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The New York City Teachers’ Strike of 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: WOR – Martha Deane Pgm. N.Y. Teachers Strike – 1968 A reminder of Teachers’ strikes past – The New York City Teachers’ Strike of 1968 was a months-long, arduous and deeply dividing strike that dragged on for a total of 36 days...

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The Police – Live In Concert From Newcastle – 1980 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1980-05-05 BBC In Concert (Police) The Police managed to straddle the non-conventional Punk and New Wave audience with the more mainstream Pop Music audience to become of the biggest selling and most popular bands in the world during the 70’s and early...

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America: The Vision And The Violence – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the Link: Second Sunday – America: The Vision and The Violence – 1969 With the news beginning this morning, and the updated reports concerning the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora Colorado throughout the day, I’m reminded of how all-too-familiar this seems. How it has repeated over...

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Cities On The Edge – 1975

Click on the link:NPR – Options – Cities In Default -1975 With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period...