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February 17, 1996 – A Collision Of Ideologies – A Collision Of Trains – A $19 Million Settlement

News for this February 17th in 1996 started off with a grim report of a collision between trains had taken place just outside of Washington D.C., killing at least 11 people, most were  trainees for the Job Corps Program heading to Washington D.C. from a training Center in West Virginia....

Suede – Live At Royal Festival Hall 2002 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Suede – Live At Royal Festival Hall 2002 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

  – Suede in Concert from Royal Festival Hall, London, recorded by the venerable BBC in 2002. One of those bands who descended on the Alternative/Pop/Britpop scene in 1989 and were instantly embraced by the critics and whose debut album was one of the fastest selling in decades. In the...

A Wind Called Gilbert – September 16, 1988

A Wind Called Gilbert – September 16, 1988

– Special Report: Hurricane Gilbert – News On The Hour – CBS Radio – September 16, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another nail biting day in history – this September 16th in 1988. With Hurricane Gilbert spinning towards the Texas coast, it was already leaving a trail of...

Sonny Rollins – Live At The 1977 New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival – Past Daily Downbeat

Sonny Rollins – Live At The 1977 New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival – Past Daily Downbeat

– Sonny Rollins Quintet – Live At The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – April 19, 1977 – NPR: Jazz Alive Series – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As long as we’re in a Festival mood this week, I thought I would offer a few well-chosen notes from our Official...

The Lt. Calley Case – April 8, 1971

The Lt. Calley Case – April 8, 1971

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Lt. Calley Case – NBC Radio – April 8, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was one of most widely publicized and discussed episodes of the Vietnam War came in the form of an...

High Cost Of Defense – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – Oct. 10, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even before his memorable Military-Industrial Complex Farewell address in 1961, President Eisenhower was all too aware of just how out-of-control military spending would become....

Gold Going Up – DC-9’s Going Down – September 18, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – September 18, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of wild fluctuation and concern, this September 18th in 1979. Starting with the surprising rise in Gold Prices, ending the day at an unprecedented...

We Were Evergreen – Live At Introducing, Berlin – 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – We Were Evergreen – Live at Introducing . . .Berlin – March 22, 2014 – WDR, Berlin It was almost exactly a year ago when I first ran We Are Evergreen, in concert at The Way Out West Festival from 2012...

State Of The Union – January 24, 1995

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NPR – State Of The Union Message – January 24, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1995, at least in this country, had to do with what the State of the Union was all about. 1994 saw...

Last Time The Lights Went Out – Government Shutdown’s Greatest Hits – Dec. 1995 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News reports on Government Shutdown – December 16-21, 1995 – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With word today of the impasse on Capitol Hill and the resulting shutdown of Government, the flurry of finger pointing starts. And 17...