Protest Movements

German Reunification Demonstrations - 1990 0

February 1, 1990 – Endorsing Reunification – Moving Toward A De-Militarized Europe – DeKlerk Meets With Mandela

February 1, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1990 – Calls for reunification of the two Germany’s were getting louder and the demonstrations getting larger. In a major policy shift, East Germany’s Prime Minister Hans Modrow endorsed eventual reunification. He called for,...

Canter's 1967 6

It’s 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Monday Night, October 2, And BMR Means Better Music Radio on KFWB

Another installment of Teenage life in the 1960s and the L.A. Radio that was inseparable along with it. Tonight it’s BMR and KFWB and Monday night, October 2, 1967. The news was strange – San Francisco just had the Death of Hippy march in the Haight earlier – the new...

For Draft Evaders, Clemency was a bust. 0

January 29, 1975 – Ford Extends Draft Evasion Clemency – Bomb Threats, Bombs And Explosions – The Up And Down Economy.

January 29, 1975 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 29, 1975 – News for this day had much to do with President Ford’s Clemency program for Draft Evaders of the Vietnam War. It wasn’t met with universal acceptance on the one hand, nor was it...

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January 25, 1979 – Postcards From Tehran

With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets of Tehran and it was only escalating with each passing day.  As of...

Abortion rights demonstration 0

January 22, 1973 – Roe v. Wade – Supreme Court Decision On Abortion

Forty-eight years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that made a Woman’s right whether or not to choose to have an Abortion a legal right. Prior to this time it was illegal for a doctor to perform an Abortion under any circumstances, and those Women who chose...

Dr. Martin Luther King 0

A Word Or Two From Dr. Martin Luther King – Youth And Social Action 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room:Birthday Edition

Today marks the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. And so to commemorate his birthday, and to honor his memory and his work, here is one of a series of lectures Dr. King gave for the CBC in Canada in 1967. This one is Lecture #3: Youth And Social Action....

Emel - in session - RFI, Paris 0

Emel – In Session From Paris – 2020 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Rock Without Borders Edition –

Emel (Mathlouthi) in session for Club Side – Radio France International – December 30, 2020 – RFI, Paris – A short, but profound set from Tunisian/French singer/songwriter Emel, whose full name is Emel Mathlouthi. She is is best known for her protest song “Kelmti Horra” (“My Word is Free”), which...

Bucharest, Romania - flashpoint 0

Revolution In Romania – Toppling A Dictator – December, 1989 -January 1990 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Radio Bucharest – December 24, 1989 – January 1, 1990 – Shortwave Radio Archive Collection – The Romanian Revolution (Romanian: Revoluția Română) was a period of civil unrest in Romania during December 1989 as a part of the Revolutions of 1989 that occurred in several countries. The Romanian Revolution started...

Crisis: 1958 VP Nixon In South America

December 29, 1958 – Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Recapping A Year In The Life.

Since we’re rapidly (and thankfully) approaching the end of 2020, the somewhat pained looks back at the year start now. But rather than mull over 2020 here (since everyone else will do a better job anyway), today we’re going to start with the goings-on that shaped 1958. Oddly, a  year...

Bird Flu Pandemic 1997

December 28, 1997 – The Bird Flu Pandemic In Hong Kong – Egypt Upholds Ban On Female Genital Mutilation – Kenya Braces For Elections.

December 28, 1997 – BBC World Service – Newshour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 28, 1997 – Busy day as 1997 rapidly comes to a close. Bird Flu was sweeping Hong Kong and the culprit was found to be its Poultry population. So the authorities ordered the mass...