Tagged: Nelson Mandela

South African elections 1994

April 27, 1994 – A Mountaintop Day

April 27, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 27, 1994 – the day all of South Africa went to the polls in the first truly democratic election in the country’s history. Nelson Mandela was expected to win handily, as South Africa’s Black majority...

Lied To By The KGB – December 10, 1981

Lied To By The KGB – December 10, 1981

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Hourly News – December 10, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News regarding the continuing odyssey of Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov and the tribulations and drama surrounding him. On this December 10th in 1981 it was...

Terremoto In Iran – June 20, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 20, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was characterized as the worst Earthquake ever to hit Iran, a 7.7 temblor hit Northern Iran in the middle of the night, leaving some 2,000 dead...

A Word Or Two From Maya Angelou (1928-2014) – RIP – Past Daily Tribute

A Word Or Two From Maya Angelou (1928-2014) – RIP – Past Daily Tribute

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – Weekend Edition – 80th Birthday Interview with Maya Angelou April 6, 2008 Waking up to the sad news this morning on the passing of iconic writer, poet, humanitarian, conscience Maya Angelou, who left us at 86. While the news...

Scandals And Peace Talks – April 16, 1997

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR News – All Things Considered – April 16, 1997 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection An alternately scandalous and hopeful day, this April 16th in 1997. Starting with news that Republican Congressman Dan Burton, Chairman of the...

Meanwhile . . .Back In Kigali – April 9, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 9, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While news for this day in 1994 focused on Shuttle Endeavor, President Clinton’s Healthcare Bill and the situation in Bosnia, a darker more horrifying story was unfolding in...

Music Of Apartheid – South African Radio Sessions In The 1960s – Nights At The Roundtable: World Cafe

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Bantu Light Music – South African Broadcasting Co. circa 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re taking a look at the life and times of Nelson Mandela this weekend, I ran across this set of transcription discs from Radio South...