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October 24, 1983 – An Aftermath In Beirut

Get it for free when you become a Patron: Become a Patron! October 24, 1983 – Beirut Bombing aftermath – President Reagan Press Conference – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 24, 1983 – The aftermath of the bombing of Marine Barracks and a French Army Command...

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October 21, 1978 – The Affairs Of Burt Lance – Egyptian-Israeli Speed-Bumps – About Walter Hickel

Become a Patron! News for this October 21st in 1978 had much to do with the continuing, on-again-off-again-stop-and-start Egyptian-Israeli Peace Talks going on at Camp David. Hitting snags on a seemingly hourly basis, the talks were snagged again on this day. The principals were heading back to respective capitols to...

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Richard Dawson In Session – 2019 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Richard Dawson – in session for Marc Riley – October 10, 2019 – BBC 6 Music – Become a Patron! Richard Dawson as we head into Friday. Someone said, and I agreed with them wholeheartedly, that the current situation our world is in will see a massive resurgence in music...

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October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

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Cream In Concert From Detroit 1967 (RIP Ginger Baker – 1939-2019) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend Update: Tribute Edition

Become a Patron! Hearing the sad news today of the passing of legendary Drummer Ginger Baker – it’s further evidence 2019 has not been a good year for Music. Tributes have been pouring in all day, including this one via Pitchfork earlier this morning (October 6,2019): After days of being...

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October 3, 1989 – The Exodus From East Germany – The Headaches For Gorby – A New Name For The Polish Government

Patrons can download this for free: Become a Patron! October 3, 1989 – The scene at the German Embassy in Prague was chaotic. The flood gates had opened as thousands of East Germans streamed into the West German Embassy compound, many carrying just the clothes on their backs, all of...

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October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

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The World Of High Tech In 1972 – The Promise Of A New Humanism – Past Daily Reference Room

Patrons and Subscribers can download this one for free: Become a Patron! The world of High Tech – it is almost impossible to convey to someone who was born into a high-tech generation how completely strange and foreign the idea of computers and access was in 1972. We had no...

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September 19, 1957 – The Asian Flu Comes To America

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! The world on this September 19th in 1957 was awash with 104 degree fevers, paralyzed with aching muscles and joints, throwing up just about everything everyone ate the past year and it was only getting worse. 1957 was The Year Of The Asian...

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September 10, 2001 – The Day Before It Changed. A Day Of Stunning Normalcy.

September 10, 2001 – In retrospect, a day almost stunning in its normalcy and lack of drama – a day so much like so many others that it came and went and barely anyone noticed. A day with business as usual – a day where the lead story was a...