News Stories From 1921 That Matter Today – with Jon Blackwell

Jon Blackwell, Wall Street Journal Production Editor and news of the past maven [follow him on Twitter at @100YearsAgoNews] comes on the program to discuss some significant news stories of one hundred years ago. Auctioning people for paid jobs, Resisting smoking and liquor bans, Actors in trouble, Fistfight in Congress, Prosperity around the corner and News articles spreading fear and encouraging violence.


We discuss significant news stories of 1921 that have meaning for today involving racism, poor economic times, censorship, government mandates and attacks on science, among others. Jon’s twitter publishes every day with a news story from 1921. He’s also the author of Notorious New Jersey.  We did a 1921 episode earlier in the year, with Jon we cover new ground.

Remember we are part of Airwave Media Podcast (

Interested in advertising? Email