Tagged: Catholic Church

South Africa - Student protests 0

August 22, 1985 – Tragedy In Manchester – Protests In South Africa

August 22, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 22, 1985 – News for this day began with reports that a plane with 131 people crashed on take-off in Manchester. The British Air Tours flight 328, filled with passengers bound for a Greek Island...

Winston Churchill 0

Winston Churchill At The Al Smith Dinner – 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Winston Churchill – Address for Al Smith Dinner – October 14, 1947 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Winston Churchill, addressing the annual Al Smith Dinner, on October 14, 1947. This was the year there were two main speakers – former Secretary of the Navy Admiral James...

Stéphan Denève 0

Stéphan Denève And The French National Orchestra In Music Of Milhaud, Connesson And Poulenc – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: A concert this week featuring the highly regarded French conductor Stéphan Denève leading the French National Orchestra in a program of all French works. Do I spot a pattern here? I think so. Starting with the ever-popular La Création du Monde by Darius Milhaud. And then...

Hitler and Göring - 1938 0

May 23, 1938 – In Berlin, The Weather Is Fine.

May 23, 1938 – News For Radio Berlin, Shortwave English Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Berlin – May 23, 1938. Gathering clouds for a crisis. The situation between Germany and Czechoslovakia over the disputed Sudeten region was heating up. With accusations by Berlin of Czech troops staging raids...

Pope John Paul II 0

May 13, 1981 – The Shooting Of A Pope

May 13, 1981 – Reports and reactions to news of Pope John Paul II – NPR News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 13, 1981 – The first news bulletins were met with perplexity. As the reports continued and elaborated, the news was unsettling and seemed abstract. Why attempt...

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947 0

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947

– News For December 9, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the...

Sir Georg Solti And The Chicago Symphony – Opening Of 1983-1984 Season – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert 1

Sir Georg Solti And The Chicago Symphony – Opening Of 1983-1984 Season – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

– The Chicago Symphony – Opening of 1983-1984 Season – Sir Georg Solti, conducting – September 29, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another classic concert this week, featuring The Chicago Symphony led by Music Director Sir Georg Solti, opening the 1983-1984 season of the CSO. Broadcast live from...