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A Lot Of Bad Chickens Came Home To Roost Today – September 18, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for September 18, 1939 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Today was not a good day to be in Poland, or Europe for that matter. September 18, 1939 was about the swift demise of Poland and the...

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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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It Would be An Extraordinary Coincidence If It Was a Coincidence – September 11, 2001

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Morning Edition – Bob Edwards – September 11, 2001 At the time, people were hard-pressed to call it a terrorist act. It seemed unconscionable that anyone would intentionally fly a plane directly into the World Trade Center. But when a...

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Grasping At The Eel Of Peace – September 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The World This Week + CBS Hourly News – September 9, 1979 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another week of alarm, anticipation and memorials. This one from 1979. The week that ended on September 9th in 1979 had...

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Rokia Traoré Live At Les Suds á Arles Festival 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Rokia Traoré in concert at Les Suds á Arles – July 11, 2013 – RFI Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré is much better known throughout Europe and Africa than she is in the U.S. – her last visit to the states was...

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Gen. Marshall Has A Plan – September 6, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Our Foreign Policy – The Marshall Plan – September 6, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The news on this day in September of 1947 found the world . . .pretty much as usual, sliding into a state of chaos. The...

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Ramping Up The Bellicosity – Calling Up The Reserves – August 30, 1939

Become a Patron! As all hopes were pinned on a response to an eleventh hour appeal from Prime Minister Chamberlain to Adolf Hitler, no one was taking any chances. And news for this day was about preparations and calling up reserves for what was sure to become another war. News...

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A Festival Of Selective Amnesia – August 28, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices And Events for the week ending August 28, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this August 28th in 1949 had much to do with a familiar meme; corruption, profiteering, influence peddling and bribery on...

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Medicare And Mayhem – August 21, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  CBS Radio – Face The Nation + Hourly News – August 21, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of stark contrasts from opposite sides of the world, this August 21st in 1983. At home, attention was on Capitol Hill and...