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Not With Open Arms – October 23, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio Hourly News + World News This Week – October 23, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Thirty years ago today we were hearing the shocking news of a truck bomb exploded outside a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. And...

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Watching With Strained Tension – October 18, 1941

Click on link here for Audio Player: NBC Blue Network – News Of The World – October 18, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day where War loomed ever-closer for U.S. involvement, this October 18th in 1941, a day where Europe was knee-deep in it. Inching closer to a...

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Lukas Geniusas Plays Music Of Rachmaninov In Recital – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Lukas Geniusas in concert at Palais des Congres du Tourquet – August 23, 2013 – Radio France Musique At the ripe old age of 23, and already the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including a Young Talent award from his...

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Music Of Yvonne Desportes With Paul Bernard And Members Of The ORTF Horns – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Desportes: Two Serenades for Three Trombones and Tuba – ORTF – circa 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Yvonne Desportes is probably not a name very well known outside of French music circles. Born in 1907 and passing away in Paris...

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Excursions Into Darkness – Recognition Of Red China And A Steel Strike – October 3, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Baukhage Talking – news for October 3, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A nervous October day in 1949. News of strikes dragging on, news of a creeping paranoia over Communists, news of Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Starting off was...

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Corpses In Beirut, Brokering In Damascus, The Passing Of An Icon – October 2, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – October 2, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day in the world, this 2nd of October in 1985. The Middle East factored in, with reports that the body of a missing Soviet diplomat...

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Henriette Faure And André Cluytens Play Music Of Ravel In Concert – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Conducted by André Cluytens – Henriette Faure, piano – Besançon Festival – Sept. 1951 – ORTF broadcast – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Something familiar tonight, but rare nonetheless. A performance recorded during the...

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Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing – September 27, 1938

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Prime Minister Chamberlain Address on Munich Crisis – September 27, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time...

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Hanging On An Empty Promise – September 24, 1938

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News reports on Munich Crisis – September 24, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1938 was about the crisis over German demands for land belonging to Czechoslovakia. The Munich crisis over the Sudetenland, as...

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A Lot Of Bad Chickens Came Home To Roost Today – September 18, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for September 18, 1939 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Today was not a good day to be in Poland, or Europe for that matter. September 18, 1939 was about the swift demise of Poland and the...