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Tagged: Great Depression

Will America’s Youth Carry On The American Way? 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Will America’s Youth Carry On The American Way? 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – America’s Town Meeting – Can We Depend On Youth To Follow The American Way? – April 20, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The age-old question; leaving legacies. Even in 1939 the older generation had grave doubts...

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‘I Am Troubled By The Cynical Immorality Of My Country’ – John Steinbeck – America’s Moral Crisis – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

‘I Am Troubled By The Cynical Immorality Of My Country’ – John Steinbeck – America’s Moral Crisis – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind – Moral Crisis in America – 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Some 54 years ago, we were in the midst of a moral crisis. Society was coming apart at the seams. We were becoming...

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Alphonso Trent’s Orchestra – 1928 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Nightmare – Alphonso Trent’s Orchestra – December 5, 1928 Taking a mini-break from Rock this weekend and diving into some 20’s Hot Jazz, via Alphonso Trent’s Orchestra in a 1928 recording The Nightmare. Although probably not well known today, in...

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FDR Has A Word About Unemployment – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Franklin D. Roosevelt discusses Unemployment – November 14, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was billed as a “fireside chat style address” on November 14, 1937, President Roosevelt delivered a radio talk about the state of unemployment in...

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Mobilization For Human Needs – October 22, 1934 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Franklin Roosevelt – Message for the 1934 Mobilization For Human Needs – Oct. 22, 1934 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1934 we were still in the grip of a Depression. Federal, State and Local governments were strapped. The onus...

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Eastman-Rochester Symphony Play Music Of Douglas Moore – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Douglas Moore – Village Music – Eastman-Rochester Symphony, Howard Hanson – March 30, 1953 One of the interesting facets of American music between the World Wars was the nationalistic fervor that was whipped up as a result of the Great Depression and...

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FDR Has A Word About Constitution Day – September 17, 1937

Become a subscriber for exclusive offers: Become a Patron! Editors Note: Originally posted on September 17, 2013: Seventy-six ¬†years ago, on September 17th 1937, President Roosevelt delivered his annual Constitution Day address. What makes this address so important is that it came in the midst of the uproar over FDR’s...

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Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

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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...

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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...