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Happy Pills – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

Mental Health in the 1950’s was still something of a mystery when the first medications were introduced to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety and psychosis. The introduction of Tranquilizers to the American public was met with a goodly amount of suspicion in the Psychiatric community, but the public went crazy...

Sophie Hunger – Live At Paleo Festival 2013, Nyon – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders/Festival Edition

I just ran across this one from the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland which was recorded on July 13, 2013. Sophie Hunger is from Zurich and she was a surprise  hit at the 2008 Montreux Festival. Her sound is a mixture of a lot of different influences. And so is her...

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September 19, 1957 – The Asian Flu Comes To America

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! The world on this September 19th in 1957 was awash with 104 degree fevers, paralyzed with aching muscles and joints, throwing up just about everything everyone ate the past year and it was only getting worse. 1957 was The Year Of The Asian...

Getting Sick In America – Healthcare In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Second Sunday – August 11, 1968 Become a Patron! Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few decades, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since...

A Photo-Op In Haiti – September 20, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News For September 20, 1994 – NPR Morning Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For September 20, 1994 the news was about U.S. troops landing in Haiti and the removal of one government, headed up by Military strongman Raoul Cédras and...

Out Of The Kitchen And Into The Street – Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Re-cap of Days activities – Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 1970 – WBAI, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day had to do with the celebration of Women’s Equality Day, and a flood of protest marches throughout...

Medicare And Mayhem – August 21, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  CBS Radio – Face The Nation + Hourly News – August 21, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of stark contrasts from opposite sides of the world, this August 21st in 1983. At home, attention was on Capitol Hill and...

Motorhead – Live At The Paris Theater – 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert (Get Well Lemmy) Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Motorhead – Live at The Paris Theater – May 16, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert With the news earlier this month of the abrupt cancellation of Motorhead‘s Summer tour, owing to complications from heart surgery on the group’s founder and...

July 8, 1956 – Happy Pills And The Dawn Of The Pharmaceutical Generation

Become a Patron! You can blame it on the Cold War, you can blame it on the great uncertainty society was facing. You can blame it on the questioning of values and who we had become as a people. You can blame it on just about everything. What ever it...

May 20, 1962 – JFK Would Like A Word With You About Medicare – Past Daily Reference Room

For everyone who thinks the current situation over Medicare is something new, you’re wrong. The issue of Medicare has been raging since the days of the FDR administration. The arguments for it are the same – the arguments against it are the same. On May 20, 1962, President Kennedy addressed...