Terrorism

Squeeze in concert

Squeeze – Live At Oxford Polytechnic – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Squeeze – In Concert at Oxford Polytechnic – Recorded by BBC Radio 1 for In Concert series – 1981 – BBC Radio 1 It’s bill paying thing: Become a Patron! Squeeze to end this rather hair-raising week. In concert from Oxford Polytechnic and recorded by BBC Radio 1 on May...

Are Our Schoolbooks Dangerous? – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum of The Air – Are Our Schoolbooks Dangerous? 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a society, are we a fearful people? Yes. Paranoid? Yes. Vengeful? Yes. Civil? No. Has it always been that way? I’m afraid to say, yes....

Our Civil Liberties – Are They In Danger? 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio: Our Civil Liberties – Are They In Danger? America United Program – 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The question of our Civil Liberties has been a topic of discussion and speculation going on for decades. However, at no other time has it...

Day Of Recovery, Broken Ceasefires And A Spotted Owl – May 14, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this May 14th in 1992 had a lot to do with recovery. On the one extreme, Shuttle Endeavor recovered a malfunctioning communications satellite. On the other extreme, recovery was slowly taking place from the devastating Los Angeles riots...

American Thinking On Crime – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: When the findings of the Johnson Administration’s Commission On Crime In America was released in 1967, it didn’t come as much surprise to most people. In 1967, America was becoming an increasingly violent country. With a dramatic rise in Urban...

Going After The Wrong Guy – Richard Jewell And The Atlanta Bombing – 1996 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As the investigation amps up and photos are now being released of suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing case, a lot was speculated on yesterday when reports flew all over the media of a capture and pending arraignment in the...

April Of Ironies – The Strange Correlation Between Boston And Waco – 1993-2013 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: (Still working on the Audio Player fiasco – bear with us.) Sometimes looking at history, and it’s place in contemporary events, reveal odd, almost disturbing correlations. Case in point: The bombings in Boston yesterday and the horrific scenes, and the ongoing investigations...

America The Violent – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America The Violent-1969 (A repost from 2012 Рand four years later . . . . ) Perhaps not as bad as it is now, but violence seems to be just as integral a part of American society as the automobile. The question...

Lest We Forget – September 11, 2001

Click on the link here for Audio player: NPR- Sept. 11, 2001 Coverage Become a Patron! As nothing else really needs to be said – the events speak for themselves, via these reports from Bob Edwards and NPR’s Morning Edition broadcast on the morning of September 11, 2001. I originally...