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Water, Water Everywhere – 1965 – Drought, Water Pollution And Earth – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – Water, Water Everywhere – Nov. 15, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the 1960s the concern wasn’t so much about Planet Earth running out of water as much as Planet Earth running out of drinkable water....

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Perfectly Safe – No Cause For Concern – Chemical Pollution In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Only One Earth – documentary series – 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine, but not surprising, the warning signs of our global pollution catastrophe were being sounded as early as 1972 (earlier than that, but...

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“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here” – July 10, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Nightly News With Chet Huntley and David Brinkley – July 10, 1970 Become a Patron! Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there...

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A Day Both Odd And Personalized – May 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: If you owned a car, this May 9th in 1979, you were no doubt preoccupied with what number your license plate ended in. Because gas rationing was being enforced and was strictly limited to odd numbered or Personalized license plates...

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Meltdown At Chernobyl – April 29, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: April 29, 1986 was a day the true nature of how disastrous it was wouldn’t be known for weeks and months later. On this April 29th, amid vehement denials to the contrary, one of the worst Nuclear Power Plant disasters...

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On Top Of Everything Else; Earth Day – April 22, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On top of everything else going on this day in 1970, it was also Earth Day – the very first one. Amid a flurry of publicity and events, Earth Day was intended to be the beginning of what would be...

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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...

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Rubbing People The Wrong Way – April 5, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 5, 1976 News for this day in 1976 had, among other things, much to do with Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger and the ruffling of feathers in the Middle East, most notably the Israelis. Secretary Kissinger was confronted by...

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A Plague Of Scrap-Metal Merchants – April 3, 1982

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 3, 1982 On April 3rd, 1982 the most common sound heard this day was the flipping of map pages, trying to figure out just where exactly and what exactly The Falkland Islands were. Because on this day it was...

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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...