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October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

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October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

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Shakeup In The Kremlin – October 16, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – WXYZ, Detroit Morning Report – October 16, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many...

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Excursions Into Darkness – Recognition Of Red China And A Steel Strike – October 3, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Baukhage Talking – news for October 3, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A nervous October day in 1949. News of strikes dragging on, news of a creeping paranoia over Communists, news of Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Starting off was...

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Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

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Squabbles, Strikes And Strife – July 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – July 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day in 1947 had much to do with the ending of the Coal Strike and the threat of new ones looming. The recently enacted Taft-Hartley Labor...

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A Word from RFK – July 7, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Press Conference – July 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A Press Conference by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, from July 7, 1964. Given during the White House Seminar for Students employed in Washington over...

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A Surprise Named Joe – May 23, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Surprising news from Ottawa, this May 23rd in 1979. An upset victory  by the Tories over the incumbent Liberals and the defeat of PIerre Elliott Trudeau by a 39 year-old dark horse named Joe Clark. It signified a sudden shift...

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Rubbing People The Wrong Way – April 5, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 5, 1976 News for this day in 1976 had, among other things, much to do with Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger and the ruffling of feathers in the Middle East, most notably the Israelis. Secretary Kissinger was confronted by...

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RFK Vs. The Teamsters – March 27, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Labor Racketeering Hearings – March 27, 1957 News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for...