Protest Movements

Paris - May, 1968 0

Paris In Spring – 1968 – The Strike, The Protests, The Teargas, The Social Revolution – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Documentary Recordings from The protests and Police actions – Paris 1968 – Institut des Archives Sonores, Paris – While the drama currently unfolds in the streets of Paris and other cities and towns all across France, many are making comparisons to the actions of the “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Vests”...

Hungary - November 1956 0

November 8, 1956 – The Situation In Hungary – UN Emergency Session

November 8, 1956 – United Nations General Assembly- Emergency Session – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 8, 1956 – The situation in Hungary was quickly spiraling out of control, calling for an emergency session at the United Nations in order to figure out what recourse to...

The Economy of War 0

The Cost Of War – The $10 Billion Goof Over Vietnam – Sen. William Proxmire -Meet The Press 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. William Proxmire – Meet The Press – February 4, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1967 and the Vietnam War was dragging on – it had escalated and it was starting to look like a war of attrition. In early 1967 it was learned that the budget for...

Chicago - Democratic Convention 1968 0

Chicago 1968 – A Day In the Park – August 27, 1968 – Democratic National Convention – Weekend Reference Room

KPFK/Pacifica – Chicago 1968 – A Day In The Park – The 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention Protests – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Chicago – August 27, 1968 – In an already tumultuous year; one that started with what many considered to be the turning point in the Vietnam War by...

Berkeley - People's Park protest 1969 0

Bloody Thursday – The Saga Of People’s Park, Berkeley – 1969 – Past Daily Weekend

KPFA/Pacifica – People’s Park – May 20, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Decade of the 60s began drawing to a close, contrasts became more pronounced – celebrations became more intense, protests became more violent – it was as if the pendulum of human emotion and experience...

The City in 1970 0

July 30, 1970 – AKA: White Flight – Empty Cities, Jammed Suburbs – The Festival That Never Was.

July 30, 1970 – Huntley-Brinkley Report – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 30, 1970 – A sobering day, glancing back at 1970. The latest census report came out and it confirmed what many had suspected; that most cities were now vacant and decaying hulks, while the suburbs which surrounded...

Chicago riots - 1966 0

July 17, 1966 – Chicago And The Long, Hot Summer – Riots, Murders, And Sweltering Heat

July 17, 1966 – ABC Radio Voices In The Headlines – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 17, 1966 – 1966 would go down in history as a Summer of considerable discontent and violence. Chicago was just one of many cities across American coming to grips with Civil Rights and...