The Don Tony Show (9/24/22), hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV Some Topics Discussed: White Rabbits & QR Codes: What WWE revealed on 9/23 SmackDown & what's next (Video) DT's Deep Dive into White Rabbit teasers which 100% lead to Bray Wyatt return (Video) AEW should or have Saraya (Paige) confirm ASAP that she is cleared to wrestle again Malakai Black statement on his release, mental health, & AEW MGMT leaking his issues Malakai Black, CM Punk, Thunder Rosa & others pose problems with deep culture embedded within AEW Bryan Danielson as AEW World Champion doesn't reflect the current climate Tony Khan wants for AEW WWE SmackDown 9/23/22 Recap: Honorary Uce Sami, Reigns, Usos vs Brawling Brutes, Strowman vs Otis Drew McIntyre vs Karrion Kross Strap Match added to WWE Extreme Rules AEW Rampage 9/23/22 Recap: Sting/Darby vs HOB w/Great Muta Cameo; Guevara vs Kingston, Action Bronson Sting traveling to Japan and will be part of Great Muta's retirement match (Jan 2023) Julia Hart takes a nasty dive thru a table on AEW Rampage AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam 9/21/22 rating surprisingly takes 12% ratings drop WWE Raw 9/26/22 Preview: Riddle vs Priest, Belair vs Sky, Owens/Gargano vs Alpha Academy, Mysterio vs Rollins Bobby Fish appears at Impact Wrestling: Victory Road 2022 PPV (Results) Raven to be inducted into Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame ==== CLICK HERE to listen to THE DON TONY SHOW 09/24/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of THE DON TONY SHOW 09/24/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all the shows ====
A special Friday night episode of The Don Tony Show (9/9/22), hosted by Don Tony and brought to you by BlueWire and Pro Wrestling TV. Some topics discussed: WWE SmackDown results: Braun Strowman & Lacey Evans return; Sami Zayn clowning continues, Solo Sikoa vs Drew McIntyre Sasha Banks & Naomi continue to appear together, this time it's New York Fashion Week (pics) As DT warned, Media darlings amp up the support spin siding with AEW EVPs over CM Punk AEW EVPs returning 2-3 weeks while CM Punk may never for AEW. Can u guess which IWC darlings are unilaterally siding with? Pat McAfee temporarily steps away from WWE to cover College Football thru end of 2022 Drew McIntyre expected to take some time off due to nagging injuries Charlotte Flair return to WWE SmackDown imminent Bobby Fish rants on CM Punk, calls him a cun* Current NXT 2.0 ratings run (six weeks) back to 'Black & Gold' levels of 2020 and 2021 NXT 9/6, AEW Dynamite 9/7 and Impact Wrestling 9/8 ratings WWE announces hiring of former Raiders (NFL) President Dan Ventrelle as EVP Of Talent Don Tony (DeBlasi) vs Don Tony (D'Angelo)? DT attending NXT 2.0 Anniversary Show (9/13/22) Programming Reminder: DT will be on vacation (honeymoon) & returning Monday 9/19/22 ==== CLICK HERE to listen to THE DON TONY SHOW 09/09/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of THE DON TONY SHOW 09/09/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all the shows ====
The Don Tony Show (9/2/22), hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV Some Topics Discussed: WWE Clash At The Castle 2022 Preview, Predictions & special start time reminder Does Drew McIntyre at WWE Clash get the Wembley Stadium moment or rides the Lex Express? Unpopular WWE Clash Predictions: Bank on Drew, Sami F's Up. Riddle Me Rollins, Double DQ, LIV Another Day Ariel Helwani interview with Triple H confirmed every DTS discussion over last year: From reason Stephanie took time off, WWE not erasing Triple H's legacy, NXT change to developmental, Sasha Banks communications breakdown, Braun Strowman returning and much more. Video: Triple H says AEW defeated 'WWE's Developmental' and IWC is triggered big time DT 2019+ NXT Refresher: WWE stock rise and hiring spree, original NXT plans, Wed Night War, stock plummeting, Covid, mass releases & the shift back to developmental Link: Ariel Helwani 75 minute interview with Triple H https://youtu.be/3VkyADt4XZk Video: Liv Morgan hated SummerSlam finish (vs Ronda Rousey), & that's why the fans booed her WWE SmackDown 9/2/22 recap: Kross vs Gulak, Roman Reigns 2 Year Celebration, Hit Row vs MMM Thoughts and prayers for Impact's Joe Doering, who's battling brain cancer for a second time. Growing Up Don Tony: 20 Year Anniversary of XPW TV Philly & Triple H handed the World Heavyweight Championship (pics) ==== CLICK HERE to listen to THE DON TONY SHOW 09/02/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of THE DON TONY SHOW 09/02/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all the shows ====
The Don Tony Show (8/27/22), hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV Some Topics Discussed: Vince McMahon celebrates 77th Birthday w/Brock, Cena, Undertaker, Pat McAfee & new love interest? (video) Registered Sex Offender Chasyn Rance wins Tag Team Titles w/16-year-old trainee (pics) Latest statement from Team Vision Dojo defending Chasyn Rance training minors is disturbing Elite Disrespect: CM Punk 10 min vs Thunder Rosa 47 sec of TV time to relinquish Titles due to injury (Video) Straight talk about Kingston/Guevara and Thunder Rosa/Britt Baker/Jamie Hayter stories Tony Khan needs outside help ASAP to address a major aesthetics problem with AEW Don Tony's Favorite and Least Favorite Wrestling Moments of The Week (Gargano, Thunder Rosa) WWE SmackDown 8/26/22 Recap: Drew McIntyre vs Sami Zayn; Womens Tag Title Tournament WWE SmackDown 9/2/22 (taped) non spoiler preview (Kross vs ?, Roman celebration, Hit Row vs MMM) AEW Rampage 8/26/22 Recap: Claudio vs Rhodes vs ROH Title; Soho/Ortiz vs Guevara/Melo AEW Dynamite 8/24 rating (Punk vs Mox; Trios Tournament; Lethal/Harwood) breaks 1 Million WWE Raw 8/29/22 Preview: Womens Tag Team Tournament Final, Kurt Angle appears! Jon Moxley vs CM Punk rematch for AEW World Championship at AEW All Out PPV? IWC uses MJF template and gets the story completely wrong about CM Punk PROGRAMMING NOTE: A special FRIDAY NIGHT edition of THE DON TONY SHOW will air FRI 9/2/22 at 10:05PM after WWE SmackDown. DT will be a little busy next Saturday 9/3/22 getting married
'The Sit-Down with Don Tony' is a live discussion show hosted by Don Tony and YOU. Everyone who joins the show LIVE chooses the topics discussed on the show. You can talk about anything. Pro Wrestling (AEW, WWE), non-wrestling, pop culture, sports, news, politics, personal topics. Nothing is out of bounds, and the entire show is 100% interactive. A shout out to everyone who joined us live and chose some great topics of discussion. Hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV Some Topics Discussed: Kevin Nash says WWE did Triple H dirty dismantling NXT; but can't get anyone inc HBK to confirm it DT explains Tony Khan's explicit silence on MJF in 60 seconds, & the reason behind it is ridiculous CM Punk reflection of his 1st year in AEW contradicts unhappiness reported this week by many Despite CM Punk's negative attitude at times, DT grades his first year in AEW a definite 'A' Further explaining 'Blurred Lines' CM Punk, Eddie Kingston, Hangman Page & others are doing in AEW Good Brothers & Tenille Dashwood returning to WWE once Impact Wrestling contract expires? Toxic Attraction, despite being in Tag Title Tournament should not be promoted to main roster just yet More on the negative reaction Hit Row recd for their rap performance on SmackDown in Montreal Looking at how much mental health weighs into business decisions now compared to years ago DT reveals the best change Tony Khan has made so far in 2022 (it's a change noone talks about) Who had the worst looking hair on a wrestler when they first broke into wrestling? Addressing those now cherry picking quarter hour ratings as a band-aid for overall decreases Reflecting on the cool gesture from WWE to Deli Man at the end of Raw ThunderDome Kenny Omega will follow the footsteps of AJ Styles, Finn Balor, etc and ultimately sign with WWE Plus: Should WWE bring back TV Title; Johnny Gargano WWE future, defending Satnam Singh Plus: DT not a fan of Aqua (Barbie Girl); Gary Busey arrested; Kashi Star busted & more! ==== CLICK HERE to listen to THE SIT-DOWN WITH DON TONY (EP31) 08/21/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of THE SIT-DOWN WITH DON TONY (EP31) 08/21/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all the shows ====
The Don Tony Show (8/20/22), hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV Some Topics Discussed: Straight talk on CM Punk AEW Dynamite Promo, Hangman Page remark & rumors of quitting AEW Media uses MJF template with CM Punk and 'Blurred Lines' will continue on AEW TV thru others Toxic Attraction replace Nikkita Lyons/Zoey Stark in Women's Tag Team Title Tournament & advance Don Tony's Favorite and Least Favorite Wrestling Moments of The Week (Omega, Hit Row, Zayn) SmackDown Recap: Reigns / McIntyre Face To Face; Womens Tag Title Tournament SmackDown Recap: Sami Zyan gets Hero's Welcome in Montreal and Sarah Logan returns? Tony Khan takes action after concern over TV ratings one year post CM Punk debut (Sausage) AEW Dynamite 8/17 rating (Omega return, Punk, Moxley, Danielson/Garcia, Young Bucks) DROPS Tony Khan announces CM Punk vs Jon Moxley for 8/24/22 AEW Dynamite & NOT All Out PPV Tony Khan announces AEW Rampage will be live throughout the month of October 2022 WWE considering Santos Escobar for Raw AND SmackDown as 'hottest' Free Agent until Draft (Sausage) Gunther ending WWE Intercontinental Title streak at WWE Clash At The Castle AEW Rampage Recap: Trios Tournament Match; Tag Team Title Match; Athena & Hook in action Trish Stratus announced for 8/22/22 WWE Raw WWE Raw 8/22/22 Preview: Edge vs Damian Priest; Asuka/Alexa Bliss v Iyo Sky/Dakota Kai Live Chat, SuperChat questions/comments answered throughout the show ==== CLICK HERE to listen to THE DON TONY SHOW 08/20/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of THE DON TONY SHOW 08/20/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all the shows ====
Q&A With Don Tony (EP72) 8/18/22, hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV. Email your questions for the next Mailbag (9/1/22) to DonTony@DonTony.com. Some Topics Discussed: DIY w/Ciampa, Reforming The Way, or Singles: Which do you want to see if Johnny Gargano returns to WWE? Paul Heyman will go into WWE Hall Of Fame during WrestleMania 40 weekend in Philadelphia Is Shinsuke Nakamura the most successful Japanese Male Wrestler in WWE history? Solo Sikoa should have at least one NXT Heavyweight Title reign before jumping to main roster Addressing rumors Tony Khan doesn't fully own Ring Of Honor & Warner Media possibly dropping AEW Is it a good thing that fans always expect surprises, swerves & run-ins during every AEW show? How realistic are the chances WWE could be sold to a group led by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson? AEW needs steady Dynamite ratings of 1M+ w/Punk & Danielson + imminent return of Kenny Omega How much involvement does Vince McMahon still have within WWE outside of day to day operations? Drew McIntyre remains the favorite to ultimately return the WWE & Universal Titles to each brand Explaining 1 more time why WWE gave 'Budget Cuts' reason for releases despite not having $$$ problems DT's Current Top 5 finishers & Top 3 favorite Wrestlers plus ECW Mount Rushmore for Wrestlers Plus: DT Quantum Leaping; Thoughts on Brad Shepard, Woodstock '99, & Typical DT Day in 1991 and lots more! Don Tony's physical mailing address: Don Tony POB 140128, Howard Beach, NY 11414-0128 ==== CLICK HERE to listen to Q&A w/ DON TONY (#72) 087/18/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of Q&A w/ DON TONY (#72) 08/18/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all the shows! ====
WWE Raw Post Show (8/15/22) hosted by Don Tony & brought to you by BlueWire & Pro Wrestling TV. Some Topics Discussed: WWE Raw results 8/15/22: Lashley v Styles US Title; Women's Tag Title Tourney; Dexter Lumis WWE planting seeds for Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs Usos for Unified Tag Titles? Jimmy Uso has a pair of bad spills during Drew McIntyre vs Kevin Owens match on Raw (Video) Could Drew McIntyre back issues derail rumored WWE Championship win at Clash At The Castle? Ronda Rousey continues to troll fans at WWE events... and they are enjoying it! (Video) Ronda Rousey is finding her groove on WWE events and it will carry over to SmackDown soon Get on your knees!: Dominik Mysterio starts to dig being dominated by Rhea Ripley? Fake news: Vince McMahon soured on & planned to bury Gunther plus release Ludwig Keiser Cooked Sausage: WWE Sex Scandal Investigation Of Vince McMahon completed (served 7/25) Cooked sausage: WWE may tweak wrestler names & restore first names to others (served 7/25) Lio Rush stirs up IWC for simply posting a retro pic of himself and Bobby Lashley (pic) WWE SmackDown & AEW Rampage 8/12/22 and Impact Wrestling 8/11/22 ratings AEW Dynamite 8/17/22 and NXT Heatwave 8/16/22 previews AEW Guess The Ratings Contest for live viewers (Prize: Retro WCW STING Prize Package) Want to send something to DT? Mail it to Don Tony POB 140128, Howard Beach, NY 11414-0128 CLICK HERE to listen to WWE RAW POST SHOW EPISODE 08/15/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of WWE RAW POST SHOW 08/15/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all shows ====
