Civil War

October 27, 1963 – Shapes Of Things: The View From Bonn – The Streets Of Saigon – A Scene In Dallas.

October 27th signaled the end of an ominous week in 1963. Vietnam was frequently taking center stage, more so this week than most others so far. The government of Ngo Dinh Diem was cracking down on protests, which had taken a sudden and horrific turn in the form of self-immolation...

October 9, 1989 – Manuel Noriega And The Little Coup That Couldn’t

News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots erupted when East German police broke up a demonstration urging reforms from the hardline regime of Erich Honecker. Western Press were barred...

Spanish Civil War - 1937

October 1, 1937 – A Civil War In Spain – An Invasion In China – A Quest For Peace In Geneva.

October 1, 1937 – Associated Press Reports on War Zones world-wide – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 1, 1937 – A reminder that Civil War was raging throughout the world and had no ending in sight. This was one of the first attempts at on-the-spot...

Ulster during The Troubles - 1982

August In Ulster – An Update On The Troubles In 1982 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Troubles – ask most Americans what that phrase means and they will be hard pressed to answer. To most, living far across the Atlantic, on another continent, the situation in Northern Ireland was a series of reports of bombings and killings and protests and military crackdowns but not really...

Alija Izetbecovic - Bosnian President

August 3, 1993 – The Peace Talks In Geneva – The Floods In Missouri – The Economic Package In The Oval Office.

August 3, 1993 – The Great Flood of 1993 was raging on without letup. The latest in emergencies was in the direction of historic St. Genevieve, Missouri where flood waters were rapidly heading for a crest of 49 feet. Residents were asked, then warned, then ordered to evacuate. Overnight the...

Bosnia - July 1993

July 28, 1993 – To Launch Airstrikes Over Bosnia – Driving 150,000 Lebanese From Their Homes – Taking Up Aid For Flood Victims.

July 28, 1993 – A world laced with conflict. In Bosnia, the conflict between Serbs and Croats continued; with regular shelling and raining sniper fire in Bosnia. President Clinton was weighing the very real possibility of launching airstrikes in support of UN troops on the ground. If he gave the...

Israeli Raids over Beirut - 1981

July 17, 1981 – Orange Skies Over Beirut – Taking Sides – Kremlin Anxiety Over Poland

July 17, 1981 – Word from Beirut this day – Israeli air raids over Beirut and targets throughout Lebanon as the situation continued to spiral out of control. The latest raid on Palestinian bases targeted PLO Headquarters as well as two eight story buildings claimed by the Israelis to house...

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...

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...