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September 30, 1979 – A Pope Goes On Tour – Campaign Season Starts

September 30, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 30, 1979 – A busy week. Pope John-Paul II kicked off what could best be described as a World Tour, with a visit to Phoenix Park in Dublin, beginning what would be...

Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

April 20, 1979 - Elections in Rhodesia

April 20, 1979 – Rhodesia Heads To The Polls

April 20, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day of sweeping changes, April 20th, 1979 – although at the time it didn’t seem that way. The free elections in Rhodesia were regarded as a footnote, almost an afterthought on many news programs. But...

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

Observations On The Others – The Hutterites 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Observations On The Others – The Hutterites 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – CBS Radio – The Hidden Revolution: The Hutterites – November 19, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as America’s greatness has been based on its elastic nature; that nature that we are all-encompassing, compassionate people, has been the groundwork, the foundation of America. And in...

Easter – 1956 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

Easter – 1956 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – New World – Easter: 1956 – April 4, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In 1956,the Cold War Public Relations campaign was in full blossom. Differences between “The Free World” and the Communist Dominated...

The Grandmothers Arrive From Cuba – January 21, 2000

The Grandmothers Arrive From Cuba – January 21, 2000

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – January 21, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifteen years ago today, on January 21st 2000, the tug-of-war between the Justice Department and the Cuban community in Miami was...

Death By Cartoon – The Danish Cartoon Uproar – Feb. 2006 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . Or click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR reports on Danish Cartoon Controversy – Feb 6-7, 2006 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection . . . Or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio National (Australia) Late Night Live – 2...

Will America’s Youth Carry On The American Way? 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Will America’s Youth Carry On The American Way? 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – America’s Town Meeting – Can We Depend On Youth To Follow The American Way? – April 20, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The age-old question; leaving legacies. Even in 1939 the older generation had grave doubts...

‘Can We Resolve Conflict Without War?’ – An Erich Fromme Lecture – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Erich Fromme Lecture – “Can We Resolve Conflict Without War?” – September 8, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Psychologist, Sociologist and Philosopher Erich Fromme delivered this lecture in 1971, we were still in the midst of a Cold War....