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St. Lawrence Seaway history 2

A Seaway Named St. Lawrence – Proposals For A Waterway – 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

Our Foreign Policy – Proposal For The St. Lawrence Seaway And Power Project – March 9, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The St. Lawrence Seaway, a 189-mile (306-kilometer) stretch of the Seaway between Montreal and Lake Ontario is recognized as one of the most challenging engineering feats in...

Healthcare 0

Healthcare: A Right Or A Privilege – 1956 – The State Of Medical Care In The U.S. And The UK – Past Daily Reference Room

Healthcare – NBC Radio: New World – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Healthcare – an issue that has been part of almost every political discussion and heated debate with regards to Medical Care in America for as long as many can remember. Historians claim it was...

Judge Samuel Alito 0

January 24, 2006 – SCOTUS And The Party-Line Vote – Outsourcing Torture – A Rash Of Mine Accidents

January 24, 2006 – National Public Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 24, 2006 – Capitol Hill was preparing to vote on the confirmation of Samuel Alito, nominated by President Bush to replace retiring SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The Senate Judiciary Committee vote was expected to...

Gathering opinions in 1948 0

Do Opinion Polls Serve Democracy? – 1948 – The Accuracy Of Getting A Nations Pulse – Past Daily Reference Room

Opinion Polls – gathering data and trying to figure out where the public was going, where were they leaning and would they do what they said they would once they got inside the voting booth? The big difference between opinion gathering in 2019 and 1948 is that technology was such...

State of The Union -1996 0

January 23, 1996 – State Of The Union – Bill Clinton

January 23, 1996 – State Of The Union – President Bill Clinton – Bob Dole Rebuttal – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 23, 1996 – Twenty-three years ago today, a State of The Union. A Democratic President with a Republican majority in the House and Senate. Squabbles and shutdowns...

Young women voters - 1952 0

Are Women Changing Our Party Alignments? – 1953 – Women In Politics – Past Daily Reference Room

Are Women Changing Our Party Alignments? – American Forum Of The Air – January 18, 1953 -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1952, when General Eisenhower swept into the White House, becoming the first Republican President since Herbert Hoover, it caused for a considerable amount of speculation and soul-searching on...

Korean War - 1951 0

January 12, 1951 – Korean War – “Fifty Percent Of People Do Not Take An Interest In Politics Unless It Affects Them” – Civility In The Halls Of Government.

January 12, 1951 – CBS Radio: Hear It Now With Edward R. Murrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 12, 1951 – The end of the second week of the new year. And judging by the reports, the year is starting out pretty the same as it ended 1950....

The New York Times - November 21, 1934 0

The White House Coup Of 1934 – Past Daily Reference Room

The White House Coup Of 1934 – BBC Radio 4 Documentary – September 21, 2008 – BBC Radio 4 – The White House Coup of 1934, or The Business Plot as it’s been referred to over the years. The Business Plot was an alleged political conspiracy in 1933 in the...

The American Voter 0

Why Do People Vote The Way They Do? – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Chicago University Roundtable – Why Do People Vote The Way They Do? – October 10, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The American voter – probably the largest slice of humanity that is the most unpredictable on earth. Despite every effort at perfecting the poll, every technological advance, every...