January 5, 1989 - The Second Gulf Of Sidra Incident.

It wouldn't be the end of the Reagan Years without some good old Libyan saber-rattling. News on this day in January of 1989 (also a Thursday) was mostly about the U.S. downing of two Libyan Air Force MIG's in what became known as the "Second Gulf

Vaclav Havel (1936-2011)

Tribute via the BBC World Service to Vaclav Havel, Czech Poet, playwright, dissident and first President of the reformed Czechoslovakia in 1989.

July 4, 1989 - Fireworks Of A Sort.

News of the day for July 4, 1989 - Supreme court ruling holding states to limit abortions sparks outrage. Mikhail Gorbachev lands in Paris. Poland swears in new parliament, first Soviet Bloc country to do so since late 1940's, Chinese protests crackdown continues with overseas broadcasts blacked out, radio broadcasts jammed and print material outlawed. Brush fires outside of Los Angeles burn homes.

Nights At The Roundtable - Sea Hags - 1989

Nights at the Roundtable with the criminally neglected and shamefully underrated San Francisco band Sea Hags - purveyors of the short-lived genre Sleaze Metal, but great guys nonetheless.

December 2nd, 1989 - The Summit On The Sea.

News of the day for December 2, 1989 - the Malta Summit and the problem with the sea. Romania in the midst of overthrow of the Ceausescu government and Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci seeks asylum in U.S.