Tagged: Independence Movements

Weather Forecast For Vilnius: Blustery With Occasional Posturing – April 1, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 1, 1990 With the runaway train of break-away republics from the soon-to-be-former Soviet Union on this April 1st in 1990, the former Soviet Republic of Lithuania was the next in line to sever ties. Amid warnings of potential dire...

The Carrot Of Independence – March 29, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 29, 1942 The really interesting, and somewhat prophetic, news on this March 29th in 1942, was buried towards the end of what were daily reports from the Front. The war was dragging on. Britain was staging a series of...

Soapy Goes To Africa – March 26, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Press – G. Mennen Williams – March 26, 1964 The ongoing turmoil/growing pains/strife that marked the African Independence Movement in the 1960s continues, to a degree, to this day. But in 1964 it was all pretty fresh. There was The...

Living On The Edge In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Great Challenge – Individual Relationships In A Mass Society -April 22, 1956 By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear,...

The View From Tunisia – A View From The Bowling Alley – March 18, 1958

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Life and The World – March 18, 1958 News on this day in 1958 was something of a mixed bag, at least from mainstream media’s point of view. Word from North Africa had trouble brewing in newly independent Tunisia where tensions were...

A Delicate Balance – March 14, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Commentary for March 14, 1948 News on this March 14th in 1948 came by way of commentary on the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Europe. Branded by some as an unwarranted blank check to the former European allies with no obligation...

March 12, 1948 – The Bier In Prague: Questions Over Masaryk – The Carping On Capitol Hill

It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! News for this March 12th in 1948 had much to do with the recent events in Czechoslovakia and the sudden death of its President Jan Masaryk. Bad enough it was overtaken by Nazi Germany, starting with the Sudeten crisis of 1938,...

Tom Mboya Talks About Kenya – 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Tom Mboya Interview With the final vote count in the Kenya elections to be revealed on Saturday, it’s looking like the winner will be Uhuru Kenyatta.  Unless you know something about Kenya history, that name may not mean that much to you....

File Under: Best Bib And Tucker – March 8, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 8, 1947 As a more-or-less companion to my post yesterday, which featured news from March 7th as presented by Radio Moscow, here is the U.S. take on the Foreign Ministers Conference, which was about to get underway in Moscow....

Filibusters, Hot-Potatoes And A Word From Uncle Joe – March 6, 1948

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 6, 1948 Truly an International news day for this March 6th in 1948. Starting with Domestic issues in the form of a readied filibuster on the parts of Dixiecrats over proposed Civil Rights legislation coming from President Truman. Seems...