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Greece – Spiral Of Ruin 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Greece – Spiral Of Ruin 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Greece in chaos – Talk by Eugene Clay Special Envoy to Greece – February 4, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Greece was in a state of uproar and chaos, and had been for several years. Fighting both the Germans and Italians during World War 2. Going through an...

Suede – Live At Royal Festival Hall 2002 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Suede – Live At Royal Festival Hall 2002 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

  – Suede in Concert from Royal Festival Hall, London, recorded by the venerable BBC in 2002. One of those bands who descended on the Alternative/Pop/Britpop scene in 1989 and were instantly embraced by the critics and whose debut album was one of the fastest selling in decades. In the...

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

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...

‘Every Man Has Two Countries – His Own And France’ – JFK In Paris 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

‘Every Man Has Two Countries – His Own And France’ – JFK In Paris 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

– NBC Radio – JFK In Paris – June 2, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the news continues to unfold about the recent horrific situation in Paris, I was reminded of the strong bond that has always existed between France and the U.S. Typifying that bond was...

Harry Truman’s 4th Of July Message – July 4, 1947

Harry Truman’s 4th Of July Message – July 4, 1947

– President Truman – 4th of July Message – July 4, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 4th of July, 1947. Smack in the middle of Postwar reconstruction and grumblings of Cold Wars and Iron Curtains and talk of Independence and the Middle East getting ready to explode. Of instability...

Battle For Berlin – April 24, 1945

Battle For Berlin – April 24, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Lowell Thomas and the News – April 24, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. 70 years ago, it was a question of days before Germany called it quits. With Soviet troops in Berlin and the fighting house...

A Few Words From Shirley Chisholm – 1972 – Speaking Of Candidates – Past Daily Reference Room

A Few Words From Shirley Chisholm – 1972 – Speaking Of Candidates – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – 30 Minutes with: Shirley Chisholm – April 28, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the announcement this past Sunday of Hillary Clinton’s intentions to run for the White House in 2016, I was reminded when another...

A Million Stories From The Front – Seldom The Same Story Twice – April 13, 1941

A Million Stories From The Front – Seldom The Same Story Twice – April 13, 1941

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News for April 13, 1941 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day inching closer to a World at War. This April 13th in 1941 was filled with stories of the situation in...

A Word Or Two From Linus Pauling – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Linus Pauling – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Meet The Press – guest: Dr. Linus Pauling – May 11, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. During the dark days of the 1950s, if you were concerned about the effects of nuclear testing on the atmosphere,...