Tagged: Unemployment

Pulling Strings – Influencing Destiny – November 7, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – November 7, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in November in 1980, the aftermath of the Reagan landslide was still being scrutinized. The transition from the Carter White House to The...

Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

FDR Accepts The Nomination – 1932 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR – 1932 Convention address As we get ready to close the 2012 Democratic convention tonight, I thought I would run another closing speech, this one from Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, accepting the party’s nomination for President in that harrowing year. Franklin...

The Jam In Session – 1977 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Jam in session – July 19, 1977 The thing about the Punk movement in the UK was that it was truly about social upheaval and a reaction to the Thatcher years. Although it was appreciated here for its intensity, it didn’t...

Social Security Turns 77 – August 14, 1935

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Signs Social Security Act – Aug. 14, 1935 Today marks the seventy-seventh birthday of The Social Security Act. FDR: “The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young...