Monthly Archive: July 2018

West Beirut violence - July 31, 1982 0

July 31, 1982 – Grief Roams A Highway Outside Paris – Black Skies Over Beirut – Iraqis Claim Victory

July 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 31, 1982 – In 1982 it was a Saturday. And in France, the last Saturday of the month was known as Black Saturday; the beginning of August vacation for most of France, who took...

The City in 1970 0

July 30, 1970 – AKA: White Flight – Empty Cities, Jammed Suburbs – The Festival That Never Was.

July 30, 1970 – Huntley-Brinkley Report – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 30, 1970 – A sobering day, glancing back at 1970. The latest census report came out and it confirmed what many had suspected; that most cities were now vacant and decaying hulks, while the suburbs which surrounded...

Igor Stravinsky 0

Igor Stravinsky Rehearses The Boston Symphony – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Igor Stravinsky rehearses The Boston Symphony – February 7, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Igor Stravinsky rehearses the BSO in Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) on February 7, 1949. Several years ago, I ran a series of several of these rehearsal broadcasts; extremely informative, illustrative...

Price Controls 0

July 28, 1948 – The Subject Was Price Controls – Past Daily Reference Room

July 28, 1948 – MBS: Opinionaire – Should We Restore Price Controls? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In case you didn’t know: Price controls are governmental restrictions on the prices that can be charged for goods and services in a market. The intent behind implementing such controls can stem...