Past Daily Reference Room

Jimmy Carter - Address on the Economy - March 14, 1980 0

March 14, 1980 – Fixing A Flabby Economy – Jimmy Carter’s Economic Address To The Nation – Past Daily Reference Room

March 14, 1980 – President Carter’s Address on the Economy +news of Allard Lowenstein shooting – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter unveiled a new anti-inflation program that he said would restore “discipline” to both government and American consumers, partly...

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Women’s Day – August 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a reminder of the protests, the struggle and the message on this International Women’s Day, Here is an excerpt of the Women’s March in New York City, as relayed by WBAI and its day-long live broadcast on August 26, 1970. It would be optimistic to look back on this...

FDR - Fireside Chat - Living wage 0

FDR – The Living Wage And The Jungle Of Contradictory Theories -1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

President Roosevelt – Fireside Chat 13 – June 24, 1938 – Seems the issue of a decent living wage and a sustainable middle class have been prevalent for American society for most of its existence, and certainly the burning issue for the 20th century – and now the 21st. In...

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Defining What Is Beat – View From The West Coast – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room/Pop Chronicles

Background For Headlines: The Beat Generation – CBS-West Coast/KNX, Los Angeles – 1958 – USC Digital Library Collection – With the passing earlier this week of Beat Generation icon, publisher and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti, attention has been drawn to that period of our cultural history that has, to a degree,...

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reads Ferlinghetti – 1956 – (Lawrence Ferlinghetti – 1919-2021) – Past Daily Reference Room: Tribute Edition

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reads A Coney Island Of The Mind – December 12, 1956 – SFSU Poetry Center Digital Archives – With the sad, although somewhat inevitable news that Poet, Publisher and Political iconoclast Lawrence Ferlinghetti left the earth plane earlier today at age 101, it struck home that one more...

Student Protest - 1969

February 1969 – San Francisco State Student Strike – State Of Protest In America – Past Daily Reference Room/Voices Of Protest

February 14, 1969 – Commonwealth Club Of California – Lecture by Leo McClatchy, San Francisco State College – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – History doesn’t preserve itself: Become a Patron! 1969 Student strikes. Protest over a myriad of issues. The decade would be ending in a flurry of confrontations and...

Youth - 1970

1970 – Youth Culture, Society And Protest: Myths And Realities – Past Daily Reference Room

June 12, 1970 – Stephen Hess – Commonwealth Club Of California Lecture – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the tide of opposition to the ongoing Vietnam War grew larger, and in 1970 more lethal, the issue of Youth Culture; Americas Youth, Youth in protest, youth and drugs, youth and...

Dr. Martin Luther King

A Word Or Two From Dr. Martin Luther King – Youth And Social Action 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room:Birthday Edition

Today marks the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. And so to commemorate his birthday, and to honor his memory and his work, here is one of a series of lectures Dr. King gave for the CBC in Canada in 1967. This one is Lecture #3: Youth And Social Action....

Happy Pills – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

Mental Health in the 1950’s was still something of a mystery when the first medications were introduced to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety and psychosis. The introduction of Tranquilizers to the American public was met with a goodly amount of suspicion in the Psychiatric community, but the public went crazy...

Democracy in Peril 1939

Is Democracy In Peril? – Harold Ickes And Gen. Hugh S. Johnson Discuss – 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room.

In the early days of the War, when it was still confined to Europe, and most considered it “their problem” and not ours, the conversation, at least in the America was whether or not we were slowly losing our status as a Democracy, or were we in danger of falling...