Tagged: Cold War

The Non-Conforming American – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Non-Conforming American – March 12, 1955 During the era of the 1950s a gradual, unmistakable undercurrent of social upheaval was starting to take place. Brought on largely by the Cold War, the threat of Nuclear annihilation , the stringent social mores...

March 12, 1948 – The Bier In Prague: Questions Over Masaryk – The Carping On Capitol Hill

It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! News for this March 12th in 1948 had much to do with the recent events in Czechoslovakia and the sudden death of its President Jan Masaryk. Bad enough it was overtaken by Nazi Germany, starting with the Sudeten crisis of 1938,...

March 11, 1966 – Confrontation On Capitol Hill – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings On Southeast Asia.

  It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! As the War in Vietnam dragged on, support even among members of the Senate and House was flagging. When Secretary of State Dean Rusk went to Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he was confronted, almost from...

File Under: Best Bib And Tucker – March 8, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 8, 1947 As a more-or-less companion to my post yesterday, which featured news from March 7th as presented by Radio Moscow, here is the U.S. take on the Foreign Ministers Conference, which was about to get underway in Moscow....

“This Is Moscow Calling . . .” – March 7, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News from Moscow – March 7, 1947 One of the constants during the Cold War period was the War of Words waged between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This broadcast, from Radio Moscow on March 7, 1947 is no different. Featuring...

Filibusters, Hot-Potatoes And A Word From Uncle Joe – March 6, 1948

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 6, 1948 Truly an International news day for this March 6th in 1948. Starting with Domestic issues in the form of a readied filibuster on the parts of Dixiecrats over proposed Civil Rights legislation coming from President Truman. Seems...

“Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person” – March 4, 1950

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of March 4, 1950 News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of...

Extended Forecast: Vietnam – Dark With Persistent Mayhem – February 28, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Pres – Russell Long – Feb. 28, 1965 As questions began to raise regarding our role in Southeast Asia, it was still early on in the game to see just where this excursion was heading. There was still majority support...

Van Cliburn Plays Music Of Brahms And Liszt In Concert – 1964 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert: Special Tribute Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 1: Brahms- Piano Con. Nr 1 – Leinsdorf-Van Cliburn – July 1964 Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 2: BSO – Van Cliburn – Liszt PC 2 and 1 – 1964 Only two months into 2013...

Not In The Frying Pan, For A Change – The Sino-Vietnam War – February 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – Feb. 25, 1979 With grossly inflated casualty and capture claims coming from both sides, the war between China and Vietnam was heating up, this week in February, 1979. And with clucks of “this could be the start...