protest movement in the U.S. In 1964 students at UC Berkeley began a series of protests over the banning of political activities on Campus and insisted the University acknowledged the students’...

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Heating Up The Hot Spots – December 2, 1947

Become a Patron! You would think that a little over 2 years since the end of World War 2, there would be some element of lasting peace being practiced. But no. On this December 2nd in 1947, everything was in a state of turmoil. Two days after the United Nations...

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America’s Little History Problem: Spectacularly Uninformed – November 6, 1949

Or become a Patron and get it free: Become a Patron! For all the complaints and bafflement over just how badly informed the American people are, not only with World events and politics, but with something as local as who your City Councilman is, it’s sobering and a little horrifying...

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President Kennedy At The UN – September 25, 1961

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! A United Nations address during times of great change. East-West relations were tenuous at best. UN Secretary Dag Hammarskjold had been killed while on a fact-finding mission to the Congo only days earlier. The area of Southeast Asia was undergoing a state of...

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March 12, 1948 – The Bier In Prague: Questions Over Masaryk – The Carping On Capitol Hill

It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! News for this March 12th in 1948 had much to do with the recent events in Czechoslovakia and the sudden death of its President Jan Masaryk. Bad enough it was overtaken by Nazi Germany, starting with the Sudeten crisis of 1938,...

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December 13, 1947 – The Foreign Ministers Conference: Living In A Post-War Predicament

Become a Patron! News for this day was dominated by the goings on in Europe. Primarily over the Foreign Ministers Conference in London, which wasn’t going as well as expected. But also, news of civil unrest throughout all of Europe brought on by strikes, shortages and corruption. It was reported...