Tagged: economy

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

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March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Women and Wretched Excess

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

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FDR - Fireside Chat 1934

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...

Health Insurance

July 28, 1978 – The Word Was Health – The Subject Was Economy

July 28, 1978 – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this July 28, 1978 – the subjects on everyone’s mind were The Economy and Affordable Health Care. The Economy was a mess – so was our Health Care system. Both desperately needed fixing and...

Draft Protests 1980

July 21, 1980 – Shades Of The 60s – Protesting The Draft

July 21, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 21, 1980 – but if you closed your eyes and took a deep breath, it could be July 21, 1968. Plans were afoot to reactivate the Draft, with Selective Service offices opening up...

The Wrong Runway – October 31, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + Newsbreak + 9:00 am News – October 31, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Starting off the day with a tragedy, this October 31st in 1979. Beginning with news of a Western Airlines DC-10 from Los...

Defusing The Flap – Inciting The Hype – September 17, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – September 17, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And while tensions in the Middle-East were easing somewhat, via more shuttle Diplomacy from Secretary of State James Baker and meetings with Israel’s Itzhak Shamir – a tenuous...

Mad Dash To The Finish Line – October 31, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – October 31, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Down to the wire – the last full week of campaigning before America went to the polls, this week ending October 31st, in 1976. President Ford and...

The Clot Thickens – October 17, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 17, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of diplomatic wrangling, spin and damage control, this October 17th in 1986. Beginning with the White House sending former Attorney General Griffin Bell to Managua to...