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Tagged: Mc Carthy era

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We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly – October 15, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and the News – October 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this October 15th in 1951. Looking for a peaceful solution to the arms race and President Truman calling for discussions and...

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Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

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J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday: J.Edgar Hoover’s FBI – May, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Long before the days of Internet spying, domestic surveillance and government intrusion on privacy, we had J.Edgar Hoover. Hoover was the man behind the Federal...

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Our Civil Liberties – Are They In Danger? 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio: Our Civil Liberties – Are They In Danger? America United Program – 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The question of our Civil Liberties has been a topic of discussion and speculation going on for decades. However, at no other time has it...

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Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum Of The Air – July 9, 1950 – Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The endless debate on U.S. Foreign Policy, the political wrangling and the blind-sidedness – it would seem to be our...

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Is American Freedom In Danger? – July 3, 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum of the Air -July 5, 1955 – Is American Freedom In Danger? Gordon Skene Sound Collection In light of the events the past several years, and the recent disclosures on mass Domestic spying, it would be natural to think this...

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No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...

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Class of ’53 – Teenagers Of The 50s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sixty years ago, almost to the day, America was muddling over the question “what’s happening to today’s youth?” – Crime was up, juvenile delinquency was up, unwanted pregnancies were up, drug and alcohol abuse were up, high-school drop-outs were up....

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Baseball, Cold War, Red Scares – Life On Planet Earth – April 15, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player: (Still working on the Audio Player fiasco. Seems there are a lot of other problems WordPress is having to contend with at the moment) Your typical week, as far as the Fabulous 50s are concerned. This week, ending on April 15th in...

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Living On The Edge In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Great Challenge – Individual Relationships In A Mass Society -April 22, 1956 By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear,...