A Word Or Two From Indira Gandhi - 1964 -Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Indira Gandhi – 1964 -Past Daily Reference Room

Indira Gandhi - the legacy continues.

Indira Gandhi – the legacy continues.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Monitor – Meet The Press: Indira Gandhi – April 26, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Since we’re coming up on the end of the first of five weeks of the elections in India (you didn’t know about that? Tsk), I thought I would do a little digging into India’s political past. I came up with this Meet the Pressint…

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Sprint To The Finish Line - April 17, 1945

Sprint To The Finish Line – April 17, 1945

Still, an army of snipers to contend with.

Still, an army of snipers to contend with.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – April 17, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

News for this day in 1945 had much to do with the final push to Berlin; with Russia from the East, and the Allies from the West. The American 9th Army was poised to cross the Elbe River, the American 7th entered the city of Nuremberg, while…

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Bill Callahan - Live At Evening Pocket, Paris - Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Bill Callahan – Live At Evening Pocket, Paris – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Bill Callahan - in a word, mesmerizing.

Bill Callahan – in a word, mesmerizing.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Bill Callahan – live at Evening Pocket, Paris – April 10, 2014 – Arte France

It’s easy to draw comparisons where Music is concerned, in fact it’s easy to draw comparisons in every art form. Someone says or plays something and it’s evocative of someone else.

I could say that listening to Bill CallahanI am instantly…

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With Sickening Familiarity - The Virginia Tech. Shootings - April 16, 2007

With Sickening Familiarity – The Virginia Tech. Shootings – April 16, 2007

Another in a long line of senseless acts.

Another in a long line of senseless acts.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Virginia Tech. Shooting -press conference – April 16, 2007 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Only seven years ago on this day – April 16, 2007 started off with news of a fresh set of horrors on a school campus. This time it was Virginia Tech. As too many times before, the shootings were random, senseless and staged…

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Scandals And Peace Talks - April 16, 1997

Scandals And Peace Talks – April 16, 1997

Congressman Dan Burton - "Pay no attention to what the right hand is doing".

Congressman Dan Burton – “Pay no attention to what the right hand is doing”.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR News – All Things Considered – April 16, 1997 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

An alternately scandalous and hopeful day, this April 16th in 1997. Starting with news that Republican Congressman Dan Burton, Chairman of the House Investigation into…

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A Thousand posts?

How does that happen? Well …stayed tuned - there should be a thousand more coming up soon.

Trümmer - Live At Introducing - Berlin 2014 -Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert/Rock Without Borders

Trümmer – Live At Introducing – Berlin 2014 -Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert/Rock Without Borders

Trümmer - Something new by way of Hamburg.

Trümmer – Something new by way of Hamburg.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Trümmer – Live At Introducing … – Berlin – March 9, 2014 – RBB Berlin

New Music, not entirely for export just yet. Trümmer (translated: Debris) are a three-piece Indie/Alt band from Hamburg Germany, and have only been together since 2012, but so far they’ve been doing really well and getting a positive…

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A History Of Income Tax - 1938 - Past Daily Reference Room

A History Of Income Tax – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Had it not been for this little event (World War 1), there may be no Income Tax.

Had it not been for this little event (World War 1), there may be no Income Tax.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – The Story Behind The Headlines – Income Tax – March 18, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Since it is “that day”, I’m sure a lot of people are wondering what the deal is with Federal Income Tax anyway.

Truths to tell, it’s about 100 years old. So it hasn’t been with…

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A Kid Named Ryan - April 15,1990

A Kid Named Ryan – April 15,1990

Just one of the kids.

Just one of the kids.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio – World News This Week – Week ending April 15, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

For the news of the week that ended on this April 15th in 1990, a lot of it had to do with what was becoming an increasing awareness and realization that HIV/AIDShad become a part of our culture – that anyone could get it, but that no one…

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The Preatures - Live At SXSW 2014 - Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

The Preatures – Live At SXSW 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

The Preatures - Off to a good start.

The Preatures – Off to a good start.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Preatures – Live at SXSW March 27, 2014 – VPRO/3VOOR12 – Netherlands

Seems like every few days there’s word of a new band coming out of Australia, and from the looks of it, it appears Oz has become the new hotbed of musical activity the past few years.

This time it’s The Preatures, fronted by the luxuriant Isabella…

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Greetings Comrade! - Radio Moscow During Cold War -April 13, 1947 - Past Daily Reference Room

Greetings Comrade! – Radio Moscow During Cold War -April 13, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Wasn't the Cold War fab?

Wasn’t the Cold War fab?

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Moscow News In English – April 13, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

One of the upticks during the Cold War was the near constant barrage of propaganda, newscasts, jamming of signals and plain old Publicity that took place between the U.S. and The Soviet Union.

Before the days of streaming and podcasts, listening to the…

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The Trouble With Henry - April 14, 1947

The Trouble With Henry – April 14, 1947

First he broke with Truman, then he broke with the Party, and now he's scaring people.

First he broke with Truman, then he broke with the Party, and now he’s scaring people.

Click on the link here for Audio Player - NBC News Of The World – April 14, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

News for this April 14th in 1947 had much to do with the comings-and-goings of former vice-President/former Agriculture Secretary/now third-party Presidential candidate Henry Wallace.

Seems Henry…

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The Vibrators - In Session 1976 - Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Vibrators – In Session 1976 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Vibrators - all good, clean fun . . . .really!

The Vibrators – all good, clean fun … .really!

Click on the link here for Audio Player - The Vibrators – In session for John Peel – October 12, 1976 – BBC Radio 1

Ending up the week with a taste of early Punk by way of The Vibrators. One of the pioneering bands of the movement, The Vibrators paved the way for a slew of bands to follow in their footsteps, with their early recorded…

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