Tagged: Past Daily Reference Room

March On Washington – August 28, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

August 28th marks the 56th anniversary of the legendary March on Washington. The largest Civil Rights demonstration of its kind up to this point, the march culminated in a day of speeches in front of the Lincoln Memorial and a general feeling that something had begun. Most people think of...

Slipping Into Darkness – The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution – August 10, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player РLBJ signs The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution РAugust 10, 1964 РGordon Skene Sound Collection Fifty years ago this week, the seemingly innocuous event of signing a bill pledging support of the South Vietnamese government from  further intrusions by the...

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...

An Elephant In The Room The Size Of Bahrain – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Next Phase In Foreign Policy: World Economy – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The warning signs were on the wall going back to 1971. Up until that year the U.S. enjoyed a trade surplus. After 1971 the...

Land Of The Thieves – Home Of The Slaves – The Credit Crisis – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Credit Crisis – CBS Reports – March, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Nothing new with the realization that the Credit industry is the second oldest profession on our planet. Offering the chance to get something you can’t afford has been...

To Be Young, Gifted And Convinced . . .-1972 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBC Radio Documentary – Ugly Teenage Girls – 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For all that we complain about our society today becoming the glorification of the grotesque, how our perceptions of beauty have become so twisted and mangled out of...

Are Our Schoolbooks Dangerous? – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum of The Air – Are Our Schoolbooks Dangerous? 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a society, are we a fearful people? Yes. Paranoid? Yes. Vengeful? Yes. Civil? No. Has it always been that way? I’m afraid to say, yes....

Our Civil Liberties – Are They In Danger? 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio: Our Civil Liberties – Are They In Danger? America United Program – 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The question of our Civil Liberties has been a topic of discussion and speculation going on for decades. However, at no other time has it...

Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum Of The Air – July 9, 1950 – Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The endless debate on U.S. Foreign Policy, the political wrangling and the blind-sidedness – it would seem to be our...