Tagged: Conflicts

The Great Leap West – November 6, 1989

. . .or Click on the Link Here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 6, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The flood of East Germans pouring into West Berlin continued without stop on this day 25 years ago. The East German government was quickly amending...

A Town Like Fallujah – November 5, 2004

Or click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Radio 4 – PM – November 5, 2004 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A different look at the way news was reported during the Iraq War, this November 5th in 2004. This one via BBC’s Radio 4 and their...

‘What Have You Done For Me Lately?’ – The 1954 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Radio News – Barometer 1954: The Congressional Elections – Oct. 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that voting, even in the acknowledged “off-year” election season is important, here is a documentary, one of a series NBC Radio News...

November Is The Crisis Month – Nov. 2, 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – United Nations Security Council Meeting – November 2, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In November of 1956, two crises took center stage, almost eclipsing the storm of rhetoric and campaign promises spiraling to the finish line in...

‘Bad Officials Are Elected By Good Citizens Who Do not Vote’ – The 1950 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Report To The Nation – 1950 Elections – Nov.9. 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re less than two days away from the 2014 mid-term elections, I thought it might be a good idea to run a radio...

Feelings And Emotions – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Chicago University Roundtable – Feelings, Emotions and World Problems – October 31, 1948 Strange to consider now, but in 1948 the second International Symposium on Feelings and Emotions was being held in Chicago. The purpose of the symposium was to try...

The Patient On Floor 17 – October 23, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 23, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this October 23rd in 1979 was a harbinger of things to come. On this day, The Shah of Iran arrived in New York from Mexico, for...

3rd Party Candidates – 1956 – Eric Hass – The Socialist Labor Party – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Eric Hass, Socialist Labor Party – October 19,1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection There was a time our political system was awash with parties. Up until 1954, The Communist Party was represented in the polling booth until an act...

The Navy Vs. The Air Force And The Annual Madness – October 9, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Voices and Events – Week Ending October 9, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This week in 1949 ran the gamut from Capitol Hill intrigues to World Series mayhem. Starting the week at the Pentagon with the infamous Navy...

Defusing The Flap – Inciting The Hype – September 17, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – September 17, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And while tensions in the Middle-East were easing somewhat, via more shuttle Diplomacy from Secretary of State James Baker and meetings with Israel’s Itzhak Shamir – a tenuous...