Tagged: New Technology

Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was a place I lived with my family and I had no other frame of reference. I was however, aware that my father, who worked in...

Turning Up The Heat – Cranking Up The Rhetoric – October 7, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for October 7, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With four weeks to the day until the 1980 Presidential Election would be over, all eyes were on the ramped up rhetoric and endless campaigning between...

How Will History Judge Itself – A Word From Barbara Tuchman – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Barbara Tuchman address at UC Berkeley – NPR Options – July 22, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It’s always an interesting idea to consider; how will history judge what is going on now in the grand scheme of things? Will...

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...

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...

A Vast Wasteland Revisited – The FCC In 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Options – The FCC – January 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1961 then-FCC Commissioner Newton Minow took the broadcast industry to task for offering what he called “A vast Wasteland” of inane and pointless programming. The very public...

Getting To Know Everything About You – Domestic Spying In America – 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: First Tuesday: Domestic Spying – How Much Do They Know About You? – Dec. 1, 1970 It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to many that our preoccupation with Domestic spying has been with us for a very long time. In 1970...

Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs – Live At London Calling 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: New Faces Edition

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: More festivals and more new acts tonight. Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs are a recent signing by the indie label Heavenly Records (who’ve been signing a lot of great acts recently) and their appearance at the London Calling 2013...

New York World’s Fair Opens – April 30, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On this day in 1939, all eyes were on New York at the unveiling of the Worlds Fair of 1939. The World of Tomorrow; an idyllic world of peace and technological wizardry. The world where all things were possible. Except...

“The Energy Crisis Has Not Yet Overwhelmed Us, But It Will If We Do Not Act Quickly” – Jimmy Carter – April 18, 1977

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  Further evidence April has had its fair share of drama in history. On this April 18th in 1977 it was a dire warning from President Jimmy Carter over the Energy Crisis that was looming. On this day he spoke directly to...