Tagged: Americana

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Getting Sick In America – Healthcare In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Second Sunday – August 11, 1968 Become a Patron! Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few decades, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since...

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BBC Northern Symphony Play A World Premier By Havergal Brian – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Havergal Brian: Symphony Number 4 “Das Siegeslied” – Solosists and The BBC Northern Symphony – Maurice Handford, Cond. Premier Performance – July 3, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The name Havergal Brian may not ring a lot of bells these days. But during his lifetime (1876-1972) he was...

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President Eisenhower – The 100th Anniversary Of The GOP – Sept. 21,1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower addresses a Fundraiser held in Boston on September 21, 1953. With the current election season heading to the final few weeks, begin reminded that Political Parties in America have changed dramatically over the years; none probably as much as the GOP. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a popular...

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Convention Snapshot – 1964 Vote On Civil Rights Plank – Republican Convention

The 1964 Republican Convention – a one-hour snapshot of events taking place on July 14th/15th – the second day of the convention. Aside from all the opening business of the first day, the second day got down to platforms and amendments and a good look at which way the Party...

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Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

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July 4, 1976 – America Celebrates

Bicentennial coverage – CBS Radio – July 4, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine it was 40 years ago today that America celebrated its Bicentennial. July 4, 1976 was a nationwide, non-stop party – and no matter who you were or where you were, you were...

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The Grassroots – Live 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Grassroots – live – October 5, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Grassroots were a band with a vague history. Starting off as the brainchild of singer-songwriting of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, the duo came together in 1965 and immediately hit paydirt with a string of...

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Mark Twain 100th Birthday Dinner – 1935 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Mark Twain 100th Birthday Dinner – November 19, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In case you forgot, November 30th will be Mark Twain’s 179th birthday. In 1935, it was a very big deal as that year...