'The Sit-Down with Don Tony' is a live discussion show hosted by Don Tony and YOU. Everyone who joins the show LIVE chooses the topics discussed on the show. You can talk about anything. Pro Wrestling (AEW, WWE), non-wrestling, pop culture, sports, news, politics, personal topics. Nothing is out of bounds, and the entire show is 100% interactive. A shout out to everyone who joined us live and chose some great topics of discussion. Hosted by Don Tony and presented by Blue Wire and Pro Wrestling TV Some Topics Discussed: Latest fake news focuses on Vince McMahon dislike & pushing Bray Wyatt out of WWE WWE Draft: Besides Roman Reigns & Brock Lesnar, who would you Draft #1 from WWE roster? Sausage: WWE Hall Of Fame will undergo some changes post Vince McMahon WWE Era DT predicts how Cody Rhodes will be brought back & used in WWE under Triple H leading creative Once MJF returns, AEW fans will quickly forget awful way Tony Khan publicly handled the matter Raw & SmackDown GMs should return to help promote & push 2022 WWE Draft Although a small group, there is a wild hate towards Nikkita Lyons with some Women in IWC Are the Authors Of Pain (AOP) on the fast track for a return to WWE? Did TK put the AEW Tag Titles on Swerve/Lee instead of FTR to send a statement to WWE? Defending Vince Russo's work within WWE, WCW, and NWA TNA Dark Side Of The Ring dropped by VICE; Robert Roode's WWE future; support for Liv Morgan Lex Luger / WWE HOF; AEW treatment of FTW Title vs TNT Title; Hardy's WWE HOF future DT / indy wrestling manager return; Would you sleep w/Vince McMahon for $10 Million? 2022 World Series Predictions; favorite Derek Jeter moment; LIVE PD returns with a new name & new network IRS vs Wrestling Patreons & YouTubers; CDC lifts some covid restrictions Want to send something to DT? Mail it to Don Tony POB 140128, Howard Beach, NY 11414-0128 ==== CLICK HERE to listen to THE SIT-DOWN WITH DON TONY (EP30) 08/14/2022 online. RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE to download the AUDIO episode of THE SIT-DOWN WITH DON TONY (EP30) 08/14/2022 CLICK HERE to access previous episodes for all the shows ====
The majority of the New York City Council members are new and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in city history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, Councilmember Joann Ariola, talks about her priorities for District 32, which includes Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach and Woodhaven.
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He retired as Chief of Detectives from the NYPD. You know him as the lead detective whose task force solved the Son of Sam David Berkowitz. We discuss his life in policing, answer some questions about the organizational structure and ranks, and name some names. He was also involved in the investigations of a prominent Rabbi's assassination, the Howard Beach murder, and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. What are you waiting for? hit play.
Mike: I assure you there are fascists in the US. [Theme song] Nazi SS UFOs Lizards wearing human clothes Hinduism's secret codes These are nazi lies Race and IQ are in genes Warfare keeps the nation clean Whiteness is an AIDS vaccine These are nazi lies Hollow earth, white genocide Muslim's rampant femicide Shooting suspects named Sam Hyde Hiter lived and no Jews died Army, navy, and the cops Secret service, special ops They protect us, not sweatshops These are nazi lies Mike: One of the more pernicious lies I hear about US fascism is that it doesn't exist, particularly in the present day. So I'm here today with journalist and sociologist Dr. Spencer Sunshine, PhD from CUNY's Grad School. Spencer has written for Colorlines, Truthout, and The Daily Beast and has an organizing guide out through PopMob called 40 Ways to Fight Fascists: Street-Legal Tactics for Community Activists. Thanks for coming on the pod. Spencer Sunshine: Thanks for having me on the show, Mike. Mike: Of course! So Spencer's here to talk about the American Nazi Party; its successor, the National Socialist White People's Party; and its remnants today. So let's start with a brief history of US fascism before the American Nazi Party. Spencer: Sure, so fascism as an actual political current is about 100 years old in the United States. The first Nazi group, or Nazi cell, in the United States formed in 1922 by German expats in the Bronx. And there were probably earlier groups that were Italian Fascist groups. Like many radical political traditions that started in Europe, in the United States these were first brought to the country by immigrants from Europe. If we look further than that, if we use fascism as a broader term involving any organized white supremacist groups, of course we'd easily go back to the 1860s and the Ku Klux Klan and similarly styled far right groups go back in the United States well before that. So fascism is a longstanding political tradition in our country. It's a century old. The fact that people can't acknowledge this shows something interesting about the psyche of the United States where people just can't admit that there are radical political movements here, or that such a noxious political movement such as fascism could take fairly, what looks like permanent roots in our country. Mike: Okay, so let's talk about the American Nazi Party itself. How was it founded? What did it do? Spencer: So before the war there were two groups that were pro-Nazi. There was the German American Bund, who were tied to the Nazi Party in various ways; and an American group called the Silver Shirts. As you may imagine, during the war, nazism became taboo in the country. A lot of the leaders were arrested. After the war it took quite a while for, what then became neo-nazism, neo-nazi groups to establish themselves. There was a group called the National States Rights Party who mostly recruited from Klan members and were the core organizers for nazis, but they did not say on the– On the outside of the package it did not say that; although on the inside it was. So the American Nazi Party was sort of special because it was the first group to openly declare itself a nazi group and to, the phrase they used was, “raise the swastika,” to actually appear in public. You know, at the time they used the old stormtrooper uniforms, these brown uniforms with a swastika armband. You rarely see it these days, but this was pretty common through the early 90s for nazi groups to do this. So the American Nazi Party was founded in 1959. There was a precursor group in 1958 by George Lincoln Rockwell. He had done advertising; was very good. And came from a vaudeville family. This is a really crazy story, but Bob Hope was actually at his christening. He used these advertising techniques to form this group. It was designed to get media attention, and the idea was for him that conservatives could never become radical enough and could never really attract the people they needed. So by using this imagery, he could attract the kinds of people that he wanted, and he could use the presence of nazis– He used to say, “No one can ignore nazis marching in the streets.” –use this public image to gain media attention which he could then use as a recruiting tool. The party was never very big. It continued through the 60s. They did a lot of– It was almost an agitprop kind of project. The kind of murders that we associate with the nazi movement these days– They had punch ups at rallies and stuff. But the kind of violence and murders that we associate with neo-nazism these days did not come until later, which is an interesting thing. He was assassinated by a fellow party member in 1967. Right before then he had changed his organizing strategy. He had a very successful rally in Marquette Park, Chicago, which was actually against Martin Luther King's plan to desegregate. It was some of his late marches doing housing desegregation in Chicago. It was in an Eastern European neighborhood, a lot of Eastern European immigrants who were resisting Black Chicagoans from moving into their neighborhood. Thousands of people came to this rally. He then changed his tack a bit. He renamed the party the National Socialist White People's Party which is a mouthful, and we'll call it the NSWPP from now on. And he renamed the party newspaper to White Power which is the slogan we know today that he coined. So it was a move from being an antisemitic nazi party to kind of being an aggressive white nationalist party because it was the first time that he had drawn a lot of grassroots support. He was assassinated. He was replaced by his subordinate Matt Koehl. At first it was three people. It was Robert Lloyd, Koehl, and William Pierce (Who's important. He later formed his own party called the National Alliance. Mike: We'll talk about them in a bit. Spencer: And he wrote a very influential book called The Turner Diaries. These three that ran the party for a while, and then, what's a nazi party without a führer? Or tin pot führer at least? Kicks the other two out. And runs the party until his death a few years ago. In 1983 the party became called New Order and actually degenerated into a Hitler-worshipping, almost private Hitler-worshipping cult. It still exists. Koehl died a few years ago and was replaced by his subordinate Martin Kerr. Mike: So before we talk about the remnants today, I want to talk about some of the splinter groups that formed in the 70s. I'm thinking the second NSLF, the National Alliance that you mentioned, the NSPA, the NSWWP. Spencer: A mouthful of alphabet soup. Mike: Yes. Spencer: So the importance of Koehl taking control is that Rockwell was a very charismatic guy. A lot of his followers really adored him. They ended up fetishizing him almost as a god-like figure. The way they had– Some of them, you know, praised him the way they had Adolf Hitler before him. In the post-war period, people had started almost worshipping and sometimes literally worshipping Hitler and made altars to him and treated him as a kind of demigod. So Koehl did not have charisma and acted in ways that alienated most of his party membership. Over the years, especially between 1973 and 1974, a lot of the party members left; the active units, they called them units the chapters, left and formed their own groups. And this became very important because this is what laid the groundwork for there to be a decentralized neo-nazi movement in the United States, the kind of which we see today. So it laid the epistemological foundation for it because before there had been a single party, a single organization with chapters. Now there were all these separate groups that had different relationships with them and that could pursue different strategies. And they did pursue different strategies. So the first big split was in 1970 when William Pierce is kicked out. This takes a little while for the real splintering to happen. So the first group I'll talk about is the National Socialist Liberation Front because their influence can be felt today on the alt-right, on the terrorist wing of the neo-nazis today. It was originally the name was used in the late 60s as a college student group that William Pierce actually ran that was associated with the party. They were trying to take off the energy of the New Left. You know, there were a lot of liberation fronts was a popular name for armed new left groups. This was an attempt to recruit college students. It only got one good organizer which we can talk about later which was David Duke. It was never an independent entity. The name was revived in 1974 when, probably the best organizer in the United States, Joseph Tommasi, who was based in Los Angeles, was suspended by the party, and he founded his own group. They used the NSLF name. Mike: Can you talk about why he was suspended? Spencer: He was– There's a lot of discussion about this. Accusations that he was– Some of it was cultural clashes within the nazis. He was pulling off the counterculture. He had long hair. They didn't like to dress in uniform. They wore like fatigues and stuff. He was accused of bringing his girlfriends over to the party headquarters. Koehl was making all of the party members (They had bought their own headquarters. This was a time they still had physical headquarters was an emphasis.) sell their headquarters. They made all the chapters sell their headquarters buildings and give the proceeds to Koehl which angered a lot of people and caused a lot of these splits because the people themselves had bought them, and they just thought he was trying to enrich himself which he probably was. He was basically shutting the party down and making a cult around himself and taking all the money. But there was a very interesting– What probably really prompted it is– It's attached to the Watergate scandal. Someone in the C.R.E.E.P. (The group, the Nixon support group that got involved in Watergate, it was an acronym for them.) hired Tommasi's nazis to help get another far right, a little more moderate, party on the ballot in California to pull votes away from Republicans. This was the American Independent Party. It has a funny history. It comes out of the George Wallace campaigns earlier. Then later, I think Cliven Bundy from the Bundy ranch actually joined. Remnants of the party exist today and have attracted people from the militia movement. [Spencer's correction to this story: https://twitter.com/transform6789/status/1388206831630180362?s=19] Anyway, these nazis were hired by Republicans to get another far right party on the ballot to pull votes away in a certain election. I forget the details now. I'm sorry. The party– Koehl was angry that he had made this deal. This made the newspapers. It made the New York Times and stuff. This angered the party that he had done this without their permission. And they took money from it. So that may have been– A lot of more serious people think that was the actual reason for the initial suspension. And then there was a break when Tommasi formed his own group. The NSLF was important because they openly advocated armed resistance and bombings and such and did do a few of these, although rather moderate in Los Angeles. This was a break from the parent party which always stressed legality. While there had been violent currents in it, they were really kept kind of under the rug, and it was just a sort of wing of