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October 25, 1983 – “We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help . . . .”- Invasion Of Grenada – Aftermath of Beirut Bombing

Become a Patron! This day, 30 years ago we were busily invading the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in what has been described as “A lovely little war”. Considered a threat to stability in the region, the small island was at the center of a controversy involving Cuba, a lot...

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October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

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May 11, 2000 – Los Alamos Fire: “Somebody Made A Mistake – We Have To Find Out Who” – The Million Mom March Gains Momentum

May 11, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 2000 – A day things spiraled out of control. The fire consuming Los Alamos New Mexico initially began as a “controlled burn”. But owing to an unexpected wind shift, it quickly exploded...

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MC5 Live In Paris – 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

MC5 – Live in Paris – March 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – MC5 to get to the middle of the week. Unfortunately, by the time of this appearance in Paris in what was a live session for Radio/TV, the band was heading into the final stretch. Bassist Michael...

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“The Drug Problem Has Exploded Into Frightening Proportions” – John E. Ingersoll: Bureau Of Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs – 1970

John E. Ingersoll – Bureau Of Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs – Meet The Press – August 16, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1970, statistics showed that the drug problem in the U.S. had achieved epidemic proportions – the leader in this perceived problem was Marijuana. According to...

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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...

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January 24, 1958 – Talking Nuclear Disarmement

January 24, 1958 – Dag Hammarskjold Nuclear Disarmament Talks – UN Radio Today – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 24, 1958 – the Cold War 50s and the United Nations was filled with anticipated Nuclear Disarmament talks. At the helm, and pleading the case for sanity in this new...

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January 6, 2000 – Much Ado About Gonzalez

January 6, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 6, 2000. The big news was coming from Little Havana in Miami this day, where the political tug-of-war over Elian Gonzalez was heating up. Demonstrations were gathering momentum and protestors were getting more violent and...