Tagged: Turkey

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

German tanks in Yugslavia - 1941

March 23, 1941 – View From The Balkans – Betrayals And Sleights-Of-Hand

March 23, 1941 -News Of The World: Sunday Edition – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 1941 – An ominous day if you lived in the Balkans. Today was the day Demonstrations took over towns and cities all across Yugoslavia, protesting what was looking very...

Lydia Mordkovitch - in concert with the CSO

Lydia Mordkovitch With Sir Georg Solti And The Chicago Symphony – Debuts And Premiers 1982 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Lydia Mordkovitch With The Chicago Symphony – Sir Georg Solti, Cond. – 1982 season – broadcast Feb. 5, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another week of historic concerts. This one, featuring the celebrated Chicago Symphony, conducted by Sir Georg Solti and featuring the American debut of the Russian...

Walter Cronkite and kittens

Walter Cronkite Has A Word About 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Walter Cronkite – News and Commentary – November 5, 1980 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Walter Cronkite – the last election he covered before his retirement was the 1980 Presidential campaign. The Most Trusted Man in America held forth, commenting as the votes were tabulated and,...

Boris Yeltsin

August 20, 1991 – In Walked Yeltsin

August 20, 1991 – The view from Moscow on this day was anything but settled. Russian Federation President Boris Yeltsin spearheaded protests and the backlash against the Coup takeover of the Moscow government. The coup installed a leader, but support was faltering, and even the Army were defecting in large...

June 2, 1981 - Lech Walesa

June 2, 1981 – Stand Offs And Stand Downs

  June 2, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 2, 1981 – The day started with news that a hostage situation was finally over at a nursing home in New Haven, Connecticut. The gunman, Dominic Giordano was looking for...

Common Market - 1962

Before It Was The EU It Was The Common Market – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Common Market – Interviews and reports – BBC World Service – 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Before we had the European Union, we had The Common Market. Formed in 1957 and initially consisting of six European countries; France, West Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium. The purpose...

Out With The Old – Turkish Elections Of 2002 – Past Daily Reference Room

Out With The Old – Turkish Elections Of 2002 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – Turkish Election Report – November 3, 2002 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hearing the news about the upset in the Turkish elections yesterday, and how it signaled a defeat for the ruling A.K.P....

The Syrian Crisis Of 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Syrian Crisis Of 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Youth Wants To Know – Interview with Dr. Farid Zeineddine – Dec. 3, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Further evidence that the Cold War took on many different forms, a crisis in the Middle had developed...

Ear to The Ground – Eye To The Balkans – March 5, 1941

Ear to The Ground – Eye To The Balkans – March 5, 1941

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – March 5, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1941 had much to do with the War in Europe and long-term plans. The Balkans were the issue, with...