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Getting Sick In America – Healthcare In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Second Sunday – August 11, 1968 Become a Patron! Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few decades, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since...

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July 19, 1965 – “Not Since Korea” – Vietnam Takes A Turn – Funeral For Adlai Stevenson

Or click on the Link: News for July 19, 1965 Become a Patron! In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon...

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The Music Of John Parsons Beach – Henri Nosco And The NBC Studio Orchestra – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

John Parsons Beach: Orleans Alley – NBC Studio Orchestra – Henri Nosco, cond. – Jan. 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Music of John Parsons Beach this weekend. No idea who he is? Well, according to Nicholas Slonimsky’s Seventh Edition of Baker’s Biographica Dictionary Of Musicians, John Parsons...

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Serge Koussevitzky And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Vaughan-Williams – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Serge Koussevitzky and The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – March 14, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Ralph Vaughan-Williams, as conducted by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony, from a rehearsal broadcast of March 14, 1949. In addition to being a widely admired and celebrated conductor,...

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Ida Haendel With Zubin Mehta And The New York Philharmonic In Concert – 1985 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

  Ida Haendel, Violin – New York Philharmonic cond. by Zubin Mehta – In Concert – April 25, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic concert this week. The legendary violinist Ida Haendel joins Zubin Mehta and The New York Philharmonic in a program of music by Jan...

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Rafael Kubelik And The Chicago Symphony – Live 1983 – Smetana: Ma Vlast (Complete) – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rafael Kubelik with The Chicago Symphony – Smetana: Ma Vlast (Complete) – Broadcast of October 27, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic concert this week. Former Music Director of the Chicago Symphony in the early 1950s, now guest conducting the orchestra in the first of 5 concerts...

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Leon Orthel Plays Orthel With The Hague Residentie Orkest – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Orthel – Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra – Leon Orthel, Piano – Hague Residentie Orkest – Willem van Otterloo, cond. Radio Nederland Broadcast – 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Leon Orthel this week. Continuing with some of the lesser well-known Composers from The Netherlands....

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Frank Sinatra: Your Hit Parade – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Your Hit Parade – October 7, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Frank Sinatra in the 1940s when he was a regular feature on The Lucky Strike Hit Parade. The Hit Parade was a weekly program dedicated to the most popular songs of a given week, presented by a...