Riots

Chicago riots - 1966

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...

Jakarta - May 1998

May 15, 1998 – Jakarta Is Burning – The G-8 Gets Started – Women’s Clinics Are Shut

May 15, 1998 – NPR News – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – My 15, 1998 – A day of protest, violence and shock. Starting with news that riots in Jakarta, Indonesia had claimed hundreds of lives and that there was little in the way of relief...

New York City blackout 1977

July 13, 1977 – New York Has A(nother) Blackout

Sometime around 8:30 that evening on July 13, 1977, New York City was plunging into a blackout – the second time since the fabled Blackout Of 1965. This time a lightning strike was the culprit, according to Con-Ed. During a bad Thunderstorm, a substation along the Hudson River was hit,...

Los Angeles - April 29-May 4, 1992

April 29, 1992 – Red Sky Over Los Angeles – The Rodney King Verdict – The First 7 Hours.

April 29, 1992 – 3:45-4:30 pm – KNX-AM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 4:30-5:30 pm – KNX-AM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 5:30-7:00 pm – KNX-AM/KCRW-FM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 8:30-9:30...

Manuel Noriega

March 16, 1988 – Manuel Noriega: “The Gunshots Were Only Kisses”.

March 16, 1988 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 16, 1988 – A busy day if you lived in Central America. Starting with news from Honduras that an attack by Nicaraguan troops on Contra rebels inside Honduras was causing the White House...

Burned out Isla Vista Bank Of America - Feb. 1970.

An Isla Vista State Of Mind – Anti-War Protests – February 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Isla Vista Demonstrations and riot UCSB campus – William Malloch/KPFK – Feb. 24-26, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 47 years ago, Protests against the Vietnam War were at a fevered-pitch – college campuses all over the country were hotbeds. And 1970 was just getting started. The situation in...

The Compact disc - August 31, 1982

August 31, 1982 – Boots, MIGs And Strange Little Discs

  August 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1982 – A day filled with the usual strife and the familiar struggle. But also a day which would have far reaching consequences in how we listened to music. Israeli fighter jets...

Hurricane Bertha

July 12, 1996 – In Blew Bertha

July 12, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Twenty years ago today, on July 12, 1996, we were wondering about just where Hurricane Bertha was going to land. Bertha, blowing at speeds upwards from 90 miles an hour, was poised somewhere off the Carolina...

May 1970 Protests

May 1970 – Spring Of Discontent

May 1970 – Discussion over the events at Kent and Jackson State College – KPFK-Pacifica May 1970 – Some called it the turning point in the country’s mood toward the Vietnam War. The protests and discontent had been on the rise ever since the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, and...

College campus unrest

To Be A College President In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Comment – Former President of Wisconsin State College Fred Harrington – May 2, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since we’re coming up on an anniversary – the shootings at Kent State during an anti-War Protest, on May 4,1970, I was reminded of how embattled the position of College...