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Podcast - Baseball and President Reagan
Audio Length: 15:41

Baseball and President Reagan

While most people know that Ronald Reagan was an actor, many forget that he began as a sports announcer. He spent four years at WHO in Des Moines, Iowa, and he said they were among the most pleasant of his life.

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Podcast - The President and his Ranch
Audio Length: 14:47

The President and his Ranch

In 1974, Governor Reagan began to prepare for life beyond politics. Searching for a suitable escape above the California Oaks. He walked through the mountain trails, through thick clusters of oaks, around sandstone rocks, and embraced 680 acres of…heaven. The majestic property was renamed, Rancho del Cielo or Ranch in the Sky.
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Podcast - The Perks of Being a President
Audio Length: 10:35

The Perks of Being a President

We are fortunate to have in our archives at the Reagan Library, President Reagan’s thoughts on the joys of the presidency. So for a warm summer day, we thought we’d depart from the strict format of listening to speeches and hear from the heart of a President.

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Podcast - The Press Conference
Audio Length: 24:02

The Press Conference

President Reagan held 46 press conferences and received criticism for not holding more. Yet, during that same time, he conducted 257 interviews, 168 informal exchanges, and engaged in 216 question and answer sessions following remark. So in this podcast, we’ll start by going backward, 35 years ago in July, when the President held his 26th press conference on Legislative Priorities.

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Podcast - 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Audio Length: 11:25

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

In June 1983, the Space Shuttle’s seventh launch included the first space flight of an American woman -- Dr. Sally Ride – but before the astronauts launched, the President invited them to lunch and made a few remarks.
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Podcast - Ronald Reagan and Taxes
Audio Length: 14:28

Ronald Reagan and Taxes

Forty years ago, Ronald Reagan was preparing to run for President of the United States. He spent 1975-1979 delivering a daily national radio address, over 1000. They cover every topic imaginable, in hopes of helping the American people understand his earnest positions on everything from taxes to terrorism.

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Podcast - In Honor of Nancy Reagan
Audio Length: 13:26

In Honor of Nancy Reagan

The Reagan’s love story is known the world over and transcends these Library walls. And so, with warm hearts we recall the loving relationship between Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and honor their devotion to each other this month.
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Podcast -  Agenda for Peace
Audio Length: 30:10

Agenda for Peace

On June 17, 1982, President Reagan addressed the United Nations General Assembly for a special session devoted to disarmament. 

His remarks became known as his “Agenda for Peace” speech.

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Podcast - Atlantic Council G7 Summit
Audio Length: 23:39

Atlantic Council G7 Summit

The 14th G7 Summit was held in Toronto, Canada from June 19 to June 21, 1988. One week prior to attending the G7 Summit, President Reagan gave an Address at the Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Council, where we spoke about the upcoming Summit.

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Podcast - Notre Dame Commencement Address
Audio Length: 30:52

Notre Dame Commencement Address

Since college seniors are graduating across our nation this month, let’s take you back to May 17, 1981, when President Reagan delivered the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame.

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Podcast - Normandy
Audio Length: 27:58

Normandy

June 6, 2019 marks the start of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy and, with it, a momentous occasion to celebrate peace, liberty and reconciliation. On the 40th anniversary of D-Day, President Reagan flew to France to deliver remarks at the site of the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc.
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Podcast - Memorial Day
Audio Length: 21:25

Memorial Day

In this week’s Words to Live by Podcast, we are going to take you back a year, to the podcast we originally aired on May 29, 2018. Memorial Day, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

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