Tagged: Israel

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

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Robert Polhill - Hostage

February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

Cold War Europe 1947

December 10, 1947 – The Wages Of Cold War – The Price Of Modern Living

Patrons get the audio for free: Become a Patron! News for this December 10th in 1947 was about the Cold War and the hotbeds of upheaval in this post-War world. The Paris strikes had calmed down, as a rift was forming between the French Communists and Moscow. Rumors of Communist...

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

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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...

President Clinton

May 1, 1995 – A Settlement Reached, A Search Continued, A Trade Ban Imposed

May 1, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1, 1995 – A busy news day, this First of May. Beginning with news that a settlement had been reached in the trial of Malcolm X’s granddaughter Qubilah Shabazz, who was accused of a murder-for-hire...

Israeli Elections 2006

March 28, 2006 – Israel Heads To The Polls

March 28, 2006 – Israeli Elections – Special Report from Kol Israel Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28, 2006 – A busy day in Middle-East politics. Israel held its legislative elections amid concerns over the health of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who had suffered a debilitating stroke...

Ticket to the Circus

January 11, 1999 – Getting Ready For The Circus – Getting Bluster From Iraq

January 11, 1999 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 11, 1999 – A day with a lot of news going for it. Between pending Impeachment trials and saber rattling from Iraq there was enough to keep just about everyone occupied, at least for a...

New Orleans sniper - 1973

January 9, 1973 – New Orleans Snipers And Paris Peace Talks

January 9, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 9, 1973 – A siege ends and a ceasefire stalls. The three-day long sniper drama at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel in Downtown New Orleans came to an end. The sniper was shot dead, but not after...

The last Peanuts - January 3, 2000

January 3, 2000 – Much Ado About Y2K – Snoopy Says Goodbye

January 3, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 3, 2000 – The day everyone breathed a sigh of relief and the day everyone got a little misty. The relief came in the form of a clean bill of health over the infamous Y2K...