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Rhine Crossing - March 24

March 25, 1945 – The Rhine Crossings Continue – The Race To Berlin – The Allied Push East

Become a Patron! March 25, 1945 – News reports for this day covered the continued Allied crossing of the Rhine River. It was the fourth such crossing – the first took place on the 22nd at Remagen. This one took place on the night of the 24th as part of...

Robin Williams - Oscar for Good Will Hunting

March 24, 1998 – Oscar Morning After – Mysterious Black Powder – Clinton In Uganda.

Doesn’t take much, but it takes a lot: Become a Patron! March 24, 1998 – Hollywood was savoring the previous night’s Academy Awards, which saw Titanic grab eleven Oscars, not to too many people’s surprise. The Acting awards went elsewhere though. Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won best actor awards...

Touchy-feely in the 70s

It’s September 1971 – You Live In L.A. – Your Life Is Full Of Surprises And They Make You Nervous – They Still Do, But For Different Reasons.

KPPC – Cosmos Topper (Ted Alvy) – September 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In lieu of Starbucks? Become a Patron! Well . . .here we are in 2020. The world is a place where you can’t be less than six-feet away from someone – can’t really go out...

March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

Ebola in West Africa

Death Pays A Visit – Fear Takes Up Residence – The Ebola Crisis Of 2014 – Past Daily Reference Room

Newscasts: Ebola Virus outbreak – BBC World Service – CBS Radio News – October 1-17, 2014 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! With the Coronavirus turning the world upside down and plunging the world into a state of almost chaos, I was reminded that we’re no stranger...

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...

Vadim Repin

Vadim Repin – Nikolai Lugansky – In Recital – 2013 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Vadim Repin – Nikolai Lugansky Recital from Champs-Elysée – March 22, 2013 – Radio France Musique – Become a Patron! Russian-Belgian violinist Vadim Repin along with Russian Pianist Nikolai Lugansky in recital from Champs-Elysée in Paris, recorded on March 22, 2013 by Radio France Musique. A nicely balanced concert featuring...

Paul Reynaud - Prime Minister of France - 1940

Prime Minister Paul Reynaud Address From Paris – March 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Paul Reynaud, who assumed the role of Prime Minister of France during an ominous and darkening period in French history. With the ousting of Edouard Daladier on March 20 and the appointment of Reynaud on March 21, France was in a desperate situation and doing anything it...

Terrorist bombings in Jerusalem - 1948

March 15, 1948 – United Nations – The View From Lake Success – Past Daily Reference Room.

It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! Considering the United Nations was coming up on three years since its inception, it had been hitting the ground running ever since it first met in April of 1945. Confronted with a massive number of upheavals, disputes and growing pains, the UN...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...