Social Commentary

Equal Pay In the Workforce 1964 0

Equal Pay In The Workplace – Mary Keyserling On Passage of The Equal Pay Bill In 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

It’s interesting to note that, fifty-five years ago, Congress passed a piece of legislation, first brought about by President Kennedy and then completed by President Johnson, that called for Equal Pay in the Workplace. Well . . .not exactly. The bill, passed in 1963 and enacted on June 11, 1964,...

UN Conference on The Environment - Stockholm 1972 0

State Of The Earth – 1972 – United Nations Conference On The Human Environment – Past Daily Reference Rooom

Only One Earth – Episode 7 – The Role Of The Scientist And Social Responsibility – June 1972 – Radio Canada International – The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (also known as the Stockholm Conference) was an international conference convened under United Nations auspices held in Stockholm, Sweden...

Smog in L.A. - 1966 1

It’s Summer 1966 – You Live In L.A. – You Bought Your First Car – It Has An FM Radio – You Notice Smog – And Not All The Stations Are Cool.

Life in L.A. had a few drawbacks in the 1960s. A: being the first kid on your block to buy a foreign car with an FM radio in 1966 and B: driving around L.A. with the top down during the Summer. Contrary to what you might have heard, FM radio...

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July 1956 – It’s Summer – It’s Los Angeles – It’s Your Town – It’s Your Radio – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! Since we’re in our first week of July, and it is, for all intents and purposes a week with a holiday smack in the middle, it only seemed logical to add this slice of City History to the roster of Pop Culture artifacts from sixty-three years ago....

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July 2, 2004 – The Death Of Marlon Brando – A Positive Spin On Disappointing Job Numbers – 40 Million On The Road For The Fourth

July 2, 2004 – Word from Los Angeles that the legendary Marlon Brando had died early in the morning sent shock waves throughout the entertainment world. Long considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, Brando had been in failing health in recent years. Known for his iconic roles...

If you like us - could you support us? 2

If You Like Past Daily And All The Amazing Stuff You Hear, Would You Be Willing To Support It? – Part 2

A message from Gordon Skene And Past Daily The download version. In lieu of our Past Daily fundraiser this year, I have decided to also give PayPal a try. If you’ve heard my little pitch (hit the player), then you know what we’re up to. A few days ago I...

1961 - Things are Nervous. 1

It’s 1961 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Know Something’s Happening, You Just Don’t Know What It Is.

KRLA – Jimmy O’Neil Program – October 9. 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s 1961. You’re sixteen. You’re the one on the left in the picture. You’re brooding. There’s something in the air – maybe it’s Cuba, maybe it’s Berlin – you know it’s the world and it...