Tagged: New Technology

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

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Report On America – Detroit – October 7, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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“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...