the party of certain people including William Pierce. And then Tommasi didn't last long, though. He was killed in a scuffle with members of the former party at his former headquarters. He accosted one and the guy had this kid, an 18-year-old, and he shot him. Tommasi again, another charismatic organizer, founded this group, but didn't last long. That group however did continue it had four different leaders and continued until 1986. James Mason, who we'll talk about later, joined that group after Tommasi's passing. Mike: Okay so that's the NSLF. What about the National Alliance? Spencer: The National Alliance is a group founded by William Pierce after he got kicked out of the NSWPP. He was flirting with Willis Carto, another major nazi leader who became, amongst other things, the main popularizer of Holocaust denial in America. They had a falling out. Carto had a falling out with everyone. Pierce founded– The group was originally the National Youth Alliance, then became the National Alliance. It was a membership based group. They tried to recruit professionals. Pierce had been an engineering professor out in Oregon before he joined the party. He was very articulate. He did not have the sort of crass approach, you know. He produced more sophisticated propaganda as well as sort of more interesting theoretical documents. So they continued. The remnants of the group exists today. They had up to a thousand members. They ended up having a huge group property out in West Virginia. It was the headquarters building. He lived there. He wrote a book in the 70s called The Turner Diaries which is a really badly written book. It's a fantasy novel about how some white supremacists will form a terrorist movement, and they will help promote a race war, through terrorism will promote a race war in America. And you know this will end up in the Day of the Rope where the white supremacists kill people of color and Jews and create a white ethnostate. It's a tremendously popular book around the world. It's sold up to a half a million copies. You can still get it today. It still inspires people today. So Pierce's group, they didn't do a lot of public actions especially till later in life. Although, their probably biggest rally was in 2002. It was a supposedly pro-Palestine rally in Washington, D.C., that blamed Israel for 9/11, and hundreds of people came to it. They tended to shy away from this stuff. But it was the biggest group, and the most serious group, in the United States for many years. After Pierce died, of course they tried to continue the group and everyone broke up into squabbling. One of the main organizers who's come out of it who's still active today is Billy Roper who's part of the Shield Wall project in Arkansas. I think there's one chapter left. The headquarters of the party still exists. There's been a bunch of legal fights with everyone engaged in lawsuits and various other physical conflicts with each other, and the group has sort of degenerated. So that's the second one, that's the National Alliance. Mike: Okay, so let's talk about–you actually mentioned this on Twitter kind of the other day–the NSPA. Spencer: The NSPA actually was another one of the early splinters that left in 1970. Led by a fellow named Michael Collin. [The name is actually Frank Collin -Mike] They were based in Chicago. They had seen or taken part in Rockwell's popular organizing in Marquette Park in the 60s, and they didn't understand why the party wouldn't follow up with that. And that's what they wanted to do. Again, there was a fighting over the headquarters building. They split off formed their own group. A very small group until they started having rallies in Marquette Park that were still resisting desegregation and attracted community support. Basically, no one wanted to side with this white community that did not want Black people to move in, and they became their champions. And part of the– The thing here is that people in the neighborhood, there were a lot of like Ukrainian immigrants, people who had been from countries that were occupied by the Nazis, who were pro-Nazi. A lot of the areas the Nazis occupied people, you know what I mean, supported them. There were a lot of people, basically, with collaborationist backgrounds, and they didn't have a problem with this. And the nazis championed their cause. And they would hold large rallies in Marquette Park. Some of them attracted thousands of people. They became most famous for the Skokie incident which apparently is being forgotten today by younger people. but was known to everybody in the United States of a certain age. The Chicago city tried to stop them from having their Marquette rallies by putting a bunch of legal barriers. They had to have a huge insurance– Had to take insurance out to do it that was unaffordable. So to get around this they threatened a march in Skokie, Illinois, which was a largely Jewish suburb, wealthy suburb. A lot of Holocaust survivors lived there. Skokie resisted them through legal means. Eventually the case went to the Supreme Court. It was in the national news for like a year or so. It started in 1977. Went to the Supreme Court. The ACLU championed it. The ACLU had been defending nazis before this but this became what they're famous for. Their most famous case. The Supreme Court upheld that local cities could not put unreasonable blocks such as insurance requirements on political groups from marching including nazis. They couldn't stop them from using particular symbols or something. They attempted to ban that. So everyone knew there were neo-nazis in America. It also made the NSPA briefly the most important nazi group, neo-nazi group in America, because at this point there was all these splinter factions from the NSWPP and were all vying to be the most important group or to set up, or attract other groups to them, or to lead coalitions of them. There were different formulations of this. They all had, you know, weird relationships with each other as they were doing this. So the NSPA, because of this lawsuit and the attention it got, became the most popular of these groups, and certainly the most well known of these groups briefly. It eclipsed even the parent party for a while. So that was probably the high point of attention of neo-nazism in America in the 70s. Although, throughout the decade, nazis would consistently make the newspapers. They were a very small movement; had maybe a thousand people in the movement in the US. It became, unlike in the 60s, newspapers, the media started to really love them. So there's tons of coverage of various nazi splinter groups in the various cities for all of their actions. There's a documentary film called California Reich. You can watch it on YouTube. We'll talk about it in a minute. It's about a group in California and such. There was lots of stuff like that. These two things weren't outliers. Mike: Okay, so– Spencer: So Collin– Oh there's a funny ending to it. Collin and his people, they started running for alderman and like city council in Chicago. Some of them did quite well, got like 16% of the vote. But quickly the party started to wane in popularity. Collin's subordinates wanted to get rid of him, so they rifled through his desk and found child porn of him with young teenage boys. They turn him in to the police. He was arrested for child molestation. It also came out his father was a Jewish man who had been in a concentration camp. So there was some real deep stuff going on here. Even though he was a successful organizer, right, against the odds. He went to jail. He was replaced by Harold Covington. We can talk about Covington if we want. He's important in the Greensboro Massacre and then died only a few years ago. Remained an organizer. And then Covington was replaced by someone else and the party frittered away. But yeah, there was a real plot twist in that one after Skokie. Mike: Okay, do you want to talk about the NSWWP? Spencer: Sure, so this was a group– This was the California leader Allen Vincent. He, like everyone else, broke off of the parent party. Founded– He was important cause he was– He wasn't a charismatic organizer, but he could attract followers, and he really liked to get in street fights just as a person. He was a good, stable organizer unlike a lot of these people. Did a lot of crazy rallies in San Francisco. So of course there were fights at his events. At one point he opened a bookstore I believe in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco on the same block as a synagogue that a bunch of survivors went to. His bookstore was quickly burned down. He worked with James Mason. Worked with him for a while between 1978 and 1980. Was the editor of his paper The Stormer. Briefly, after the NSPA star faded, his group became a national group. This lasted a few years and it faded away like many of these other groups. So he was well known for the documentary California Reich was filmed about his group while it was still a chapter of the NSWPP before he broke away and became the NSWWP, just to totally confuse anybody about these acronyms. Mike: The National Socialist White– Spencer: White Workers Party. The original group is the National Socialist White People's Party. His group is the National Socialist White Workers Party. Although you might think they're more of an anticapitalist group from the parent party that wasn't true. He lived quite a while through the late 90s. He popped back up in the late 90s, met Jeff Shoep who at the time was running the National Socialist Movement, and became his mentor for a brief period of time. Then he passed away. Mike: Now let's talk about the groups that exist today or the various remnants of it today. So I was going to start with Don Black and Stormfront. Spencer: So Don Black was originally in the National Socialist Youth Movement. It was sort of part of the parent party for people who were under eighteen. There were all these names of these other groups, so people didn't– Their membership card didn't say American Nazi Party or NSWPP. You know he left like many other people. Many neo-nazis, almost all neo-nazis from the 70s were in the party at least at first. That was everybody's entre into this world. So he had been involved in the Dominica debacle. This was in 1981. A group of white supremacists were hired to invade the Caribbean island of Dominica and overthrow the government. They'd made a deal with the– The leader had been deposed and they were going to allow the white supremacists to keep a base there. They were turned in, of course, by somebody, and they all went to jail including Don Black. Later however, he founded Stormfront. It was an early– It wasn't the first at all, but it became the first very popular neo-nazi website. The important thing, it had all these forums where people could have discussions. And it was publicly available, so it was easy for reporters, especially, to go look at the discussions and be able to quote from them which became very important for its visibility. And this was the biggest neo-nazi or white nationalist website really until The Daily Stormer I believe in 2016-2017. So now it's a bit– If you look at it, it's clearly a web 1.0 website and looks a little old school. But it's still the main popular site throughout the 90s and the 00s. And it's still I think for people who are probably gen X and older who are white supremacists, it's still the place that they hang out at. So it had a very important place in the– You know, nazis and other white nationalists have always had a hard time because they were locked out–especially before social media in the last few years even–they were locked out of mainstream platforms. And they need to have alternative platforms. Nazis are actually early adopters to the bbs. The first Nazi or white supremacist bbs opened in 1983. It was actually founded by a former member of Hitler Youth that moved to the United States. And so they were very early adapters to this technology because it was a way for them to get around the media block out. I mean even if they printed newspapers, they couldn't sell them at newsstands. You know even these weird tankie communist sects could sell their newspapers at least some newsstands. Mike: Right. Okay so next up, I guess his story intersects with Don Black's story. We'll talk about occasional political candidate, former Klan leader, former NSLF member David Duke. Spencer: So Duke was a member of the original college student NSLF. He essentially took it over. He was at a party conference in the early 70s, and at this conference, they said NSLF will be– The group itself is changing its name to the White Student Alliance and Duke will be the leader. And this is interesting because it shows Duke's evolution from an outright neo-nazi– He went to school in Louisiana and would go do these free speech– There was a free speech zone, and he would go sell the NSLF newspaper and give neo-nazi speeches. It was a big– You know, he was very well known on campus for this and attracted a lot of attention. There's pictures of him in a Nazi uniform demonstrating against one of the lefty Jewish lawyers Kunstler who had gone to speak at his school. He had a sign that said “Gas the Chicago Seven” who was this left leaning, it was this left leaning political trial in the late 60s. So he took over this new group, and the group kept evolving. So it's originally the National Socialist Liberation Front; then it's the White Student Alliance; then it's the White Youth Alliance; and then it's the Nationalist Party. And then he forms a Ku Klux Klan group or joins one, it's a little vague, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. And this is important because it shows his evolution from a nazi to a kind of white nationalist youth organizer– to a white nationalist student organizer to a white nationalist youth organizer to just a white nationalist