Past Daily Reference Room

Margaret Mead - 1972 0

April 14, 1972 – Margaret Mead Has A Word Or Two About The American Family – Past Daily Reference Room

Margaret Mead – in conversation – National Public Radio Portion of Voices In The Wind – April 14, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Margaret Mead in a brief conversation; part of the NPR series Voices In The Wind – discussing the American Family, as it...

President Harry Truman - April 8, 1952 0

April 8, 1952 – President Truman Issues Executive Order 10340 – The White House Seizes Control Of The Steel Industries

April 8, 1952 – President Harry Truman issues Executive Order over the Steel Strike – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! From 1950-1953, the United States was involved in the Korean War. To fund the war, Truman originally wanted to increase taxes and implement credit controls to limit...

Magazines in the 1950s 0

1955 – “Is Our Magazine Press Living Up To The Responsibility Of Informing And Educating The American Public?” – Past Daily Reference Room

We’re here because of Patrons like you: Become a Patron! May 5, 1955 – Although the status of the American Magazine wasn’t the general premise of the program, the intent certainly brought home the fact that the Press in this country had been falling down on the job for a...

Police and Pickets - The Labor movement 0

March 1941 – Strikes, Sit-downs And Walk-outs. Organized Labor And Ford – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Between 1937 and 1941, several thousand workers were fired from Ford plants on suspicion of being union activists or even sympathizers. Ford’s black officials along with black ministers and Urban League officials spoke to black workers at Ford and to their families arguing that the UAW would...

Fayetteville - Tornado Aftermath - March 23, 1952 0

March 22, 1952 – When The Winds Blew – The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak of 1952. Going down in history as the 4th most destructive series of Tornados to hit the U.S. in a single day. The tornado outbreak of March 21–22, 1952, also known as the March 1952 Southern United States tornado outbreak, generated eleven violent...

Ebola in West Africa 0

Death Pays A Visit – Fear Takes Up Residence – The Ebola Crisis Of 2014 – Past Daily Reference Room

Newscasts: Ebola Virus outbreak – BBC World Service – CBS Radio News – October 1-17, 2014 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! With the Coronavirus turning the world upside down and plunging the world into a state of almost chaos, I was reminded that we’re no stranger...

Paul Reynaud - Prime Minister of France - 1940 0

Prime Minister Paul Reynaud Address From Paris – March 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Paul Reynaud, who assumed the role of Prime Minister of France during an ominous and darkening period in French history. With the ousting of Edouard Daladier on March 20 and the appointment of Reynaud on March 21, France was in a desperate situation and doing anything it...

Terrorist bombings in Jerusalem - 1948 0

March 15, 1948 – United Nations – The View From Lake Success – Past Daily Reference Room.

It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! Considering the United Nations was coming up on three years since its inception, it had been hitting the ground running ever since it first met in April of 1945. Confronted with a massive number of upheavals, disputes and growing pains, the UN...

Vietnam War - 1967 - 0

February 22, 1967 – Vice-President Humphrey Discusses Vietnam – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! As 1966 turned into 1967 the war in Vietnam, initially considered a quick-in/quick-out military action, was turning into something considerably more complicated and protracted. With assessments coming from The Pentagon that this war could drag on for at least another 10 years was a sobering concept, which...

Gerry Brown - Bill Clinton - New Hampshire '92 0

Debate ’92 – The New Hampshire Democratic Primary – 1992 – Past Daily Reference Room

Your support is absolutely appreciated:Become a Patron! New Hampshire and an election year; one of the few times during the year that all eyes are trained on one place at one time; St. Anselm College in Manchester. In 1992 the field was crowded, as it is in every election year....