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December 13, 1947 – The Foreign Ministers Conference: Living In A Post-War Predicament

Become a Patron! News for this day was dominated by the goings on in Europe. Primarily over the Foreign Ministers Conference in London, which wasn’t going as well as expected. But also, news of civil unrest throughout all of Europe brought on by strikes, shortages and corruption. It was reported...

The New York City Teachers’ Strike of 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: WOR – Martha Deane Pgm. N.Y. Teachers Strike – 1968 A reminder of Teachers’ strikes past – The New York City Teachers’ Strike of 1968 was a months-long, arduous and deeply dividing strike that dragged on for a total of 36 days...

The Police – Live In Concert From Newcastle – 1980 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1980-05-05 BBC In Concert (Police) The Police managed to straddle the non-conventional Punk and New Wave audience with the more mainstream Pop Music audience to become of the biggest selling and most popular bands in the world during the 70’s and early...

Pussy Riot – 2012 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio player: Pussy Riot – Putin Lights Fires – 2012 In case you’ve been wondering, with the news the past few days regarding Russian Punk band Pussy Riot and the outrageous prison sentence handed down for “hooliganism”, probably not many of you have actually...

America: The Vision And The Violence – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

With the news beginning this morning, and the updated reports concerning the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora Colorado throughout the day, I’m reminded of how all-too-familiar this seems. How it has repeated over and over throughout the years. How violence, senseless acts of carnage, seem to be almost...

Cities On The Edge – 1975

With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period for the American city. Most famously was the economic crisis that...

July 9, 1951 – Peace Talks Kick Off In Korea

Become a Patron! This day in 1951 started off optimistically with the arrival of a UN negotiation team to Kaesong in Korea to begin Peace Talks aimed at ending the war. No easy feat, it seemed. As the road to Kaesong was roadblocked and prone to long delays by the...