organizer. So each time the pool is rippling out, and he's trying to find the right formula that attracts the most people, from very niche to much broader. He becomes– So he forms this newfangled Klan group that doesn't wear hoods, and he's very good with media. This was sort of a new thing to have somebody appear in media who was dressed nice and could talk well, wasn't trying to– You know, Rockwell had waved swastikas in people's faces and was trying to infuriate them, and Duke was doing exactly the opposite. Became very successful. Was very young. He was still in his twenties. He was running one of the more successful Klan groups. One of the things he's remembered for today, he started a Klan Border Watch on the California border to attempt to patrol for illegal immigrants. There he was working with Tom Metzger who later became popular for other things as well as Louis Beam. These were two white supremacist leaders in the 80's who promoted armed struggle. Were the most militant leaders. Started out in Duke's Klan. And as well as Don Black. And I believe Duke married Black's ex-wife. They were all entangled in these ways. So after the Klan stuff he starts running for office in Louisiana and does quite well. And at one point is elected state representative in Louisiana in 1989. This is sort of the high point of the wave of conservatism that goes along with Reagan's reign of power from 1980 to 88, which continues with Bush I to 92. There becomes a revival of popular mainstream American racism. And sort of white flight that had started is very ensconced. There's all these racial conflicts in the late 80s and early 90s like Howard Beach and the Hasidic Jewish and Black riots in Crown Heights. So there's an incredible amount of violent racial tension in the country at the time, and so he's sort of taking advantage of this. He runs for other offices, does quite well, but can't get elected again. And then he's mostly well known for this, and it's the slow burn for the next few decades. He was at Charlottesville which was an interesting moment. To me, this was a sort of handing of the torch from from him to Richard Spencer as the mainstream white nationalist leader. That's how I saw what went on. Although, you know, they didn't actually rally at Charlottesville. The rally itself was dispersed by the police before it began. There was no speeches or ceremony which he could do this, although there was some speeches in a park later. Mike: Let's talk about the National Socialist Movement. Spencer: Yes. The NSM was yet another splinter party. It was formed in 1975 by people who again had come out of the NSWPP. Robert Brannan was its leader. They were sort of going in different directions at the same time. Some of the elements, which included James Mason as well as a guy named Greg Hurls, wanted a more pro-armed struggle line. They were very close to the NSLF. Brannan wanted a more sort of traditional thing, what was called the “uniform and demonstrate” which meant that they would get people in nazi uniforms and hold a rally in public and attract a lot of media attention. People would come and protest and that would just spur that. One of the things they did–they were based in Ohio, southern Ohio–they used to hold a “Free Rudolph Hess” rally I think for over a dozen years in Cincinnati. He was a Nazi leader. He had parachuted to Britain with the intent of creating a peace deal with the British in the early 40s I believe, and then remained imprisoned until his death. I think he committed suicide in the– I think he died in the late 80s early 90s. He lived a long time in Spandau Prison. So this group had some popularity in the early-mid 70s. There was of course splintering of this as Mason left it and went to work with Allen Vincent's group. And it remained a tiny group with one or two units until the 90s when the then-leader, second leader Clifford Harrington, recruited a teenager named Jeff Shoep. Harrington wasn't a great organizer, but he did, unlike some people, understood there was a revival in neo-nazism in the 80s and 90s through the skinhead thing and wanted to recruit nazi skinheads. Got Shoep to take the party over for him, and then Shoep grew it into the leading neo-nazi party in the United States. It had dozens of chapters in the 00s in particular. I think around 2006 was its height which is a very unusual time for it to be successful. Partly they were pulling from the rest of the movement. The National Alliance collapsed, and other groups in the movement collapsed and they were able to sort of steal their local units and absorb them. But that group still exists today. They were at Charlottesville. They make the news. They just were in the news. There was a rally in Arizona. They're the main group, if you want a nazi group that's going to go and march in uniforms or use nazi symbols–instead of the old brownshirt uniforms, they use black uniforms–and put swastikas on a flag to get attention, that's the group that will do that. So they are on their fourth leader now, Burt Colucci I believe, who like many of them just got arrested. A number of the members have murdered people over the years. A lot of people who– They're sort of the least together group. Yeah they're the kind of group that if you have some sort of countercultural affiliation, if you're not interested in being a professional organizer that you might want to join, if you're a biker, if you're like a skinhead, and if its important for you to have a card saying you belong to a nazi party and you want to yell at people in public that you're a nazi and beat your chest about that and talk about how much you love Adolf Hitler, this is the group for you. It's not a sophisticated organizing project. Mike: Alright, so you have a book in the works about this next one. Let's talk about James Mason, Universal Order, and Siege. Spencer: So I've been working on this book for a while. One day it will be done. James Mason was a teenage member of the American Nazi Party in the 1960s although he never met Rockwell. His mentor in the party was William Pierce. So he met Pierce when he was I believe sixteen years old. Pierce let Mason, who was having a hard time at home, run away from home and stay with him at the party headquarters. Taught him how to– Or got him to learn how to use a printing press which was important before computers. A lot of groups would physically produce their own newspapers themselves with their own printing presses. This helped him out since it was very difficult for nazis to find a printer that would print their publications. So he was in the American Nazi Party. He was in it as it became the NSWPP. He hung around for a while and didn't leave until later. But then he ended up starting to join these other splinter groups while staying in the party. He left in 76. By that time he had already helped form the NSM, and he had also joined secretly the NSLF. This was after Tommasi died, so under the second leader. And he was a supporter of the National Alliance. So at one point, he's a super insider who's like a member of four different neo-nazi parties. And he's always wrangling in the mid 70s as the different groups try to create– try to become the lead group or create an alliance of different groups to overtake the NSWPP. What unites them is that they all hate Koehl who's that leader. They can't do it, as I said before. The NSPA become the leader for a moment because of the Skokie incident. Mason fought with everyone. He did this thing you see from some activists who are sort of sectarian, is they get more and more theoretically specific and crankier and crankier; they fall out with more and more people until they run a project that's really just them and whoever is helping them directly. So he has a falling out with the NSM, and he joins Allen Vincent's group. Runs his newspaper, but he doesn't really like Vincent because he's not radical enough. Mason is deciding more and more that it's hopeless to do public organizing. He comes up with some very strange ideas, not just that nazis should engage in guerilla warfare, but at the time there starts to be these nazi serial killers. Nazis start doing these multiple murders, like Joseph Paul Franklin are serial killers. He killed up to 22 people. He was another former NSWPP member. Roved around he country as a sniper killing mixed race and other couples– Mixed race couples and others, Black people, Jews. And other people just start butchering people, either just doing these random murders or doing workplace massacres. One of the first of them was in New Rochelle by Fred Cowan in New Rochelle, New York. It's just north of New York City in 1977. And there's a lot of serial killers at this time. It's the height for serial killers in America. And so Mason comes up with this theory that not just is guerilla warfare good but these racially based murders are good by nazis and by others. And that the nazis can use them as an attempt to destabilize the system–he starts calling it the system–because nazis can never work through legal means to build a party that will be able to take over the system. He's like every time we try to do this, we get shut down. We either get shut down in the streets, or the courts shut us down, or just shut out of the media. That had been Rockwell's strategy was to attract media attention and build an organization. He's like, “We can't do any of that. We really don't need organization. We need mass chaos to disrupt the system, and only after the system is disrupted will nazis have a chance to take power. He eventually later on starts to praise armed radical left and Black nationalist groups who are coming into conflict with the system, which he doesn't in the 70s but he starts doing it in the 80s. So he has a falling out with Vincent. The NSLF, this is revived under its third leader in 1980, becomes public again. It had actually been absorbed into Allen Vincent's group and then it comes back out as a separate group. He restarts Siege. It's originally the NSLF newspaper. It's sort of their theoretical paper. But it's just him running it, and he's developing these ideas about how murder can be used to forward the nazi cause. Then he comes into contact with Charles Manson. Starts to promote that Manson should be the new nazi guru, just like George Lincoln Rockwell had been, just like Adolf Hitler had been. Portrays him as this spiritual racist figure. Manson had carved a swastika in his head in prison and was sympathetic. He mentions– A lot of people don't know he was extremely racist and antisemitic. This creates yet another tiff between James Mason and the people he's working with. The leader of the party at that point, the fourth leader Karl Hand, who by the way is a big fan of yours. Can I tell a story on your podcast? Mike: Yeah. Spencer: So do you know about the interest of Karl Hand in you? Mike: No. Spencer: Oh you don't? So I actually wrote– As part of this book, I'm writing people who were involved in this movement. And Karl Hand lives upstate, runs a party called the Racial Nationalist Party of America, and he was based for a long time in upstate New York. He is obsessed with you, Mike. After your appearance on Tucker Carlson, he wanted to have a fight with you. Like some sort of, go into a boxing ring, and have a fight. He's an older man now, he's in his 70s. And so I wrote him, and he sent back a whole packet of literature and it included a flier about you with a description of his attempts to contact you and arrange a fist fight with you. Mike: Huh… Spencer: So you have a fan. You have a fan. I think he said he wrote to the school you were teaching at. Anyways you have a fan in this generation of neo-nazis. And so, anyway, Hand and Mason had a falling out. In what must have been unique in the anals of– the annals? I don't know. You can see I read a lot and don't know how to say certain words. In the history of American neo-nazism, they had an amicable split. Hand actually gave Mason some money to continue Siege. So after 1982 until 1986 Siege is just run by James Mason. It's a very small. It's like a newsletter. He printed it himself. It was six pages long. There was almost no graphics in it. It had a sort of red– It doesn't– Although Mason was a talented graphic designer, I think, it was very plain. It was mostly text. It had a red banner that was it. He ran it off on his own mimeograph machine. Made like 75 copies of it. So this small newsletter that was running 75 copies will become quite influential in retrospect. He ran this till 1986. After the split with the NSLF in 1982, Mason started saying it was published by the Universal Order which directly said that Charles Manson was their spiritual leader. Although, he didn't talk about Manson that much. He never describes what Manson's supposed to do other than, they're not just a neo-nazi group. It's neo-nazism and more. It was a kind of really spiritual national socialism. Although, he's never specific about what that means. But he clearly has been enchanted by Charles Manson and essentially become a follower of him. So this sort of peters out. He becomes more and more cynical. He even gives up that these random murders are going to do anything. He doesn't think that the system will be able to be destabilized, but he does advocate–and this is what's influential today– He says, “Either you can drop out and wait through the apocalypse,” you know that's coming. He becomes convinced that the whole system is going to crumble. And this sort of pessimism is very popular in the 80s across the political spectrum. Partly driven by the Cold War and the survivalist movement. But he says, “You can hide out and wait for the end to come, and then live through it, and we'll have our chance. Or if you're going to go be a terrorist, do it with style. Do it in a way– Don't just kill somebody and be killed. Do it in a way