Tagged: Cuba


February 7, 1964 – The State Department Holds A Press Conference: The Subject Is Gitmo

On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our military base at Guantanamo. The flap began over the seizing of four Cuban fishing trawlers off...


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...