Civil War

Keith Tippett (RIP-1947-2020)

Keith Tippett And Mujicians Ensemble – Live In Italy 2004 – (RIP: Keith Tippett – 1947-2020) – Past Daily Soundbooth- Tribute Edition

Keith Tippett and Mujicians – live at La Palma Club, Rome – Festival Controindicazioni – October 23, 2004 – RAI Radio Tre – If your blood runs cold at the thought of dissonant music. If experimental, Free-Form, Improvisation or any of those phrases denoting a decidedly not run-of-the-mill genre of...

James Baldwin - Lecture At Castlemont High - 1963

James Baldwin – A Lecture To High School Students – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

James Baldwin – Lecture at Castlemont High School – Oakland, California – Broadcast June 23, 1963 – KPFA – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This was not the first lecture James Baldwin gave to a group of high school students, nor was it the last. During the civil rights movement...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge with General Khan

February 20, 1965 – Vietnam: Attempted Overthrow – Days Of Intrigue.

We gotta ask: Become a Patron! One of those days full of intrigues from Southeast Asia. In this case, an attempted coup on the part of troops loyal to former Premier Diem (who was assassinated and overthrown with a little CIA help), against troops loyal to Military strongman and Vietnamese...

Kosovo - January 1999

January 31, 1999 – The View From Kosovo – Brazil’s Economic Crisis – Iraq’s No-Fly Zone – The Great Barrier Reef In Danger.

Just a buck makes a huge difference: Become a Patron! January 31, 1999 – The continuing, almost never-ending story of Kosovo and the entire region of the former Yugoslavia was in the news again. This time a hostage situation involving Albanian Rebels holding Yugoslav Army personnel. The rebels were refusing...

Red Cross Facility In Grozny

December 17, 1996 – Politics On Capitol Hill – Massacre In Grozny – White-Out In Nebraska

A little goes a very long way – and comes with perks: Become a Patron! December 17, 1996 – A day of relative calm in Washington – a day of shock and horror to even the most cynical in Chechnya. In Washington it was learned President Clinton was seeking cuts...

Bihac - 1994

November 25, 1994 – A Town Like Bihac – Warring Factions – Doubted Sincerity – The Christmas Season Starts.

A buck a month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! November 25, 1994. The fate of the Bosnian town of Bihac was in doubt this day. While all sides were talking about a ceasefire, the UN protected enclave was being battered by Serbs. And news that some 250 UN...

UN Secretary General Trygve Lie

July 31, 1947 – A UN With Its Plate Full – Situation In Greece – Situation In Jerusalem – Situation in Jakarta.

Become a Patron! July 31, 1947 – While New York City baked in the sticky heat, the scene at the UN meeting in Lake Success was overheating with strife, overthrow and discontent. The United Nations, whose temporary headquarters was at Lake Success, was dealing with a wide range of potentially...

U.S. Marines In Beirut -July 1983

July 22, 1983 – The Odyssey Of Beirut – Martial Law Ends In Poland – A Heat Wave Grips The East.

Become a Patron! July 22, 1983 – News from Beirut and the ongoing presence of U.S. Marines in Lebanon. Earlier in the day Beirut International Airport (BIA), the headquarters of the U.S. 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (24th MAU), was shelled with Druze mortar and artillery fire, wounding three U.S. Marines...

Walter Matthau - (1920-2000)

July 1, 2000 – Farewell To Walter Matthau – Cheers And Jeers For Stars And Bars – Gearing Up For The Fourth.

July 1, 2000 – Busy news day for a holiday week. News that legendary comic actor Walter Matthau had died in Los Angeles earlier that morning. Matthau often referred to himself as ‘The Ukrainian Cary Grant” – but to millions of Americans and audiences all over the world, he was...