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Reagan Radio Commentaries of 1977

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Broadcast Name Batch Number Description
Strategic Stockpiles76-08        
Farewell Speeches76-08General George J. Keegan Jr., former head of Air Force Intelligence, has some dire warnings about the state of the Soviet Union's military. If war should come, they lead us militarily and could easily save much of its population from our own nuclear strikes.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 64
Campaign Law Violated?76-08
Panama76-08
Television76-08
Korea76-08
People Power76-08
Tax Limit76-08
Televisions and Profits76-08
Health Care76-08
Rapid Transit76-08
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 307
Junk Food76-08
Building Codes76-08
OSHA76-08
More About OHSA76-08
The Real China?76-09
Capital Gains76-09
More About Taxes76-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 271
Postcard Registration76-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 244
Poverty76-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 391
Amnesty76-09
Foundations76-09
Conservation76-09
China76-09
Tom Wolfe's New Book76-09
Torrijos, Human Rights and Money Lenders76-09
IBM76-09
Congress76-09
Civil Service76-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 237
Rhodesia76-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 179
Minimum Wage76-10
Taxes I76-10
Taxes II76-10
Taxes III76-10
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 281
Agriculture Day76-10
Update on Cuba76-10
Cuba II76-10
England76-10
Seabrook76-10
Germany76-10
Added Inflation76-10
Census76-10The census has one Constitutional function, to get an accurate count of people in each state so that members of the House of Representatives can be apportioned out every ten years. Yet, the Census has turned into a datamining operation, digging deep into the lives of its citizens, which Reagan found to be wholly unnecessary.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 239

On Youtube
Sports and Religion76-10
Amtrak76-10
Free Press and Property Rights76-10
Economic Plan76-11
Equal Rights Amendment76-11
Taxes76-11
Intelligence76-11While we practice detente honorably, how does the Soviet Union feel about it? Maybe our Intelligence organizations should have told us about a 1973 speech from Brezhnev in which he states how much they can improve their position. It took a report from British Intelligence, published in the Boston Globe, for this speech to come to light.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 117
Saccharin76-11
National Review76-11
Chile I76-11
Chile II76-11
Chile III76-11
Labor76-11
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 245
Murphy's Law76-11
Day Care Centers76-11
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 377
Charity76-11
Argo Merchant76-11
Government By the People76-11
Redwoods76-12
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Capital Punishment76-12
Electoral College76-12Politicians hate the Electoral College, which is probably the best reason to keep it around. Without it, presidential candidates could ignore the fly-over states.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 242

On Youtube
Panama76-12
Brezhnev76-12In a March 1977 speech, Brezhnev suggest that Israel needs to return the land it captured in the 6-Day War. He claims to be arguing over "the impermissibility of acquisition of territory by war." Reagan then points out the hypocrisy of the statement.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 212
Gasohol76-12
Coal Tar76-12
Human Rights76-12
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 165
Jamaica76-12
Recycled Theater76-12
Environment76-12
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 326
Education and Religion76-12
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 359
Miranda76-12The Miranda Warning ensures that a criminal suspect has the right to remain silent and to legal counsel. In 1977, the case involving the kidnap and murder of Pamela Powers brought further revision to the proper use of the warming.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Student Letter76-12
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Arson76-12
FBI76-13
A Renewable Source76-13
Rhodesia76-13
Lawnmowers76-13
Cuba and Africa76-13
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 183
Kidco76-13In a story that starts with 3 children who decide to use manure from a nearby farm to fertilize a local golf course, you'd hardly expect to hear that Reagan would get involved, but when the government of California goes after the kids for tax evasion, failure to obtain the proper permits and several other regulatory offenses, it gets amusing. The story was later turned into a comedy film called, appropriately Kidco.
Keng Piao76-13Reagan comments on a speech given by Keng Piao, director of the Department for Foreign Liaison, regarding relations between China, Russia and the United States. Let's just say, they're playing both sides.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 35