that has panache, and that will inspire people, and that's done well. Plan it well. Don't just freak out and shoot somebody and be killed by the police.” And this philosophy is what becomes popular with Atomwaffen remnants and others today. Like these are your two options. I think it was called “Total attack or total drop out.” By 1986, he's pretty burned out, and that's the end of it. Basically in short order, his book becomes– His newsletters become found by people in the industrial music scene, by Boyd Rice, who's this industrial musician, who's still alive today, and that denies all of this stuff that happened. He recruits several other people. He's in contact with Adam Parfrey, who founded Feral House Press which is still around today; [Michael] Moynihan, who was an industrial and then neo-folk musician; and Nicholas Schreck, a Satanist who's married to Anton LaVey's daughter Zeena. They all work to promote James Mason. They start publishing him in various things. Moynihan takes the newsletters and turns them into a book.which he publishes. It's an anthology of the newsletters. He publishes them himself called Siege in 1993. It becomes a cult classic. It's promoted by this network of people. Basically it's part of the punk rock and assorted underground music and cultural scene, there was a real right wing edge to it, part of which is a predecessor to the alt-right. People like Jim Goad who was the direct inspiration for people like Gavin McInnes of the Proud Boys. There's a lot of nazi imagery circulating, so actual nazis can function in the scene, and it's never clear who's using nazi imagery ironically, or with some interest in nazism but they're not an actual nazi, and who's an actual nazi. It's very unclear, and in this confusion, they can hide, circulate their things, and get some attention. And they do get attention with this book. It gets– There are interviews and it's covered in the alternative weekly newspapers, which were very popular at the time since the internet wasn't what it is now, many which had circulation in tens of thousands in different cities. So they were able to use this network to popularize James Mason's ideas. The book goes out of print. Gets reprinted in 2003 by a fellow in Montana. And he keeps it in circulation, and then it gets picked up with the alt-right, with the Iron March platform which is a discussion board that all these contemporary terrorists, alt-right terrorist groups, neo-nazi terrorist groups come out of, Atomwaffen and others come out of. And they reprint the book yet again. It continues to be circulated as a pro-terrorism cult classic. Mike: So do you think there are any other individuals or groups worth mentioning? Spencer: There are like scattered ones. There's a guy named Rocky Suhayda, I believe is his name who runs a group called the American Nazi Party. It used to get a lot of attention because he was good at using social media and various internet media. So people could always quote him and say the American Nazi Party says X or Y. Although, he was just a random NSWPP member. Art Jones came out of the party while he was in Chicago, and he's a sort of perennial candidate there. But in 2016, the Republicans failed to run someone against him in the primary. It was in a heavily Democratic district. And so in lieu of that he became the Republican candidate for– I forget what it was, US rep or something. And he's a nazi, a Holocaust denier. And so this was all in the news, you know “How is a Holocaust denier the Republican candidate?” This had been– This was a strategy that Nazis developed in the 70s. They would run for offices. Until the late 70s, it was a much more kind of benign movement in a way, not ideologically, but in their tactics, they had not moved into this murderous terrorism phase until a little later on. And so he continues that kind of– It's actually a toolbox of tactics that go back into the 60s: doing things that are kind of publicity stunts to get attention, one of which is running for office. So briefly Jones got in the press. He was in the press again. He tried to run again in 2020, but the Republicans finally like, they put somebody up. I mean, this is the problem, parties have limited resources. If you're putting someone up just to defeat somebody else in the primary even though you know you won't win in the general, that's a waste of your resources. It shows how nazis and other white supremacists can sort of drain resources from the mainstream in an attempt to just not let them get a foothold in the various places that they're trying to– In the various little cracks they're trying to stick their fingers in. Mike: And you mentioned Harold Covington. Do you want to talk about him too? Spencer: Sure. Covington died a couple years ago but had some influence even on the alt-right. He was again a member of the NSWPP. He had taken over the NSPA from Collin after he'd gotten Collin arrested for being a child molester and exposed him as of Jewish descent. Ran that party for a bit. He was also– Some members of his party–he was in North Carolina–took part in the Greensboro massacre in 1979 where a joint group of nazis and Klansmen had killed communists who unwisely held a “Death to the Klan” march but were not prepared for what they had prodded. He ran for attorney general around the same time in North Carolina, state attorney general, and got 40% of the vote. There are a few other instances like this where neo-nazis were able to get a huge amount of votes around this time period. This is around the period where Duke's– Well Duke's elected later, I guess. So he goes to this– He does all this crazy stuff. He goes to Africa to fight in Rhodesia. He was this contentious fellow. Had falling outs with everyone. Moves to the Pacific Northwest, and becomes the last of this old guard of people who are advocating the states in the Pacific Northwest, which are overwhelmingly white, break off from the rest of the country and form a white ethnostate. His last group was called the Northwest Front which I believe still exists today. And they would both advocate this idea, try to get involved in the various– There's a regionalist/independence movement called Cascadia that wants to break some of that area off, but it wants a kind of lefty leaning, ecological state or regionalist entity, and so he tried to give that a specifically racist cast. So this created, again, a lot of these groups in the Cascadian movement, whatever you think about it (There's a lot of kooks.) they had to move and take their resources just to fight the white nationalists within their ranks, to make sure the white na– Because it was popular. You go to Portland; you see people with Cascadian flags on their porches and stuff. There's a sort of intuitive popularity for it there. So they then had to redirect resources to fight against these people, to show that they weren't racist. It might have been good in a way because it forces groups to commit to an anti-racist stance. The presence of white nationalists sometimes does shape up these majority groups to affirm anti-racism. So maybe there is a silver lining to that. Mike: Dr. Sunshine, thank you again for coming on The Nazi Lies Podcast. You can keep up to date with Dr. Sunshine's writings through his newsletter the Sonnenschein Update which you can find on his website. And you can donate to his Patreon. It's also on his website, spencersunshine.com. This has been real fun. Hope we can have you back again for a book release. Spencer: Yeah, it was great chatting with you as always, Mike. [Theme song]
Sara & Jason talk about a friend who hides out in Sara's underwear drawer. In Celeb News- Clare Crawley & Dale Moss have ended their engagement after rumors that Dale cheated, Armie Hammer is being accused of being a weirdo, and Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are dating. We swapped our Florida Man news to Wisconsin Man news this week, and the stories include one about a man who makes love to a love seat and a woman who takes a dump in a K-Mart. In True Crime- A beautiful woman is found murdered after failing to return home from a run, and it would take 6 months to finally get a lead in the case. Was it a stranger or someone closer to home?*****Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast so people can find it!And find The Lipstick Files on Instagram for updates and pictures!Sources include but not limited to People Magazine, ENews!, TMZ, the Oxygen Channel, Dateline etc. Most of the information gathered for this episode, was found on an episode of'Injustice With Nancy Grace' -'Killer In The Weeds.' All interviews and research was conducted by Producers and correspondence of'Injustice With Nancy Grace'. Sara Holzem did a recap of that episode.
On August 2, 2016 Queens native Karina Vetrano went out jogging and never came home. That night, her body was found and the Howard Beach Jogger murder became a sensational story in New York City for months. A 20 year-old man named Chanel Lewis was ultimately arrested and convicted of the murder. In this episode, Paul discusses the prosecution of Lewis and breaks down how the insanity defense is argued in New York, what police are allowed to do while interrogating a suspect, the basics of DNA evidence in a courtroom setting and what actually happens when a jury is hopelessly deadlocked.
When Dr. Peniel Joseph was growing up in New York City during the 1980s and 1990s, a child of a Haitian immigrant single mother, he learned about how the civil rights movement had transformed America, ended legalized segregation, secured black voting rights and moved the nation closer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a "beloved community." Yet his own lived experience involved fielding racial slurs at his mostly white high school in Queens, and in other ways absorbing the racial divisions that persisted in the social, political and cultural landscape of New York City in that day. This included an incident that shaped his early life, in which a black man was chased to death by a white mob in the Howard Beach section of Queens. The event left him, as he says, “deeply troubled, but also politically exhilarated by the realization that the narrative of civil rights in America in history books differed greatly” from his own experience. That exhilaration wound up fueling a life’s passion. Spike Lee's film, Do The Right Thing, premiered the summer before Dr. Joseph turned 17, and quickly became his own personal touchstone. “The movie's coda, which drew quotes from Malcolm X preaching black dignity and Martin Luther King Jr. promoting black citizenship, remained stamped in my soul and is reflected in my work as a scholar to this day,” Joseph says. To most Americans, Malcolm X and Dr. King represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. In his latest book, Joseph returns to the coda of the movie of his youth, upending longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the 20th century's most iconic African American leaders, and addressing the complex and nuanced relationship between power and love in perhaps the defining American social justice movement of our times. In The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., a dual biography of these two movement leaders, Joseph unpacks the false binaries through which they have been viewed to reveal their shared revolutionary path: in search of black dignity, citizenship, and human rights. Joseph contrasts Malcolm X’s belief in self-defense with Dr. King’s adherence to non-violence, and reveals the manner in which King – as an insider raised in black Christianity – articulated the dream of equal citizenship as black America’s chief defense attorney. He juxtaposes Malcolm X as an outsider who reimagined himself while in prison using tenets from black nationalism and Islam, and acted as the prosecuting attorney who unflinchingly accused white America of creating a cultural, political, and legal nightmare that deprived black citizens of their dignity. But Joseph rejects the view of Dr. King as a primarily conciliatory figure and Malcolm X as his “evil twin,” revealing how both were radical figures who increasingly came to share a political vision and who often furthered or clarified each other’s message. According to Joseph, both were black revolutionaries and “kindred spirits whose very presence helped them fulfill their respective roles.” A scholar-activist, teacher, and public voice on race issues, Joseph has spent much of his career bringing to life the people and the web of relationships and strategies that marked the civil rights era. “The lives of black women and men who literally bled for American democracy and citizenship proved to be an overwhelming experience for me, one that still touches me deeply to my core,” he has said. Joseph is the founder of the "Black Power Studies" subfield of American History and American Civil Rights History, which encompasses interdisciplinary fields such as Africana studies, law and society, women’s and ethnic studies, and political science. He holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Joseph’s other award-winning books include Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, the first full-length historical study that provides a comprehensive examination of the social, political, cultural, and intellectual origins of the black power movement, and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. His book Stokely: A Life has been called the definitive biography of Stokely Carmichael, the man who popularized the phrase "black power." Included among Joseph's other book credits is the editing of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level. Join David Bonbright and Preeta Bansal in conversation with this gifted and insightful scholar who embodies power as well as love in both his being and his scholarly endeavors and writings.
