Terrorism

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‘A Loud Bang At 8:59 AM’ – July 7, 2005 – The London Bombings

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Radio 4/5 Live – July 5, 2005 – reports/bulletins – BBC Radio Terrorism visited London, this July 7th in 2005. At first, sketchy reports and tentative explanations of “huge power surges”. But as news emerged by eyewitnesses of several explosions...

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Greeted As Liberators, Pelted With Flowers – A Sales Pitch For War – 2003 – An Interview With Dick Cheney – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Meet The Press – vice-President Dick Cheney – September 19, 2003 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the current situation in Iraq spirals out of control, and as the much-predicted Civil War begins to make itself clear, I am reminded that...

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Another Hostage Crisis – June 19, 1995

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 19,1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day in history fairly groaning with dismal familiarity, this June 19th in 1995. The six-day hostage drama at Budyonnovsk Hospital in Southern Russia finally came to an end,...

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A Day In The Life Of A Beirut Tarmac – June 17, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Hourly News – June 17, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day, at least as far as the U.S. was concerned, centered around a hostage drama unfolding at Beirut Airport. Members of a Shi’ite Militia group, armed...

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Holiday In Haiti – June 13, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 13, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this particular June 13th, twenty years ago, there was talk of yet another intervention in another country’s political turmoil. In 1994 the subject was Haiti and the...

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The Sound Of New Rioting – The Sound Of Big Promises – June 9, 1988

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 9, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day, another riot in Seoul, this June 9th in 1988. Students broke out of Youngsan University after a day-long siege with police over their attempts to leave...

Weeding Out Commies – Trimming Down The Government – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Weeding Out Commies – Trimming Down The Government – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The American Forum – How Far Should Government Reorganization Go – Feb. 20, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the dark days of the 1950s, the fear of Communist infiltration in just about every facet of American life was almost...

Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – May 20, 1984 0

Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – May 20, 1984

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 20, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It wouldn’t be the 80s without El Salvador and this May 20th in 1984 was no different. Flush from his victory in the election, Salvadoran President-elect José Napoleón...

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do – The Saga Of Boko Haram And An Interview With Founder Mohammed Yusuf – 2009 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Africa Service – BBC World Service News – July 23-29, 2009 With the latest horrifying news, regarding the kidnapping of some 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria by the extremist-fundamentalist group Boko Haram, I was reminded this episode is the latest in...

Arraignments, Surrenders And The Hail Capitol Of America – May 6, 1995 0

Arraignments, Surrenders And The Hail Capitol Of America – May 6, 1995

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 6, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection May 6th 1995 was about killer storms in the Dallas area of Texas, the arraignment of Terry Nichols, army buddy of Oklahoma City Bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh and...