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Stock Market: 1979 - what a 48 point drop was cause for panic. 0

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

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Cream In Concert From Detroit 1967 (RIP Ginger Baker – 1939-2019) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend Update: Tribute Edition

Become a Patron! Hearing the sad news today of the passing of legendary Drummer Ginger Baker – it’s further evidence 2019 has not been a good year for Music. Tributes have been pouring in all day, including this one via Pitchfork earlier this morning (October 6,2019): After days of being...

Women and Wretched Excess 0

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

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September 30, 1934 – FDR Has A Few Words About Government

Patrons and Subscribers: Become a Patron! President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of economic collapse and...

Preparing for War - 1938 0

September 27, 1938 – “Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing” – Neville Chamberlain

Patrons get perks – join up and find out: Become a Patron! News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time inevitable that war would break out. British Prime Minister Chamberlain, exhausted from the...

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September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Young Offenders and the Juvenile Court System 0

Teenage Crime – Overflowing Jails – Broken Justice System – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers get perks: Become a Patron! From the sounds of this radio documentary (and the articles about it written around that time), the juvenile justice system was historically broken, in need of overhaul and deadly. As is evidenced by this 1952 episode of the CBS Radio series The People Act,...

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September 19, 1957 – The Asian Flu Comes To America

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! The world on this September 19th in 1957 was awash with 104 degree fevers, paralyzed with aching muscles and joints, throwing up just about everything everyone ate the past year and it was only getting worse. 1957 was The Year Of The Asian...

End of Summer - 1969 0

It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

KRLA – Bob Dayton – August 14, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s...