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On August 2nd, 2016, 30-year-old speech pathologist Karina Vetrano left her home to go for a late-afternoon jog through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens. When she didn’t return, a lengthy police investigation and two murder trials would follow, revealing a strange motive rooted in misdirected anger and pure rage.
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In this episode we continue our Lets Talk Jets radio caller series with Dan from Howard Beach. We will cover a variety of topics with Dan including his thoughts on free agency, the draft, Jamal Adams contract, the development of Sam Darnold and his favorite memories as a Jets fan. As always you can follow this show on YouTube Lets Talk Jets Radio.
Life’s Tough – Joe de Sena is Tougher, transforming lives through Spartan—the world’s fastest growing sports movement and lifestyle! Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—You Can Be Tougher” podcast this week features Joe de Sena, Founder & CEO of Spartan, serial entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and highly sought-after keynote speaker. Spartan is one of the fastest growing sports movements and world’s leading endurance brand —with more than one million annual global participants at more than 270 events spanning across 45 countries. Joe De Sena, born on January 2, 1969, grew up in Howard Beach, Queens, with his mother Jean, a yoga aficionado, and his father, Ralph, a business owner. Demonstrating his entrepreneurial drive at a very young age, Joe—by his pre-teens—built a small business around selling fireworks, and then a t-shirt sales business. Later, as a teenager, he began a pool cleaning business, where he earned 750 customers in his local area. He then built a multimillion-dollar pool and construction business in college. After college he began a career on Wall Street, working at a brokerage firm as an equities and derivatives trader. During this time he engaged in various outdoor activities ranging from multiple Ironman races, to the Iditarod by foot. Joe competed in any extreme sports adventure he could find, testing his mental and physical endurance against nature. His racing resume is the stuff of legend—over 50 ultra-events overall and 14 Ironman events in one year alone. Following his successful career on Wall Street, Joe moved his family to Pittsfield, Vermont to operate an organic farm, a bed and breakfast, and a general store for hikers. It was here his passion for ultramarathons, adventure races, and endurance events grew even greater and thus sparked the idea for Spartan. Determined and steadfast, he set his sights on ripping 100 million people off their couches by creating the Spartan movement and lifestyle. With more than one million annual global participants at more than 270 obstacle course and Trail Running events across more than 45 countries, Spartan offers heats for all fitness levels and ages, from beginner to elite and kids as young as four years old. The brand has transformed more than seven million lives since it was founded in 2010—and as Joe puts it “he has 93 million more to go.” In addition to race events, the Spartan lifestyle encompasses all the tools one needs to transform their lives including training, nutrition plans and content, an Spartan Edge, an online learning platform and an extensive line of training and racing merchandise footwear, apparel and equipment. Amongst being a contributor to publications including Entrepreneur and the host of the Spartan Up! Podcast—on which he interviews various public figures on their achievements—Joe is also a New York Times Best Selling Author of “Spartan Up” and “Spartan Fit,” and recently released his third book, “The Spartan Way.” As a popular keynote speaker, he has parlayed the teachings of his Spartan Principals into the SpartanX Leadership Forum, a series of events in which participants collaborate to solve challenges alongside business leaders while learning to overcome mental and physical obstacles. Join Dustin and Joe for a stirring conversation on Joe’s journey and hear how de developed Spartan and the Spartan philosophy. Joe says, “Humans are meant to jump, run, crawl, and climb. The Spartan philosophy is simple: push harder, do more with less, be healthy. Sweat. It’s just about being comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
“You can fix a lot of things. That’s why erasers were made. But the one thing you can not fix is stupid.” — Charles LoGiudice, Jr. Today I interviewed Charles LoGiudice, Jr. My Dad. Charles LoGiudice, Jr. was born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and later raised a family in Howard Beach, Queens. In case you’re wondering, he's very, very Italian. He just retired from many years working in Hunts Point Terminal Market, in the Bronx. He is the inspiration for the web series DRIVING WITH DAD. He is probably the wittiest person I know. Some people talk about cheesy dad jokes, and it’s a thing that I had to learn about because my dad was never cheesy, always incredibly funny. If he took to the stage he’d blow everyone away. Our guest doesn’t do social media much, but you could find him on Facebook if you really want to. In this episode we speak about: What to do about all the morons not practicing social distancing. That it’s unfortunate that so many people have to suffer because so many people are inconsiderate assholes. If you enjoyed this podcast, could you please kindly consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or any other podcast outlets? It takes less than 60 seconds and it really make a difference in helping share the podcasts with other people. Become a Reconcile the Aisle VIP and receive gifts from me and podcast guests -- it’s free! Sign up over at www.laurenlogi.com/podcast To get inside info, discounts, show dates, and to be the first to know when my book Inside Melania: What I Know About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her comes out sign up for my monthly-ish email list over at www.laurenlogi.com. Let’s get social! Instagram: instagram.com/laurenlogi Instagram - Melania Trump parody channel: instagram.com/flotusofficial Twitter: twitter.com/laurenlogi YouTube: youtube.com/laurenlogi
Bek Lover has a conversation with Gene Borello. Fresh out of jail this ex-mobster is speaking publicly against the life he used to live. In a NY Post article, stated:" The leader of a violent home-invasion crew that terrorized Queens residents for years is headed back to the streets after receiving an early Christmas present last week — a time-served prison sentence of five years. That was the reward Gene Borrello got for helping the feds snag more than 20 Bonanno family cohorts in a series of arsons, murder plots, extortion and home-invasion robberies in his own neighborhood. The release of Borrello has outraged residents of Howard Beach — a neighborhood that boasts more than a few wiseguy residents and usually has a high tolerance for mob antics. " Links to other platforms:YouTube Video HighlightsYouTube Full Video EpisodesApple PodcastiHeart Radio SoundcloudSpotifyGoogle PodcastPodbean Instagram (The Comeback Team)Twitter Page Instagram (Bek Lover)
Topics: Chicago Bears, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker, She's Gotta Have It, 227-(TV Sitcom)(Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) General Snapshots 1. Ronald Reagan is President 2. Jan - The first federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., is observed. 3. Jan - The first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll HOF, included Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and 3 other white performers. Also inducted were, James Brown*, Little Richard*, Fats Domino*, Ray Charles*, Chuck Berry*, Sam Cooke*, Robert Johnson*, and Jimmy Yancey*. 4. Jan - Super Bowl XX: The Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots 46–10 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. 5. Jan - Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of seven astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe (see Space Shuttle Challenger disaster). President Ronald Reagan postpones for one week the State of the Union address that had been scheduled for the evening and instead addresses the nation on the Challenger disaster. 6. Mar - Halley's Comet is a comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years. It last appeared in the inner parts of the Solar System in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061. 7. Apr - The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults, hosted by Geraldo Rivera, is a two-hour live American television special. 8. Apr - In Ukraine, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear plant explodes, creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. 31 are killed directly by the incident, many more die from cancer in later years, many thousands more are exposed to significant amounts of radioactive material, and vast territories in Ukraine and Belarus are rendered uninhabitable. 9. May - Hands Across America: approximately 6.5 million people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness. The event raised about $15 million. A total of 24 cities participated along the route, including: Champaign, Illinois (with Walter Payton), Chebanse, Illinois (A cornfield in central Illinois served as center-point of the nation with 16,000 people in attendance), Springfield, Illinois (with 50 Abraham Lincoln impersonators), and St. Louis, Missouri (with Kathleen Turner under the St. Louis Arch) 10. Aug - In Edmond, Oklahoma, United States Postal Service employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers before committing suicide. 11. Sep - Desmond Tutu becomes the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa’s Cape Town, the most senior position in southern Africa's Anglican hierarchy. Theologically, he sought to fuse ideas from black theology with African theology; politically, he identifies as a socialist. 12. Nov - Iran–Contra affair: The United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret, in order to secure the release of 7 American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon. Also, profits from the covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua. National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary, Fawn Hall, start shredding documents implicating them. 13. Nov - Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas. Tyson won the title by TKO in the second round, and at the age of 20 years and 4 months became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout or stoppage, 12 of them in the first round. 14. Dec - Three African Americans are assaulted by a group of white teens in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York. One of the victims, Michael Griffith, is run over and killed by a motorist while attempting to flee the attackers. 15. Open Comments: 16. Top 3 Pop Songs 17. 1 "That's What Friends Are For, Dionne and Friends 18. 2 "Say You, Say Me", Lionel Richie 19. 3 "I Miss You", Klymaxx 20. Grammy Award Winners 21. Record of the Year: "Higher Love", Steve Winwood 22. Album of the Year: Paul Simon (producer & artist) for Graceland 23. Song of the Year: Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) for "That's What Friends Are For" performed by Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder 24. Best New Artist: Bruce Hornsby & the Range 25. Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female: Anita Baker for Rapture 26. Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male: James Brown for "Living in America" 27. Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group: Prince and The Revolution for "Kiss" 28. Best Rhythm & Blues Song: "Sweet Love" performed by Anita Baker 29. Open Comments 30. Top 3 Movies 1. Top Gun 2. Crocodile Dundee 3. Platoon 31. Other Notables: The Karate Kid Part II, Star Trek IV, Back To School, Aliens, The Golden Child, Ruthless People, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Crocodile Dundee, The Fly, Howard the Duck, Labyrinth, Little Shop of Horrors, Platoon, Pretty in Pink, Stand By Me, Top Gun, The Three Amigos ---AND UNDER THE CHERRY MOON! 32. Open Comments 33. Top 3 TV Shows 1. The Cosby Show 2. Family Ties 3. Cheers 34. Open Comments 35. Economic Snapshot 36. New Home: 89,463 37. Avg Rent: 385 38. Avg. Income: 22,300 39. New Car: 9,300 40. Harvard:10,600 yearly 41. Movie Ticket: 2.75 42. Gas: .89 43. Stamp: .22 44. Social Scene: Chicago Bears – Super Bowl Shufflin!! 45. “In March of 1920 a man telephoned me. Mr. Chamberlain asked if I would like to come to Decatur and work for the Staley Company. [George Chamberlain was general superintendent of the A. E. Staley Company, a food starch company of Decatur, Illinois. In 1919, the company's Fellowship Club had formed a football team. It had done well against other local teams, but Mr. Staley wanted to build it into a team that could compete successfully with the best semi-professional and industrial teams in the country.” - George Halas, in his book Halas by Halas. 