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State Of The Union – January 24, 1995

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NPR – State Of The Union Message – January 24, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1995, at least in this country, had to do with what the State of the Union was all about. 1994 saw...

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Mobilization For Human Needs – October 22, 1934 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Franklin Roosevelt – Message for the 1934 Mobilization For Human Needs – Oct. 22, 1934 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1934 we were still in the grip of a Depression. Federal, State and Local governments were strapped. The onus...

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Last Time The Lights Went Out – Government Shutdown’s Greatest Hits – Dec. 1995 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News reports on Government Shutdown – December 16-21, 1995 – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With word today of the impasse on Capitol Hill and the resulting shutdown of Government, the flurry of finger pointing starts. And 17...

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Confrontation On Capitol Hill – March 11, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player: March 11, 1966 -Confrontation On Capitol Hill As the War in Vietnam dragged on, support even among members of the Senate and House was flagging. When Secretary of State Dean Rusk went to Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations...

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Local Natives – Live At Soirèe de Poche – 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

    Click on the link here for Audio Player: Local Natives – Live at Pocket Evening – 2012 I’m always amazed, but not necessarily surprised, to discover local bands playing in venues on other continents and not realizing they’ve been around for a while, but I just didn’t know it....

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State Of The Union – 1965 – Lyndon Johnson – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  LBJ – State of The Union – 1965 This is the second State of The Union Address  by President Lyndon Johnson, delivered on January 4, 1965. His address for 1964 laid the groundwork for the sweeping changes he was proposing by declaring...

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A Word From Cesar Chavez – May 17, 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Cesar Chavez – May 17 1968 As a reminder today of just who Cesar Chavez was and what he stood for, here is an interview with Chavez from May 17, 1968, at the height of the Grape Boycott and the struggle for...