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December 10, 1947 – The Wages Of Cold War – The Price Of Modern Living

Patrons get the audio for free: Become a Patron! News for this December 10th in 1947 was about the Cold War and the hotbeds of upheaval in this post-War world. The Paris strikes had calmed down, as a rift was forming between the French Communists and Moscow. Rumors of Communist...

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November 5, 2005 – A New SCOTUS Nominee – The Matter Of Scooter Libby – A Farewell To Rosa Parks

Become a Patron! November 5, 2005 – busy day – busy week for news. President Bush’s nomination for the Supreme Court Samuel Alito was getting ready for a round of confirmation hearings. The American Civil Liberties Union formally opposed Alito’s nomination. The ACLU has only taken this step two other...

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October 25, 1983 – “We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help . . . .”- Invasion Of Grenada – Aftermath of Beirut Bombing

Become a Patron! This day, 30 years ago we were busily invading the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in what has been described as “A lovely little war”. Considered a threat to stability in the region, the small island was at the center of a controversy involving Cuba, a lot...

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October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

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George McGovern Discusses Watergate, Nixon And Executive Privilege – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator George McGovern – Face The Nation – August 19, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! As the events of these past few months increase in intensity and as the subject of Impeachment becomes more and more evident, listening to the events of a previous time...

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October 21, 1978 – The Affairs Of Burt Lance – Egyptian-Israeli Speed-Bumps – About Walter Hickel

Become a Patron! News for this October 21st in 1978 had much to do with the continuing, on-again-off-again-stop-and-start Egyptian-Israeli Peace Talks going on at Camp David. Hitting snags on a seemingly hourly basis, the talks were snagged again on this day. The principals were heading back to respective capitols to...