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36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969

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With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library
“When you're in crisis mode all the time, it makes it very hard to think in the long term.” A Conversation with Dr. Jeremi Suri on the American presidency

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 48:42


This week we address the history of the presidency writ large with Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair in Global Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a professor in the Department of History at The University of Texas. He is a frequent commentator on current affairs and writes for op-ed pages and book reviews all over the country. He hosts his own podcast, This is Democracy, and he is author of several books in American history and the international history of the 20th century. In his book The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office, Dr. Suri sweeps across the history of the American presidency and paints a rather gloomy picture of the institution in the early 21st century. In this episode, he explains why we haven't had a great president since Franklin Roosevelt, in his opinion.

Key Battles of American History
Bonus Episode - US Presidents in WW2 (Part 1)

Key Battles of American History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 32:49


In this episode, James begins a two-part series about United States presidents who served in World War 2. In Part One, James tells the amazing story of John F. Kennedy's service in the Pacific. James also discusses the wartime service of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

HISTORY This Week
Declaring War on Poverty (Replay)

HISTORY This Week

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 33:52


History repeats itself this week with an episode from the HISTORY This Week archives: January 8, 1964. In his State of the Union address, Lyndon Johnson unveils his War on Poverty, an effort to tackle subpar living conditions and create jobs across the United States. Johnson discovers that declaring war—even one on an idea—always comes with great costs. Why did LBJ pick poverty as one of his major initiatives? And what issues did he face in waging this war? This episode features Doris Kearns Goodwin (presidential historian and executive producer of The HISTORY Channel's documentary series, Lincoln and Roosevelt) and Guian McKee (associate professor in Presidential Studies at UVA's Miller Center)." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Opperman Report'
Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 60:01


InfoIn the annals of US military history, there are no doubt many unsolved and perplexing mysteries, but few could compare to the fate of the US Navy spy ship that was mercilessly attacked by one of its closest allies intentionally and without warning. One of the reasons it is still a mystery is because it is also the only peacetime attack on a US naval vessel that, to this day, has never been investigated by the Congress of the United States.The USS Liberty was a 455-foot, 10,150-ton electronic intercept spy ship, originally a standard-design Victory Ship--a more evolved version of the World War II Liberty Ships--which were built as supply ships, not intended for direct fighting. The Liberty had been converted to an Auxiliary Technical Research Ship (AGTR), known colloquially as a "spy ship," first deployed in 1965; its top speed was only 18 knots.Yet the Liberty's fate, one of the most enigmatic, unresolved military mysteries of all time, is, paradoxically at its core, quite clear-cut and undisputed. The basic facts generally accepted by all are that, on the fourth day of the Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors (Egypt, Syria and Jordan), the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) savagely attacked the U.S. spy ship, the USS Liberty.On the warm, sunny-bright day of June 8, 1967, starting at about 6:00 a.m., at least twelve, possibly thirteen Israeli aircraft of different types began surveilling the Liberty, some of which were only 1,000 feet or less in altitude, apparently to photograph and "map" her for later targeting purposes. The precision of the later attack could only have been accomplished through such pre-planning, specifically identifying the priority targets, starting with the gun mounts to render the ship defenseless, followed by all of the forty-five different radio antennae and related transmitting equipment. . Beginning just before 2:00 p.m., three unmarked French-built Mirage III-C swept-wing fighter jets, without warning, settled into a triangular formation, aimed straight at the Liberty and proceeded to bore down on the ship in a fast low-level attack that began with rockets targeted at the four gun mounts and heat-seeking missiles aimed at the communications gear, with their warmed transmitters. . When the attack was over, thirty-four men were dead and one hundred seventy-four were injured to varying degrees, some near death.Unlike all other books ever written about the tragic attack - none of which provide a satisfactory explanation of what really caused it - Remember the Liberty! examines it in complete context of how it was positioned there by Johnson himself, for the very purpose of being attacked, and sunk, with every one of the 294 men on board going to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. His purpose was to use that event - while blaming Egyptian President Gamal Nasser for the attack - as a pretext for joining Israel in the war, even at the risk of igniting World War III with the Soviet Union. This book provides the only realistic explanation for why Lyndon Johnson did what he did, and why, in the heat of battle, he intervened with his Navy officers who were determined to rescue the Liberty and ordered them to recall the squadrons of fighter jets they had already dispatched - twice, 90 minutes apart - for that purpose.When the heroic crew saved the ship from sinking, it stopped Johnson's plan to join Israel in the war and thereby saved the world from certain nuclear conflagration. It also prevented his strategy of entering what he felt would be a "popular war" (unlike his other one in Vietnam) in order to give him a better chance to be reelected president the following year. When that failed to materialize, so did his reelection campaign; ten months later he was forced to announce his decision to not re-run for the office that he had always considered his destiny.about 1 year ago #almost, #by, #ed, #high, #liberty!:, #on, #opperman, #remember, #report', #seas the, #spreaker, #sunk, #the, #treason

