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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Famous Elephants In The Room – The Pentagon Papers – June 30, 1971

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Before Edward Snowden and before Bradley Manning we had Daniel Ellsberg. A lot of comparisons to that pivotal point in our history have been made to Ellsberg of late. The release of the Pentagon Papers and their publishing in The...

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Alabama Face-Off – June 11, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fifty years ago today, the Civil Rights struggle had gathered steam, but it was still a struggle with bitter and violent opposition every step of the way. On this day in 1963, the infamous showdown between Deputy Attorney General Nicholas...