Tagged: Education

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...

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,...

“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...

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...

State Of The Union – 1965 – Lyndon Johnson – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  LBJ – State of The Union – 1965 This is the second State of The Union Address  by President Lyndon Johnson, delivered on January 4, 1965. His address for 1964 laid the groundwork for the sweeping changes he was proposing by declaring...

On Top Of Everything, Disasters – February 6, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Feb. 6, 1951 The news for this February 6th in 1951 began with the worst Passenger train disaster since 1918. The Pennsylvania Railroad 5:10 Commuter Express train The Broker hit a temporary spur and careened over an embankment, killing some...

In Good Shape At The Moment – In Bad Shape Comparatively – February 5, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Luther Hodges – February 5, 1961 Forever The Economy – even in 1961. It was about jobs, lack of jobs, where we were compared to the rest of the world. Were we lagging behind. Were we still Number One. Where were we...

ABSCAM – New Word In The Dictionary – February 4, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 4, 1980 On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials...

A Word Or Two From Marcus Garvey – Past Daily Reference Room: Black History Month Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Marcus Garvey – 1921 Kicking off Black History Month this year with two short addresses by Marcus Garvey. Garvey, a Jamaican political leader, activist, journalist and orator was founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. He was an...

Nassar’s Egypt – January 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – Update- Nasser’s Egypt – Jan. 1957 1956 and 1957 were pivotal years for the emergence of Egypt as a power to be reckoned with in the Middle East. Since the rise of Gamal Abdul Nassar in 1952, Egypt came...