Tagged: Corruption

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October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

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September 30, 1934 – FDR Has A Few Words About Government

Patrons and Subscribers: Become a Patron! President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of economic collapse and...

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You WILL Get Together And Talk And You WILL Reach An Agreement . . . – January 29, 1999

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – Newshour – January 29, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day, fifteen years ago, was about limits being reached, endurance vanished and nerves frayed out of existence. The War in Kosovo, indeed the strife...

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To Bork, Or Not To Bork – October 11, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – October 11, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this week, ending on October 11th in 1987 had much to do with the brouhaha on Capitol Hill over Pres. Reagan’s nomination of Judge Robert...

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Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Report On America – Detroit – October 7, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was...

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Is Big-Business Taking Over Government? – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum of The Air – Is Government Favoring Big Business? – NBC Radio August 7, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Funny how it’s always been speculated on and feared over, but it happens anyway. In 1955, the question of...

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A Word From John Paul II From The United Nations About A World Gone Askew – October 5, 1995

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – Pope John Paul II Addresses United Nations General Assembly – October 5, 1995 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Billed as the last address he would give at a gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Pope John Paul II...

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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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And Your Bird Can Sing: The Valachi Hearings – The Profumo Scandal – September 25, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News On The Hour – Report on The Valachi Crime Hearings – NBC Radio – Sept. 25, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy month for scandals, revelations and upheavals. September in 1963 was no different, it seems. On this day...

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Something Went Snap – September 10, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices and Events for week ending September 10, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A week where the vagaries of Human Nature went haywire, this Septmeber 10th in 1949. Starting with news of a deadly mass shooting in Camden New Jersey....