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February 5, 1961 – The Economy: In Good Shape At The Moment – In Bad Shape Comparatively –

February 5, 1961 – Forever The Economy – even in 1961. It was about jobs, lack of jobs, where we were compared to the rest of the world. Were we lagging behind. Were we still Number One. Where were we heading. President Kennedy, in his State of The Union speech...

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February 4, 1980 – ABSCAM: New Word In The Dictionary.

On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials and hand-wringing went into swift action, but questions arose when it was learned...

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January 22, 1973 – Roe v. Wade – Supreme Court Decision On Abortion

Forty-eight years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that made a Woman’s right whether or not to choose to have an Abortion a legal right. Prior to this time it was illegal for a doctor to perform an Abortion under any circumstances, and those Women who chose...

Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

Remember S.I. Hayakawa? – Past Daily Reference Room

Remember S.I. Hayakawa? – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Speaking Freely with S.I. Hayakawa – April 20, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. If you were around in the 60s, or even more precise, if you were going to college and happened to be in the...

Lyndon Johnson Addresses The National Education Association – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson Addresses the NEA Convention – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before he entered politics, it should be noted Lyndon Johnson was a School Teacher. And even though Schools had changed considerably from when he last pored...

Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – America United Program – Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? – May 29, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1949 access to a good, or even adequate education, depended on where you lived and what your economic circumstances were....

I Am Woman – I Am Packing Heat – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – Modern Women, Modern Crime – November 11, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the Women’s Movement gained momentum in the 1970s, so too did the sudden interest in the uptick of crimes committed by Women...