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April 11, 1996 – A Freemen Surrender In Montana – Jessica Dubroff: A Dream Extinguished In Wyoming – Isolating The Gene For Werner’s Syndrome.

April 11, 1996 – NPR News – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 11, 1996. News from Jordan Montana where two wanted members of the anti-government group known as The Freemen gave themselves up at a farm to Federal Agents. 23-year old Ebert Stanton and his...

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April 9, 2001 – The Hainan Kerfuffle: “Diplomacy Takes Time” – When Your Dodge Ram Becomes Your Dodge Lamb.

April 9, 2001 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 9, 2001 – The Hainan incident and diplomacy in overdrive. Relations between the U.S. and China were strained to the breaking point over an incident which took place only days earlier. The Hainan Island...

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The GOP And Vietnam’s Point Of No Return – Senator Peter Dominick – Meet The Press 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator Peter H. Dominick – NBC Radio: Meet The Press – April 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1967 – The war in Vietnam was grinding on – almost three years since the infamous Gulf of Tonkin, but a year before the 1968 elections. Turning point...

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John Grant In Concert – 2019 – Past Daily Soundbooth

John Grant – live at BBC 6 Music Festival, Liverpool – March 29, 2019 – BBC 6 Music – John Grant in concert from this past weekend in Liverpool to start the week. I know people say the first big festival of the year is supposed to be SXSW (although...

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Travel Posters In A Post War World – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

London Letter – Essay By John Connell – April 6, 1949 – BBC Radio North America Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The lure of the Travel Poster of the 20th century – for Americans it was sun-washed depictions of the Southwest; the sun-and-fun lifestyle so far removed from...

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She Drew The Gun – In Concert 2019 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Festival Edition

She Drew The Gun – live At 6 Music Festival, Liverpool – March 29, 2019 – BBC 6 Music – She Drew The Gun, kicking off the BBC 6 Music Festival in Liverpool just a few hours ago with a killer set and an amazing start to what is shaping...

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Tim Hardin – In Session With The Spike Heatley Quintet – 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Tim Hardin with The Spike Heatley Quinet – in Session for John Peel – July 15, 1968 – broadcast July 28, 1968 – BBC Radio 1 – Tim Hardin in session for John Peel, backed by The Spike Heatly Quintet, recorded for BBC Radio 1 on July 15, 1968 and...

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Anastasio Somoza – Meet The Press – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Anastasio Somoza on Meet The Press – April 16, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Anastasio “Tachito” Somoza DeBayle; 5 December 1925 – 17 September 1980) was a Nicaraguan dictator and officially the President of Nicaragua from 1 May 1967 to 1 May 1972 and from 1 December 1974...

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It’s 1981 – You Live In San Francisco – You’re A Teenager – The 70s Are Definitely Over. Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFRC – Rick Shaw Show – Fall 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The 70s are over and MTV is just getting started. Your radio is more lively than usual. Disco has drifted off into the Sunset and Springsteen is the must-listen-to artist now. You never really got into...

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April 2, 1949 – When The Lights Went Back On In London – Past Daily Reference Room

BBC World Service – London Letter – March 23, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1949 was a significant day if you were a Londoner. Difficult to imagine, but London had been under black-out/dim-out conditions since September 1939 – almost ten years, almost five since the war...