Poverty

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Harry S. Truman – Making A Case And Taking It On The Road – May 15, 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry S. Truman – Address In Chicago – May 15, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1950 was an off-year election. But following the legendary “do-nothing 80th Congress”, the 81st Congress was a step in the right direction, and it was up to The President to make sure it...

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows 0

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964 0

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....

The Bodysnatchers – In Session 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition 2

The Bodysnatchers – In Session 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– The Bodysnatchers – In Session for John Peel – April 8, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 – One of the lesser luminaries from the Ska/Rocksteady movement of the late 1970s/early 1980s. The Bodysnatchers were a 7-piece all-female band consisting of Rhoda Dakar on vocals, Sarah Jane Owen on guitar,...

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room 0

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Keeping Up With The Joneses – April 15, 1959 – KNX-Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hard to imagine now, but in 1959 Los Angeles was in danger of becoming an overcrowded city, like so many...

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980 0

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Special Report – Miami Riots – May 19, 1980 35 years ago, on May 19, 1980 the city of Miami was entering its third day of racially-charged violence. The cause was, and continues to be, a...

A Word Or Two From Carl B. Stokes Of Cleveland – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

A Word Or Two From Carl B. Stokes Of Cleveland – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Caspar Citron Interviews Carl B. Stokes January 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Since much of America is focused this week on Baltimore and the current state of American cities in general, I was reminded of another...

Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – March 17, 1947 0

Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – March 17, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – March 17, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after...

Politics And Education – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room: Cold War Edition 0

Politics And Education – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room: Cold War Edition

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: The People Act – July 1, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Ever since the end of World War 2, the growth in population of the U.S. was steadily increasing, at a daily rate. What wasn’t...

Gazing At The Great Society – Milton Friedman And Leon Keyserling Talk About The Sizzling Economy Of 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Gazing At The Great Society – Milton Friedman And Leon Keyserling Talk About The Sizzling Economy Of 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NET: The Great Society Program – June 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When President Johnson swept to victory in 1964, his goal was to create The Great Society. An update of FDR’s New Deal of...