Jun 1, 2019
Topics: Reaganomics, MJ vis-a-vis Prince, 48 Hrs.
(Film). (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound)
1. 1982 Notes
2. General Snapshots
3. Ronald Reagan President
4. Oct – The 1982 Chicago Tylenol
murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting
capsules laced with potassium cyanide.
5. November – The unemployment rate
peaks at 10.8%.
6. November 2 – United States
elections, 1982. The Republican Party loses 27 seats to the
majority Democratic Party in the House.
7. November 30 – Michael Jackson
releases Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time.
8. Open Comments
9. Popular Music Scene
10. Top 3 Singles
11. 1 - "Physical", Olivia
12. 2 - "Eye of the Tiger",
13. 3 - "I Love Rock 'n Roll", Joan
Jett & The Blackhearts
14. Record of the Year - "Rosanna",
15. Album of the Year - Toto IV,
16. Song of the Year - "Always on My
Mind", Willie Nelson
17. Best New Artist - Men at Work
18. Open Comments
19. Popular Movies
20. Top 3 Grossing Movies
21. 1 - E.T. the
22. 2 – Tootsie
23. 3 - An Officer and a
24. Notables: Fast Times at Ridgemont
High, First Blood, Poltergeist, Rocky III, Porky's, Star Trek II:
The Wrath of Khan
25. Open Comments
26. Popular TV
27. 1 - 60 Minutes
28. 2 – Dallas
29. 3 - M*A*S*H / Magnum, P.I.
30. Black Snapshots
31. Jan - Fame debuts on TV
32. Mar - Teddy Pendergrass is severely
injured in a car accident in Philadelphia. Pendergrass's injuries
result in him being paralyzed from the chest down.
33. Andrew Jackson Young Jr., pastor,
politician, diplomat, activist, former executive director of the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and a close
confidant to Martin Luther King Jr. becomes Mayor of Atlanta.
34. Best R&B Vocal Performance,
Female: Jennifer Holliday for "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not
Going)"Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male: Marvin Gaye for
35. Best R&B Performance by a Duo
or Group with Vocal: (tie) Dazz Band for "Let It Whip"
36. Earth, Wind & Fire for "Wanna
Be with You"
37. Best Rhythm & Blues Song: "Turn
Your Love Around" performed by George Benson
38. Best Comedy Recording: Richard
Pryor for Live on the Sunset Strip
39. Economic Snapshots
40. New House - 82.5k
41. Avg Income - 21k
42. New Car - 8k
43. Avg Rent – 320
44. Harvard Tuition - 7k per year
45. Movie Ticket - 2.50
46. Stamp - .20
47. Open Comments
48. Social Scene: Reaganomics
49. Reaganomics is a popular term used
to refer to the economic policies of Ronald Reagan
50. During the campaign of 1980, Ronald
Reagan announced a recipe to fix the nation's economic mess. He
claimed an undue tax burden, excessive government regulation, and
massive social spending programs hampered growth.
51. Reagan's 1981 Program for Economic
Recovery had four major policy objectives: (1) reduce the growth of
government spending, (2) reduce the marginal tax rates on income
from both labor and capital, (3) reduce regulation, and (4) reduce
inflation by controlling the growth of the money supply. The
economic theory behind the plan was called Supply-Side, or
Trickle-Down economics, or voodoo economics by political
52. Did It Work?
53. President Reagan delivered on each
of his four major policy objectives., although not to the extent
that he and his supporters had hoped.
54. Government spending wasn't lowered,
just shifted from domestic programs to defense. The result? The
federal debt almost tripled, from $997 billion in 1981 to $2.857
trillion in 1989.
