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Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was a place I lived with my family and I had no other frame of reference. I was however, aware that my father, who worked in...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

And How’s The Weather In YOUR Town? – The Climate Wars – BBC- 2004 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Radio 4 – Climate Wars – February 2004 – BBC Radio 4 A subject for debate unlike any other – Climate Change – Global Warming – whatever you want to call it. Those factors and those conditions which are currently...

Home, Sweet Blight – Future Of The American City In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – A Look At America’s Metropolitan Future – Dec. 19, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Urban decay. It’s been around a while. And judging from this documentary, recorded in 1972, it’s been around at least the...

Perfectly Safe – No Cause For Concern – Chemical Pollution In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Only One Earth – documentary series – 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine, but not surprising, the warning signs of our global pollution catastrophe were being sounded as early as 1972 (earlier than that, but...

An Elephant In The Room The Size Of Bahrain – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Next Phase In Foreign Policy: World Economy – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The warning signs were on the wall going back to 1971. Up until that year the U.S. enjoyed a trade surplus. After 1971 the...

Land Of The Thieves – Home Of The Slaves – The Credit Crisis – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Credit Crisis – CBS Reports – March, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Nothing new with the realization that the Credit industry is the second oldest profession on our planet. Offering the chance to get something you can’t afford has been...

Bye-Bye Somoza – July 17, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this July 17th in 1979 began with word that Nicaraguan strong-man Anastasio Somoza resigned and went into exile. Short, sweet and to the point. The...

July 10, 1970 -“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here”

Become a Patron! Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there was no shortage of strange occurrences taking place during that time. On this particular July 10th in 1970, much of the...

Yours Truly, OPEC – July 8, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending July 8, 1979 – CBS The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this July 8th in 1979 had a lot to do with the Middle East (surprise). The energy crisis...