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The Breakaway Republic Epidemic – April 3, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup  – April 3, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Four months into the new decade – the last one of the 20th Century and the world was knee-deep in changes. On this April 3rd in 1990, news...

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Vague Threats – Aroused Suspicions – Exxon Valdez – March 26, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – Week Ending March 26, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For the week ending, this March 26, 1989 – much of the “big ticket” news had to do with vague, unconfirmed Terrorist threats received by...

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And How’s The Weather In YOUR Town? – The Climate Wars – BBC- 2004 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Radio 4 – Climate Wars – February 2004 – BBC Radio 4 A subject for debate unlike any other – Climate Change – Global Warming – whatever you want to call it. Those factors and those conditions which are currently...

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Silent Spring And A Few Words From Rachel Carson 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

If you were a patron, a lot of things would be free:Become a Patron! In 1962, when Marine biologist and Conservationist Rachel Carson‘s landmark book Silent Spring was published, it immediately caused a storm of controversy. The rampant, unchecked use of pesticides since the 1940s led many to wonder just...

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The Wonder Stuff – Live At Leicester – 1994 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Wonder Stuff – Live in Leicester – 1994 – BBC 6 Music Kicking off the new year with one of the last concerts performed by The Wonder Stuff, before calling it quits in 1994. Around since 1986, The Wonder Stuff...

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Perfectly Safe – No Cause For Concern – Chemical Pollution In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Only One Earth – documentary series – 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine, but not surprising, the warning signs of our global pollution catastrophe were being sounded as early as 1972 (earlier than that, but...

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“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here” – July 10, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Nightly News With Chet Huntley and David Brinkley – July 10, 1970 Become a Patron! Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there...

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A Day Both Odd And Personalized – May 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: If you owned a car, this May 9th in 1979, you were no doubt preoccupied with what number your license plate ended in. Because gas rationing was being enforced and was strictly limited to odd numbered or Personalized license plates...

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Meltdown At Chernobyl – April 29, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: April 29, 1986 was a day the true nature of how disastrous it was wouldn’t be known for weeks and months later. On this April 29th, amid vehement denials to the contrary, one of the worst Nuclear Power Plant disasters...

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On Top Of Everything Else; Earth Day – April 22, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On top of everything else going on this day in 1970, it was also Earth Day – the very first one. Amid a flurry of publicity and events, Earth Day was intended to be the beginning of what would be...