Tagged: Far-East

Situations Growing More Grave – January 19, 1942

Situations Growing More Grave – January 19, 1942

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Red Network News Of The World – January 19, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. No shortage of grim news, this January 19th in 1942. The Far East was in a state of turmoil, with Singapore hanging...

FDR Returns From The Pacific – August 12, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Address at Puget Sound – August 12, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Ending up a four-week tour of the Pacific Theater of Operations, President Roosevelt arrived back in the U.S. and gave a quick rundown of the War...

Parts Of A Larger Pressure – June 21, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Raymond Gram Swing – Commentary – June 21, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was characterized as the Last Good Summer, the mood around Europe was tense on June 21, 1939. The familiar sight of soldiers, either walking the...

Highasakite – Live At Introducing – 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Highasakite – Live At Introducing – 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Highasakite – Live At Introducing – April 28, 2014 – RBB Berlin The sounds coming out of the Scandinavian countries continues to astound, captivate and intrigue. Tonight it’s a band from Oslo, Highasakite. Only together for a little over two years,...

Escalation In Vietnam – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Escalation In Vietnam – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio News – Vietnam 1966: A Year Of Escalation – Feb. 8, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection By 1966 our military commitment to Southeast Asia escalated rapidly past the point of no-return. We were heading knee-deep into fighting a...

Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum Of The Air – July 9, 1950 – Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The endless debate on U.S. Foreign Policy, the political wrangling and the blind-sidedness – it would seem to be our...

January 16, 1942 – Next Stop: Singapore

News for this day in 1942 was hopeful and grim, in equal portion.  The Battle for Singapore was on and fighting was taking place all over the Far East. American and Filipino troops were busy defending the Bataan area and the arrival of an Australian Expditionary force in Malaya was...

What Is America’s Greatest Need? – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America’s Town Meeting – Dec. 18, 1938 1938 was a nervous year in our history. The slow recovery, the looming war in Europe, saber rattling in the Far-East , racism, unemployment, crime – all these elements created an air of tension and fear over...