Tagged: NASA

May 24, 1962 – Flight Of Aurora 7 – Past Daily Reference Room

  May 24, 1962 – ABC Radio – Special Report – Aurora 7 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 24, 1962 – And on this day in 1962, Aurora 7 was launched into space. Commanded by Scott Carpenter, it was four American launch into space and Carpenter was the...

The Japanese House

The Japanese House – In session at Best Kept Secret Festival – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Japanese House – in session at Best Kept Secret Festival – June 16, 2017 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There are days when you desperately need something to put it all in perspective – something not determined to increase the voltage in your seat or drive you vacant,...

Dien Bien Phu casualties - March 1954

March 30, 1954 – A Dien Bien Phu Frame Of Mind

March 30, 1954 – Frank Hemingway News and Comment – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 30, 1954. Word from French Indochina (Vietnam) that a desperate battle was taking place at Dien Bien Phu, a strategic French military base which had come under full-scale assault by Vietminh...

Pro-Communist Demonstrations in Europe

March 15, 1948 – The East Is Maybe Going Red.

March 15, 1948 – Alka-Seltzer News Of The World – March 15, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1948 – A day where news was happening in Europe, and the growing influence of Communism in the East was causing many in Western Europe to become alarmed. President...

The state of Education in 1950s America

A Matter Of Education – A Question Of Our Place In The World – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

State of Education – Franco-American relations – Listen To Washington – February 15, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1955 we were in the middle of what became known as the Post-War Baby Boom. Kids born after 1945 were either approaching school age or were well into elementary...

Lou Harrison (1939)

Lou Harrison: Suite For Piano (1943) – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lou Harrison – Suite For Piano (1943) – David Hemmingway,piano – KPFA Studio recording – Dec. 1, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – American composers from the modern period of the 20th century this weekend. Lou Harrison was one of the more fascinating and unconventional composers from the mid-20th...

March 28, 2000 – Mixed Signals

March 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28,2000 – a day full of mixed signals, not the least from Mars. On this day 16 years, OPEC was meeting in Vienna, debating a production increase of oil production. If they...

The Launch Of Gemini 12 – November 11, 1966

The Launch Of Gemini 12 – November 11, 1966

– NBC Radio – Launch of Gemini 12 – November 11, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gemini 12 was the last of the Gemini space flights and the 18th manned American spaceflight since the X-15 spaceflights until Apollo 7 made its debut almost 2 years later. Its objective...

A Holding-Your-Breath Kind Of Day – July 20, 1969

A Holding-Your-Breath Kind Of Day – July 20, 1969

– CBS Radio – Continuous coverage – Apollo 11 – Moon Landing – July 20, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. – One of those moments where, if you were around at the time, everyone knows where they were and what they were doing when Apollo 11 landed on the...