Unions

The Who

The Who – Live In Amsterdam 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: The Who this weekend – in concert at the historic Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, recorded by VPRO (the Dutch National Radio network) on September 23, 1969. For fans, this concert has made the rounds in varying states of quality millions of times over the past...

Farrell Dobbs

Farrell Dobbs – 3rd Party Candidate 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Farrell Dobbs – Socialist Workers Party – Campaign Address – August 6, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Farrell Dobbs, candidate for President on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in 1948, took advantage of the Equal Time clause in the 1927 Radio Act and the 1934 Communications Act to...

Baseball Strike of 1994

August 11, 1994 – Heading For A Strike-Out

August 11, 1994 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 11, 1994 – not an earth-shattering day, unless you were a Baseball fan. If you were, you were about to see a season come to an end and a strike over salaries drag on...

Air Traffic Contollers

August 1, 1981 – Elephants In The Room

August 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 1981 – a day of looming disruption and discontent. With conclusion of an all-nighter on Capitol Hill, House and Senate conferees finally agreed on a Tax Bill. Over 17 hours of negotiations, the House/Senate...

Health Insurance

July 28, 1978 – The Word Was Health – The Subject Was Economy

July 28, 1978 – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this July 28, 1978 – the subjects on everyone’s mind were The Economy and Affordable Health Care. The Economy was a mess – so was our Health Care system. Both desperately needed fixing and...

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...

Gentle persuasion

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

April 13, 1992 - NAB Convention

April 13, 1992 – What Happens In Vegas . . .

April 13, 1992 – CBS: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 13, 1992 – Big scare for former President Ronald Reagan on this day. While delivering a short speech, thanking the National Association of Broadcasters for an award he had jusut received at their annual convention...

April 5, 1979

April 5, 1979 – Surviving TMI

April 5, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1979 – The disaster at 3-Mile Island (known to locals and the media as TMI) was still going on, even though signs were looking cautious but hopeful and an investigation was well underway. Many...

March 24, 1981 - Lech Walesa

March 24, 1981 – Squabbles And Solidarity

March 24, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 24, 1981 – the situation in Poland between Solidarity and the government took a tempestuous turn. With recent violence in Bydgoszcz where police attacked local union officials, Solidarity leaders met and argued...