Tagged: World War II

Gen. MacArthur - Emperor Hirohito - 1945

September 26, 1945 – MacArthur Meets Hirohito

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! Two significant events for this September 26th in 1945. The first being General MacArthur’s meeting with Emperor Hirohito, MacArthur’s first since being appointed head of the Allied Occupation of Japan. A meeting that was strictly formal and, judging by the official U.S....

Harry S. Truman

May 11, 1946 – Truman At Fordham University – Presidents Being Presidential

President Harry S. Truman – Address At Fordham University – May 11, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 1946 – On this day, President Truman accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Fordham University in New York: President Truman: “The fact that so many veterans have...

Hans Pfitzner

Hans Pfitzner And The Munich Radio Orchestra Play Music Of Schumann – 1942 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Schumann: Genoveva Overture – Hans Pfitzner Conducts The Munich Radio Symphony – Broadcast 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One of the reasons for this Sunday feature is, not only to shed light on seldom performed pieces of music, but also to shed some light on those artists who...

American workers - 1946

Life In Post-War America – Wage And Price Controls In 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

People’s Platform – “Should Price Controls Be Maintained?’ – March 2, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The issue of Price controls – one which has been an issue throughout U.S. history, was especially prevalent during World War 2. A price ceiling will prevent prices from exceeding a certain...

G. Gordon Liddy

January 30, 1973 – The Watergate Shuffle – A Vietnam Ceasefire Of Sorts

January 30, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 30, 1973 – a day which would see the last two figures in the Watergate break-in plot were convicted and waiting on sentencing. G. Gordon Liddy and James McCord, both were convicted of conspiracy, burglary and...

Erich Leinsdorf And The Chicago Symphony Play Music Of Roy Harris And Antonin Dvorak – 1981 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Erich Leinsdorf – The Chicago Symphony – Harris and Dvorak – March 28, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though I am missing the opening work on this concert (the Barber Symphony is missing and somewhere in the vault), I had to run it because I am a...

Edouard Daladier

An Address By Edouard Daladier – December 1, 1939 – France At War

Prime Minister Edouard Daladier – Address to France – December 1, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 1, 1939 – With the war in Europe four months old, and the threat of an invasion of France becoming more inevitable each day, French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier went before...

Luigi Dallapiccola

Guido Cantelli And The New York Philharmonic Play Music Of Dallapiccola – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Luigi Dallapiccola – Fragments from his Marsia Ballet – N.Y. Phil. Guido Cantelli, cond. March 7, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Music of Luigi Dallapiccola this weekend. One of the leading figures in Mid-Century Classical Music, especially in America. Dallapiccola was born in Croatia of Italian parents. During...

Eric Hass - Socialist Party Candidate

Eric Hass And The Socialist View Of Things In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eric Hass – Campaign Address – Socialist Labor Party Candidate For President – Nov. 3, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’ve always thought that American politics was essentially about a two-party system; Republicans and Democrats. The others, which ones they were, had been relegated to such obscurity that...