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Segovia And Volcker Leave The Scene, But for Entirely Different Reasons – June 3, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this day in June, 1987 was word of the passing of the legendary Andrès Segovia, whose masterful poetry of the guitar influenced entire generations of guitarists and lovers of  music throughout the world, was stilled at the age...

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Who Am I? What Am I Doing? Where Am I Going? – The American Scene: 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Second Sunday – The American Scene – A Re- Assessment – 1971 No getting around it, the 70s were something of a mess. Recovering from the massive hangover of the 60s – the Woodstock generation running smack into the Altamont generation. Vietnam...

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Soapy Goes To Africa – March 26, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Press – G. Mennen Williams – March 26, 1964 The ongoing turmoil/growing pains/strife that marked the African Independence Movement in the 1960s continues, to a degree, to this day. But in 1964 it was all pretty fresh. There was The...

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Trench Life During The War On Poverty – Sargent Shriver – March 22, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sargent Shriver – Meet The Press – March 23, 1964 This day in 1964 (a Sunday), Meet The Press had Sargent Shriver on as guest. As former head of The Peace Corps, he was tagged by President Johnson to head up the...

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Living On The Edge In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Great Challenge – Individual Relationships In A Mass Society -April 22, 1956 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,...

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A Delicate Balance – March 14, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Commentary for March 14, 1948 News on this March 14th in 1948 came by way of commentary on the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Europe. Branded by some as an unwarranted blank check to the former European allies with no obligation...

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Engel Vs. Vitale – School Prayer – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Reports – School Prayer – March 13, 1963 Fifty years ago today, on March 13, 1963, CBS Reports broadcast a documentary on the famous Engel vs. Vitale Supreme Court case regarding prayer in Public Schools. The decision was rendered in 1962,...

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“Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person” – March 4, 1950

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of March 4, 1950 News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of...

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A Few Words From Man Ray – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Man Ray As one of the cornerstones of the Avant-Garde, Dada-Surrealist and Modernist Movements, Man Ray is probably best known for his painting, A L’Heure de L’Observatoire – Les Amoureux (Observatory Time – The Lovers) – which you can see in the...