55. Reagan cut tax rates enough to
stimulate consumer demand. By Reagan's last year in office, the top
income tax rate was 28 percent for single people making $18,550 or
more. Anyone making less paid no taxes at all. That was much less
than the 1980 top tax rate of 70 percent for individuals earning
$108,000 or more. Reagan offset these tax cuts with tax increases
elsewhere. He raised Social Security payroll taxes and some excise
taxes. Reagan cut the corporate tax rate from 46 percent to 40
56. Reagan deregulated: Domestic oil
and gas, cable TV, long-distance telephone service, interstate bus
service, and ocean shipping. He eased bank regulations, but that
helped create the Savings and Loan Crisis in 1989. Reagan
increased, not decreased, import barriers. He did little to reduce
other regulations affecting health, safety, and the environment.
Carter had reduced regulations at a faster pace.
57. Tame Inflation. Reagan was
fortunate Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was already in
place. Volcker vigorously attacked the double-digit inflation of
59. Reagan’s indifference to urban
problems was legendary. For example, early in his presidency, at a
White House reception, Reagan greeted the only black member of his
Cabinet, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Samuel
Pierce, saying: “How are you, Mr. Mayor? I’m glad to meet you. How
are things in your city?” He had failed to recognize his own HUD
60. And his dislike for public school
education is still with us.
61. MAY 06, 2013 LANCE T. IZUMI:
SACRAMENTO, CA – While Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy changed the
face of the world, it shouldn’t be forgotten that his leadership
also dramatically changed the face of issues at home. Top among
those was education. In 1983, the Reagan administration released
the groundbreaking report A Nation at Risk. Using a wealth of
statistical data, the report demonstrated in detail the failings of
America’s education system and the impact of those failings on the
country’s children. The report recommended greater emphasis on
basic subjects such as math and English, more rigorous and
measurable standards, higher expectations for student performance
and conduct, lengthening the school year, and improving teacher
quality through, for example, increasing standards for teacher
training programs. It’s no coincidence that the report’s
recommendations form the basis for much of today’s agenda for
62. According to Dick Carpenter,
professor of education leadership at the University of Colorado at
Colorado Springs, in the two years after the release of “A Nation
at Risk”, Reagan delivered more than 50 education-related
speeches. Prof. Carpenter found, In speech after speech, Reagan
articulated his educational beliefs and ideas, including parental
responsibility in education; school choice, including tax credits
and vouchers; rigorous academic content focused on basics such as
reading, writing, arithmetic, history, and government; religious
freedom in schools; high standards of conduct and discipline;
character education; and a federal responsibility in helping the
63. Gary K. Clabaugh The Cutting Edge
259: Most presupposed that the charges made by Mr. Reagan’s
handpicked panel were true. Oddly, throughout this entire clamor
parents’ confidence in the schools their children attended remained
remarkably high.9Meanwhile Mr. Reagan was quietly halving federal
aid to education.
64. That sums up Mr. Reagan’s
educational legacy. As governor and president he demagogically
fanned discontent with public education,then made political hay of
it. As governor and president he bashed educators and slashed
education spending while professing to value it. And as governor
and president, he left the nation’s educators dispirited and
65. Open Comments
66. Question: What are some of the
changes you have noticed in schools since you were a child? Good
67. Music Scene
68. Black Songs from the Top 40
69. 4 - "Ebony and Ivory", Paul
McCartney and Stevie Wonder
70. 15 - "I Can't Go for That (No Can
Do)", Hall & Oates
71. 24 - "Let It Whip", Dazz Band
72. 26 - "The Other Woman", Ray Parker
Jr.27 - "Turn Your Love Around", George Benson
73. 33 - "Let's Groove”, Earth, Wind
74. Vote Top R&B Albums
75. Jan - Raise!, Earth, Wind and
76. Feb - Skyy Line, Skyy
77. Feb - The Poet, Bobby Womack
78. Apr - Love Is Where You Find It,
79. Apr - Friends, Shalamar
80. May - Brilliance, Atlantic
81. May - The Other Woman, Ray Parker,
82. Jun - Stevie Wonder's Original
Musiquarium I, Stevie Wonder
83. Jun - Keep It Live, Dazz Band
84. Jul - Gap Band IV, The Gap
85. Sep - Jump to It, Aretha
86. Oct - Get Loose, Evelyn "Champagne"
87. Nov - Forever, For Always, For
Love, Luther Vandross
88. Nov - Lionel Richie, Lionel
89. Dec - Midnight Love, Marvin
90. Key Artists: Michael Jackson,
vis-a-vis Prince, and Quincy
91. Let's just peek into the
"underground" scene and see what Prince has been up to since Off
92. (1979)"Thriller" is the sixth
studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on
November 30, 1982
93. "1999" is the fifth studio album by
American recording artist Prince, and the first to feature his band
the Revolution. It was released on October 27, 1982.
