Italy

President Clinton in Rome

June 3, 1994 – When In Rome. . .

June 3, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 3, 1944 – The big news of the day was President Clinton’s visit to Italy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the allied victory in Rome. Considered by many to be the “forgotten front”, Clinton...

Pope John Paul II

May 13, 1981 – The Shooting Of A Pope

May 13, 1981 – Reports and reactions to news of Pope John Paul II – NPR News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 13, 1981 – The first news bulletins were met with perplexity. As the reports continued and elaborated, the news was unsettling and seemed abstract. Why attempt...

Friuli Italy Earthquake 1976

May 9, 1976 – Terremoto Friuli And Campaign ’76

  May 9, 1976 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week ending May 9, 1976 – the news was preoccupied for most of the week with the events in Italy. A powerful earthquake shook towns and villages in Northeast Italy, claiming at...

March 21, 1948

March 21, 1948 – Italy Gets Ready To Vote

March 21, 1948 – Italian Elections – Clifton Utley Commentaries – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1948 – News from Europe on this day. The elections in Italy were heating up and all eyes were on Rome to see which way the political winds were going to blow....

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro – Live In Italy 1975 – Backstage Weekend

Suzi Quatro – live in Rimini, Italy – August 15, 1975 – RAI Radio 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Suzi Quatro this week. One of those names synonymous with the 70s and certainly with Glam, Suzi Quatro became part of the hit-making machine of Chinn and Chapman who...

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – The World Tonight – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 1976 and another day where secret documents found their way into mass circulation. This time, it was the findings by the Pike Committee on Capitol Hill, investigating the CIA. The documents revealing...

Education, Foreign Policy And Capitol Hill In 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Education, Foreign Policy And Capitol Hill In 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Education, Foreign Policy, Capitol Hill – Listen To Washington – January 18, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Education – a crucial element during the Cold War. It was feared the U.S. was falling far behind the Soviet Union in the area of education; that our schools were not...

The Abyss Problem – September 3, 1939

The Abyss Problem – September 3, 1939

  – News from Radio Berlin – EIAR, Rome – BBC World Service – CBC Canada – MBS – September 3, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since the writing had been on the wall for several days, even those hoping for an eleventh hour miracle seemed resigned to...

Franz Ferdinand-Sparks (FSS) – Live At Goa Boa Festival, Genoa – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Franz Ferdinand-Sparks (FSS) – Live At Goa Boa Festival, Genoa – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

– Franz Ferdinand-Sparks (FSS) – Live At Boa Goa Festival, Genoa – July 7, 2015 – RAI Radio 2 – According to reports, the collaboration between Scottish Indie band Franz Ferdinand and L.A. Electro-Pop/Indie/Art-Rock band Sparks has been in the works around 8 years. Since initially meeting, back in 2007,...