Northern Ireland

President Reagan

April 28, 1981 – A President Returns To Capitol Hill

  April 28, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 28th in 1981 had much to do with the return of President Reagan to the Oval Office and preparations for his address, later on that evening to a joint session of...

Bobby Sands

April 25, 1981 – The View From Maze

April 25, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + 8:00 am network news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this April 25th in 1981, the news was coming from Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, where Bobby Sands, a member of the Irish Provisional Army, whose imprisonment and Hunger Strike,...

Imarhan – Live At Trans Musicales 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

– Imarhan – live at Trans Musicales, Rennes France – Dec. 5, 2015 – RFI-FIP – Imarhan, in concert from the Trans Musicales Festival in Rennes this past week. The heady wave of Desert Blues bands coming from Timbuktu, southern Algeria and widely regarded as Tiniarwen’s little brothers continues. Imarhan...

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – January 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1975, something was happening in the House of Representatives that hadn’t happened in living memory; rank and file Democrats voted to oust...

The Wife Of A Turncoat Gets 5 Years – October 21, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 21, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News of sweeping gestures, this October 21st in 1994. Beginning with news of a five year prison sentence handed down to Rosario Ames, wife of convicted CIA turncoat...

Stiff Little Fingers – Live In Belfast – 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Stiff Little Fingers – in concert from Belfast, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 A taste of Punk from Northern Ireland tonight. Stiff Little Fingers weren’t together during their first incarnation all that long. 1977-1982 isn’t a terribly long lifespan, by anybody’s...

‘Somewhere In The Pacific . . .’ – August 29, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – August 29, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1942 had much to do with the War in the Pacific and the Eastern front. With the Solomon Islands campaign underway, U.S. troops...

The Good Friday Agreement – April 10, 1998

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – Newsdesk – April 10, 1998 – BBC World Service After decades of violence, untold numbers dead and two years of talks, it was looking very much like Peace would finally come to Northern Ireland. On this April...

Gotti Walks – Paris Waits – March 14, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – March 14, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A contrasting sort of day, this March 14th in 1987. From New York came word that reputed Underworld kingpin John Gotti was set free, with the Jury returning...

Times Have Passed And Things Have Changed – February 7, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 7, 1992 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Political season was upon  us, this February 7th in 1992. Incumbent President George Bush (the elder) was touting a plan for Healthcare reform which drew lots of skepticism...