94. Previous Albums by Prince: For You
(1978), Prince (1979), Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), 1999
(1982) - Peak Chart Position for "1999" was #5
95. Singles from Prince since
96. June 7, 1978 - "Just as Long as
97. November 21, 1978 - "I Wanna Be
98. August 24, 1979"Why You Wanna Treat
Me So Bad?"
99. January 23, 1980"Still
100. March 25, 1980"Sexy Dancer"
101. April 1980 (non-US
102. September 10, 1980"Dirty
103. November 26, 1980"Do It All
104. March 6, 1981"Controversy"
105. September 2, 1981"Sexuality"
106. October 1981 (non-US single)"Let's
107. January 6, 1982"Do Me, Baby"
108. July 16, 1982Singles from
109. September 24, 1982"Little Red
110. February 9, 1983"D.M.S.R."
111. Vote: Prince vs. MJ
112. Quincy Delight Jones Jr., aka The
Dude (@ 49 yrs. old): Producer, musician, composer, and film
113. Born on the South Side of
114. Parents divorced at a young age.
At 10 yrs. old, family moved to the state of Washington.
115. At 14, began playing the trumpet,
arranging music, and hanging out with 16-year-old Ray
116. At 19, left college to become a
professional musician with the Lionel Hampton band. While with the
band he did arrangements for Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Count
Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and other prominent artists
of the day.
117. For the next 8 years he traveled
the world performing with Hampton, arranging music, and building
possibly the best contacts list in music history.
118. At 27, he started his own band. It
was a financial failure and left him in serious debt.
119. Irving Green, friend and head of
Mercury records gave him a personal loan, and an executive job.
Quincy was off to the races.
121. One 1 year later, friend Sidney
Lumet, one of the most prolific filmmakers of the era: 12 Angry Men
(1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict
(1982), asked him to score his film The Pawnbroker. He would go one
to score 40+ films.
122. In 1964, at age 31, he was the
arranger/conductor for Frank Sinatra's 2nd album with Count Basie,
It Might As Well Be Swing, which contained the classic hit Fly Me
to The Moon. It became the first music heard on the Moon when
played on a portable cassette player by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz
Aldrin after he stepped onto the Moon.
123. In addition, he composed the theme
music for the TV shows, Sanford and Son, Ironside, Banacek, The
Bill Cosby Show, the opening episode of Roots, Mad TV and the game
show Now You See It.
124. He was co-producer for the 1985
film The Color Purple. He convinced Steven Spielberg to direct, and
was responsible for discovering and casting Oprah.
125. In 1990, he began production for
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, with Will Smith, and In the House,
with LL Cool J.
126. He launched Vibe magazine in
1993.He is second in the list of all-time Grammy award wins with
28. (31 is 1st)
127. Absolute Legend.
128. Bonus Song: Grandmaster
Flash and The Furious Five
129. "The Message" is the best-known
track by legendary hip-hop innovators Grandmaster Flash and the
Furious Five, and is a song that, without exaggeration, changed rap
music's tone and content forever.
130. Movie Scene: 48 Hrs., starring
131. TV Scene: N/A
132. Vote: Favorite/Most Important Pop
Culture thing for the year?