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President Harry S. Truman - address to Armed Forces 0

April 17, 1945 -President Truman Address To The Armed Forces

President Truman – Address to The Armed Forces – April 17, 1945 – All Networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! April 17, 1945 – President Truman addresses the Armed Forces for the first time since the passing of President Roosevelt....

The Marshall Plan 0

1947 – Secretary Of State George C. Marshall – Putting The World Back Together; Brick By Brick.

  Secretary of State George C. Marshall – Address at New York Herald-Tribute Forum – October 1947 Europe was devastated by years of conflict during World War II. Millions of people had been killed or wounded. Industrial and residential centers in England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium and elsewhere lay...

Happiness In An Industrial Society 0

March 1950 – Your Happiness And Mass Production – The Infinite And Endless Search For The Unsatisfiable.

Become a Patron! Happiness. That vague and elusive feeling/state-of-mind which forms the basis for contemporary society. In 1950, a new age was on the verge of making an entrance; the age of mass production. What this new concept held for society wasn’t entirely clear at first – but as mass...

Margaret Mead - 1972 0

April 14, 1972 – Margaret Mead Has A Word Or Two About The American Family – Past Daily Reference Room

Margaret Mead – in conversation – National Public Radio Portion of Voices In The Wind – April 14, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Margaret Mead in a brief conversation; part of the NPR series Voices In The Wind – discussing the American Family, as it...

Coney Island - escaping the city - Photo: Peter Bennett 2

It’s August 1979 – The Dead Of Summer In New York City – 90 degrees – 90% Humidity – It’s A WOR Weekend.

WOR-Weekend – August 25, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Here we are – in what seems like entering our third year of Stay-At-Home – yet it’s been a little over three weeks. With all the time in the world to think, to catch up, to...

Armies of the Hungry and Displaced - no finger-snap solutions 0

April 3, 1946 – Putting The World Back Together: Armies Of The Hungry And Displaced – UNRRA – Our Friend Perón –

A little goes a really long way: Become a Patron! April 3, 1946. News for this day, reported on and commented by Cedric Foster of Mutual Broadcasting. The focus was on reconstruction – hunger and the displaced throughout Europe and how meeting those needs was going to be accomplished. The...

President Harry Truman - April 8, 1952 0

April 8, 1952 – President Truman Issues Executive Order 10340 – The White House Seizes Control Of The Steel Industries

April 8, 1952 – President Harry Truman issues Executive Order over the Steel Strike – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! From 1950-1953, the United States was involved in the Korean War. To fund the war, Truman originally wanted to increase taxes and implement credit controls to limit...

Magazines in the 1950s 0

1955 – “Is Our Magazine Press Living Up To The Responsibility Of Informing And Educating The American Public?” – Past Daily Reference Room

We’re here because of Patrons like you: Become a Patron! May 5, 1955 – Although the status of the American Magazine wasn’t the general premise of the program, the intent certainly brought home the fact that the Press in this country had been falling down on the job for a...

Police and Pickets - The Labor movement 0

March 1941 – Strikes, Sit-downs And Walk-outs. Organized Labor And Ford – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Between 1937 and 1941, several thousand workers were fired from Ford plants on suspicion of being union activists or even sympathizers. Ford’s black officials along with black ministers and Urban League officials spoke to black workers at Ford and to their families arguing that the UAW would...

Mantan Moreland - 0

Benny Carter, The Charioteers, Hattie McDaniel, Mantan Moreland, Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman – Blueberry Hill – 1943 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

CBS Radio – Blueberry Hill (preview/audition broadcast) – March 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’re here because of you (hint-hint): Become a Patron! Had there not been World War 2, this program might have gone unnoticed and largely forgotten. Why it came about isn’t clear, but it marked...