Tagged: Education

Virginia School Desegregation In 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio player: CBS Radio – Virginia Integration – 1958 When the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Brown vs.The Board of Education, declaring segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, you would have thought the school districts around the U.S. would be quick in complying....

Killing Aid To Education – 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: The Leading Question – Education Bill -1961 I ran across this Sunday Interview show from September of 1961, part of the CBS Radio series “Leading Question” – it deals with the death of The Federal Aid to Education Bill, introduced during the...

FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940 After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a...

“Is America Anti-Intellectual?” – 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

You’d think, after a half a century, a subject like this would be a moot point. Problem recognized. Problem addressed. Problem solved. But sadly, no. If anything, the problem has only become magnified, these past 53 years. And rather than listen to this broadcast with a sense of quaint antiquity,...

The Temptations – 1970 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the Link: The Temptations – Ball Of Confusion – 1970 Forty-two years ago The Temptations summed it all up with Ball Of Confusion. Forty-two years later, they’re still summing it up. The ball of confusion stays the same. Turn it up and dig the words.

America: The Vision And The Violence – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

With the news beginning this morning, and the updated reports concerning the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora Colorado throughout the day, I’m reminded of how all-too-familiar this seems. How it has repeated over and over throughout the years. How violence, senseless acts of carnage, seem to be almost...

Cities On The Edge – 1975

With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period for the American city. Most famously was the economic crisis that...

Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...