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Tagged: August

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August 5, 1990 – Invasion And Overthrows

August 5, 1990 – ABC Information Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 5, 1990 – unsettling news this day. The ongoing attempted overthrow in Liberia of the government of President Samuel Doe and the outbreak of Civil War, prompted President Bush to order the evacuation of all...

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A Festival Of Hate And Bad Feeling – The Peekskill Riots – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – reports on Peekskill riots – August 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Maybe it’s Summer. Maybe it’s August. But the amount of rage and mayhem taking place during this particular month gives one pause, to  say the...

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A Day In The Life Of August – August 14, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Voices and Events – Week ending August 14, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And sometimes Summer isn’t necessarily violent or simmering or even contentious. This particular August 14th, 65 years ago was just that; a typical August...

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Trouble Comin’ Every Day – Five Nights In Watts – August 11-17, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KMPC-AM – 2-Way Communications – Watts Riots – August 11-17, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Forty-nine years ago this week, an L.A. suburb called Watts exploded in five nights of violence and mayhem – and the whole country paid attention....

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Meanwhile . . .Back In Monrovia – August 5, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Information Network News – August 5, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this August 5th in 1990 was unsettling, taken with a grain of salt accompanied by shrugged shoulders. While the situation in Kuwait was achieving uncertainty, U.S....

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The Feeling – Live At Bournemouth Air Festival – 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Feeling – live at Bournemouth Air Festival – August 30, 2013 From the Bournemouth Air Festival last year, a set by BRIT Award nominees The Feeling, in a set recorded on August 30th. Together since the mid-90s, The Feeling have been getting...

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Division Of Laura Lee And JJ – Live At Knarrholmen Festival 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Division of Laura Lee and JJ – live at Knarrholmen Festival, Sweden, August 21, 2013 – Sveriges Radio P3 Over to Sweden tonight for a live session from the 2013 Knarrholmen Festival featuring Indie/Alt/Post-Punk band Division of Laura Lee, combined with...

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Heartless Bastards – Live At Lowlands Festival 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Heartless Bastards Live At Lowlands 2013 – VPRO/3FM As Festival Season winds down (or at least goes indoors), I’ve been catching up on some of the bands I missed the first time around. Tonight it’s Cincinnati-to-Austin Alt-Rockers Heartless Bastards, recorded by...

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Another Day Teetering On The Brink – August 27, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC News And News from EIAR, Rome – August 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1939, to a degree, resembles this day in 2013. Perhaps not as far reaching and all-engulfing as the events leading up to...