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October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

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Film Music Of Toru Takemitsu – Kwaidan – 1964 – Past Daily Night At The Round Table

Toru Takemitsu – Soundtrack score to Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan (1964) – Film Music Of Toru Takemitsu (JVC-Japan) Another installment in the occasional series of milestone film scores by the Japanese Avant-Garde composer Toru Takemitsu. This one from 1964. The Horror anthology was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign...

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Maria João Pires With Herbert Blomstedt And The NHK Symphony Play Music Of Beethoven – 2018 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Maria João Pires, Piano – NHK Symphony – Herbert Blomstedt, guest Conductor – April 20, 2018 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the announcement by pianist Maria João Peres last year of her retirement from the stage in 2018, this concert, recorded live only a few days ago by...

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When Students Protest – The Anti-War Movement of the 1960s and 70s – Past Daily Reference Room

Kup’s Show – Irv Kupcinet – Discussion on Student Protests in 1970 – July 14, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Students protesting – a symbol of living in the U.S. in the 1960s during the Vietnam War era. But an expression of the Youth generation all over the...

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February 5, 1979 – Iran: “An Increasingly Complex Set Of Problems” – Shapour Bakhtiar

February 6, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 6, 1979 – A day best to have been filed “for future reference”. The situation in Iran was slowly spiraling out of control – as factions, loyal to the Ayatollah voiced their support of Khomeni’s...

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Sen. Abraham Ribicoff And The State Of The American City – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff – Meet The Press – January 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Plight of the American city – Urban decay – urban unrest – poverty – no jobs – no schools – no alternative. These were the issues facing the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson as...

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Arnold Toynbee And Reinhold Niebuhr: “What Beliefs Sustain The Free World?”

CBS Radio – The Great Challenge – What Beliefs Sustain the Free World? – May 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the 1950s were drawing to a close, issues of who we were as people were starting to surface. We were, in America, financially well-off, we were...

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December 8, 2000 – Election 2000 – Sharp Divides, Deep Divisions, Stunning Developments

December 8, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 8, 2000 – Election 2000 and America’s cliffhanger. Now it was all down to Florida – and the battle of wills was underway. The Gore team sought a recount. The Bush team...