46. The franchise was founded in Decatur, Illinois, on September 17, 1920 and moved to Chicago in 1921. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, which was originally also in Chicago. Originally named the Decatur Staleys, the company hired George Halas, a Chicago native, and Edward "Dutch" Sternaman in 1920 to run the team. The 1920 Decatur Staleys season was their inaugural regular season completed in the newly formed American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League (NFL) in 1922). The team relocated to Chicago in 1921, where the club was renamed the Chicago Staleys. Under an agreement reached by Halas and Sternaman with Staley, Halas purchased the rights to the club from Staley for $100 (~$1,400 in 2019). In 1922, Halas changed the team name from the Staleys to the Bears. The team moved into Wrigley Field, which was home to the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise and, as with several early NFL franchises, the Bears derived their nickname from their city's baseball team. Halas liked the bright orange-and-blue colors of his alma mater, the University of Illinois, and the Bears adopted those colors as their own. 47. The 1985 Bears were simply the greatest team ever, and here's why. The collection of players Chicago put together not just on defense, but also offense, made them one of the most talented teams ever assembled. The Bears steam-rolled their way through the regular season with a 15-1 record. In Super Bowl XX, they destroyed the Pats 46-10, with the only 10 points they would give up in the entire playoffs. At the time, the 36-point win was the largest in Super Bowl history. Chicago finished with an 18-1 overall record and allowed only five of the teams they faced that year to score more than 10 points in a game. They had the greatest running back in NFL history, Walter Payton. They had the best middle linebacker in NFL history, Mike Singletary. And they even had the 1985 Coach of the Year, Mike Ditka. But, most importantly, they had the greatest team in the history of the NFL. (Including the “Punkie” QB and the Fridge!) They were the 1985 Chicago Bears. R.I.P. Sweetness. Although you wore No. 34 on the field, you will always be No. 1 in Bears fans' hearts! - MATT REAGAN [https://bleacherreport.com/articles/136752-1985-chicago-bears-the-greatest-team-ever] 48. Question: Did you care? 49. Music Scene 50. Black Songs from the Top 40 51. 1 "That's What Friends Are For, Dionne and Friends 52. 2 "Say You, Say Me", Lionel Richie 53. 3 "I Miss You", Klymaxx 54. 4 "On My Own", Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald 55. 6 "How Will I Know", Whitney Houston 56. 7 "Party All the Time", Eddie Murphy 57. 11 "Greatest Love of All", Whitney Houston 58. 12 "Secret Lovers", Atlantic Starr 59. 16 "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)", Billy Ocean 60. 19 "Kiss", Prince and The Revolution 61. 26 "I Can't Wait", Nu Shooz 62. 31 "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going", Billy Ocean 63. 32 "When I Think of You", Janet Jackson 64. 39 "Dancing on the Ceiling", Lionel Richie 65. 43 "What Have You Done For Me Lately", Janet Jackson 66. Vote: 67. Top RnB Albums 68. Jan - In Square Circle, Stevie Wonder 69. Feb – Promise, Sade 70. Apr – Control, Janet Jackson 71. Jun - Winner in You, Patti LaBelle 72. Aug - Love Zone, Billy Ocean 73. Aug - Raising Hell, Run–D.M.C. 74. Sep – Rapture, Anita Baker 75. Oct - Word Up!, Cameo 76. Nov - Give Me the Reason, Luther Vandross 77. Dec - Just Like the First Time, Freddie Jackson 78. *Dec - Life, Love & Pain, the debut album of Club Nouveau (Personal Favorite – 1st “Grown Up” album I bumped) 79. Vote 80. Featured Artist: Janet Damita Jo Jackson (@ 20 yrs. old): a.k.a, Ms. Jackson if you’re Nasty. 81. One of the most awarded artists in the world, her career longevity, hit records and trail of achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. In her more than four decades of music career that has spanned over eleven studio albums and seven world tours, Jackson has sold more than 100 million records with four of her albums being included in Rolling Stone's ‘500 Greatest Albums’ and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's ‘Definitive 200’ list. She was a fixture on MTV and a major role model for young artist. 82. Childhood and career: Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, she was the youngest of the ten children. With the entire family into the entertainment business, it was only natural for Janet Jackson to follow suit. She recorded herself in the studio and by the age of seven, had performed at the Las Vegas Strip at MGM Casino. In 1976, Jackson began acting in the variety show ‘The Jacksons’. The following year, she grabbed a main role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom ‘Good Times’. This was followed by a role in ‘A New Kind of Family’ and a recurring role in ‘Different Strokes’. At the age of 16, Jackson received a contract with A&M Records. Under the label, she released her debut album ‘Janet Jackson’ in 1982. The album peaked at number 63 on the Billboard 200, and number six on the publication’s R&B albums chart. In 1984, Jackson released her second album ‘Dream Street’. The album was moderately successful, peaking at 147 on the Billboard 200, and number 19 on the R&B albums chart. Its lead single ‘Don’t Stand a Chance’ peaked at number nine on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. Continuous tiffs with her father led Jackson to come out from under his shell. She then teamed with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to come up with her third album ‘Control’ in 1986 which became a major hit. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified five times platinum by the RIAA, selling over ten million copies worldwide. 83. ‘Control’ gave Jackson her first breakthrough success. It not just spawned top five singles but also gave her, her first number one hit on the Hot 100. The album went on to receive six Billboard Awards, including Top Pop Singles Artist and three Grammy nominations. It also won four American Music Awards from twelve nominations, the highest ever till date. ‘Control’ gained crossover pop appeal, giving Jackson her own identity, away from her clan. Following the stupendous success of ‘Control’, Jackson was bounded by the pressure to come up with its sequel. However, she refrained from bowing down to the pressure and instead came up with her fourth album ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ that dealt with a socially conscious theme. 84. Open Comments: 85. Question 1: Nipple Gate - In a 2006 interview with MTV, Justin Timberlake admitted that Jackson suffered more in wake of the controversy. “If you consider it 50-50, then I probably got 10 percent of the blame,” Timberlake told MTV’s John Norris in a 2006 interview. “I think America is harsher on women. I think America is unfairly harsh on ethnic people.” He also said that he could have “handled [the aftermath] better.” - Why did she get crushed? 86. Question 2: TMZ 6/23/2019 - Janet Jackson has broken her silence amid new allegations against her brother, Michael Jackson, in "Leaving Neverland" -- and her message is simple ... his rep will be just fine. Janet says, "I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world." She added, "I hope I'm not sounding arrogant in any way -- I'm just stating what it is. It's really all God's doing, and I'm just thankful for that." She's also defended him in the past, specifically when Jordy Chandler accused Michael of sexual abuse in '93. At the time, Janet called it a money grab. – Denial or Business? 87. Featured Artist: Anita Denise Baker (@ 28 yrs. old): a.k.a., 'The Songstress'. Singer and songwriter. 88. Childhood & Early Life: Born in Toledo, Ohio. She was abandoned by her parents at the age of two and was raised by a foster family in Detroit, Michigan. Her foster parents passed away when she was only 12 and her foster sister took care of her upbringing after the death of her foster parents. Baker had an interest in music from an early age and started singing R & B in nightclubs in Detroit by the time she was 16. It was after one of those performances that funk band leader David Washington of ‘Chapter 8’ identified her and asked her to go to go for an audition in order to join the band. 89. Career: Baker became a member of the band ‘Chapter 8’ in 1975 (@ 17 yrs. old) and following a string of performances, the band was handed a deal by Ariola Records in 1979. The group’s first album ‘Chapter 8’ was released in 1979 and featured the singles "Ready for Your Love," a duet between Baker and bandmate Gerald Lyles, and the Baker-led "I Just Want to Be Your Girl." In 1979, Ariola Records was taken over by Arista Records and Chapter 8 lost their contract as Arista Records was of the view that Baker was not fit to be the group’s lead singer. Baker went back to Detroit and worked as a waitress and a receptionist for a law firm. In 1983 (@ 25yrs old), she released her debut solo album, 'The Songstress', under the Beverly Glen label. The album was a popular one and many of the songs made it to the music charts. Following the release of the album she had a protracted legal battle with the Beverly Glen label over payment of royalties and breach of contract issues. She won the case against the label in 1985, signed with Elektra Records label, and came out with her second album 'Rapture' in 1986. The album became a big hit, with over eight million copies sold worldwide and led to ‘The Rapture Tour’. 90. Open Comments: 91. Question: Parade Magazine 9/12/19 - Short hair, don’t care! Tamron Hall has been rocking a short ‘do for over 20 years—and the TV personality, 48, revealed on her new self-titled daytime talk show that she decided to first go for the chop because of an old flame. “I cut my hair when I was 18 years old because my boyfriend at the time had a crush on Anita Baker, and I had a bigger crush on him than he did on me apparently,” she shared. So, Hall modeled her hair after the “Sweet Love” singer, who has been credited as one of the pioneers of the pixie haircut. – Do you like the pixie on women? 92. Movie Scene: She’s Gotta Have It 93. A 1986 American black-and-white comedy-drama film written, edited and directed by Spike Lee. Filmed on a small budget and Lee's first feature-length film, it earned positive reviews and launched Lee's career. The plot concerns a young woman (Johns) who is seeing three men, and the feelings this arrangement provokes. Nola idealizes the freedom to have multiple sex partners that men have typically enjoyed, saying “A woman can be a sexual being, doesn’t have to belong to a man, and perhaps shouldn’t even wish for such a thing.” Nola's voice has been described as the most revolutionary element in the film, a representation of the struggle African American women faced in society at the time. 94. Review: By Esi Edugyan, he Guardian 12/2017 - Perhaps the most daring aspect of ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ was not its portrayal of sexuality but simply its willingness to view black people just as people. The film never highlights their racial otherness, exploring instead the whole messy business of their experiences. The black experience – to the extent such a thing even exists – is not only slavery and racism and economic disparity and brutality and the endless ongoing struggle, though it is all these things certainly. It is also sex and love and boredom and dreaming and joy. 95. Question: Are promiscuous black women now acceptable? 96. TV Scene 97. Debuts: Oprah Winfrey's Chicago-based talk show goes national, He's the Mayor, The Redd Foxx Show, Melba, featuring singer/actress Melba Moore. 98. Cancellations: Mar - Diff'rent Strokes, 1978 / Apr - Benson, 1979 / May - The Love Boat, 1977 99. Featured Show: “227” 100. “227” stars Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins. The series was adapted from a play written in 1978 by Christine Houston about the lives of women in a predominantly black apartment building. The show was created as a starring vehicle for Marla Gibbs, who had become famous as Florence Johnston, the sassy maid on The Jeffersons, and had starred in Houston's play in Los Angeles. This role was similar in nature. 