Tagged: Great Depression

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September 30, 1934 – FDR Has A Few Words About Government

Patrons and Subscribers: Become a Patron! President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of economic collapse and...

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March 31, 1936 – Democracy And The Constitution In An Era Of Unrest – Past Daily Reference Room

William Hard: Essay on the Constitution – You And Your Government radio series – March 31, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Democracy and the Constitution – periodically, during our nation’s history, the very basis of our democracy and the principles of the Constitution have come under fire and...

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Clifford Odets: “The Artist Is Taking A Strange Place In America Today” 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Clifford Odets – Interview for Sum & Substance – Feb. 3, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The name Clifford Odets may not ring any bells, unless you have spent time going through the history of Theatre and the Social commentary of 1930s Depression-era America. To many, Clifford Odets...

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Herbert Hoover Accepts The 1932 Republican Presidential Nomination – Convention Snapshot

Herbert Hoover, in 1932 was in the unenviable position of running for re-election as President on the GOP ticket. During his first term, in fact, some 8 months into it, the great 1929 crash of Wall Street and the ensuing panic that resulted turned what was an economic disaster into...

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May 7, 1941 – Wendell Willkie At Madison Square Garden

Wendell Willkie – Madison Square Garden Address – May 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wendell Wilkie, a former Democrat who switched parties in 1939 to become a Republican lawmaker and oppose Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election, wound up an ally and an emissary of FDR’s...

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Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Become a Patron! Healthcare in America, affordable Healthcare in America, has been a subject of discussion, debate and attempted legislation going back to 1909 and before. Some of the earliest proposals came from the administration of Teddy Roosevelt who, in the midst of dramatic reform in other aspects of our...


Social Security – August 14, 1935

Become a Patron! Lest we all forget, on August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act of 1935. Weathering attempts at dismantling, fears it would go broke and pledges by some to abolish, the Social Security Act has withstood the test of time and politics to...


April 14, 1945 – Funeral For A President – The Death Of FDR

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – FDR Funeral (recap) – April 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day 70 years ago, the country was in mourning as it paid its last respects to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died two...

A Remembrance And A Dedication – Hyde Park Dedication – April 12, 1946 0

A Remembrance And A Dedication – Hyde Park Dedication – April 12, 1946

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Dedication of FDR Home At Hyde Park – April 12, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. April 12th 1946 marked one year since the sudden passing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since then a war was...