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Preparing for War - 1938 0

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...

August 26, 1986 - lake Nyos in Cameroon 0

August 26, 1986 – Tale Of The Exploding Lake

August 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 26, 30 years ago today – A seismic and Volcanic surprise in the African nation of Cameroon – one of the rare volcanos situation under a lake, erupted and spewed lethal carbon dioxide gas and...

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra 0

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra

January 19, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 19, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was in the news this day. With reports that Iranian troops were making advances towards the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, and that capture of the city was...

January 15, 1986 – Confusion In Yemen 0

January 15, 1986 – Confusion In Yemen

January 15, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 15, 1986 – if you woke up this morning in 1986 and you were confused, you were in good company. An entire country was confused on this day. Seems there was a civil war between...

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990 0

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990

1990 – ABC World News This Year – December 30, 1990 – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1990. A year loaded with contrasts, intrigues and question marks. And all of it came up for review, this December 30th, 1990. The year started on a hopeful note, but...

Hijackings And Oil Prices – December 9, 1981 0

Hijackings And Oil Prices – December 9, 1981

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News On The Hour – December 9, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Compared to other December 9th’s in history, December 9, 1981 was downright calm. On this particular day the news was about the OPEC...

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Confrontation Politics – August 18, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR News – All Things Considered – August 18, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day and more saber rattling in the Mediterranean. This time a dogfight between Libyan jets and 2 U.S.Navy F-14 jets over disputed territorial waters just...

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Bubbling Under – Boiling Over – North Africa – February 13, 1958

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Life And The World – Hot Spots in North Africa – February 13, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the movements for independence from European powers gained momentum in the 1950s, so did the violence. Few places...

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Guignol Of The Shifting, Whispering Sands – December 11, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Hourly News – December 11, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Although the good news for this December 11th in 1981 was word from Moscow that Yelizaveta Alexeyeva, daughter-in law of Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov had been granted an exit...