101. “227” followed the lives of Mary Jenkins (Marla Gibbs), a nosy, tart-tongued, but loving housewife. Her husband, Lester (Hal Williams), had his own construction company, and their daughter, Brenda (Regina King), was boy-crazy yet smart and studious, in her first television acting role. Also cast in 227 was Sandra Clark (Jackée Harry), Mary's young neighbor who constantly bickered back and forth with her about their respective views on life. Except for The Cosby Show and A Different World, “227” achieved higher ratings than other sitcoms airing at the time with a predominantly African American cast during the first two seasons. Awards: Winner of 1987 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Jackée Harry. 102. Open Comments: 103. Featured Character: Sandra's style was so great because it's the quintessential 1980's look of "grown and sexy". Sandra showed us Black women could be bold, fierce, fabulous, and fashionistas and rock any outfit with enough confidence to stop traffic. From interview with Lee Bailey’s Electronic Urban Report, “I was a diva, full and blown up. In fact, I was the ‘It’ girl. Oh yeah, I was that girl. I dressed well, had a lot of money. I don’t know how many cars. You know, it was the 80s, it was not a blur, but it flew so fast.” Fortunately, Harry had a great vehicle to shine in “227,” which struck a chord with its relatable characters. Harry’s hard work obviously paid off with Sandra, who became a certified hit with viewers. It’s a given that Harry put her stamp on the character, but she credits a couple of entertainment icons for helping to lay the groundwork for her and other women to be funny and sexy without missing a beat. Especially when it came to Sandra. “Just funny. Funny. And the clothes she wore, scandalous. Funny lines. Sexy, fancy. People wanted that and I didn’t know that, then,” Harry said about what made her beloved “227” character so endearing. “I grew up watching a lot of TV and I had seen women like that on TV… a lot of different women like Mae West and Lucille Ball. That was my vision of funny. Pretty, but still funny and you can get away with a lot more. Which is still true today.” 104. Open Comments: 105. Question: Ever met a real-life “Jackee”? 106. Vote: Best Pop Culture item/event for 1986
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Hudson Yards may be New York's newest neighborhood, but it has already risen to the #2 spot on PropertyShark's list of the city's most expensive neighborhoods Way back in Episode 7, we talked about the proposal for a public beach in Manhattan, and this week, the Hudson River Park Trust revealed some renderings of what the park and beach may look like 231 years ago on July 26, 1788 — New York becomes the 11th state to join the United States of America This week, the city Department of Health detected mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus within the NYC area. July begins the active season for West Nile infections, which are spread via mosquito bites, and no human cases of West Nile have been detected yet, so now is the time to be prepared and protect yourself from mosquitoes if you will be outside. Wear clothing that covers your skin, use a mosquito repellent containing the chemical repellents DEET or Picaridin, or use a natural repellent containing oil of lemon eucalyptus. Be sure to seal around your window air conditioners so that mosquitoes won't have an easy entrance into your home, and use window screens if you'll be leaving windows open. If you'll be traveling overseas, take special precaution to avoid mosquito bites, and consider a vaccination against diseases that are common in the areas where you will be traveling. If you're staying in the city, you can even do your part by calling 311 to report standing water, defined as a place on public or private property where water gathers and remains for more than five days, creating a habitat where mosquitoes may breed. 102 years ago on July 28, 1917 — 10,000 people march in the Silent Parade down Fifth Avenue to protest recent violence and riots aimed at Blacks in the South — Learn more about the Silent Parade from the Bowery Boys. 3 years ago on August 2, 2016 — Karina Vetrano is attacked and murdered while jogging in Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens 74 years ago on July 28, 1945 — A U.S. Army B-25 bomber hits the Empire State Building, killing the three crew members and 11 people in the building 43 years ago on July 29, 1976 — David Berkowitz shoots two young women in the Bronx, beginning the Son of Sam murders that would keep NYC on edge for the next year 103 years ago on July 30, 1916 — The Black Tom explosion near Jersey City levels buildings, kills four, and injures hundreds — Read more from the FBI's history of the explosion 48 years ago on August 1, 1971 — George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organize the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden The Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter had some distinguished awards to hand out to two of the city's bus lines this week: In Manhattan, the M14A, which runs from the Lower East Side to Chelsea along 14th Street, received the award for slowest bus line, achieving an average speed of just 4.3mph. When it comes to reliability, Brooklyn's B15 comes in last place, leaving bus riders wondering when or if the next bus would arrive. The slowest buses in Queens and Staten Island are leaving the other boroughs in the dust, racing down city streets at 6.4 and 7.8 mph respectively. Looking back through AGBC history: 1 year ago — Revel Brings Electric Moped Rentals to Brooklyn — The pilot program must have been a success, because by May of 2019 they announced that they would be adding 1,000 more electric mopeds to their fleet and expanding their service area. 2 years ago — De Blasio Takes a Hit in Latest Polling Numbers; Homelessness a Major Issue — Back in 2017, voters surveyed only gave de Blasio a 50% approval rating and he was hammered on the issue of homelessness, with 63% disapproval on his handling of poverty and homelessness and with 73% of respondents ranking homelessness as a very serious problem. Unfortunately those job approval numbers have only gotten worse, sinking down with each survey until he reached a 42% approval when Quinnipiac last asked the question in an April 2019 poll. A Great Big City has been running a 24-hour newsfeed since 2010, but the AGBC News podcast is just getting started, and we need your support. A Great Big City is built on a dedication to explaining what is happening and how it fits into the larger history of New York, which means thoroughly researching every topic and avoiding clickbait headlines to provide a straightforward, honest, and factual explanation of the news. Individuals can make a monthly or one-time contribution at agreatbigcity.com/support and local businesses can have a lasting impact by supporting local news while promoting products or services directly to interested customers listening to this podcast. Visit agreatbigcity.com/advertising to learn more. AGBC is more than just a news website: It also automatically checks MTA data before morning rush hour and sends out notifications if there are delays on any subway lines, LIRR or MetroNorth trains, and bridges and tunnels. Follow @agreatbigcity on social media to receive the alerts. Park of the day Arcilla Playground — 991 TELLER AVENUE, the Bronx — This playground, which is jointly operated by Parks and the Board of Education, has had several names since it was first opened in 1962: JHS 145 Playground, Arturo Toscanini Playground, Clay Playground, and now Arcilla Playground, the Spanish word for "clay"! Parks Events 41st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow Concert Calendar Kirk Franklin with Koryn Hawthorne is playing Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Sunday, July 28th at 8pm. Limbo, Pixel Grip, Rare DM @ Baby's All Right, Rare Dm, Limbo, and PIXEL GRIP are playing Baby's All Right on Monday, July 29th. Rob Thomas with Abby Anderson are playing Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Monday, July 29th at 8pm. Barry Manilow is playing Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Midtown on Tuesday, July 30th at 7pm. Rob Thomas with Abby Anderson are playing Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Tuesday, July 30th at 8pm. Snail Mail and Duster are playing Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, July 31st. This Is Not This Heat and This Heat are playing Elsewhere on Wednesday, July 31st. Barry Manilow is playing Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Midtown on Wednesday, July 31st at 7pm. Khalid with Clairo is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Wednesday, July 31st at 7pm. Lights is playing Bowery Ballroom on the Lower East Side on Wednesday, July 31st at 9pm. The Rolling Stones and The Wombats are playing MetLife Stadium on Thursday, August 1st. The Summer Slaughter Tour, Cattle Decapitation, Brand of Sacrifice, Carnifex, Lorna Shore, Nekrogoblikon, Rivers of Nihil, and The Faceless are playing (le) poisson rouge on Thursday, August 1st. Ben Folds and Violent Femmes are playing The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Thursday, August 1st. Duster, Snail Mail, Duster, Sasami, and Snail Mail are playing Webster Hall on Thursday, August 1st. Blood Orange and Kelsey Lu, Blood Orange, and Kelsey Lu are playing Lincoln Center on Thursday, August 1st. Jonny Couch "Mystery Man" Album Release Show, Jonny Couch, Giggly Boys, Horny, and Shining Mirrors are playing Berlin on Thursday, August 1st. The Chemical Brothers with Charlotte de Witte is playing Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills on Thursday, August 1st at 6pm. The Rolling Stones with The Wombats (Rescheduled from 6/13) is playing MetLife Stadium on Thursday, August 1st at 7pm. Khalid with Clairo is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Thursday, August 1st at 7pm. Herbie Hancock is playing Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side on Thursday, August 1st at 7pm. Bad Religion and The Explosion are playing Webster Hall on Friday, August 2nd. Cayetana, Bacchae, and Katie Ellen are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, August 2nd. Sarah McLachlan with The New York Pops is playing Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills on Friday, August 2nd at 7pm. Barry Manilow is playing Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Midtown on Friday, August 2nd at 8pm. Barbra Streisand is playing Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 3rd. Rebelution is playing The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Saturday, August 3rd. Soccer Cousins and Hurry are playing Trans-Pecos on Saturday, August 3rd. Steve Gunn and Hand Habits are playing Industry City Courtyard on Saturday, August 3rd. MONSTA X WORLD TOUR 'WE ARE HERE' and MONSTA X are playing Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 3rd. Bad Religion and The Explosion are playing Brooklyn Steel on Saturday, August 3rd. Jenny Kern at Rockwood Music Hall and Jenny Kern are playing Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday, August 3rd. Bad Religion with The Explosion is playing Brooklyn Steel in Greenpoint on Saturday, August 3rd at 12pm. Barbra Streisand is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Saturday, August 3rd at 8pm. Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events. Today's fact about New York Here's something you may not have known about New York: Those silver Water Sampling boxes along the sidewalk are used to monitor the quality of NYC's water — There are 965 sampling stations citywide and more than 1,300 samples are collected each month The West Eighth Street–New York Aquarium F and Q Train station in Coney Island is the southernmost station in the subway system Weather The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history: Record High: 102°F on July 31, 1933 Record Low: 55°F on July 27, 1920 Weather for the week ahead: Possible drizzle on Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures falling to 84°F next Saturday. Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere — Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com
Three Paisanos of three different generations, points of view, professions, and values.Introduced by a visit from Uncle Sal, the Italian Uncle, who asked me to make sure to have some Italian American representation and it just so happens that...Segment One: Chris B. Howard Beach, Queens, New York City to 9/11 tragedy to trying to ascertain the motivations of one unique Millennial with deep philosophical mind.Segment Two: Paul C. Quits suburbia and corporate life ex-Army too, for urban entrepreneurial idealistic start up world of refugee women and building community and non-Catholic spiritualismSegment Three: Arthur G. becomes a Jew at mid-life and deeply identifies; becomes an attorney in his mid 60s; does criminal defense and non-compensated "social work" at "the dark end of the street". Support the show (https://www.gofundme.com/f/podcast-chutzpah-and-soul-in-memory-of-lenny-bruce?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet)