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Tuning In To Cinco de Mayo In 1949 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: World Edition 0

Tuning In To Cinco de Mayo In 1949 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: World Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Chicklets Program – 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection I originally ran this in 2014, and at the time was going to post it on Saturday as a sort of Weekend Pop Chronicles feature, but since today is a holiday anyway,...

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A Penny Chew Is Not What It Used To Be – February 14, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – February 14, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day of mixed signals, this February 14th in 1975 (also a Friday). The economy was front and center with news that wholesale prices had dropped in January, making...

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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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A Photo-Op In Haiti – September 20, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News For September 20, 1994 – NPR Morning Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For September 20, 1994 the news was about U.S. troops landing in Haiti and the removal of one government, headed up by Military strongman Raoul Cédras and...

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Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

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Fourth Of July – 1962 – President Kennedy Celebrates A Cold War Fourth.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fourth of July celebration with President Kennedy – July 4, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The Fourth of July in 2013 is full of turmoil and uncertainty. Oddly, the Fourth of July in 1962 was almost exactly the same. The world...

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Broken Systems, Outrageous Gas Prices And Prolonged Weeping In Damascus – June 12, 2000

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day of ironies, this June 12th 13 years ago. On this day in 2000 gas was inching towards the unheard-of $2.00 a gallon, the Judicial system regarding the Death Penalty was broken and Syria was outwardly mourning-but-inwardly breathing a...

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Day Of Recovery, Broken Ceasefires And A Spotted Owl – May 14, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this May 14th in 1992 had a lot to do with recovery. On the one extreme, Shuttle Endeavor recovered a malfunctioning communications satellite. On the other extreme, recovery was slowly taking place from the devastating Los Angeles riots...

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South Vietnam – Cambodia – That Was The Week That Was – May 10, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Further evidence May, historically, has been anything but a dull month. Take for example this past week in 1975. News for the week ending May 11, 1975 was about upheaval, reprisal and fear for the future. With the collapse of...

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On Top Of Everything Else; Earth Day – April 22, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On top of everything else going on this day in 1970, it was also Earth Day – the very first one. Amid a flurry of publicity and events, Earth Day was intended to be the beginning of what would be...