Tagged: Foreign Policy

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The World According To Conference Room 5 – October 29, 1949

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! News for this October 29 in 1949 had much to do with the comings and goings from Conference Room 5 at the United Nations temporary headquarters at Lake Success, New York. Topic for discussion was Atomic Energy and what was going to...

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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 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

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September 27, 1938 – “Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing” – Neville Chamberlain

Patrons get perks – join up and find out: Become a Patron! News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time inevitable that war would break out. British Prime Minister Chamberlain, exhausted from the...

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September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Love In America 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

Love In America 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– Love In America – Conversation 1955 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Love in America in 1955. It didn’t seem like such a hot-button topic, but people were starting to question things; the status quo, the reason why some traditions were the way they were. In...

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950 0

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950

– NBC Radio – Voices And Events – November 19, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The endless debate on Foreign Policy – where America stood in the world. The World in conflict once again – the Cold War getting colder. That was much of what dominated the news...

If Cities Could Talk – Toledo In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

If Cities Could Talk – Toledo In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

– NBC Radio – Report On America: Toledo – October 15, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In sharp contrast to the nature of America cities in 2015, looking at the average American city in 1949 offers up a huge difference between the city of the past and the...

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A Slight Change Of Plans – Mao’s China – January 14, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Voices And Events – January 14, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot...