Social Commentary

Kellogg-Briand Pact - 1928

1937 – The Kellogg-Briand Pact 9 Years On – Making War Illegal – Past Daily Reference Room

A little means a lot- help us keep history preserved and alive: Become a Patron! The Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact. In short; an international agreement to make war illegal. Signed and enacted on August 27, 1928, and being celebrated nine years later, in 1937 as a pact holding by threads, but...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

Andy Gill - Gang of Four - live in Paris 1995

Gang Of Four – Live In Paris – 1995 – RIP: Andy Gill (1956-2020) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition.

Gang Of Four – Live at Studio 105, Maison de la Radio – Radio France International – The Black Sessions – October 27, 1995 – RFI Gang Of Four in concert on a sad occasion. The passing of co-founder and guitarist Andy Gill earlier today. This eloquent and painful press...

Prime Minister Nehru - 1948

January 30, 1948 – Nehru Announces The Death Of Gandhi – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! As the world was slowly absorbing the news that India’s spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi was cut down by an assassins bullets, Prime Minister Nehru had the overwhelming task of delivering the news to the Indian people. This was a shortwave broadcast, beamed throughout the world by All-India...

January 30, 1948 – “Bapuji Is No More!” – The Assassination Of Gandhi.

Become a Patron! Further evidence that some events which take place in history are not necessarily considered devastating at the time they occurred. This one, for example – the assassination of India’s spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi on this day, January 30, 1948, was considered in U.S. media as just another...

Hydrogen Bomb - 1951

January 1951 – Brave New Future – Saving Life And Destroying It.

Your support is needed, I’m serious:Become a Patron! January 1951. Still the month to look back at the accomplishments of the previous year. This radio discussion series called “You And . . .” focused on different aspects of our society in 1951; where we were going, what were we doing...

FDR - State of the Union in Wartime

January 6, 1945-State Of The Union In Wartime – President Roosevelt Addresses Congress And The Nation

This January 6th we were still in the midst of a World War. The optimism which followed the Allied invasion of Europe in the Summer of 1944 was interrupted by a surprise German counterattack in Belgium and Luxembourg just before Christmas. It threatened to cut the allied advance in half....

Cold War Europe 1947

December 10, 1947 – The Wages Of Cold War – The Price Of Modern Living

Patrons get the audio for free: Become a Patron! News for this December 10th in 1947 was about the Cold War and the hotbeds of upheaval in this post-War world. The Paris strikes had calmed down, as a rift was forming between the French Communists and Moscow. Rumors of Communist...