Tagged: Nuclear disasters

Pins And Needles And Business As Usual – August 12-13, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – 11 o’clock news and News of The World – August 12-13, 1945 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day where nerves were fried and attention spans were stuck outside the White House. With just hours away from unconditional...

Ron And Nancy Head East, The Atomic Cloud Heads West, And There Ain’t No Such Thing As Sanctuary – May 2, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Not nearly as dire as the headline might indicate. Still, May 2nd 1986 saw President Reagan arrive in Tokyo for talks with Prime Minister Nakasone, amid a police presence of some 30,000 and not a whole lot of fanfare over...

Meltdown At Chernobyl – April 29, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: April 29, 1986 was a day the true nature of how disastrous it was wouldn’t be known for weeks and months later. On this April 29th, amid vehement denials to the contrary, one of the worst Nuclear Power Plant disasters...

Rubbing People The Wrong Way – April 5, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 5, 1976 News for this day in 1976 had, among other things, much to do with Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger and the ruffling of feathers in the Middle East, most notably the Israelis. Secretary Kissinger was confronted by...

Everything’s Fine – Nothing To See – Just Keep Moving: 3-Mile Island – March 28, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 28, 1979 The true seriousness of the day wasn’t really known for almost 24 hours after the initial event occurred. The Nuclear Power Plant accident at 3-Mile Island on March 28, 1979 began at 4:00 in the morning and...

Floodwaters Rising – January 23, 1937

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jan. 23, 1937 – Ohio River Floods   This day in 1937 was horrific if you lived anywhere near the Ohio River. Rains continued without stop and flood waters continued to rise. The devastation was widespread and the numbers of homeless were...