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April 16, 2007 – With Sickening Familiarity: The Virginia Tech Shootings.

Virginia Tech. Shooting -press conference – April 16, 2007 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 16, 2007 started off with news of a fresh set of horrors on a school campus. This time it was Virginia Tech. As too many times before, the shootings were random, senseless and staged by...

Pentagon Pressure over Vietnam 0

April 8, 1975 – The Bleed-Out – Pressure From The Pentagon Over Vietnam

As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to provide $ 1/2 Billion in immediate Military aid to the South Vietnamese government. Even the Pentagon was less-than-optimistic that this sum would do any good;...

Dubrovnik Tragedy 0

April 6, 1996 – Tragedy At Dubrovnik – Death Of Ron Brown – The Freemen Standoff

A somber weekend – the bodies of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32 associates were flown back to Washington from Dubrovnik Croatia where Brown’s plane crashed, killing all on board. President Clinton was particularly saddened by the deaths, calling Ron Brown his great and good friend. Brown and the others...

Vietnam - The panic was on. 0

April 1, 1975 – ‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – The Situation In South Vietnam

In what was previously described as a strategic withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from key provinces, became a rout as South Vietnamese soldiers abandoned weapons and equipment and fled in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops, heading to Saigon. As word spread, panic set in as the Saigon government attempted...

February 15, 1951

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting – The Situation In Korea

Unfortunately, history doesn’t preserve itself: Become a Patron! February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead and wounded in the Korean War, which was now in its...

University of Texas Shooting 1966

America The Violent – 1969 – The Ghastly Things We Do – A Society Of Folded Hands – Past Daily Reference Room

Another School Shooting – another invasion of what once was Safe Haven – another stain on our society. Another period of mourning, of grief, of anger, of hand-wringing. Another period of vows and proclamations. Another period of fingers pointing. Another period of cries and heartbreak. Another period of eerie silence....

PanAm 103

December 23, 1988 – ‘I Think Something Was Wrong With That Flight’ – PanAm 103 –

A confusing and disturbing day in history, this December 23rd in 1988. With details about PanAm Flight 103, which exploded mid-air over Lockerbie Scotland emerging, more questions than answers were being raised. Claims the U.S. government was warned as early as 16 days before by a terrorist group of a...

René Amengual

The Music Of René Amengual – NBC Studio Orchestra – 1943 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

René Amengual – Preludio – NBC Studio Orchestra – Joseph Stulpak, cond. June 24, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Chipping in really helps: Become a Patron! Mid-twentieth century music from Chile this week, via composer, pianist and educator René Amengual in a rare performance of his Preludio for Orchestra,...

HUAC Hearings

November 25, 1947 – HUAC: Cold War And Witch Hunts – America Under Investigation.

As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as planned, with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov balking at overtures from the West over the Austrian and...