Tagged: Emerging Nations

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March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

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October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

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October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

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We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly – October 15, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and the News – October 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this October 15th in 1951. Looking for a peaceful solution to the arms race and President Truman calling for discussions and...

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The Little Coup That Couldn’t – October 9, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 9, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots...

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Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

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Excursions Into Darkness – Recognition Of Red China And A Steel Strike – October 3, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Baukhage Talking – news for October 3, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A nervous October day in 1949. News of strikes dragging on, news of a creeping paranoia over Communists, news of Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Starting off was...

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President Kennedy At The UN – September 25, 1961

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! A United Nations address during times of great change. East-West relations were tenuous at best. UN Secretary Dag Hammarskjold had been killed while on a fact-finding mission to the Congo only days earlier. The area of Southeast Asia was undergoing a state of...

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Rumble On 46th Street – Communists And The Congo – September 23, 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Special Report on the United Nations – September 23, 1960 – NBC Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September, 1960 was a milestone year for The United Nations. With Africa going through Independence upheavals, Cuba flexing its newly gained Communist...

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How Will History Judge Itself – A Word From Barbara Tuchman – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Barbara Tuchman address at UC Berkeley – NPR Options – July 22, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It’s always an interesting idea to consider; how will history judge what is going on now in the grand scheme of things? Will...