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Tagged: Interviews

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Ali Bhutto Has A Word About Pakistan – September 19, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: National Press Club – Ali Bhutto: Pakistan In A Changing World – Sept. 19, 1973 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1973, former President (1971-1973) and now Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto came to Washington, primarily to...

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The Moscow Fair – September 13, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Patrons download for free: Become a Patron! Before the infamous U-2 incident (the plane, not the band . . .for you who may not know), there was a decided thaw in the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Cultural exchanges were arranged, there was a little less...

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A Word From Stephen Biko – (Dec. 18, 1946-September 12, 1977) Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – An interview with Stephen Biko – August 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Among many other things on this day, September 12th in 1977 was also the day it was disclosed that Anti-Apartheid activist Stephen Biko was murdered while in custody...

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Wearing Black For The Man In Black – September 12, 2003

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC Radio 4 – PM – September 12, 2003 News for this day ten years ago had much to do with a world in turmoil, but the loss of an American Music icon added a poignancy to September 12th. On this September...

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Status Of American Women In 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Status Of American Women – NBC Special Report – Oct. 10, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the Civil Rights Movement hitting a pivotal point in 1963, it’s also important to remember the question of Equal Rights for Women...

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A Vast Wasteland Revisited – The FCC In 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Options – The FCC – January 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1961 then-FCC Commissioner Newton Minow took the broadcast industry to task for offering what he called “A vast Wasteland” of inane and pointless programming. The very public...

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Getting To Know Everything About You – Domestic Spying In America – 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: First Tuesday: Domestic Spying – How Much Do They Know About You? – Dec. 1, 1970 It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to many that our preoccupation with Domestic spying has been with us for a very long time. In 1970...

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Pushing An Unpopular Cause, Making An Unconvincing Case – Dean Rusk – July 30, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Dean Rusk On Face The Nation – July 30, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the War in Vietnam dragged on, and opposition to it grew louder and louder, the justification for it grew more intense from the White House. But...

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Land Of The Thieves – Home Of The Slaves – The Credit Crisis – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Credit Crisis – CBS Reports – March, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Nothing new with the realization that the Credit industry is the second oldest profession on our planet. Offering the chance to get something you can’t afford has been...

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To Be Young, Gifted And Convinced . . .-1972 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBC Radio Documentary – Ugly Teenage Girls – 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For all that we complain about our society today becoming the glorification of the grotesque, how our perceptions of beauty have become so twisted and mangled out of...