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January 15, 1984 – Bringing Central America To The Boil – And The Word Is Sandinista.

Thirty-seven years ago this week, the simmering stew of politics and saber-rattling hit the boiling point in Central America. With news that a U.S. Helicopter had been forced down near the border between Honduras and Nicaragua and claims that Sandinista rebels killed the pilot after he stepped out of the...

December 15, 1981 – The Official Press Says Poland Is Calm –

A world of unease, this December 15th in 1981. Starting with news of a purported calm descending over Poland in wake of the latest and growing set of strikes sweeping the country. The State News agency also took steps to cut off all communications between Warsaw and the rest of...

Strikes - 1947

December 9, 1947 – Strikes, Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain –

Not very much means a whole lot: Become a Patron! December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the European situation...

Santo Domingo Protests

November 30, 1961 – World Quietly Haywire – A Santo Domingo State Of Mind

News of the world, for this last day of November in 1961, had just about everything to do with the Cold War. The situation in Santo Domingo and the unrest, many felt was fueled by Fidel Castro and the Cuban government, was calming down with hopes that a violent overthrow...

Pope John Paul II

May 13, 1981 – The Shooting Of A Pope

May 13, 1981 – The first news bulletins were met with perplexity. As the reports continued and elaborated, the news was unsettling and seemed abstract. Why attempt to assassinate a Pope? And this Pope, of all people? Pope John Paul II was, without a doubt, the most popular of the...

Sir Georg Solti And The Chicago Symphony – Opening Of 1983-1984 Season – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Sir Georg Solti And The Chicago Symphony – Opening Of 1983-1984 Season – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

– The Chicago Symphony – Opening of 1983-1984 Season – Sir Georg Solti, conducting – September 29, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another classic concert this week, featuring The Chicago Symphony led by Music Director Sir Georg Solti, opening the 1983-1984 season of the CSO. Broadcast live from...

The Hot Potato Of Education In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Hot Potato Of Education In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

– NPR – National Town Meeting – “How Can Education Be Improved?” – October 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1975, Education was again the topic of hot discussion around Washington. The recent violence in Boston over School Busing, the proposed cuts in Education spending on the...

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The big news for this October 13th in 1975 was the ongoing story of New York City’s economic turmoil. A city on the edge of bankruptcy, President Ford was adamant about not offering a bailout to...

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974

  – NBC Nightly News – October 9, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ordinarily, another somber day on Capitol Hill, this October 9, 1974 – had it not been for the bizarre behavior of House Ways and Means Committee chairman Wilbur Mills and a few G-String notables who...