Tagged: Cold War

Iran-Iraq Ceasefire talks at UN

August 8, 1988 – Hoping For A Ceasefire In Iran-Iraq War

August 8, 1988 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1988 – A day where fingers were crossed at the UN – Secretary General Perez de Cuéllar expressed hopes that a date for a ceasefire in the almost-decade-long Iran-Iraq War would be announced by...

Passing Period - Lincoln High - Brooklyn 1963

You’re A Teenager – You Live In Brooklyn – It’s June, 1963 – And BMR Can Read Your Mind – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

B. Mitchel Reed – WMCA – June 28, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I’m sure it’s a bit more complicated now, but back in the Dark Ages, when AM radio was the only game in town and Top-40 radio held sway over just about all your burgeoning musical...

Teenagers in 1959

Teenagers: Hoodlums, Malcontents, And The Disappointed – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Teenagers and Delinquency – The Open Mind – May 21, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Teenagers in the era of Cold War, space and potential annihillation. A period of time to which there was an entire library of books, studies and treatises dedicated. That generation which came just...

Drug Bust - L.A. 1951

America’s Little Dope Problem – 1951 – Narcotics In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Narcotics – July 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Americas love affair with all things illegal, immoral or fattening. We all think drugs were a 60s thing and that any reference to narcotics was something vaguely heard about, mostly in reference to...

Army-McCarthy Hearings April 27, 1954

Army-McCarthy Hearings – Day 4 – April 27, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Army-McCarthy Hearings – April 27, 1954 – CBS Radio Recap of days proceedings – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The history of Senate Subcommittee hearings is a long and contentious one. Before the current fiasco we had Watergate. In the 1970s that pretty much defined what America was all about,...

ERA - Equal Rights Amendment Demonstrations

June 23, 1982 – Lebanon: A Clash Of Tanks – ERA: A Clash Of Ideologies

June 23, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 am News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 23, 1982. A day of battles and taking to the streets, for a lot of reasons and with a lot of results. In Lebanon, Israeli and Syrians tanks and...

Otmar Suitner - conducts the BSO this week

Otmar Suitner With Alfred Brendel And The Boston Symphony Play Music Of Brahms, Mozart And Wagner – 1982 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

tplais a Boston Symphony – Otmar Suitner, Guest Cond. – Alfred Brendel, Piano – Aug. 17, 1982 – Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Boston Symphony – Otmar Suitner, Guest Cond. – Alfred Brendel, Piano – Aug. 17, 1982 – Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another historic...

French Elections 1951

June 17, 1951 – France Goes To The Polls – The French Elections Of 1951

French Elections of 1951 – NBC Radio: Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow – June 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-six years ago today, France went to the polls. This time to elect the Second national Assembly of the Fourth Republic. After World War 2, the three major political parties...

British Football hooligans

June 15, 1988 – Soviet Union: “If This Is What Perestroika Brings . . .” – And Bros Will Be Bros.

June 15, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 15, 1988 – With the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev receiving mixed marks for his Perestroika reforms, all eyes in Moscow were gazing towards the south and regions of Armenia and Azerbaijan as a potential flashpoint...