More grilling than a Labor Day picnic.
Click on the link here for audio player: News for August 3, 1994
News for this August 3rd in 1994 began with word of an overnight derailment of Amtrak’s Lakeshore Limited, bound for Chicago from New York just outside Buffalo New York, with initial estimates at over 125 injured, many seriously.
Switching to the goings-on at Capitol Hill – reports of a 10 hour overnight grilling by the Senate Banking Committee of Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman over the Whitewater investigation. Red eyes and terse exchanges all around.
Meanwhile – President Clinton celebrated turning 48 with a birthday bash and a serenade by Patti LaBelle. He was scheduled to go before the nation later on this day, with his first Primetime Press Conference in a while, and promised to deliver a statement regarding his Universal Healthcare initiative as a way of taking his message to the People and to counter the enormous amount of disinformation being generated by Big Pharma and Big Insurance. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
News on returns from many Mid-term Primaries held the previous day offered up some insights as to what November might possibly look like.
The situation in genocide-plagued Rwanda was taking a turn for the better, as UN relief planes were landing near the Capital of Kigali, carrying fresh drinking water and supplies to refugee camps. The U.S. Embassy re-opened in Kigali, with a raising of the American flag in an effort to stabilize the region.
And that’s part of what happened on August 3rd in 1994, as reported on The CBS World News Roundup.
Radiohead in 1992 – a watershed year for the band.
Clink on the link here for Audio: Radiohead In Session at The BBC – June 13, 1992
Radiohead have become, without a doubt, one of the most innovative, influential and highly respected bands of the past twenty years. Tonight’s Roundtable features the band just around the time of their first release for a major label, in session at BBC Radio 1. Recorded as an Evening Session from June 13, 1992 it features Radiohead just as they were on the verge of becoming a major force in music, much to their surprise.
Here are the tracks they play:
Session of June 13, 1992
1. Prove Yourself
3. I Can’t
4. Nothing Touches Me
A technical note. Even though the tracks sound great, the endings are a little ragged and cut off not quite at the end of some of the songs. I’ve tried to make it as painless as possible by including fades where it was necessary. But since this is a historic batch of recordings, the inconvenience is pretty small in comparison.
Stephen Biko – His murder while in jail was a rallying cry all over the world.
Click on the link here for audio: Steve Biko Interview – August 1977
Although it hasn’t been that long since the end of brutal and repressive Apartheid policies in South Africa, some of the voices most closely associated with the movement and the struggle are fading from view. One of the most prominent, and one whose death while in custody became a rallying cry all over the world was that of Stephen Biko.
A committed anti-apartheid activist, follower of non-violent protest and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, Biko was arrested shortly after this interview on August 18, 1977 and detained by the South African police. It was while he was in custody that he died as the result of torture.
Here is one of the few interviews by Stephen Biko and most likely one of the last he gave before his death.
If you’ve never heard his voice before, now is your chance. If you ever wondered where the phrase “Black Is Beautiful” originated – it was Stephen Biko.