Violence

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...

Youth and Police

Youth And Police – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Youth and Police in America, circa 1971. If there was one thing the 60s made glowingly apparent, that most decades previously didn’t, it was the notion to question authority. Sparked by the Vietnam War and set ablaze by the Youth explosion, there were more teenagers running around America’s streets than...

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...

Raid on Entebbe - July 6, 1976

July 6, 1976 – The World Learns A Word: Entebbe

July 6, 1976 – Radio Nederland World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what was described as one of Israel’s most daring raids to rescue hostages, the raid at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport in order to rescue some 284 passengers, held captive on a Tel-Aviv to Paris bound...

South Africa Protests

June 14, 1986 – State Of Emergency – Farewell To The King Of Swing

June 14, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A state of emergency was declared in minority-ruled South Africa, this June 14, 1986. Amid a worldwide outcry, the South African government imposed a harsh state of Emergency nationwide, hoping to counter violence as the ten-year...

USS Liberty - June 8, 1967

June 8 , 1967 – Six Day War: Day 4

June 8 , 1967 – Crisis In the Middle East: Day 4 – NBC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 8, 1967 – The crisis in the Middle East, and the Six Day War was heading into Day 4 – a ceasefire on the ground was holding....

June 1,1981 - President Reagan

June 1, 1981 – Arm-Twisting With A Smile

June 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 1, 1981 – a day of politicking. On Capitol Hill it was about the Reagan budget, the tax cuts, the defense spending and where was all the money going to come from....

Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers – In Session 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Stiff Little Fingers – John Peel Session – September 3, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – Continuing the long-look back at Punk during its 40th anniversary with a John Peel session by Stiff Little Fingers, from September 3, 1979. Formed in Belfast, and originally playing covers of other bands, Still...

One of four British casualties in as many days

May 26, 1982 – Not The Anticipated Cake-Walk

May 26, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this May 26, 1982 had much to do with the turn of events for the British Navy during the Falklands conflict. The Argentine Navy were hitting British ships and scoring a number of...

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...