Politics

Missiles in March 0

March 19, 1985 – World Full Of Missiles – Pockets Full Of Empty –

March 19th 1985 was about nuclear weapons, MX Missiles, Geneva Arms talks. East-West relations, saber-rattling and words. On this day the first of two Senate votes was scheduled to take place over the budget President Reagan requested in order to build 21 more MX Missiles. The vote was deemed so...

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March 18, 1949 – Dean Acheson And The North Atlantic Pact – NATO

This day in 1949 had much to with the ongoing squabble between the the West and the Soviet Union. As the Cold War continued and grew with intensity, The U.S. and its European counterparts adopted the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. On March 18, 1949, Secretary of State Dean Acheson went...

Dennis Sweeney - alleged Lowenstein shooter 0

March 15, 1980 – Reaction To Carter Belt-Tightening – Dole Decides Not To Run – Allard Lowenstein: Death Of An Activist.

March 15, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1980 – A day for reactions – reaction to President Carter’s economic message from the previous night. Along party lines the sentiment was reluctant support and adamant hand-wringing – the analogy of the superb...

The Gas House - Venice 0

The Weirdos On Your Block – When Venice Had A Beatnik Problem – 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

News clips, various stations and broadcasts – August 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – L.A. has never been a town to shy away from controversy – the city was practically built on it. Unlike former rival San Francisco, who embraced quirky and bohemian almost like a long-lost relative, L.A....

Aschluss - 1938 0

March 12, 1938 – Anschluss Realized – Doubts Pondered – History In Question.

As the news regarding the annexation of Austria by Germany continued to unfold, doubts began to arise as to what the eventual outcome this trend towards reunification would be. Amid assurances that this was closure for a situation which began in 1866 and was interrupted by World War 1, the...

The Middle-East Peace process 0

March 11, 1979 – Searching For The World’s Oldest Dream – A Middle-East Peace Settlement.

News for this week in 1979 had much to do with fits and starts of a Middle East Peace Settlement. In what started as a grand and hopeful gesture became one of caution and unease. Egyptian Premier Anwar Sadat, hailed earlier for his historic visit to Israel in 1977 was...

The Finnish Border -- March 1940 0

March 10, 1940 – Report From Stockholm – Observations On The Finnish Front.

March 10, 1940 – Carl Mydans Report from Stockholm – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 10, 1940. Life Magazine reporter/photographer Carl Mydans, who had just returned from an assignment in Helsinki to the comparative safety of his listening post in Stockholm reports his observations on this...

Jan Masaryk 0

March 10, 1948 – The Death Of Masaryk – Britain’s Economic Downturn – Butter Vs. Margarine.

News for this March 10th in 1948 had much to do with a flood of reports from Prague saying that non-Communist Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk had been found dead from an apparent suicide hours earlier. But even while reports were coming in, speculation was rife that it was no suicide,...

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March 5, 1997 – Another Day Underwater – The Ohio River Floods Of 1997 – Legislating Bad Behavior.

Characterized as the worst flooding since the infamous Ohio River Valley floods of 1937, the Ohio River Valley Floods of 1997 were causing no end of havoc to countless towns and villages, submerged in water for yet another day. National Guard troops had been called out to aid in the...

Dr. Klaus Fuchs 0

March 4, 1950 – “Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person”: The Klaus Fuchs Affair – The Ever-Present Cult Of Doom.

News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of the key figures in the development of the Atomic Bomb, David Lilienthal referred to...