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Walter Reuther Vs. The AMA – Debating Health Care in 1961

As part of an ongoing reminder that the Affordable Health Care debate has been with us for decades, here is a debate that took place in 1961, between former UAW President Walter Reuther and American Medical Association representative Dr. Edward R. Annis. The debate centered around the Kerr-Mills Bill to...

Nights At The Roundtable – Thousand Yard Stare – 1992 (Live At Glastonbury).

In case you haven’t noticed, there is no Glastonbury Festival this year. Reports are, organizers are giving the grounds a rest. Other reports are the upcoming Olympics made the annual festival impossible to pull off. And still other reports had a drastic shortage of Porta-Potties, since the Olympics had most...

July 3, 1945 – Walking Through The Ghost City

While the war in the Pacific continued, news of the Allies marking an official entry into Berlin provided a reminder that all would be over soon. News on this July 3rd in 1945 was highlighted by an extended report of American, British, French and Russian troops marching into the former...

Nights At The Roundtable – Supersister – 1971

Supersister were a Dutch band who were hugely influential during the formative years of the Progressive Rock Movement. Although not a commercial success in the U.S. (only one album was released here), Supersister were very big in Europe and quite successful in the UK and just about everywhere else. A...

LBJ Signs The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – July 2, 1964

And lest we all forget – this day, forty-eight years ago, was a significant turn in American history when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard fought and bitterly opposed by Southern Democrats, it was the one piece of legislation JFK had hoped would be...

July 2, 1964 – A Day In the Life Of The City.

The notion that human beings don’t change all that much over the years is evident in this local newscast, from WNBC-AM&FM in New York City for the evening of July 2, 1964. Murder investigations, robberies, traffic snarls, street repair, Summer heat – that was July 2, 1964. Not all that...

Pastdaily Weekend Gramophone – Douglas Moore: Farm Journal – 1945.

Since we’re rolling into the Fourth of July shortly, I thought I’d toss on some mid-century Americana tonight, by way of the State Department Transcription Service. Douglas Moore, who is probably best known for “The Devil and Daniel Webster” is one of those quintessentially American composers whose subject matter and...

Pastdaily Downbeat – Coleman Hawkins All-Stars – Live In Munich – 1950.

Something special and rather rare. A concert, recorded by Bavarian Radio in Munich on January 19, 1950, featuring the Coleman Hawkins All-Stars featuring James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Nat Peck and Pierre Michelot. Truly an all-star lineup. A little over an hour, it’s almost non-stop and the sound is unbelievable for...

Nights At The Roundtable – Intimate Stranger – 2012

I realized I haven’t played anything new in a while, it’s been mostly material from the distant and deep-distant past. But there’s a lot going on in the real world, and a lot of it is pretty sensational. And one of the bands I’ve been following for a few years...