Social Commentary

The Drive-In Theatre 0

July 1962 – The Drive-In Experience – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KGIL – Drive In Pre-show and Intermission Feature – July 18-31, 1962 -John Wilson Collection – The Drive-In Movie Theater – once a staple in the diet of 1950s and 1960s America. Faded from view in the 1970s with the advent of home video and the ensuing VHS/Betamax wars –...

Neil Young - in conversation 1979 0

Neil Young Chats With Mary Turner – KMET – 1979 – Past Daily Talking Music

Neil Young in conversation with Mary Turner – KMET-FM – October 24, 1979 – Mike Devich Collection – No pressure, but . . .Become a Patron! Neil Young in conversation with Mary Turner at KMET in Los Angeles and recorded on October 24, 1979. Starting this week, I’m introducing what...

The Polio Quarantine of 1946 0

The Last Time America Was In Quarantine It Was Called Polio – 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

We’ve been through this, or a version of this, before. The last time it was like this it was called Poliomyelitis or Polio for short. Poliomyelitis, a highly contagious disease with symptoms including common flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever, tiredness, headache, a stiff neck and stomach ache. For...

Jim White and Cicada Rhythm - In session for VPRO - 2014 0

Jim White With Cicada Rhythm – In Session – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Jim White with Cicada Rhythm – in session for VPRO – Hilversum, Holland – December 8, 2017 – VPRO Taking a scenic detour tonight by way of Jim White, along with Cicada Rhythm in a session recorded for the Dutch radio network VPRO in Hilversum, Holland on December 8, 2017....

Vichy - 1945 0

June 23, 1945 – Postwar Europe – A Return To Vichy – Adjusting To Peace.

Become a Patron! June 23, 1945 – As VE continued to wear off and the business of getting back to some semblance of normalcy slowly began, the adjustments to a new life and healing the scars from the old one were proving to be a challenge which would only become...

WPA Workers - 1939 0

June 23, 1939 – The WPA – Rep. Kent Keller: “There Is No Excuse For Starvation”

We’re here because you are – chip in by clicking on the link right here: Become a Patron! The WPA (Works Progress Administration) – The WPA Conference in Washington D.C. being held on June 26, 1939. Ahead of that conference, Congressman Kent E. Keller gave a radio address on the...

Unions 1947 0

June 19, 1947 – Unions And Strike Votes – Rent Control Legislation – Capitol Hill And Harry Truman.

If you haven’t already, consider: Become a Patron! June 19, 1947 – A relatively calm day. Or calm before the storm, depending on how you looked at it. The matter at hand had to do with Unions and America’s labor force – the issue of strikes and the quality of...

Dan Quayle -The Potato kerfuffle 0

June16, 1992- A POW/MIA Bombshell From The Kremlin – A Red-Carpet Welcome For Yeltsin – The Potato Gaffe From Quayle

Becoming a Patron is really easy and it helps a lot: Become a Patron! June 16, 1992 – A day of bafflement and raised eyebrows. Starting with the bombshell revelation from Russian President Boris Yeltsin that there was a very strong possibility that American POW’s from the Vietnam War were...

Robert F. Kennedy - Campaign '68 0

Robert F. Kennedy – Town Hall Address – Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles – April 19, 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Robert F. Kennedy – Address to Town Hall meeting – Biltmore hotel – April 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The election year 1968 – a year of tremendous upheaval, uncertainty, conflict, protest and glimmers of hope. No question, Robert F. Kennedy was poised to take the lead...

James Baldwin - Lecture At Castlemont High - 1963 0

James Baldwin – A Lecture To High School Students – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

James Baldwin – Lecture at Castlemont High School – Oakland, California – Broadcast June 23, 1963 – KPFA – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This was not the first lecture James Baldwin gave to a group of high school students, nor was it the last. During the civil rights movement...