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Past Daily Spring Fundraiser – Update Number 2

Day Number 2 of our Fundraiser and it’s starting to look up. Still off by a long ways, but the outpouring of support and encouragement have been energizing. If we can just keep up the momentum, we can reach our goal. And like I said yesterday, the sooner we reach...

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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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A Photo-Op In Haiti – September 20, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News For September 20, 1994 – NPR Morning Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For September 20, 1994 the news was about U.S. troops landing in Haiti and the removal of one government, headed up by Military strongman Raoul Cédras and...

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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....

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A Festival Of Selective Amnesia – August 28, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices And Events for the week ending August 28, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this August 28th in 1949 had much to do with a familiar meme; corruption, profiteering, influence peddling and bribery on...

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Medicare And Mayhem – August 21, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  CBS Radio – Face The Nation + Hourly News – August 21, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of stark contrasts from opposite sides of the world, this August 21st in 1983. At home, attention was on Capitol Hill and...

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August 15, 1969 – And While The Scent Of Incense And Patchouli Wafted In One Part Of The World – The Scent Of Teargas And Burning Tires Wafted In The Other –

  Become a Patron! While the much-fabled Woodstock Festival was getting underway for its first day, the world was spinning wildly away as usual on this August 15th in 1969. From Northern Ireland, Catholic and Protestant rioting was raging on. British troops were being reinforced and rioting was spreading rapidly....

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FDR Signs Social Security – August 14, 1935

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt signs The Social Security Act of 1935 – August 14, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since it’s been a bone of contention and the target of avid attempts at dismantling it, here’s a reminder of what all the...

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I Have Never Been A Quitter . . . . . – Nixon Resigns – August 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News of the Day – August 8, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Forty-two years ago today, the Great National Nightmare, as Gerald Ford put it, was over. After months of investigations, hearings and discoveries, the end of an era had finally...

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Howard Hughes On Capitol Hill – August 6, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Recap of Howard Hughes Testimony on Capitol Hill for August 6, 1947 – Mutual News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1947, eyes and ears were riveted to the goings on in Capitol Hill in the form of testimony...