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Foreign Aid – Fragile Elections – March 30, 1948

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alka-Seltzer News Of The World – March 30, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A busy and “interesting” news day, this March 30th in 1948. Starting with news on the upcoming elections in Italy, which were awash...

Day Of Verdicts – Amadou Diallo – February 25, 2000

Day Of Verdicts – Amadou Diallo – February 25, 2000

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News reports + CBS World News Roundup – February 25, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifteen years ago, on February 25, 2000, after three days of deliberations, a jury of 8 whites and 4 blacks in...

Cheney In Manila – February 19, 1990

Cheney In Manila – February 19, 1990

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 19, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Busy day, this February 19th in 1990. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney was busy being snubbed by Philippines President Corazon Aquino and yelled at by protestors...

Daze In Court – February 17, 1995

Daze In Court – February 17, 1995

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World New Roundup – February 17, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Twenty years ago, February 17th was all about courts and trials and lawsuits. Starting with the infamous “Trial of The Century” – the OJ...

‘It’s 125 Below Zero In Fairbanks’ – January 30, 1989

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 30, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even though it was the dead of Winter, the cold snap hitting Alaska on this January 30th in 1989 raised a few eyebrows. With temperatures...

When Paranoia Ran Deep – Japanese-American Internment In 1942 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – KNX-Los Angeles: The Minority Report: The Exile Returns – July 1, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Long considered one of the ugly blotches on the tapestry of Americana, the internment of Japanese-Americans, no matter how long...

The Turbulent 60s – Democracy And Militarism – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – WBAI: The Turbulent Sixties – Democracy and Militarism – July 7, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. No shortage of similarities between the decade of the 1960s and the decade of the 2010s. Repeated assessments from many...

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alabama USA – May 29, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While most people are observing Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a lot of people have no idea why. Call it the deep, murky past – call it...

Bringing Central America To The Boil – January 15, 1984

Bringing Central America To The Boil – January 15, 1984

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – Week ending January 15, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Thirty-one years ago this week, the simmering stew of politics and saber-rattling hit the boiling point in Central America. With news...

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – 1969: The Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. For all that was positive and revolutionary about the 60s, the underlying problems, the discontent, the upheaval and the...