Civil Rights

Dr. Martin Luther King - 1967 0

Dr. Martin Luther King – Sermon: Beyond Vietnam – 1967 –

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King – Sermon at Riverside Church – April 4, 1967 – Southern Christian Leadership Conference – In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday today – a day perhaps overshadowed by our current state of affairs and the level of confusion we find ourselves in, I...

Rural Poverty 0

The Poor People They Don’t Talk Much About – Rural Poverty In Heartland America – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBS Radio – Capitol Cloakroom – February 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Poverty. In 1967 much of the focus on poverty and the programs proposed by President Johnson through his Great Society and War On Poverty programs focused much of the attention on poverty in the inner-cities...

Chicago riots - 1966 0

July 17, 1966 – Chicago And The Long, Hot Summer – Riots, Murders, And Sweltering Heat

July 17, 1966 – ABC Radio Voices In The Headlines – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 17, 1966 – 1966 would go down in history as a Summer of considerable discontent and violence. Chicago was just one of many cities across American coming to grips with Civil Rights and...

Bakke Case - protests 0

July 4, 1978 – Perpetual Peace Feelers – Seven Dirty Words – Who Won The Bakke Case?

July 4, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 4, 1978 – A day of peace feelers and reflecting on decisions. Peace feelers came in the form of vice-President Mondale returning from the Middle East, where he spent the better part of the weekend...

Japanese-American Internment - 1942 0

Preventive Detention – Internment – America’s Little Stain On History – 1970 Discussion: Past Daily Reference Room

Kup’s Show – Interview/Discussion – Internment/Preventive Detention In 1942. Broadcast July 29, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With public outcry growing in recent weeks over the detention, internment and forced separation of families and children over immigration, and the surprise checkpoints and raids carried out by ICE; all...

Melvin van Peebles 0

June 8, 1972 – A Word Or Two With Melvin Van Peebles – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

June 8, 1972 – NET – Black Journal – Interview with Melvin van Peebles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is one of those instances where time travel would be the preferred method of understanding social and cultural phenomena. Starting in the mid-1960s and proceeding all the way into...

Migrant Children picking cotton 0

May 1952 – Migrant Workers In The San Joaquin Valley – Past Daily Reference Room

May 1952 – CBS Radio: The People Act: Migrant workers and families in San Joaquin Valley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before the age of tape recording, the only method of producing a documentary was either by a cumbersome disc-cutting machine, an undependable wire recorder or making it all up...

Kuwaiti Women Vote 0

May 16, 2005 – Violence In Uzbekistan – Celebration In Kuwait

May 16, 2005 – BBC World Service – Newshour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 16, 2005 – a day of contrasts. The violence over protests in Uzbekistan raged on, forcing thousands to flee the country. The unconfirmed death toll in Uzbekistan from a suspected crackdown by security forces...

Los Alamos Fire 0

May 11, 2000 – Los Alamos Fire: “Somebody Made A Mistake – We Have To Find Out Who” – The Million Mom March Gains Momentum

May 11, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 2000 – A day things spiraled out of control. The fire consuming Los Alamos New Mexico initially began as a “controlled burn”. But owing to an unexpected wind shift, it quickly exploded...

April 30, 1992 - Los Angeles 0

April 30, 1992 – Los Angeles: “Roses Are Red, Skies Are Brown – Buildings Are Burning, All Over Town”

April 30, 1992 – News from KNX-AM Newsradio – 7:00 am – 7:50 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 30, 1992 -I’m sure there was a lot going on in the world, but on this April 30 in 1992, the only news that seemed to matter was coming...