Youth

The Come Alive Generation

30 Minutes That Shaped A Generation – The Selling Of Youth Culture In The 60s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Something interesting happened around the time of the British Invasion in the early 1960s’; teenagers in America were suddenly discovered to be a massive consumer market. Not that there hasn’t always been a goodly chunk of the population hovering under 30 – it’s just this particular generation, the one that’s...

Who Killed Michael Farmer? – 1958 – Past Daily  Reference Room

Who Killed Michael Farmer? – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Who Killed Michael Farmer? – April 21, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the latest series of random shootings in and around school campuses is relatively new, acts of senseless violence aren’t. In the 1950s, the problem...

Sunday With Garroway – Dave Garroway And Mainstream Radio Of The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Sunday With Garroway – Dave Garroway And Mainstream Radio Of The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Sunday With Garroway – Hour 1 – May 2, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Sunday With Garroway – Hour 2 – May 2, 1954 –...

The Killing Of ‘Bums’ – May 4, 1970

The Killing Of ‘Bums’ – May 4, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – May 4, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Days earlier, on May 1st 1970, President Nixon was asked about the wave of Campus protests to the American excursion into Cambodia. Referring to the students protesting as “bums”,...

A Plague Of Brains In 1976 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Options In Education -Problems In Parenting – May 24, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When you consider that 1976 was some 38 years ago, and that the Internet didn’t exist, technology wars consisted of VHS versus Betamax, computers were...

Who Beat The Beat Generation? 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Who Beat The Beat Generation – Dec. 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Lest we think The Beat Generation was embraced by all who ran across it, you’re dead-wrong. In 1958, mainstream media couldn’t wait to pronounce...

The World According To 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Youth Wants To Know – Guest: Eric Johnstone – February 23, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Maybe it’s always been that way – gripped by upheaval – seized by fear  – living under an atomic cloud of uncertainty. Certainly sounds...

The Fine Art Of Juggling – The Fine Act Of Screams – Feb. 7, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC-Radio News – Sec. of State Dean Rusk – Press Conference – WABC News – February 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Depending on your age at the time, the big concern for this February 7th in 1964 was either...

Today’s Young Woman – 1953 – A Lecture By Millicent Carey McIntosh – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! You will be listening to this and you’ll wonder if this is a description of life on another planet. It bears no resemblance to life in 2014. It was, in fact 61 years ago this week. This was what young Women were having to face in the...

The Go-Go’s – Live In Tokyo – 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The GoGo’s – Live at Hakano Plaza, Tokyo – June 19, 1982 Not exactly Christmas, but it’s still festive – A concert tonight by The Go-Go’s, recorded live at Hakano Plaza in Tokyo on June 19th, 1982. Christened by the press...