Police

Dope Arrests - 1951

Our World’s Little Dope Problem – Estes Kefauver And The United Nations – 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

Interview With Estes Kefauver – Senate Crime Committee – March 29, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Elsewhere I posted other articles regarding the drug problems that America was facing in the 1950s. Seems 1951 was a watershed year for dope as several reports and interviews all took place...

Kevin Dyson - Super Bowl 34

January 31, 2000 – Super Bowl 34 – Amadou Diallo Jury Selection – The New Hampshire Beauty Contest

January 31, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 31, 2000 -The morning after – The St. Louis Rams held off the Tennessee Titans last minute play to preserve their 23-16 lead and to take Super Bowl 34. It was the first Super Bowl...

Paris - May, 1968

Paris In Spring – 1968 – The Strike, The Protests, The Teargas, The Social Revolution – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Documentary Recordings from The protests and Police actions – Paris 1968 – Institut des Archives Sonores, Paris – While the drama currently unfolds in the streets of Paris and other cities and towns all across France, many are making comparisons to the actions of the “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Vests”...

Hungary - November 1956

November 8, 1956 – The Situation In Hungary – UN Emergency Session

November 8, 1956 – United Nations General Assembly- Emergency Session – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 8, 1956 – The situation in Hungary was quickly spiraling out of control, calling for an emergency session at the United Nations in order to figure out what recourse to...

Heroin Addition in L.A. - 1951

Dance With Death – Teenagers And Drugs – 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dance With Death – CBS Pacific Network Radio Documentary – August 28, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Lest you think issues with Narcotics, drug abuse and addiction were something ushered in by the 1960s, I hate to tell you this; but, nope, ‘fraid not. Drugs have been part...

The Doors at Danbury High - 1967

The Doors – Live At Danbury High School – 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Doors – Live At Danbury High School, Danbury Connecticut -October 11, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unfortunately, the sound is a little creaky – but then, what would you expect; high school sound systems were better able to handle student assemblies, Talent Shows or the Christmas Sing...

Berkeley - People's Park protest 1969

Bloody Thursday – The Saga Of People’s Park, Berkeley – 1969 – Past Daily Weekend

KPFA/Pacifica – People’s Park – May 20, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Decade of the 60s began drawing to a close, contrasts became more pronounced – celebrations became more intense, protests became more violent – it was as if the pendulum of human emotion and experience...

Watts - August 11-16, 1965

August 11-16, 1965 – Five Nights In Watts – Chronicle Of A Disturbance – Past Daily Reference Room

August 11-16, 1965 – KMPC Reports/Newscasts – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! On the evening of Wednesday, August 11, 1965, 21-year-old Marquette Frye, an African-American man driving his mother’s 1955 Buick, was pulled over by California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lee Minikus for allegedly reckless driving .After...

Riots In London - July 13, 1981

July 13, 1981 -Fruit Flies In California – Chaos In Brixton

July 13, 1981 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 13, 1981 – On this side of the Atlantic it was the uproar over Mediterranean Fruit Flies – on that side of the Atlantic it was about Long, Hot summers and Britain under...

Student riots - 1990

May 9, 1990 – Rampaging Through Seoul – A Military Parade In Moscow

May 9, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 9, 1990. Much as there was celebration and a massive military parade in Moscow, celebrating Russia’s defeat of Nazism on this day in 1945, there were riots in the streets of Seoul South Korea. One...