Tagged: Mid-Century America

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The World According To Conference Room 5 – October 29, 1949

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! News for this October 29 in 1949 had much to do with the comings and goings from Conference Room 5 at the United Nations temporary headquarters at Lake Success, New York. Topic for discussion was Atomic Energy and what was going to...

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September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

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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...

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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...

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‘What Have You Done For Me Lately?’ – The 1954 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Radio News – Barometer 1954: The Congressional Elections – Oct. 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that voting, even in the acknowledged “off-year” election season is important, here is a documentary, one of a series NBC Radio News...

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‘Bad Officials Are Elected By Good Citizens Who Do not Vote’ – The 1950 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Report To The Nation – 1950 Elections – Nov.9. 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re less than two days away from the 2014 mid-term elections, I thought it might be a good idea to run a radio...

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Feelings And Emotions – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Chicago University Roundtable – Feelings, Emotions and World Problems – October 31, 1948 Strange to consider now, but in 1948 the second International Symposium on Feelings and Emotions was being held in Chicago. The purpose of the symposium was to try...

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World Of The Nervous Tick – November 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Eric Sevareid commentary – November 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seemingly, the situations never change. In November of 1958 the big concern was the Cold War – the “control of outer space”, the situation in Berlin and...