The Opperman Report
Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 60:01


Info In the annals of US military history, there are no doubt many unsolved and perplexing mysteries, but few could compare to the fate of the US Navy spy ship that was mercilessly attacked by one of its closest allies intentionally and without warning. One of the reasons it is still a mystery is because it is also the only peacetime attack on a US naval vessel that, to this day, has never been investigated by the Congress of the United States. The USS Liberty was a 455-foot, 10,150-ton electronic intercept spy ship, originally a standard-design Victory Ship--a more evolved version of the World War II Liberty Ships--which were built as supply ships, not intended for direct fighting. The Liberty had been converted to an Auxiliary Technical Research Ship (AGTR), known colloquially as a "spy ship," first deployed in 1965; its top speed was only 18 knots. Yet the Liberty's fate, one of the most enigmatic, unresolved military mysteries of all time, is, paradoxically at its core, quite clear-cut and undisputed. The basic facts generally accepted by all are that, on the fourth day of the Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors (Egypt, Syria and Jordan), the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) savagely attacked the U.S. spy ship, the USS Liberty. On the warm, sunny-bright day of June 8, 1967, starting at about 6:00 a.m., at least twelve, possibly thirteen Israeli aircraft of different types began surveilling the Liberty, some of which were only 1,000 feet or less in altitude, apparently to photograph and "map" her for later targeting purposes. The precision of the later attack could only have been accomplished through such pre-planning, specifically identifying the priority targets, starting with the gun mounts to render the ship defenseless, followed by all of the forty-five different radio antennae and related transmitting equipment. . Beginning just before 2:00 p.m., three unmarked French-built Mirage III-C swept-wing fighter jets, without warning, settled into a triangular formation, aimed straight at the Liberty and proceeded to bore down on the ship in a fast low-level attack that began with rockets targeted at the four gun mounts and heat-seeking missiles aimed at the communications gear, with their warmed transmitters. . When the attack was over, thirty-four men were dead and one hundred seventy-four were injured to varying degrees, some near death. Unlike all other books ever written about the tragic attack - none of which provide a satisfactory explanation of what really caused it - Remember the Liberty! examines it in complete context of how it was positioned there by Johnson himself, for the very purpose of being attacked, and sunk, with every one of the 294 men on board going to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. His purpose was to use that event - while blaming Egyptian President Gamal Nasser for the attack - as a pretext for joining Israel in the war, even at the risk of igniting World War III with the Soviet Union. This book provides the only realistic explanation for why Lyndon Johnson did what he did, and why, in the heat of battle, he intervened with his Navy officers who were determined to rescue the Liberty and ordered them to recall the squadrons of fighter jets they had already dispatched - twice, 90 minutes apart - for that purpose. When the heroic crew saved the ship from sinking, it stopped Johnson's plan to join Israel in the war and thereby saved the world from certain nuclear conflagration. It also prevented his strategy of entering what he felt would be a "popular war" (unlike his other one in Vietnam) in order to give him a better chance to be reelected president the following year. When that failed to materialize, so did his reelection campaign; ten months later he was forced to announce his decision to not re-run for the office that he had always considered his destiny. about 1 year ago #almost, #by, #ed, #high, #liberty!:, #on, #opperman, #remember, #report', #seas the, #spreaker, #sunk, #the, #treason

Yeast Radio - Bloated Lesbian Visionary Madge Weinstein

My last grum of the year includes a solo chat, a reading from Studs Terkel's Working by Madge, and side two of "Lyndon Johnson's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Yeast Radio Album art by John Werner

Midday
Jelani Cobb: Revisiting the 1968 Kerner Comm. report on US racism

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 49:31


(This conversation originally aired on September 15, 2021) Good afternoon and welcome to this archive edition of Midday. Tom Hall's guest is Jelani Cobb, one of the most important public intellectuals of our time, a scholar and commentator who has offered invaluable insights in the study of racial equality in America in several books, and as a contributor and staff writer at The New Yorker. Dr. Cobb also teaches journalism at Columbia University, and is a frequent commentator on MSNBC. Jelani Cobb's latest book is about the Kerner Commission. The commission's report was released in 1968, just one month before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commission was established by President Lyndon Johnson in the wake of nearly two dozen riots that had taken place in cities across America over the preceding three years. In his televised address to the nation on the evening he announced the commission in July 1967, President Johnson said: "The only genuine, long-range solution for what has happened lies in an attack— mounted at every level—upon the conditions that breed despair and violence. All of us know what those conditions are: ignorance, discrimination, slums, poverty, disease, not enough jobs. We should attack these conditions—not because we are frightened by conflict, but because we are fired by conscience. We should attack them because there is simply no other way to achieve a decent and orderly society in America." Jelani Cobb makes a compelling case for the Kerner Commission's relevance today. In his trenchant and enlightening introduction to the report, he contends that “Kerner establishes that it is possible for us to be entirely cognizant of history and repeat it anyway.” The racial injustice and inequity that the Kerner Report described more than 50 years ago still create barriers to advancement for people of color. Much of the analysis of the racial dynamic in America that the report offers rings as true today as it did in its day. His book is called The Essential Kerner Commission Report. His co-editor is Matthew Guariglia.Jelani Cobb joined us on our digital line from New York. Because our conversation was recorded earlier, we can't take any calls or on-line comments. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Presidential Recordings
Ep. 7- The March on Selma

