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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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March 11, 1966 – Confrontation On Capitol Hill – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings On Southeast Asia.

  It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! 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 Committee he was confronted, almost from...

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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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The Endless Excuses, The Endless Waiting, The Endless Grief – Mass Killings

Click on the link here for Audio Player: This Week, 4.22.07 As the shock and horror keep updating, and as the call for a discussion on our state of arms and unhinged behavior continues, I’m reminded that, every time one of these tragedies occurs, there is a goodly amount of...

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The Wetbacks – 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – The Wetbacks – 1954 The hot-button topic of Immigration is once again heading to the front page. The decades-old question of how to deal with waves of immigrants entering this country to work, live and pay taxes, albeit illegally,...

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Al Green In Session – 1973 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Al Green In Session – 1973 Since we’re in the midst of fundraising tonight (via FundRazr and Past Daily on Facebook), I thought I would toss up something special to kick off the Fundraiser and kick off November. The legendary Al Green....

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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...