Interviews

1952 GOP Convention

Can The GOP Stage A Comeback? 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

1952 Elections – coming up on the close of the GOP Convention in July of 1952. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen as the standard bearer for the Republican Party. And now it was time to assess the chances of a GOP victory come November. Not everyone was convinced it...

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown Talks About California In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

California in 1975. A considerably different state then. But then, as now, it was governed by Edmund G. Brown jr.; Jerry Brown. Son of Pat Brown who presided over California in the 1960s, who was succeeded by Ronald Reagan and then succeeded by Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown during his first...

1964 Democratic Convention

James Farmer Of CORE Talks About Civil Rights And The 1964 Election – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

James Farmer, National Director of CORE – Meet The Press – May 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1964 tensions were strained. The Civil Right movement was in fever-pitch and threatening to spill into the streets that Summer. This interview with the National Director of CORE (Congress Of...

1964 GOP Convention

1964 GOP Convention – The Morning After – Convention Snapshot

The GOP Convention of 1964 – On July 17th, it was the morning after. The sobering assessment of what had gone on days earlier was starting to sink in. The Party of Lincoln just became the Party of Goldwater and it was suddenly the end of an era. The Moderates...

Soledad Brothers

Justice While Black – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

With the events of the past week fresh in everyone’s minds – the question of Justice, incarceration, unwarranted deadly force, division and blatant racism once again come to the forefront of the American consciousness. Ever since the Rodney King beating, where an onlooker just happened to have a video camera...

Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

Muhammad Ali- Nikki Giovannia

Muhammad Ali Talks With Nikki Giovanni -1972 – Past Daily Tribute Edition

Muhammad Ali talks with Nikki Giovanni – Soul! – January 5, 1972 – NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news of the passing of legend and icon Muhammad Ali, I was looking for something that expressed who the man was – not so much the fighter,...

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan – Portrait In Sound – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Aneurin Bevan – The Member of Abbw Vale: Portrait In Sound – BBC Transcription Service, circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aneurin Bevan is a name that probably rings no bells here in the U.S. – however, ask someone in Britain who Aneurin Bevan was and, depending on...

Mao Tse-Tung

What To Do About China – May 25, 1946

Our Foreign Policy – Question of China – May 25, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Post-war Far East. The long process of rebuilding and negotiating. The question in 1946 had much to do with China. Under attack and at war since 1937 – overrun by Japanese troops and...

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams Trio – Live At Keystone Corner 1977 – Past Daily Downbeat

Mary Lou Williams Trio – Live at Keystone Corner, San Francisco – April 29, 1977 – KPFA – Anybody who has even a passing interest in Jazz knows the name Mary Lou Williams – Artists, arranger, composer, band leader; Mary Lou Williams was one of the true innovators in Jazz...