Pollution

Earth Day 1990

April 22, 1990 – Earth Day Plus 20

April 22, 1990 – ABC Radio News – Earth Day Special – Hugh Downs, narrator – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 22, 1990 – twenty years to the day since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. 20 years since the warnings, the Carbon Dioxide emissions, the global warming...

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25, 1976 -The World This Week – CBS Radio – January 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 25, 1976 – and the end of another week of wild contrasts. The week began with a gloomy assessment of the nation’s economy, as delivered by President Ford during...

January 15, 1954 – You Live In L.A. And You Can’t Breathe – Past Daily Reference Room

January 15, 1954 – You Live In L.A. And You Can’t Breathe – Past Daily Reference Room

Smog – The Troubled Air – KNX Radio – January 15, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 15, 1954 – if you were around at the time, and you were living in L.A., you would be suffering from a combination of burning eyes, running nose, persistent cough and...

A Jimmy Carter Press Conference – September 29, 1977

A Jimmy Carter Press Conference – September 29, 1977

– Jimmy Carter Press Conference – September 29, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In his 16th Press Conference, given September 29, 1977, President Carter reiterates and elaborates some points on his Energy bill, which was being dissected in the Senate, as well as some key issues in Foreign...

Jimi Hendrix – September 18, 1970

Jimi Hendrix – September 18, 1970

– NBC Nightly News – September 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 45 years ago today, the music world suffered a devastating loss – it would be one of three to go that year, and their passings signified the end of an era, the party was over. But...

Picket Signs, Airstrikes And Global Warming – September 10, 1995

Picket Signs, Airstrikes And Global Warming – September 10, 1995

– ABC Radio Hourly News – 6:00 am – September 10, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day 20 years ago was probably typical of many September 10ths – labor disputes in Detroit, with newspaper workers on Strike and tensions ramping up with Police. On this...

Arthur H – Live At Paléo Nyon 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Fesival Edition

Arthur H – Live At Paléo Nyon 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Fesival Edition

– Arthur H – In concert at Paléo Nyon Festival – July 22, 2015 – Swiss Radio – Further testimony to the enduring popularity of Arthur H, a downpour at the recently Paléo Festival, caught Arthur H in mid-set. A cloudburst – and sheets of rain drenched the crowd. It...

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Keeping Up With The Joneses – April 15, 1959 – KNX-Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hard to imagine now, but in 1959 Los Angeles was in danger of becoming an overcrowded city, like so many...

Adventures In Cambodia – May 18, 1970

Adventures In Cambodia – May 18, 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC News – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With protests against U.S. involvement in Cambodia still fresh, and continuing, the situation in Cambodia on this May 18th, 1970 was unfolding. North Vietnamese and Vietcong...

Menacing Waters – Menacing Demands – April 2, 1990

Menacing Waters – Menacing Demands – April 2, 1990

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – April 2, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And on April 2nd, 1990 Pittsburgh was busy closing intake valves, ahead of traces of the oil spill which sent some 200,000 gallons into the...