Interviews

Beth Carvalho 0

Beth Carvalho In Concert From São Paulo – 1993 – Past Daily Soundbooth Tribute – Beth Carvalho (1946-2019)

Beth Carvalho In Concert from São Paulo – 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Beth Carvalho in concert tonight. Recorded in 1993 and issued on CD. With the sad news earlier this week of the death of The Godmother of Samba, Beth Carvalho, I felt a sense of irony...

Hollywood: A state of mind 0

March 30, 1951 – The Week That Was – A Hollywood State Of Mind.

March 30, 1951 – CBS Radio: Hear It Now with Edward R. Murrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 30, 1951 – What this week sounded like in 1951, and a look at Hollywood at a crossroads. A week loaded with drama – from hearings on Organized Crime to...

Scott Walker 1

A Word Or Two With Scott Walker – (1943-2019) – Past Daily Tribute Edition

Scott Walker – In Conversation with Jarvis Cocker – BBC 6 Music – July 23, 2017 – BBC Radio 6 – With the news of the passing of Scott Walker, a significant contributor to the experimental and forever reaching nature of contemporary music has left – and has left a...

Ivan Papinin 0

The First Polar Research Station – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Radio Moscow-CBS Radio – Broadcast from Moscow celebrating first Soviet Arctic Expedition to establish a drifting research station – March 23, 1938 – The crew of the first polar research station North Pole 1 consisted of four people: head of the expedition Ivan Papanin, hydrobiologist and oceanologist Pyotr Shirshov, astronomer...

Salvador Allende 0

A Conversation With Salvador Allende – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

NPR Special Program – Conversation With Salvador Allende – June 18, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since South America has come under scrutiny of late, more specifically Venezuela with the civil unrest currently going, I was reminded of another closely watched South American country, undergoing a series of...

Senator Ted Kennedy 0

March 6, 1966 – Senator Ted Kennedy On Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Senator Ted Kennedy – March 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 6, 1966 – it was a Sunday that year – and it was right in the middle of the Vietnam War. The war was escalating on a daily basis...

Vincent van Gogh 0

Vincent Willem van Gogh Discusses His Uncle Vincent – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Interview with Vincent Willem van Gogh – Burton Cumming, Director of Communications, New York Graphic Society. – April 9, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Vincent Willem van Gogh, son of Theo and Johanna, was named after his famous uncle, but throughout his early years he strove to make...

St. Lawrence Seaway history 2

A Seaway Named St. Lawrence – Proposals For A Waterway – 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

Our Foreign Policy – Proposal For The St. Lawrence Seaway And Power Project – March 9, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The St. Lawrence Seaway, a 189-mile (306-kilometer) stretch of the Seaway between Montreal and Lake Ontario is recognized as one of the most challenging engineering feats in...

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LBJ: The Great Society And The 89th Congress – 1967 -Past Daily Reference Room

LBJ and The 89th Congress – CBS Radio: Capitol Cloakroom – January 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The crazy-quilt of Politics. In 1967 it was the end of the 89th Congress and the beginning of the 90th Congress. It was the Johnson Era – of groundbreaking legislation that...

Gathering opinions in 1948 0

Do Opinion Polls Serve Democracy? – 1948 – The Accuracy Of Getting A Nations Pulse – Past Daily Reference Room

Opinion Polls – gathering data and trying to figure out where the public was going, where were they leaning and would they do what they said they would once they got inside the voting booth? The big difference between opinion gathering in 2019 and 1948 is that technology was such...