Episodes Nearest to February 27, 1999 to March 24, 1999: 1 through 25 of 25
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
February 26, 1999 Tarrant, Texas Great Depression, Jazz\Blues, Yip Harburg
They used to tell me I was building a dream and so I followed the mob,
When there was earth to plow or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job.
They used to tell me I was building a dream, with peace and glory ahead,
Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread?
During the Depression, there were not many distractions...
- Facebook Makes a Wave in Social Networking
February 4, 1999 Suffolk, Massachusetts facebook, social networking
In 2005, journalist Ellen Rosen reported on a little known website making waves in the college community: Facebook. Created February 4, 2004 by 21-year-old Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook was initially intended for college students but soon grew. Prior to future changes, the site allowed anyone with a .edu email to create a profile online and accept and request friends. The creator of Facebook,...
- Meharry Medical College-Vanderbilt University Medical Center Alliance
January 1, 1999 Davidson, Tennessee Medicine, Hospital, Space
Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876 and was the first medical school in the South for African-Americans. It was one of only two African-American medical schools to meet the academic standards of the Flexner Report. It offers degrees in dentistry, medicine, and public health.
In fall 1997, the president of Meharry went to the vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt...
- James S. Byrd the Jasper City Dragging: An Episode of his life.
June, 1998 to 1998 Jasper, Texas Black man drag to death, Racial motivated dragging
“The Jasper Texas police report of James Byrd Jr. murdered June 1998 read like a grim horror story: along the two miles of blacktop where the 49 year- old father of three was dragged the Sheriff found his t-shirt tank top shoes, dentures and eventually the item that identified him his billfold. The crime is hearkened back to the days of segregation with a black man chained to the back of a truck...
- Modernization of the NIH Clinical Center: Groundbreaking of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center
November 4, 1997 Montgomery, Maryland Medicine, Hospital, Space
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, located in Bethesda, MD, is a hospital devoted entirely to clinical research and is one of the centers of the National Institutes of Health. Construction for the original center, the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, began in 1948 and the center opened in 1953. On November 4, 1997, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in honor of the new clinical...
- U.S. Museums Possess Nazi Art Plunder
October 17, 1997 King, Washington Art/Leisure, War, Crime
The model Henriette Darricarrere posed as an odalisque for artist Henri Matisse’s painting, “Oriental Woman Seated on Floor.” As the title suggested, she was seated elegantly on the floor wearing traditional Mediterranean apparel in the foreground while a chair covered in decorative floral-patterned textiles filled the space in the background. Acquired by prominent French Jewish...
- Students In Free Enterprise
September, 2000 to 2000 Gratiot, Michigan Student Groups, Business
S.I.F.E. first started at Alma College in the 2000-2001 school year. They started with only 9 members and have grown to over 110 in 10 years. S.I.F.E. is a mainly business course but is open to all majors. There are 2 levels of S.I.F.E. there is a 150 and a 350 course depending on how many semesters one participates in.
Alma College S.I.F.E. has sent 2 students to Uganda to help the people...
- Dr. Saundra Tracy: Alma College's 12th President.
July, 2001 to 2001 Gratiot, Michigan Alma College Presidents, Saundra Tracy
Dr. Saundra Tracy was appointed as Alma College’s first woman president in July of 2001 after an unanimous selection by the Board of Trustees. Dr. Tracy became Alma College’s 12th president, replacing Dr. Harold Kilenbrander who was interim president after Dr. Alan. J. Stone retired in December of 2000. Dr. Tracy received a B.A. in Spanish with minors in Sociology and Education from...
- L.A. Racial Tensions Lead to Separation
1995 Los Angeles, California Race-Relations, African-Americans
In the Fall of 1995 the Los Angeles Times gave a hard look at Los Angeles’ ethnic gulf and noted how the city was balkanizing. The city of Los Angeles has long been a tense place in terms of race-relations. The intermixing of different peoples set the stage for violent race riots in the early 1990s, which were kicked off when Rodney King was beat savagely in 1992 by four LAPD officers and the...
- Californians Deal with the Fall Out of Proposition 187
November 8, 1994 to November 20, 1994 San Francisco, California Immigration, Controversial Legislation
By the 1990s popular opinion had turned against the stream of immigrants that had begun in the early 1980s, and illegal ones in particular (who amplified all the traditional anti-immigrant accusations of undermining wages and straining public services). In California this resentment was fanned by local politicians, including Republican Governor Pete Wilson - who was staring electoral defeat in the...
- Anniversary march in Birmingham asks same questions
1993 Jefferson, Alabama African American Sufferage, Birmingham, Alabama, Racism
Years after civil rights pioneers, like Martin Luther King Jnr., walked the Birmingham streets protesting against segregation and for equal opportunity, influenced black Baptist preachers rewalked the march route in September 1995. Raising awareness for a campaign to increase the black polling population nationwide; march leader Rev. Dr. Henry Lyons hoped black voters would help...
- A Siege in Waco
February 28, 1993 to April 19, 1993 Mclennan, Texas Waco, Branch Davidians, Religion/Cults
On February 28, 1993 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearmd agents approached the compound of the Branch Davidians, a Protestant cult, in an attempt to serve a search warrant for illegal automatic weapons. What the ATF did not know was that the Davidians knew that they were coming. Having been tipped off by the indiscretion of a reporter, the Davidians armed themselves and prepared...
- At War With The Government
February 28, 1993 to April 19, 1993 Mclennan, Texas David Koresh, Waco, Branch Davidians
In 1959, a boy that would bring great controversy to a small town was brought into the world. Born to a 15-year-old single mother, David Koresh, who never knew his father, was raised by his grandparents. He was dyslexic and teased as a child and eventually dropped out of high school. He always showed an interest in the Bible, however, by age 12 he had memorized large parts of it. At age 20 he joined...
