Tagged: Quality of Life

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October 14, 1936 – FDR -‘A Regimentation Of Other People’s Money – A Regimentation Of Other People’s Lives’

With the Presidential Campaign of 1936 in its last weeks and at fevered pitch, President Roosevelt embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to bring his message home. In 1936, America was in better shape than it was in 1932. But detractors clamored to call the New Deal a disaster, that The...

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Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

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, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

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Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was a place I lived with my family and I had no other frame of reference. I was however, aware that my father, who worked in...

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March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

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September 19, 1957 – The Asian Flu Comes To America

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! The world on this September 19th in 1957 was awash with 104 degree fevers, paralyzed with aching muscles and joints, throwing up just about everything everyone ate the past year and it was only getting worse. 1957 was The Year Of The Asian...

New York - July 1977

July 19, 1977 – Summer Of Sizzle

July 19, 1977 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 19, 1977 – the heatwave which had gripped most of the East Coast and was in other parts of the country was continuing on this day. As New York was slowly recovering from its worst...

Youth and Police

Youth And Police – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Youth and Police in America, circa 1971. If there was one thing the 60s made glowingly apparent, that most decades previously didn’t, it was the notion to question authority. Sparked by the Vietnam War and set ablaze by the Youth explosion, there were more teenagers running around America’s streets than...

Jimmy Carter at the NEA Convention

July 5,1980 – A Respite From Glad-handing – A Packing Of Common Criminals

July 5, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another busy news day, this July 5, 1980. With Jimmy Carter actively seeking endorsements, he took a brief respite before assuming Presidential duties, and headed to Plains, Georgia for his first time off in 9 months....

Arthur LeBlanc And Charles Reiner Play Music Of Violet Archer – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Arthur LeBlanc And Charles Reiner Play Music Of Violet Archer – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

– Violet Archer – Prelude and Allegro for Violin and Piano – Arthur LeBlanc, violin – Charles Reiner, Piano – CBC Transcription Service – 1958 – The name Violet Archer may not ring a lot of bells with some Classical Music enthusiasts. But she was one of the seminal figures...