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“The Energy Crisis Has Not Yet Overwhelmed Us, But It Will If We Do Not Act Quickly” – Jimmy Carter – April 18, 1977

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Further evidence April has had its fair share of drama in history. On this April 18th in 1977 it was a dire warning from President Jimmy Carter over the Energy Crisis that was looming. On this day he spoke directly to...

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Rubbing People The Wrong Way – April 5, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 5, 1976 News for this day in 1976 had, among other things, much to do with Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger and the ruffling of feathers in the Middle East, most notably the Israelis. Secretary Kissinger was confronted by...

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A Plague Of Scrap-Metal Merchants – April 3, 1982

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 3, 1982 On April 3rd, 1982 the most common sound heard this day was the flipping of map pages, trying to figure out just where exactly and what exactly The Falkland Islands were. Because on this day it was...

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Who Am I? What Am I Doing? Where Am I Going? – The American Scene: 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Second Sunday – The American Scene – A Re- Assessment – 1971 No getting around it, the 70s were something of a mess. Recovering from the massive hangover of the 60s – the Woodstock generation running smack into the Altamont generation. Vietnam...

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The Milk Fund, Drilling In Shale, And Wounded Knee – January 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 8, 1974 News on this January 8th in 1974 continued with goings-on at The White House. Watergate was not going to go away, much to the Nixon Administration’s wishes it would. The White House did issue a White Paper...

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room 0

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – 1956 Election – Jan. 29, 1956 As the 1956 Presidential election season got underway, the slogan used by the incumbent Republicans most argued was “Peace and Prosperity”. In this debate, part of the American Forum radio series from January...