Tagged: World War II

Algeria - 1957

October 20, 1957 – The Trouble With Algeria

October 20, 1957 – NBC Radio News: Algeria Aflame – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20,1957 – The latest in a struggle for independence which began in 1954. The French colonial nation in Africa, part of that growing number of nation/colonies seeking a break with former European rule erupted...

Chairman Mao

The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – CBC – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBC Radio – The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – circa 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, but perhaps because it has been some 41 years since his death, there are a lot of people don’t recall who Mao Tse-Tung was. And it was even...

German Prisoners - September 1944

September 28, 1944 – Bold Efforts To Cut The War Short, But Maybe Not By Christmas

September 28, 1944 – NBC News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1944 – Despite upbeat assessments and advances along some fronts, the expected crossing of the Siegfried Line into Germany hadn’t been accomplished yet. There was still plenty of resistance and it prompted Prime...

Czech Prime Minister Milan Hodza - 1938

September 18, 1938 – Milan Hodza On The Munich Crisis

September 18, 1938 – Radio Prague – translation of Prime Minister Hodza address – other news of the day – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 18, 1938 – As the Munich crisis continued, moving dangerously toward spiraling out of control. Czechoslovak Prime Minister Milan Hodza made an address to...

Heaven 17

Heaven 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Virgin Records Heaven 17 – still around – still gigging. But in 1981 they released this song and they made it clear that, like so many felt at the time, the state of the world was going...

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - 1970

Rahsaan Roland Kirk In Session – In Interview – 1970 – Past Daily Downbeat

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – In session and in conversation – Positively Black program – Sept. 6, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the late 1960’s/early 1970s, TV witnessed an explosion of Black Produced Public Affairs programs both nationally and locally throughout the U.S. – in an effort to...

French Elections 1951

June 17, 1951 – France Goes To The Polls – The French Elections Of 1951

French Elections of 1951 – NBC Radio: Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow – June 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-six years ago today, France went to the polls. This time to elect the Second national Assembly of the Fourth Republic. After World War 2, the three major political parties...

Senator Nixon

Senator Nixon Has A Few Words About Sending Troops To Europe – 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Senator Richard Nixon – Interview by KMPC-Los Angeles – March 3, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Before his days as President and vice-President, Richard Nixon was Senator from California. Coming in right during the Red Scare, and largely winning his Senatorial campaign by concocting allegations that his...