Tagged: People

Getting Sick In America – Healthcare In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Second Sunday – August 11, 1968 Become a Patron! Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few decades, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since...

The Come Alive Generation

30 Minutes That Shaped A Generation – The Selling Of Youth Culture In The 60s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Something interesting happened around the time of the British Invasion in the early 1960s’; teenagers in America were suddenly discovered to be a massive consumer market. Not that there hasn’t always been a goodly chunk of the population hovering under 30 – it’s just this particular generation, the one that’s...

Who Killed Michael Farmer? – 1958 – Past Daily  Reference Room

Who Killed Michael Farmer? – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Who Killed Michael Farmer? – April 21, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the latest series of random shootings in and around school campuses is relatively new, acts of senseless violence aren’t. In the 1950s, the problem...

A Word Or Two From Hugh Hefner In 1974 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – James Day Interview Hugh Hefner – May 27, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before Hugh Hefner came along with the idea of putting together, what later became the iconic Playboy Magazine, risquè, “adult themed” material was confined to the somewhat...

Today’s Young Woman – 1953 – A Lecture By Millicent Carey McIntosh – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! You will be listening to this and you’ll wonder if this is a description of life on another planet. It bears no resemblance to life in 2014. It was, in fact 61 years ago this week. This was what young Women were having to face in the...

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...

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...

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...

Martin Luther King On Meet The Press – 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Talkshows Past

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Press – Martin Luther King – 1960 Since Tuesday marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, I thought it would be fitting to offer an early Meet The Press appearance from April 16, 1960 as tribute to the man...