Tagged: Education

Bye-Bye Somoza – July 17, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this July 17th in 1979 began with word that Nicaraguan strong-man Anastasio Somoza resigned and went into exile. Short, sweet and to the point. The...

July 8, 1956 – Happy Pills And The Dawn Of The Pharmaceutical Generation

Become a Patron! You can blame it on the Cold War, you can blame it on the great uncertainty society was facing. You can blame it on the questioning of values and who we had become as a people. You can blame it on just about everything. What ever it...

Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum Of The Air – July 9, 1950 – Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The endless debate on U.S. Foreign Policy, the political wrangling and the blind-sidedness – it would seem to be our...

Fourth Of July – 1962 – President Kennedy Celebrates A Cold War Fourth.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fourth of July celebration with President Kennedy – July 4, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The Fourth of July in 2013 is full of turmoil and uncertainty. Oddly, the Fourth of July in 1962 was almost exactly the same. The world...

How Americans Feel About Vietnam – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Special Report – Dialogue And Decision – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1965 was about the growing dissatisfaction with the War in Vietnam. There were still a lot of supporters, but an equal...

Immigration In The World Of 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Image America: Immigration – June 25, 1959 – NBC Radio Network. Since the recent passage of new Immigration¬†reform legislation, it’s always interesting to consider where the history is – what were Immigration laws like 20, 30, 50 years ago. In 1959...

Truman Talks Point 4 – June 28, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Truman address to Newspaper Guild – Point 4 Program – June 28, 1950 On this day in 1950, President Truman introduced an idea that, had it not been mired in the outbreak of the Korean War only a few days...

FDR Has A Word Or Two About Education – June 30, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Address at National Education Association Rally – June 30, 1938 Lest we all forget (and there are times I think we have), Education has played an overwhelmingly crucial role in the successful life of any country. As part of...

SCOTUS Giveth – SCOTUS Taketh Away – The 1993 March On Washington – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Gay March On Washington – April 25, 1993 With emotions running with roller-coaster-like velocity the past 24 hours, The Supreme Court ruled today that DOMA was no longer an issue. That was the good news. Because hot on the heels of...

Voting Rights – LBJ Address To Congress – 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pres. Johnson Address To Congress on Voting Rights Legislation – March 1965. In a stunning (although not completely surprising, considering the SCOTUS track record of late), decision regarding the question of Voting Rights, the Supreme Court reversed some key provisions in...