Tagged: Democracy

Leonard Cohen (RIP: 1934-2016)

Leonard Cohen In Session – 1968 – (RIP: Leonard Cohen – 1934-2016) Past Daily Tribute Edition

Leonard Cohen – In Session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – July 9, 1968 – BBC Radio 1 – With the incredibly sad news earlier this evening, of the passing of legend and icon Leonard Cohen, it gives further evidence 2016 has been a terrible year for loss....

Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

Strom Thurmond - Dixiecrats

AKA: Dixiecrats – 1948 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Dixiecrats: A relatively new word in the political lexicon in 1948. The Southern wing of the Democratic Party, or States Rights Democrats, represented a staunch resistance to Civil Rights, Integration in the Armed Forces and the end of Segregation. This Southern wing, who repeatedly broke ranks with the rest of...

Congo - July 1960

July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

Molotov-Stettinius-Eden

July 7, 1945 – Getting A United Nations Started

On this July 7, 1945, the world was still at war in the Pacific, but the bigger discussion of the Peace was taking place in San Francisco. In 1945, the first major steps at starting a United Nations were undertaken. The hammering out of a United Nations Charter was an...

Beau Brummels

The Beau Brummels – Live In Evanston – 1975 – Past Daily Soundbooth

When The Beau Brummels first arrived on the scene with the iconic Laugh Laugh in January of 1965, it was assumed they were one more band from that onslaught known as The British Invasion. Imagine everyone’s surprise when we learned they were actually from the San Francisco Bay Area –...

1952 Democratic Convention

Convention Snapshot – 1952 Democratic Convention, Chicago – July 26, 1952

Sounds of Conventions; a snapshot if you will, of moments, not necessarily earth shattering or pivotal, but moments which evoke a period of time in Americas political life. Today, it’s a one hour snippet of the last day of the 1952 Democratic Convention – the nominating of a vice-Presidential running...

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – The Supreme Court Plan by FDR – February 5, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), that august body of law makers was coming under fire in 1937, by none other than the Commander-In-Chief. President Roosevelt felt the then-current structure of...

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...