Tagged: Middle Class

The Healthcare Debate Of 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link for Audio player: Healthcare Debate – 1956 At the risk of sounding like a broken record and belaboring a point over and over, the argument over Universal Healthcare, Affordable Healthcare, proposed legislation for some subsidized Healthcare are all old issues. Issues that have been at forefront...

Social Security Turns 77 – August 14, 1935

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Signs Social Security Act – Aug. 14, 1935 Today marks the seventy-seventh birthday of The Social Security Act. FDR: “The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young...

FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940 After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a...

Pete Seeger, The Dillards, Joan Baez, The Modern Folk Quartet, Joe & Eddie – No On Prop. 14 Rally – Hollywood Bowl – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Backstage Weekend

Part 1: Part 2: Continuing our archeological dig through concerts never heard, thought lost, destined to be destroyed and otherwise forgotten about, here is another Hollywood Bowl concert with an all-star cast that was never broadcast and never thought to have existed. This time it’s Folk Music and a Political...

Cities On The Edge – 1975

With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period for the American city. Most famously was the economic crisis that...

Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...