Tagged: Africa

London Air Raid

February 12, 1941 – The Endless Procession Of Night Raids – No Longer “If” An Invasion, But “When”.

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October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock (Headhunters) – Live In Tokyo -1978 – Past Daily Downbeat

Herbie Hancock and Headhunters – Live In Tokyo – Sun Plaza – Sept. 28, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Diving into some Fusion-laced Funk this weekend by way of Herbie Hancock and Headhunters. When his landmark album Head Hunters was released, it was one of those rare occasions...

Adrienne Pauly

Four By Adrienne Pauly – 2006 – Past Daily Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Adrienne Pauly – Four By Adrienne Pauly – 2006 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ending out the weekend with a few tunes from one of my favorite artists; Adrienne Pauly. Adrienne Pauly is an artist/singer/writer/actor who disappeared shortly after her debut album came out in 2006. There was a...

South Africa Votes - 1994

April 26, 1994 – New Day In South Africa – A Deal For Accused Russian Spy

April 26, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 26, 1994 – A historic day for South Africa. For the first time ever, South African Blacks were voting in the country’s general election. After decades of apartheid and brutal oppression, it was a new...

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

March 20, 1942 – Gen. MacArthur: “With Every Expectation Of Going Back To The Philippines’.

March 20, 1942 – Alka-Seltzer News Of The World With John W. Vandercook – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 20, 1942. News for this day was a mixed bag of hopefulness and dread. The hopeful news came in the form of General Douglas MacArthur who had managed to relocate...

Eric Arturo Valle - Figurehead President

February 26, 1988 – A Turbulent 18 Hours In Panama.

February 26, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 26, 1988 – Characterized as a turbulent 18 hours in Panama, figurehead President Eric Arturo del Valle stunned the country by firing General Manuel Noriega who was his political godfather. The ploy didn’t work, as...

Coal Miners on Strike - 1978

February 21, 1978 – Nationwide Coal Strike And Shuttle-Style Negotiations

February 21, 1978 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 21, 1978 – Another strike, another shutdown. This time, the Coal Miners. Beginning in December of 1977 and with seemingly no end in sight, President Carter went to Capitol Hill and met with Congressional leaders in...

El Salvador

February 1, 1982 – Let Poland Be Poland – The Mounting Tragedy Of El Salvador

February 1, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup-CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1982 – Between the situation in Gdansk, Poland and San Salvador in El Salvador, the Reagan White House Foreign Policy was being put to the test. From Poland came the release of...