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Tagged: Past Daily Reference Room

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October 12, 1937 – FDR: A Fireside Chat

  Become a Patron! On the occasion of his return from a cross-country tour, President Roosevelt gave one of his familiar Fireside Chat’s ahead of a special session of Congress on October 12, 1937. He discusses the progress that had been made as the result of the Recovery steps the...

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I Am Woman – I Am Packing Heat – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – Modern Women, Modern Crime – November 11, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the Women’s Movement gained momentum in the 1970s, so too did the sudden interest in the uptick of crimes committed by Women...

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Is Big-Business Taking Over Government? – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum of The Air – Is Government Favoring Big Business? – NBC Radio August 7, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Funny how it’s always been speculated on and feared over, but it happens anyway. In 1955, the question of...

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Last Time The Lights Went Out – Government Shutdown’s Greatest Hits – Dec. 1995 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News reports on Government Shutdown – December 16-21, 1995 – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With word today of the impasse on Capitol Hill and the resulting shutdown of Government, the flurry of finger pointing starts. And 17...

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Rumble On 46th Street – Communists And The Congo – September 23, 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Special Report on the United Nations – September 23, 1960 – NBC Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September, 1960 was a milestone year for The United Nations. With Africa going through Independence upheavals, Cuba flexing its newly gained Communist...

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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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The Moscow Fair – September 13, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Patrons download for free: Become a Patron! Before the infamous U-2 incident (the plane, not the band . . .for you who may not know), there was a decided thaw in the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Cultural exchanges were arranged, there was a little less...

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A Word From Stephen Biko – (Dec. 18, 1946-September 12, 1977) Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – An interview with Stephen Biko – August 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Among many other things on this day, September 12th in 1977 was also the day it was disclosed that Anti-Apartheid activist Stephen Biko was murdered while in custody...

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Status Of American Women In 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Status Of American Women – NBC Special Report – Oct. 10, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the Civil Rights Movement hitting a pivotal point in 1963, it’s also important to remember the question of Equal Rights for Women...

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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...