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Reagan Radio Commentaries of 1979

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Broadcast Name Batch Number Description
Taiwan79-01        
Taiwan I79-01The United States, for the first time, broke a treaty without cause when, on December 15th 1978, announced the establishment of diplomatic relations with Mainland "Red" China. The treaty broken was with the Chinese government on the island of Taiwan.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 61
Taiwan II79-01This broadcast from Reagan is his reaction to a recent announcement that the United States would establish formal diplomatic relations with mainland "Red" China. He explains the history of our relationship with Red China, the conditions for making the change and why it is a bad move.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 45
Taiwan III79-01
Jim Hendricks79-01
Patent Medicine I79-01
Patent Medicine II79-01
Human Rights79-01
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 155
Health Insurance79-01
Telescope I79-01
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 310
Telescope II79-01
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 311
Miscellaneous I79-01
Miscellaneous II79-01
Miscellaneous III79-01
South Africa79-01
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 189
Phone79-02
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 316
OPEC79-02
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 321
Federal Trade Commission79-02
The Official Rules79-02
Guest: John McClaury
Anti-Poverty Abuses I79-02
Anti-Poverty Abuses II79-02
Wind Energy in Denmark79-02
Guest: John McClaury
Counterintelligence79-02
Australia I79-02
Australia II79-02
Peace Corps79-02
A Policeman79-02
Miscellaneous 179-02
Guest: John McClary
Miscellaneous 279-02
Regulations79-02
Proposition 13 and the Post Commission I79-03
Proposition 13 and the Post Commission II79-03
Deregulation79-03
Dishonest Environmentalists79-03
Fish79-03
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 290
Constitutional Amendment79-03
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 284
Pot79-03
Saying "No" Part I79-03
Saying "No" Part II79-03
Conspiracy79-03
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 234
Lawrence Welk79-03
Available in "Stories In His Own Hand" Page 80
Income Tax79-03
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 280
Hamburgers79-03
Long Walk79-03
Miscellaneous79-03
Nancy79-04
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 355
Lettuce Strike79-04
Taiwan's Future79-04Some in the military believe Taiwan could withstand an a war with their mainland counterparts, but there are several retired from the military who disagree. In light of the discussions from previous broadcasts about military members with differing opinions from the administration, who would you trust?
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 72
POW79-04
Cuba79-04
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 158
The 100 Club79-04
CIA79-04
Miscellaneous79-04
Inflation79-04
Human Rights79-04
Comparisons79-04
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 229
Nuclear Power II79-04
Nuclear Power I79-04
Higher Standard of Living79-04
Student Economists79-04
Panama79-05
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 211
Small Business I79-05
Small Business II79-05
Scared Straight79-05
Palestine79-05
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 215
Miscellaneous79-05
Agriculture79-05
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 304
Rhodesia79-05
District of Columbia79-05
Miscellaneous II79-05
Rural Renaissance79-05
Washington Weather79-05
Salt II Part I79-05In part one: One can easily get the desired results to a poll by manipulating the questions being asked. A couple polls show that the American people favor the SALT II treaty, but upon closer look, the question asked were simply about arms limitations and never mentioned SALT II. In part two, we learn about the polling done at the behest of "The Committee On The Present Danger" and when SALT II is specifically mentioned, less than 10% approved.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 88-89
Salt II Part II79-05
Miscellaneous III79-05
New England Energy Barriers79-06
Guest: John McClaury
Land Use: The California Precedent79-06
The Real Impact of Inflation79-06
Real Estate Signs79-06
Jonestown79-06
David and Goliath79-06
Schools79-06
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 352
Budget79-06
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 285
Food Stamps79-06
Bilingual Education I79-06
Bilingual Education II79-06
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 346
Regulations Go to College79-06
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 360
The Salcido Family79-06
Miscellaneous79-06
Free Enterprise79-06
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 228
T.K.E.79-07
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 413
Three Mile Island I79-07
Three Mile Island II79-07
Whistle Blowers; Poverty's Causes79-07
Parable of the Talents Updated79-07
Guest: Williams Gavin
McCarthy79-07
Miscellaneous79-07
Grove City College79-07
I'm Only 1779-07
Oil79-07
Fluid Flame Burner79-07
Disaster Area79-07
Sex Education79-07
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 347
Graffiti79-07
Banned Words79-07
California Gas Shortage79-08
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 322
Oil79-08
Sex Education79-08
People's Park I79-08
People's Park II79-08
Free Trade vs Protectionism79-08
Political Bestiary79-08
Marijuana79-08
The Delaney Amendment79-08
Miscellaneous I79-08Its a desk clearing day, but its staying behind the Iron Curtain. First, we have some more talk about SALT II. Second, we learn about the "equality" of Communism in Romania, where what seems like half the government is related to Nicolae Ceaușescu.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 104
Miscellaneous II79-08Reagan talks about new H.E.W. regulations, a lost affirmative action plan from the University of Alabama, the tale of and, finally, a congratulatory note to Margaret Thatcher, new Prime Minister of England.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 46
Investment Lag79-08
Crime79-08
Vietnam War79-08
Operation Get Smart79-08
John Wayne79-09Reagan remembers "an old friend" who had just passed away. He shares a couple stories of how "Duke" helped Nancy Reagan during some particularly violent Hollywood union strikes which threatened Reagan.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 412
Double Standard79-09
The Pope in Poland79-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 174
Nuclear Power79-09
Oil Profits79-09
Miscellaneous79-09
Money79-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 261
A Green Lawn79-09
Bukovsky79-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 149
Molecules79-09
A Tale of Two Countries79-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 176
Joan Baez I79-09
Joan Baez II79-09
The Family79-09
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 375
Corruption79-09
Busing Amendment79-10
Sen. Jackson on SALT II79-10
Soviet Trade79-10What is "dual-use" technology? It's something that can be used for both civilian AND military purposes. With help from the United States, the Soviet Union built the Kama River Truck Factory. Turns out the motors being produced in the factory are being put in armored personnel carriers and military assault vehicles. You try to be nice to some people...
