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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....

Censoring Textbooks – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR- Options In Education – Textbook Censorship – Dec. 11, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As long as there’s been education there have been people who rail against it. As long as there have been schools there are people who...

What Is High School For? – 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – A Report Card On High School – What’s It For? – March 1972 – WNBC, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In case you thought the trouble with schools in general and High schools in particular was the property of...

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...

How Will History Judge Itself – A Word From Barbara Tuchman – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Barbara Tuchman address at UC Berkeley – NPR Options – July 22, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It’s always an interesting idea to consider; how will history judge what is going on now in the grand scheme of things? Will...

September 10, 1949 – “Something Went Snap” – Mass Shooting In New Jersey – Throwing Rocks In Peekskill –

A week where the vagaries of Human Nature went haywire, this September 10th in 1949. Starting with news of a deadly mass shooting in Camden New Jersey. The lone gunman, Howard Unruh, claiming people were saying bad things about his character, went on a shooting rampage, indiscriminately killing some 13...

Gen. Marshall Has A Plan – September 6, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Our Foreign Policy – The Marshall Plan – September 6, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The news on this day in September of 1947 found the world . . .pretty much as usual, sliding into a state of chaos. The...