Tagged: Deregulation

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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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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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Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

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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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Perfectly Safe – No Cause For Concern – Chemical Pollution In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Only One Earth – documentary series – 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine, but not surprising, the warning signs of our global pollution catastrophe were being sounded as early as 1972 (earlier than that, but...

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A Week Of Rising Expectations – August 16, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – August 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The new overused word on Capitol Hill, this August week in 1975 was Shuttle Diplomacy. And the Man of The Hour for mileage spent hurtling back...

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A Vast Wasteland Revisited – The FCC In 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Options – The FCC – January 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1961 then-FCC Commissioner Newton Minow took the broadcast industry to task for offering what he called “A vast Wasteland” of inane and pointless programming. The very public...

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An Elephant In The Room The Size Of Bahrain – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Next Phase In Foreign Policy: World Economy – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The warning signs were on the wall going back to 1971. Up until that year the U.S. enjoyed a trade surplus. After 1971 the...