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Humoring a Volcano

May 18, 1980 – When The Mountain Blew – The Mt. St. Helens Volcano –

On May 18, 1980 the infamous Mt. St. Helens in Washington State blew and threatened communities surrounding the mountain with thick clouds of ash and an anticipated lava and mud flow. One report said lava was already starting to flow, but it wasn’t substantiated. At news time (12:00 noon Pacific),...

Getting An Education In The South – May 6, 1956

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – Trouble In The South – May 6, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board Of Education paved the way for school desegregation in the U.S. – compliance was...

Governor Reagan - 1970

May 5, 1970 – Governor Reagan Has A Word About Kent State

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Governor Reagan Announcement of School closings – May 5, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Chip in, if you can – support, if you like: Become a Patron! As reverberations continued to be felt around the...

The Spring Of Discontent – May 1970

The Spring Of Discontent – May 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Discussion on Protests – May 12, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 45 years ago, May of 1970 was a month of upheaval, triggered by the events of expansion of the War in Vietnam to include...

Kent State - May 4, 1970

Kent State – The Day America Killed Its Young – May 4, 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – May 4, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Many have said the events outside the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago started the shift in national opinion of the War in Vietnam. The...

Days Of Rage – The Rodney King Verdict – April 29, 1992

Days Of Rage – The Rodney King Verdict – April 29, 1992

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Continuous coverage from KNX-AM, Los Angeles – April 30, 1992 In light of the goings on in Baltimore yesterday and today, and as a reminder of the public outrages visited on America since 1992; it’s ironic that...

‘This Is Radio Moscow Calling . . .’ – April 21, 1947

‘This Is Radio Moscow Calling . . .’ – April 21, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Moscow News and Commentary – April 21, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the Post-War world slowly drifted into the Cold War World, the propaganda machines from the East and West were gearing up and...

Terror With A Familiar Face – Oklahoma City Bombing – April 19, 1995

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS Radio – News reports – April 19, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 20 years ago tomorrow, the shocking news that “something” was detonated outside the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and that loss of life was...

A Word Or Two From The Chicago 7 – March 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From The Chicago 7 – March 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Kup’s Show – The Chicago 7 – March 16-17, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 1968 was a pivotal year in America – we had the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. Protest to...

Tragedy At Dubrovnik – April 6, 1996

Tragedy At Dubrovnik – April 6, 1996

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 6, 1996 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A somber weekend – the bodies of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32 associates were flown back to Washington from Dubrovnik Croatia where Brown’s...