Tagged: Education

June 19, 1968 – Juneteenth – Solidarity Day – Coretta Scott-King And The Poor People’s March

June 19, 1968 – Coretta Scott King – Solidarity Day Address 1968 saw no end of turmoil and upheaval in the world. In the first six months alone there was the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. France went on strike. Prague Spring...

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...

June 11, 1963 – Alabama Face-Off – George Wallace, Nicholas Katzenbach And School Desegregation

We could use a bit of love at the moment: Become a Patron! On June 11, 1963, 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...

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...

May 20, 1962 – JFK Would Like A Word With You About Medicare – Past Daily Reference Room

For everyone who thinks the current situation over Medicare is something new, you’re wrong. The issue of Medicare has been raging since the days of the FDR administration. The arguments for it are the same – the arguments against it are the same. On May 20, 1962, President Kennedy addressed...

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...

1966 Looks At 2000 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Year 2000 – March 6, 1966 In 1966, the year 2000 was far enough off so predictions could seem fantastic without actually waiting for the future to arrive and prove most of it wrong. In this program, part of the Second...

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...

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...

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,...