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America's Health Crisis

1940 And The Big Question Was: “Does America Need Compulsory Health Insurance?” – Past Daily Reference Rooom

America’s Town Meeting Of The Air: “Does America Need Compulsory Health Insurance?” – January 1, 1940 – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America’s Health – it’s an issue dating back to the period just after the Civil War. It’s an issue that’s been brought up, argued,...

The Who - London Students Carnival 1965 - (photo:Getty Images)

The Who – London Students Carnival – Wembley – 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Who – Live at The London Students Carnival – Empire Pools, Wembley – London – November 19, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Who – live at the London Students Carnival, Empire Pools, Wembley November 19,1965 to kick off the week. I keep forgetting that there was...

Kent State Protests- National Guard - 1970

September 28, 1970 – Campus Protests – Campus Violence – Studies And Findings.

NBC – Meet The Press – Campus Protests – September 28, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1970 – The year Campus protests turned deadly. On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. On May 1, protests on college campuses and in...

Rhené Baton

The Hancock Ensemble Play Music Of Rhené Baton, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Bolzoni And Tosti – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

The Hancock Ensemble – Julius Tannenbaum, cond. – Harold Whitcraft, tenor – MBS-KHJ – February 6, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another concert of small works, some unfamiliar, performed by local ensembles and broadcast in the 1930s. This one featuring the Hancock Ensemble, founded and led by G....

James Thurber

James Thurber, Dawn Powell, Heywood Broun – Author! Author! – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

WOR/Mutual – Author! Author – Heywood Broun, James Thurber, Dawn Powell – October 9, 1939, Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Figures in the Literary world that may either trigger instant recognition or quizzical shrugs. S.J. Perelman, James Thurber, Dawn Powell and Heywood Broun were all notable figures in the literary...

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Live at The White House - 1964

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live At The White House – 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Dave Brubeck Quartet – live at The White House- April 14, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dave Brubeck to take things down a few decibels and degrees this weekend. A tape not broadcast, but circulated to friends of the artist of a White House gig for LBJ and...

Lee Michaels In Concert - 1971

Lee Michaels – In Concert From Swing Auditorium – 1971 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Lee Michaels – in concert from Swing Auditorium – June 18, 1971 – Broadcast over KUSC-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Lee Michaels in concert this weekend. Recorded at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino and broadcast over KUSC-FM (Yes, the later classical station) on June 18, 1971. Lee Michaels...

Bellflower Hi

It’s May 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You’re In High School – Your World Has Turned Day-Glo – You Can Thank Lord Tim For That – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

KBLA – Lord Tim – May 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – You probably have no recollection of it – 1967 did go by in a blur. Big chunks of it are missing – how and why things happened are mysterious, even to this day. There you were, right...

Nektar - in concert from Bologna - 1973

Nektar – Live In Italy – 1973 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Nektar in Concert – recorded live at Studio Comunale, Bologna, Italy – August 30, 1973 – RAI-Radio 3 – Every little bit helps: Become a Patron! Nektar in concert tonight – not complete, but an extended excerpt and enough to whet your appetite if you’ve never heard them before. The...

Student Protests - 1968

September 25, 1968 – Crisis On Campus – Student Anti-War Protests Sweep America

Newsfront – Crisis In Higher Education – September 25, 1968 – EEN-NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 – a year of protest. And all across the country, the College Campus was a flashpoint. Primarily about our increased unpopularity with the Vietnam War, but other protests factored in as...