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December 17, 1999 – Unfolding A Plot – Threats Of Carnage: Real And Disgruntled.

News on this December 17th in 1999 that, on the surface like another in a series of promised mayhem for the turn of the Century coming up. But we didn’t know at the time just how sinister this thing was going to go. The latest was the arrest of Ahmed...

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December 15, 1981 – The Official Press Says Poland Is Calm –

A world of unease, this December 15th in 1981. Starting with news of a purported calm descending over Poland in wake of the latest and growing set of strikes sweeping the country. The State News agency also took steps to cut off all communications between Warsaw and the rest of...

Candle In the Darkness or Molotov Cocktail? Oh, the choices. 0

It’s January 1968 – You’re A Teenager – You Are Cautiously Optimistic . . .Or You Would Like To Be. Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

KFWB – Joe Yocam – Gene Weed – January 11, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Here’s the deal – 1968 was going to be a big year for you. You decided you weren’t going to be one of life’s great watchers – the world was changing and you...

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December 11, 1957 – A Word Or Two From Frank Lloyd Wright + A Lot Of Christmas Music – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

There was a time when radio had a habit of mixing things up – going from serious news or conversation to festive holiday music didn’t seem that much of a jarring stretch at the time. The assumption was, the audience would adjust accordingly. Case in point – here is a...

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December 11, 1935 – Exploring And Celebrating The Stratosphere –

When U.S. Army Air Corps Captains Albert W. Stevens and Orville A. Anderson landed their Explorer II High-altitude balloon on the ground near White Lake South Dakota, they were the first Scientific Observers to reach a distance of some 72,395 feet above the earth, the highest anyone had gone before....

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December 10, 1999 – The Heart Of Bill Bradley – The Innocence Of Wen – The Passing Of Rick Danko.

December 10, 1999 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 10, 1999 – Many months until election 2000, the race to the White House was already scoring its first potential drop-out. Democratic hopeful Bill Bradley cancelled his upcoming appearances, owing to a...

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December 10, 1941 – ‘This Is Serious Business’ – War: Day 2

December 10, 1941 – the war had entered its 2nd official day, the 3rd since the attack on Pearl Harbor. In that short amount of time, America became fixated with regular, almost constant news reports, the constant need to be informed what was happening. Since December 8th, networks instituted a...

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Missing Persons – Live At My Father’s Place 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A couple more patrons and we’ll be set: Become a Patron! Missing Persons in concert tonight. Live from My Father’s Place in Rosslyn New York on September 30, 1981 and broadcast live over WLIR-FM. As Punk started calming down, the 80s were looking at an onslaught of another kind; New...

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December 9, 1982 – A Monument Held Hostage – A Massacre In Lebanon – The Passing Of A Country Legend.

December 9, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hate to be a pain, but . . .Become a Patron! December 9, 1982 – Drama at the Washington Monument to start this day’s news. In what was initially a standoff between a protestor and Park...

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December 9, 1947 – Strikes, Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain –

Not very much means a whole lot: Become a Patron! December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the European situation...