Terrorism

‘I’d Like A Can Of Beer’ – The Jarvik 7 – November 27, 1984

‘I’d Like A Can Of Beer’ – The Jarvik 7 – November 27, 1984

– CBS World News Roundup – November 27, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Cautiously optimistic news for this day in Medicine. Jarvik 7 artificial heart recipient William Schroeder, who only three days earlier wasn’t expected to last the weekend was awake, alert and asking for a can of...

A Hostages Story – November 20, 1991

A Hostages Story – November 20, 1991

– CBS World News Roundup – November 20, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day in 1991 had a lot to do with Thomas Sutherland, a professor at the American University in Beirut who had been held hostage somewhere in Beirut since 1985 was finally freed...

Wolf Alice – Live At Inrocks Festival – Paris 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

– Wolf Alice – Live At Festival Inrocks Philips – November 13, 2015 – I was of two minds about running this concert tonight. First, I ran a Wolf Alice concert in September, from their standout appearance at Leeds, and I didn’t want to run the risk of overdosing my...

A History Of Madness – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

A History Of Madness – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

  – H.W. van Loon Commentary – Reigns Of Terror – March 18, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – While people attempt to make sense out of the events this past week in Paris and Beirut and other parts of the world where terrorism is alive or waiting, here...

‘Every Man Has Two Countries – His Own And France’ – JFK In Paris 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

‘Every Man Has Two Countries – His Own And France’ – JFK In Paris 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

– NBC Radio – JFK In Paris – June 2, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the news continues to unfold about the recent horrific situation in Paris, I was reminded of the strong bond that has always existed between France and the U.S. Typifying that bond was...

Monday Mayhem – November 9, 1987

Monday Mayhem – November 9, 1987

– CBS World News Roundup – November 9, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ironically, November 9, 1987 landed on a Monday – and like many Mondays before and after, it was a day filled with drama, madness and anger. Starting with news of bombings in Sri Lanka, the...

Martin Dies – Ferreting Out Subversives – October 27, 1939

Martin Dies – Ferreting Out Subversives – October 27, 1939

– MBS – Martin Dies Address – October 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the years following World War 1, there had been the threat of a takeover or violent revolution in America from one extremist group or another. In the days at the end of World...

In The Manner Of Breathing Free – The Refugee Situation – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

In The Manner Of Breathing Free – The Refugee Situation – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

– America United – Should The Displaced Persons Law Be Liberalized? – September 18, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the latest news concerning the recent flood of refugees to Europe and elsewhere from war-torn Syria and the Middle East, the question of how are they to...

Trading An Upset Stomach For A Splitting Headache – The UN Mandate On Palestine – Sept. 14, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Trading An Upset Stomach For A Splitting Headache – The UN Mandate On Palestine – Sept. 14, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Story Behind The Headlines – Palestine And The UN – Sept. 14, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – “Had we known then what we know now . . . . .” – I’m sure that mantra has been said over and over throughout the years. But nowhere in...

As The Smoke Cleared – As The Senses Numbed – Sept. 11, 2001

As The Smoke Cleared – As The Senses Numbed – Sept. 11, 2001

– NPR – Continuous Coverage – September 11, 2001 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 1 – – NPR – Continuous Coverage – September 11, 2001 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 2 – 14 years ago today, the staggering events in New York were producing shockwaves over...