Newstalgia Reference Room - What's Safe To Eat? A panel discussion from June 1988 from CBS News on the safety of the food currently on the market.
Nights at the Roundtable featuring The Pixies, in session at The BBC, recorded October 9, 1988.
News of the day - Dow Jones making slow recovery from precipitous drop of 140 points on the previous trading day. Questions raised about whether or not Libya was actually involved in the Berlin Disco bombing that brought U.S. retaliation against Libya in 1986. Soviet Union will participate in the 1988 Seoul Olympics after all. Israel-Palestinian friction leads to 30 deaths. Gorbachev calls for Sino/Soviet Summit. Lyn Nofziger investigated for influence peddling during the Wedtech Scandal hearings. Arizona Governor Evan Mecham vows not to quit - opts to be dragged from office.
Nights at the Roundtable with The Lilac Time in session. Recorded by the BBC for John Peel in 1988.
News of the day, primarily about Dan Quayle's nomination to the vice-Presidency during the 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans. In other news - 17 people were killed with a high-speed train jumped off its tracks in Russia. North Korea was making overtures to end their Olympic boycott and to end hostilities with South Korea and Jordan severs ties with the West Bank.
News of the day for May 17, 1988 - A dramatic decline in the Trade deficit, Stock Market up 10 points, debate on ratification of the INF Treaty gets underway, Presidential Primary in Oregon - Bush trailing by ten points according to polls, Honduran ambassador held on cocaine smuggling charges, South African Bishop Desmond Tutu calls for Isolation Campaign, John Paul 2 visits Latin America and exchanges lectures on Human rights with Paraguayan strongman Gen. Alfredo Stroessner and it's the 1 year anniversary of the bombing of he USS Stark.
News of the day for December 22, 1988 - news of PanAm flight 103, exploding in mid-flight over Lockerbie Scotland and reactions both in the U.S. and abroad.
(Even hair was perplexed) [media id=17440] For all the spin, analysis and hand-wringing going on over our economy of late, we often forget it got
(Jesus and Mary Chain - the 90s were going to get interesting) [media id=12691] From the Electric Ballroom in London, this 1988 concert featuring
("will pick fruit, trim trees, clean toilets - all the jobs you wouldn't be caught dead doing") (Note: This is a repost from February - the Newstal
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