Tagged: Past Daily Reference Room

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Pakistan At The Polls – 1950 – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the first open and democratically held elections in Pakistan in several decades coming up this Saturday (May 11), I ran across this very early interview, less than three years after  independence was declared for Pakistan and the neighboring India....

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And Then There Was Dien Bien Phu – May 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Since most mainstream media will be focusing on the end of the War in Europe in 1945, May 7th also marks another anniversary; one that had far-reaching consequences during the years and decades directly following it. The fall of the...

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Imminent Implosion – Thieu Resigns – April 21, 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the collapse of South Vietnam only a matter of time this April in 1975, word came on the 21st of the resignation of South Vietnamese President Nguyen van Thieu, citing anger and bitterness toward the U.S., claiming that it...

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American Thinking On Crime – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: When the findings of the Johnson Administration’s Commission On Crime In America was released in 1967, it didn’t come as much surprise to most people. In 1967, America was becoming an increasingly violent country. With a dramatic rise in Urban...

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Going After The Wrong Guy – Richard Jewell And The Atlanta Bombing – 1996 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As the investigation amps up and photos are now being released of suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing case, a lot was speculated on yesterday when reports flew all over the media of a capture and pending arraignment in the...

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April Of Ironies – The Strange Correlation Between Boston And Waco – 1993-2013 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: (Still working on the Audio Player fiasco – bear with us.) Sometimes looking at history, and it’s place in contemporary events, reveal odd, almost disturbing correlations. Case in point: The bombings in Boston yesterday and the horrific scenes, and the ongoing investigations...

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No Knight – No Magic Wand: An Interview With Barbara Jordan -1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Washington Straight Talk With Barbara Jordan – March 24, 1975 Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan shot to fame in the 1970s as part of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate Hearings. She was also the first Black Woman elected to Congress from...

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Who Am I? What Am I Doing? Where Am I Going? – The American Scene: 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Second Sunday – The American Scene – A Re- Assessment – 1971 No getting around it, the 70s were something of a mess. Recovering from the massive hangover of the 60s – the Woodstock generation running smack into the Altamont generation. Vietnam...

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Living On The Edge In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Great Challenge – Individual Relationships In A Mass Society -April 22, 1956 By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear,...