Riots

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Special Report – Miami Riots – May 19, 1980 35 years ago, on May 19, 1980 the city of Miami was entering its third day of racially-charged violence. The cause was, and continues to be, a...

Governor Reagan - 1970

May 5, 1970 – Governor Reagan Has A Word About Kent State

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Governor Reagan Announcement of School closings – May 5, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Chip in, if you can – support, if you like: Become a Patron! As reverberations continued to be felt around the...

Rumble In Davos – January 29, 2000

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – January 29, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 15 years ago, on January 29, 2000 the news was about protestors disrupting the Economic Summit in Davos Switzerland, where President Clinton was scheduled to...

The Turbulent 60s – Democracy And Militarism – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – WBAI: The Turbulent Sixties – Democracy and Militarism – July 7, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. No shortage of similarities between the decade of the 1960s and the decade of the 2010s. Repeated assessments from many...

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The 70s – A Look Ahead – January 11, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The 70s. Compared to the 60s it was uncharted territory. There was a lot of uncertainty going around. The Vietnam War was...

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – 1969: The Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. For all that was positive and revolutionary about the 60s, the underlying problems, the discontent, the upheaval and the...

Thousand Yard Stare: 1953 – Past Daily Year-End Specials

Thousand Yard Stare: 1953 – Past Daily Year-End Specials

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices and Events: 1953 – NBC Radio – Dec. 28, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. 61 years ago, a world crammed with extremes. A war in Korea and an armistice, an inquisition on Capitol Hill and...

Revenge Of The Warsaw Pressure Cooker – December 18, 1981

Revenge Of The Warsaw Pressure Cooker – December 18, 1981

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – December 18, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The saga of Solidarity and the mass strikes in Poland continued and escalated, this December 18, 1981. Despite efforts at a crackdown and imposition of...

The Trouble With Rome – The Trouble With Earth – December 12, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – World News Roundup + News Of The World – December 12, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seemingly no end to discontent, upheaval and strife on this particular December 12th. 1947 was a year of change throughout...

Season Of Adjustment And Discontent – December 8, 1947

Season Of Adjustment And Discontent – December 8, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – December 8, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This December 8 in 1947 saw the country battling Inflation, the Cold War unfolding and American cities squabbling for bragging rights. On Capitol Hill,...