On Youtube
Punishment76-13
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 399
Drugs and the FDA76-13 Can you define "effective?" Is it important that a drug is effective? Is it the government's job to determine if a drug is effective? How many drugs have been rejected for sale in the United States because the FDA doesn't consider them "effective?" Reagan mentions the West Germany Thalidomide disaster of the late 50s/early 60s.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 297

On Youtube
Lord Chalfont76-13
Recycled Streamliner76-13
Strategy I76-13In 1975, NCS-68 was declassified and paints a picture of the Soviet Union rather different from the one the public may have been familiar with. It was opposed to detente and containment. The impetus for discussing it, now 2 years later, is a report coming from the group ImageAmerican Cause which has similar opinions.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 110-113
Strategy II76-13
Bill Niehouse76-13
Postcard Registration76-13
Korea76-14General John Singlaub is currently awaiting reassignment. Why? He made "public statements inconsistent with announced national security policy" which in this case means he disagreed with the president on the removal of troops from South Korea. In a later broadcast (Korea, 78-02), we learn that he was right and troops should not be withdrawn.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 66
FBI76-14
Voting76-14
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 241
Public Servants76-14
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 298
Cuba - Trouble in Paradise76-14
National Review76-14
Cambodia I76-14 Reagan shares details about the Communist takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot as it is outlined in the 1977 book Murder of a Gentle Land: The Untold Story of Communist Genocide in Cambodia. Hundreds of refugees were interviewed for the book, telling their stories of the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh and wholesale murder, with a goal of returned to an agrarian society.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 36-41
Cambodia II76-14
Cambodia III76-14
Soviet Workers76-14
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 146
Who Government Costs Money76-14
Marijuana76-14
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 256
Government Spending76-14
Inflation76-14
Russians76-14"Standing in the Athenian marketplace 2000 years ago, Demosthenes asked, "What sane man would let another man's words rather than his deed tell him who is at war and who is at peace with him?" I actually can't find any reference to this Demosthenes quote, but the point is being made that the Soviet Union talks about peace, while throughout the world it is flexing military might in a way we should be taking notice. Reagan quotes from an American Spectator editorial: A World Without Russians by R. Emmett Tyrrell.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 33
Privacy Bureau76-15
Guest: Peter Hannaford
Vietnam76-15
Oil I76-15
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 318
Oil II76-15
Cuba76-15
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 156
Episcopal Controversy76-15
Guest: Peter Hannaford
Intelligence76-15The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has an oversight role regarding whether our Intelligence agencies are operating lawfully and effectively. They seem to be focusing on the former.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 124
OSHA76-15
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 288
DNA research76-15
Indexing76-15
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 272
Force Account Work76-15
Common Sense Bureaucrats76-15
Economic Fairy Tapes76-15
Health Costs76-15
Names76-15
Private Property76-16
The Hatch Act76-16
South Africa76-16
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 185
Food Stamps76-16
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 393
Man's Castle76-16
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 291
Jamaica76-16
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 196
Endangered Species76-16

On Youtube with "Blackout"
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 329
Socialized Medicine76-16
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 366
The Principal's Principles76-16
Property Rights76-16
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 167
Cambodia76-16
Bulletins76-16
Spending76-16
Government Cost76-16
Quiz76-16
Food Stamps76-17
Neutron Bomb I76-17
Neutron Bomb II76-17
Ukraine76-17
Tax Shift76-17
Drunk Driving76-17
Korea I76-17
Korea II76-17
Korea III76-17
Laxalt76-17
Human Rights76-17
Snail Darter76-17
Busing76-17
NEA76-17
Porpoises and Tuna76-17
Small Business76-17
Panama76-18
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 198
Cover Up76-18
Justice Department76-18
Unemployment76-18
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 266
Medical Care76-18
World Research76-18
TRIS76-18
Montage76-18
Dream World76-18
Tom Hayden76-18
Business76-18
Inflation76-18
Korea76-18A broadcast recorded on August 15, 1977 Reagan talks about a recent incident with North Korea. An Army Chinook helicopter carrying 4 inadvertently crossed into North Korean airspace and was shot down. Three of the crew were killed. Reagan seems to take the North Koreans to task for "an innocent mistake".
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 41
Rhodesia76-18
Foreign Aid76-18
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 168
L.A. Times (Panama Canal)76-19
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 199
Panama Canal I76-19
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 201
Panama Canal II76-19
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 202
The Bible76-19
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 409
Kettering76-19
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"

Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 309
Government Costs76-19
Cuba I76-19
Cuba II76-19
Youth Employment76-19
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 303
The Olympics76-19
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 214
Government Can Cost Less I76-19
Government Can Cost Less II76-19
Pensions76-19
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 373
Blackout76-19

On Youtube with "Endangered Species"
Furbish Lousewort76-19Is the Endangered Species act of 1973 a means to saving other species or is it used as a spike in the wheels of progress. Couldn't a plant be replanted to ensure its survival?
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Pot77-20
Rhodesia77-20
Carter Welfare Reform #177-20
Carter Welfare Reform #277-20
The Stalinoids77-20
Hospital Costs77-20
Mozambique77-20
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 186
Olympics77-20
Tax Limitation77-20
Air Bags77-20
Camps77-20
The Military77-20The United States is structured such that the military has oversight from civilians, but wouldn't we benefit from their advice and opinions? A recent memo from the Army called "Speaking Up, Speaking Out" intimates that the Army doesn't stop its members from having opinions, but if they don't stop speaking out, they may have to start.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 69
Property Rights (California Redwoods Parks)77-20The Federal government wants to make a new park to save the redwoods...but there's already a state park there for that very reason. Is this really necessary?
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 340
Congressional Committees77-20Committees in both the House and Senate concerning the internal security of the United States have been disbanded, but does that mean the threat is gone? Definitely not.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 126
The Myth of the Medicare Millionaires77-20
Energy77-21
Carter Welfare Reform77-21
Treaties77-21Laurence Beilenson, a lawyer and author of the book "The Treaty Trap" believes that there is great risk in losing control of the Panama Canal. Reagan believes him stating, "No nation that puts it's faith in paper and lowered it's military hardware has ever survived."
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 51
Panama I77-21
Panama II77-21
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 204
Panama III77-21
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 205
Steel77-21
Land77-21
Taxes77-21
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 274
Energy I77-21
Energy II77-21
Equal Time77-21
Items77-21
Investigative Agencies77-21
Drugs77-21
SALT77-22Reagan spends another of numerous broadcasts on the SALT II Talks.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 75
Pushers77-22
Kearney77-22
Alaska77-22Reagan's intro really says it all: "Will Alaska wind up as our largest state or will it be our smallest state surrounded by our biggest national park?"
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 336
Good News77-22
Youth and Crime77-22
Free Enterprise77-22
Aid to Vietnam77-22
The Individual77-22
Taxation77-22
Energy77-22
Restitution77-22
Freedom77-22How many freedoms have we lost? Reagan asks this question of a group of young people, only to questioned what he meant. It is in this episode that Reagan mentions his performance on the GE Theater in The Iron Silence.
An Angry Man I77-22
An Angry Man II77-22
Superintendent's Dilemma77-23
Capitalism/Socialism77-23Reagan receives a letter from a high schooler about an experiment he performed in one of his classes involving candy and push-ups? Are we sure this is about economics?
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Socialism77-23
Inflation and the Property Tax I77-23
Inflation and the Property Tax II77-23
Public Employees77-23
Red Hen77-23
President Coolidge77-23
Education77-23
Christmas 77-23
Bread Machine and Janeway77-23
The Incredible Bread Machine77-23
People Power77-23
Button, Button77-23
America's Strength77-23
Snail Darters77-24
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Nicaragua I77-24
Guest: Peter Hannaford
Nicaragua II77-24
Guest: Peter Hannaford
Visas77-24
National Security77-24
National Health Insurance I77-24
National Health Insurance II77-24
Social Security77-24
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 370
Martin Luther King77-24
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 385
Coffee77-24
Automobiles77-24
NEA77-24
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 351
Kidco77-24
Apples77-24
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 301
Herman Kahn, Futurist77-24

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