Union Busting

Baseball Strike of 1994

August 11, 1994 – Heading For A Strike-Out

August 11, 1994 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 11, 1994 – not an earth-shattering day, unless you were a Baseball fan. If you were, you were about to see a season come to an end and a strike over salaries drag on...

Air Traffic Contollers

August 1, 1981 – Elephants In The Room

August 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 1981 – a day of looming disruption and discontent. With conclusion of an all-nighter on Capitol Hill, House and Senate conferees finally agreed on a Tax Bill. Over 17 hours of negotiations, the House/Senate...

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan – Portrait In Sound – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Aneurin Bevan – The Member of Abbw Vale: Portrait In Sound – BBC Transcription Service, circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aneurin Bevan is a name that probably rings no bells here in the U.S. – however, ask someone in Britain who Aneurin Bevan was and, depending on...

March 24, 1981 - Lech Walesa

March 24, 1981 – Squabbles And Solidarity

March 24, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 24, 1981 – the situation in Poland between Solidarity and the government took a tempestuous turn. With recent violence in Bydgoszcz where police attacked local union officials, Solidarity leaders met and argued...

Stevie Wright of The Easybeats - 1967

Easybeats In Session (RIP: Stevie Wright – 1947-2015) – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

The Easybeats – Beat Club 1967 – Radio Bremen/TV – Stevie Wright (1947-2015), lead singer of the Easybeats and solo artist, who passed away today at the age of 68. More sad news before the year ends. The passing of Stevie Wright, who catapulted to fame in the mid-1960s as...

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Poland news – CBS Radio – December 22, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A crackdown in Poland highlighted the news on this December 22nd in 1981. The Solidarity Movement, which was gaining momentum was abruptly halted when General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared martial law and cited a threatened intervention...

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...

Assassination Of Sadat – October 6, 1981

Assassination Of Sadat – October 6, 1981

– CBS Radio News – Bulletins, reports, newscasts – October 6, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This day in 1981, the news was filled with reports that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had been the victim of an assassination. During a military review, Sadat, along with several dignitaries and...

Henry Wallace Talks About Inflation – It’s Cause, It’s Cure – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Henry Wallace Talks About Inflation – It’s Cause, It’s Cure – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Henry Wallace Political Talk – Inflation – Henry Wallace For President Campaign – Sept. 27, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Continuing our revisit of the Henry Wallace 1948 Presidential campaign, here is one of a series of Monday evening talks Wallace gave leading up to election night in...

Taft-Hartley Becomes Law – June 23, 1947

Taft-Hartley Becomes Law – June 23, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Headline News – June 23, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A lot of Labor news this June 23rd in 1947. Starting with the override of President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley bill, the Senate voted...