Tagged: Baghdad

The situation in Iraq - August 1990

August 16, 1990 – The Matter Of Iraq: Overtures And Strategies

August 16, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 16, 1990 was about the brewing confrontation over the Iraq invasion of Kuwait. Complications, overtures and Military options were all on the table, happening seemingly simultaneously. The issue at the moment was...

The Clash – Live At Lochem – 1982 – Backstage Weekend

The Clash – Live At Lochem – 1982 – Backstage Weekend

  The Clash – live at The Lochem Festival, The Netherlands – May 20, 1982 – VPRO-3VOOR12 The Clash this weekend. Recorded live at the Lochem Festival in the Netherlands on May 20th, 1982 and preserved for posterity by the venerable Netherlands radio network VPRO and their flagship station 3VOOR12-FM....

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra

January 19, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 19, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was in the news this day. With reports that Iranian troops were making advances towards the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, and that capture of the city was...

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990

1990 – ABC World News This Year – December 30, 1990 – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1990. A year loaded with contrasts, intrigues and question marks. And all of it came up for review, this December 30th, 1990. The year started on a hopeful note, but...

State Of The Union 1965 – LBJ And The Great Society – Past Daily Reference Room

State Of The Union 1965 – LBJ And The Great Society – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Lyndon Johnson – State of The Union – Jan. 4, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifty years ago yesterday, President Lyndon Johnson ran down his proposals for The Great Society. Discussing the plight of the...

A System Of Torture – An Interview With Janis Karpinski About Abu Ghraib – 2006 – Past Daily Reference Room

A System Of Torture – An Interview With Janis Karpinski About Abu Ghraib – 2006 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio National: Late Night Live – Janis Karpinski – May 22, 2006 – ABC Radio National, Australia/Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the latest set of horrifying revelations over torture and prisoner abuse via the CIA, I’m...

‘It’s A Five-Star Hotel. They Just Can’t Leave’ – Hostages In Iraq – August 19, 1990

Become a Patron! August 1990 was the month for saber rattling, hostage taking and defining hotel accommodations in the continuing saga of Iraq and the Middle East versus the U.S.. As the U.S. stepped up the pressure, Iraq countered with their own. The War of Words was escalating, or losing...

A Sickness Named Dahmer – July 28, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – Week Ending July 28, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 28th in 1991 was the end of a horrifying week. As news filtered out regarding the arrest of a seemingly innocuous pedophile with a...

Posturing, Saber Rattling And Remembering Stalin – March 5, 2003

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – Newshour – March 5, 2003 – BBC World Service Looking at the days’ news from a different perspective. This time it’s news for this day in 2003 as reported by the BBC World Service program Newshour. During...

A Week Old And Day Strange – January 23, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + Updates – January 23, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With Desert Storm a week old, this January 23rd, twenty-three years ago, the news was about strange accusations the Iraqis were making with reference to our...