- Resurrecting Madison's Vision, 200 Years Later
May 20, 1992 District of Columbia, District of Columbia Constituition, Law, Politics, Government
It would seem that James Madison had risen from the grave. Or at least one of his 12 original Constitutional amendments had been resuscitated. With near unanimity (Senate: 99-0; House: 414-3) Congress showed its support for the Twenty-Seventh Amendment on May 20,1992. The Amendment prohibits adjustments to Congressional salaries from taking effect before an election intercedes. Yet the vote was...
- Los Angelinos React to the 1992 Riots
May, 1992 Los Angeles, California Reactions to Violence, Race Relations
Los Angeles in 1992 was a vast, amorphous city, sliced-up into innumerable racial and ethnic enclaves, which a mass of interconnecting highways did little to integrate. The bloody race riots in the Spring of 1992 killed fifty-three people, injured thousands more, led to rape and widespread looting, and the destruction of buildings by vandalism and burning, altogether causing...
- The Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center for the Performing Arts
March, 1992 to 1992 Gratiot, Michigan Alma College, Buildings - Heritage Cent, Performing Arts Center
In the mid 1900’s roughly one-third of Alma College’s student body was involved in the performing arts either through music, dance, or theatre, and there was not enough space to house all of the college’s performing arts groups. The college was in desperate need of a performance center. Designs and drawings of such a center were first seen in a 1962 yearbook. However, the construction did...
- The story of the 1992 Alma College women's basketball NCAA Division III Championship season.
November, 1991 to March 24, 1992 Gratiot, Michigan 1991-1992, Alma College Athletics, Women's Basketball, NCAA Div III Championship
1992 Women’s Basketball National Championship
Alma College has a history of excellence, both in the MIAA and against colleges around the nation. The pinnacle of Alma’s athletic excellence, however, is the National Championship that the women’s basketball team of 1992 brought back to Scotland U.S.A.
Led by head coach Charlie Goffnett and assistant coach Mark Guyette,...
- George H.W. Bush Announces Post-Cold War Strategies during Persian Gulf War
September 11, 1990 District of Columbia, District of Columbia War, Diplomacy/International
In George H.W. Bush’s speech about Kuwait, he said “Recent events have surely proven that there is no substitute for American leadership.” By 1990, the Cold War had finally ended after forty years of conflict. George H.W. Bush came into office just before at the end of the Cold War. This had become a vital time in American foreign policy because the country no longer had to feel threatened...
- The Birmingham District Rises in the Late 19th Century
December, 1989 to 1989 Jefferson, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama, Steel and Iron Industry
According to an 1889 article found in the Chautauquan, a popular weekly news magazine, Birmingham, Alabama was the future of the iron and steel industry in America. Seated in Jefferson County, which is located in central Alabama, Birmingham was named after the industrious steel city of Birmingham, England. Also known as the “Magic City” and “Pittsburgh of the South”, Birmingham had...
- Alma College Majors and Minors This episode looks at the Academic Programs that Alma College offered in its first 100 years of existance.
1987 Gratiot, Michigan Alma College, Education, Majors and Minors
Alma College did not require students to have an academic major until the 1908-1909 school year. Prior to that year, students were only required to complete a general degree of study, such as a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences. The 1908-1909 catalog states, “in order to secure to the student the advantage of intensive work, he is required at the proper time to choose two subjects in which he must...
- Restrictions on Immigration grow in popularity.
July 1, 1986 to July 4, 1986 New York, New York Immigration, American Immigration, Work
A joint New York Times and CBS News poll showed the United States to have contradictory feelings towards immigrants. Despite the U.S. being founded on immigration, and containing the world’s largest immigration population, those polled show an increasing percentage of natives disapproving further immigration. On a personal level, the American citizen was welcoming to...
- Fear Across the Atlantic: Cholera’s Journey towards Washington D.C. in 1866
September, 1985 to 1985 District of Columbia, District of Columbia washington d.c., cholera
In September of 1865, citizens of the city of Washington D.C. heard troubling tales from across the Atlantic of a rapidly westward spreading plague of Cholera. The disease caused victims to experience extreme diarrhea until dehydration set in. Without replenishment of fluids, victims were doomed causing around a 50% fatality rate. Newspapers described it as a disease “so fatal…it begins...
- Bob MacHardy's Journey to Work
August 25, 1985 Orange, Florida Suburbanization, Urbanization, Obituary
Bob MacHardy was a teacher at Winter Park High School from 1962 until his unexpected death in 1985. During that time, he and his wife and sons lived at 233 Pinewood Drive in southern Maitland. His journey to his job roughly six miles away was typical for a middle class educator in central Florida. A winding labyrinth of suburbs encircled both his house and the High School at which he worked, and...
- Air Nailer spreads though Building Industry
1985 Lebanon, Pennsylvania construction, Economy
Brian Hoy, a life-long building contractor appreciated many new tools that entered into wide usage in the trade but he stated that “the air gun is one [tool] that helped increase production.” He adapted the air guns in the middle of the 1980s. The air nailers were around earlier, but were not widely used because they were not proven. Once the large companies started to make the nailers, and...
- Vietnam Veteran's PTSD Leads to Suicide
December 2, 1983 Westchester, New York War, Health/Death
Karl Lerchenmuller suffered from nightmares and flashbacks and would often disappear into the woods with his firearm for days at a time. Prior to his psychiatric ward suicide, Lerchenmuller had attempted to take his life four times. It was believed that the effects of the war could alter brain chemistry and allow for the onset of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Lerchenmuller resided in a...