1940’s

The Big Four Moscow Conference

March 8, 1947 – The Big Four Conference – On The List Of High Expectations

March 8, 1947 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 8, 1947 – a day loaded with expectations. It was the opening of the Big Four Conference in Moscow; a conference that had a lot riding on it. People in the streets of the Russian...

Notice of Internment 1942

February 21, 1942 – Word From The Pacific – Word From The West Coast

February 21, 1942 – News Of The World – Special Report By Martin Agronsky – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 21, 1942. In the midst of news regarding the worsening situation in the Pacific, there also came word of drastic measures being taken over the question of Japanese-Americans living...

Lou Harrison (1939)

Lou Harrison: Suite For Piano (1943) – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lou Harrison – Suite For Piano (1943) – David Hemmingway,piano – KPFA Studio recording – Dec. 1, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – American composers from the modern period of the 20th century this weekend. Lou Harrison was one of the more fascinating and unconventional composers from the mid-20th...

Harold Ickes

An Old Fashioned Resignation – Secretary Harold Ickes Resigns – February 14, 1946

Secretary of The Interior Harold Ickes Resignation Press Conference – Feb. 14, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Thinking back on Cabinet position resignations in the past, not a lot mired in scandal come to mind before the days of the Nixon Administration in the 70s. Although I’m sure...