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 73
Trains79-10
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 306
Nigeria79-10Virtue. Reagan uses this broadcast to ask, "Are we choosing paths that are politically expedient and morally questionable? Are we in truth losing our virtue." After a recent election in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), General Obasanjo of Nigeria warned against the United States recognizing the new Prime Minister. How could he do this? Oil. 1 of 8 barrels imported by the United States came from Nigeria (according to Reagan). Reagan feels we are in danger of losing our virtue by failing to support this newly-elected government and its democratic values we claim to favor.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 16
Assembly Line Medicine I79-10
Assembly Line Medicine II79-10
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 368
Namibia I79-10
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 190
Namibia II79-10
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 192
The MSHA Test79-10
Free Speech for Business?79-10
Energy-Saving Computer79-10
Project Match79-10
Miscellaneous79-10
Elementary Energy Lessons79-10
Congressional Promises and Performance79-11
Income Tax Indexation79-11
Chile79-11We turn a blind eye to human rights violations in the Soviet Union, but when we find an former ally seeking to overthrow a socialist regime committing their own human rights violations in the process, we come down on them hard. Such was the situation in Chile when a military coup ended the leadership of Salvador Allende.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 142
International Year of the Child79-11
Tax Expenditures79-11
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 283
Another Side of the U.N.79-11
A Different Watergate Story79-11
Miscellaneous I79-11
Neoconservatives79-11
Common Sense from a Neighbor79-11
America79-11
Miscellaneous II79-11
Free Speech79-11
Showcase U.S.A.79-11
Miscellaneous III79-11
What to Expect from the Soviet Succession79-12
Thank You, Chairman Brezhnev79-12
Better Representation for Skilled Tradesmen79-12
Government Housing Programs79-12
Alaskan Anger79-12
Waiting in Line79-12
Citizen vs Chicago Transit Authority79-12
Tax Revolt Going Strong79-12
The Magic Money Machine79-12
Administration Report Clears79-12
Oil Companies79-12
Marijuana79-12
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 396
Voting Records79-12
Power79-12
Food Stamps79-12
Living Dangerously Sometimes79-12
Defense I79-13 Reagan spends 4 broadcasts talking about the controversy regarding the cancellation of development of the B-1 Bomber and the reemergence of the B-52 as the main long-range bomber during the Cold War. Much of the broadcasts comes from a newspaper reporter who rode along on a practice mission, its a little hair-raising.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 105-108, 119-120
Defense II79-13
Defense III79-13
Defense IV79-13
Talking Back79-13
Miscellaneous I79-13
Ships79-13
Salt II79-13Arms limitations treaties don't necessarily limit arms, they simply encourage development of new arms that aren't covered under that treaty. Reagan makes reference to the Second London Naval Treaty which limited the creation of battleships, which, in turn, led to innovation in aircraft carriers.
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 62
Miscellaneous II79-13
Miscellaneous III79-13
Miscellaneous IV79-13
In Business79-13
How to Handle Dissident Bureaucrats79-13
Local Energy Solutions79-13
Temperature Restrictions79-13
Vlasenko79-14
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 177
Six Lies on Energy79-14
Department of Education79-14
Salt II79-14SALT II was started with 5 objectives in mind, but the treaty now being debated in the Senate meets none of the 5, so, why are we even debating over its passage??
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 90
Hollywood East79-14
Defectors79-14
In Defense of Success79-14
Coal79-14
California79-14
The Draft79-14
Guest: Martin Anderson
Red Tape79-14
Radioactivity79-14
The Golden Fleece79-14
Gadgets79-14
Land79-14
Cuba Overseas79-15
Cuban Conditions79-15
Israel I79-15
Israel II79-15
Salt79-15
Health Care79-15
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 369
Miscellaneous and Goodbye79-15Reagan has a final desk-cleaning day, sharing a few random stories before announcing this will be his final commentary. In one story, he mentions the attempts to disqualify a judge from hearing the challenge to the Equal Rights Amendment purely on the basis of his religion. Not mentioned by Reagan, we have tracked down that this was Judge Marion Callister. He was not disqualifed and he made a ruling in 1981.
Available on "Reagan In His Own Voice"
Available in "Reagan In His Own Hand" Page 416

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