Social Commentary

Hope Sandoval 0

Mazzy Star – In Session – 1993 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mazzy Star – In session for MTV, Europe – November 1, 1993 Mazzy Star in session tonight – an early one done for MTV in Europe on November 1, 1993. It features one of my favorite versions of Ghost Highway, which this version was included in a Capitol promo CD...

Anti-American riots in Tokyo 0

Failure Of U.S. Propaganda Abroad 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Discussion: A failure of U.S. Propaganda Abroad – Open Mind – 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1960 was considered by many at the time to be a strange year. We were going through our ritual of selecting candidates for President, while at the same time, absorbed in debates...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey 0

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Smashing Pumpkins 0

Smashing Pumpkins – Live At Manchester Academy 1993 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Smashing Pumpkins in concert tonight – recorded at the Manshester Academy in 1993 for BBC Radio 1‘s In Concert Series. Following their mainstream breakout of 1992, Smashing Pumpkins were on a roll. With their second album, Siamese Dream debuting at number 10 on the Billboard charts and selling well over...

Tylenol Scare of 1982 0

October 3, 1982 – A Sunday Ambush – Tainted Tylenol

October 3, 1982 – ABC Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Flare ups in the Middle East and a scare in the Chicago area. A bus carrying Israeli soldiers was ambushed outside of Beirut on this day, killing 6 and wounding 22. Israeli troops were combing the hills...

Bumps Blackwell (w/Little Richard) 0

Bumps Blackwell Talks About Little Richard, Sam Cooke And Early Rock n’ Roll – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bumps Blackwell talks about Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and the early days of Rock n’ Roll in this rare interview, done around 1969. Robert “Bumps” Blackwell was a key figure in the initial birth and promotion of Rock n’ Roll, helping bring it out of the predominately African-American...

Classroom 1950s 0

Who Should Pay For Higher Education? 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  It seems odd now, but the question of education and how it should be paid for has been an issue going on, in America at least, for well over 100 years. Who is entitled to an education? Who deserves one? Is education for everyone? Or is it only for...

Monopolies 0

Before The Days Of Mergers We Called Them Monopolies – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Monopolies – Are They Bad For Business? – Chicago University Roundtable – April 1, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Monopolies – a word that’s not used much anymore. It’s what used it used to be called when one company bought out several smaller companies and emerged as the...

Pope John Paul II - nuns 0

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...