Monthly Archive: May 2013

The Right To Knowledge – Eisenhower Addresses Columbia University – May 31, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: Maybe the Cold War had something to do with it. The Space Race and the dawn of New Technology, but in 1954 one of the things consistently stressed by President Eisenhower throughout much of his Presidency was the crucial role...

No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...

Split Enz – Live In London – 1977 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: I have a special fondness for this band. Having first seen Split Enz at The Roxy  in Los Angeles during their debut American tour in 1977 and having interviewed the band shortly after, I was baffled they didn’t receive the...

An LBJ Press Conference – May 30, 1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A Presidential Press Conference for this May 30th in 1968. President Johnson, mindful of his declaration in not seeking another term for the 1968 elections, was still confronted with the seemingly endless war in Vietnam. Joining him in this press...

The Man Who Accompanied Jackie To Paris – May 30, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On this May 30 in 1961, in what began during JFK‘s campaign as a promise to visit Paris and shore up sagging relations withFrench President DeGaulle, quickly became sidetracked when a proposed summit in Vienna with Nikita Khruschev was scheduled...

China Moses – Live At International Jazz Day 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: For those of you not familiar, China Moses is local. Actually, Los Angeles local. She picked up stakes and relocated to Paris several years ago and hasn’t looked back. Establishing herself and her talent on her own terms (she’s the...

Andrey Baranov And Inga Dzektser Play Music Of Prokofiev, Ysaye, Franck And Saint-Saens – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Over to Brussels this week for a recital by the recent (2012) Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition winner Andrey Baranov from Russia. Accompanying him is Inga Dzektser in a program of music by Prokofiev, Ysaye, Franck and Saint-Saens. Baranov has gotten...

Konrad Adenauer And West German Elections – May 29, 1957

Click on the Link here for Audio Player: This day in 1957 we were, not only in the midst of a Cold War with the Soviet Union, we were anxiously looking at the coming elections in West Germany to see where this lynchpin in the East-West powerplay would...

Saga Of The Nine Old Men – FDR And The Supreme Court In 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room.

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the latest storm of controversy over the “court packing issue”, here’s a reminder the concept rears its head every so often, going back to President Andrew Jackson. The biggest incident took place in 1937 when President Roosevelt suggested...

Dry Martina – In Session At Los Conciertos de Radio 3 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Diving into more Retro tonight, this time by way of Spain. Dry Martina is a combination funk/retro/Spanish-Pop/Soul/Swing and a taste of Louis Prima headed up by singer Laura Insuasti-Malaga. The end result is a tasty, luxuriant blend, enhanced by some...