Newstalgia Reference Room with a debate over pending legislation for Affordable Middle Class Housing, as introduced in the Senate. The subject is debated by Sen. John Sparkman (co-sponsor of the bill) and Clark Daniel, Director, National Association of Home Builders. From the program American Forum of The Air, broadcast on March 12, 1950.
Newstalgia Reference Room - "Do We Need Unemployment Insurance?" - a lively debate on the pros and cons of Federally subsidized Unemployment Insurance, as proposed by President Truman and debated by Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin and Senator John W. Bricker (R-Ohio). Broadcast in January 1950.
Newstalgia Weekend Gramophone with the music of Bela Bartok as performed by Tibor Serly and The New Symphony Orchestra (of London), recorded in 1950.
Nights at the Roundtable (Christmas Edition) with Roy Milton and His Solid Senders and Christmas Time Blues, recorded in 1950.
Jean Doyen - impeccable interpreter of French composers and even a few naturalized ones. Another set of recordings from the French Radio Transcription Service. This one from a public performance recorded in 1950 featuring the great Jean Doyen,
News for the week ending November 18, 1950. Thanksgiving coming up and a look at Thanksgivings past. Coach Herman Hickman given a 10 year contract by Yale, Playwright Robert Sherwood appeals for more Theater in America. Kefauver Crime Committee Hearings in Los Angeles with mobster Mickey Cohen on the witness stand. Korea continuing. A debate heating up on Capitol Hill over Foreign Policy. And the biggest record of the week is The Thing.
Weekend Gramophone with music by American composer Lyndol Mitchell as performed by the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Hanson on May 27, 1950.
Newstalgia Reference Room with an address by President Harry S. Truman at the 17th Annual Convention of The Newspaper Guild on June 28, 1950, discussing his Point Four Foreign Aid/Empowerment Program.
Sunday Gramophone with another installment of discs from French Radio. This time it's music of Louis Aubert as performed by Mezzo-Soprano Irma Kolassi with the Orchestra of The French Radio conducted by Pierre-Michel LeConte in 1950.
Less than a month before Korea, years before Vietnam and decades before Iraq, Memorial Day was about remembering those who served and died during the Wars previous, back to the Civil War. The Second World War had only ended less than five years
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