Tagged: education

Women and Wretched Excess

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...

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower On The Importance Of Education – 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower – address to National Education Association 100th Birthday – April 4, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Eisenhower addressed a gathering of the National Education Association, on the occasion of their 100th anniversary in 1957. Some 60 years later, the institution of Education and higher learning...

Schools In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Schools In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Schools in America – The Open Mind – October 16, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Schools in America. In 1960, it was an area of concern. The fear was, we were lagging behind the Russians in our Educational systems, and this was going to play a huge part...

A Plague Of Brains In 1976 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Options In Education -Problems In Parenting – May 24, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When you consider that 1976 was some 38 years ago, and that the Internet didn’t exist, technology wars consisted of VHS versus Betamax, computers were...

Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

March On Washington – August 28, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

August 28th marks the 56th anniversary of the legendary March on Washington. The largest Civil Rights demonstration of its kind up to this point, the march culminated in a day of speeches in front of the Lincoln Memorial and a general feeling that something had begun. Most people think of...

The Right To Knowledge – Eisenhower Addresses Columbia University – May 31, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: Maybe the Cold War had something to do with it. The Space Race and the dawn of New Technology, but in 1954 one of the things consistently stressed by President Eisenhower throughout much of his Presidency was the crucial role...

Class of ’53 – Teenagers Of The 50s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sixty years ago, almost to the day, America was muddling over the question “what’s happening to today’s youth?” – Crime was up, juvenile delinquency was up, unwanted pregnancies were up, drug and alcohol abuse were up, high-school drop-outs were up....

April 11, 1972 – And Somewhere A Tribe Of Gentle People

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News – April 11, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 11th in 1972 was, by admission of the newscaster on this broadcast; busy. First was news regarding the ongoing war in Vietnam. The North Vietnamese offensive into...

No Knight – No Magic Wand: An Interview With Barbara Jordan -1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Washington Straight Talk With Barbara Jordan – March 24, 1975 Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan shot to fame in the 1970s as part of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate Hearings. She was also the first Black Woman elected to Congress from...