Presidential Recordings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 63:32


Calls around the March on Selma, as President Lyndon Johnson responds to Bloody Sunday. You'll hear from Alabama Governor George Wallace, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Take One Daf Yomi
Take One: Megillah 12 and 13

Take One Daf Yomi

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 6:26


Today's Daf Yomi pages, Megillah 12 and 13, find the rabbis arguing about what makes a king wise. Tevi Troy, the Presidentisher Rav and a historian who himself served under President George W. Bush, joins us to share one account of catastrophic presidential decision making, and how the Talmudic discussion can help deepen our understanding of politics. What happened when Lyndon Johnson invited over a bunch of poets to the White House? Listen and find out. Like the show? Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group. Take One is hosted by Liel Leibovitz and produced by Josh Kross, Sara Fredman Aeder, and Robert Scaramuccia. Check out all of Tablet's podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Global Alert News
Global Alert News - 12.22.21

Global Alert News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 46:15


For time immemorial ruthless dictators have known and understood the effectiveness of decimating the food supply of those they wish to oppress. Favorable weather is, of course, essential for staple crop food production. When former US president Lyndon Johnson stated "he who controls the weather, controls the world", is this what he meant? Why would we think otherwise? Are the current controllers any less tyrannical than Johnson? Or, perhaps, far worse? If the aforementioned methods were not getting the job done fast enough, what other tactics should populations have long since expected psychotic rulers to implement? Have we arrived? The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour: Kevin Portteus, Geoff Shepard, & Paul Rahe

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021


TOPICS: The Great Society programs, THE NIXON CONSPIRACY, & the life and thinking of Machiavelli Host Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Portteus, Professor of Politics & Director of American Studies at Hillsdale College, to look back on the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs as a new massive expansion of government is considered. […]

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour
Kevin Portteus, Geoff Shepard, & Paul Rahe

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 50:22


TOPICS: The Great Society programs, THE NIXON CONSPIRACY, & the life and thinking of Machiavelli Host Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Portteus, Professor of Politics & Director of American Studies at Hillsdale College, to look back on the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" programs as a new massive expansion of government is considered. Geoff Shepard digs into his new book THE NIXON CONSPIRACY: WATERGATE AND THE PLOT TO REMOVE THE PRESIDENT. And Paul Rahe, Professor of History & Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage, tells us about the life and times of the Italian diplomat, author, & philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli.

Presidential Recordings
Ep. 5 - Post 1964 Election

Presidential Recordings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 39:55


A look at calls after President Lyndon Johnson's sweeping victory in the 1964 presidential election over Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library
A Conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin on Presidential Leadership in Turbulent Times

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 44:55


Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of our most respected and celebrated historians. She is the author of seven books, including No Ordinary Time, which won the Pulitzer Prize for history, and Team of Rivals, which was adapted into Steven Speilberg's film Lincoln. Her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, looks at four Presidents she has studied closely as a biographer: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson, for whom she worked as a White House Fellow before helping him write his memoir after he left the presidency.  This conversation took place on September 26, 2018, at the LBJ Presidential Library. 

Developing Classical Thinkers
Bob's Book Reviews - "Great Society: A New History" from Amity Shlaes

Developing Classical Thinkers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 51:13


An interview with Bob Luddy and Amity Shlaes, author of four "New York Times"-bestsellers including "Coolidge" and "The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression." In "Great Society," Amity Shlaes examines the 1960s and the advent of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society as a means of better understanding our contemporary challenges and the lamentable, avoidable consequences of economic planning and social welfare programs.Amity Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, a national foundation based in the birthplace of President Coolidge. Find out more about Amity Shlaes and her work at the Coolidge Foundation at http://www.amityshlaes.com/bio.php"Bob's Book Reviews" is hosted by Bob Luddy, President of CaptiveAire Systems and the founder of Thales Academy, a network of private schools in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and beyond. In Bob's Book Reviews, Bob provides a short overview of the book, explains why this book answers pressing issues of our time, and facilitates a discussion on topics that challenge and enlighten the human mind.

Presidential Recordings
Ep. 3 - The Civil Rights Act

Presidential Recordings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 44:31


President Lyndon Johnson's calls about pushing what would become the Civil Rights Act through Congress, its ultimate passage…and the racial violence afterward.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Natural Law
Episode 59

Natural Law

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 69:39


In this episode I will discuss: Lyndon Johnson was vice president during the insane rant at the graduation ceremony, this does not make the situation any better, Johnson could have become president and did become president, prior to becoming president Johnson openly declared on live television his wishes to control the weather and the world, more on climate engineering programs, Colliers Magazine 1954 article interview with a Captain Orville (I think), the article describes how the U.S. military had the capabilities to deploy SRM, I do not think that the emissions trails are just ice crystals, word games, in the future I want to do more addictions episodes, possibly 4 more addictions episodes in the works, content of the episodes, superstitions of kings and royalty, British Empire became the American Empire and both are inextricably intertwined, the royals are more than just celebrities, the priests and popes in the Vatican are more than just Christian worshipers, astral theology, salvation, I will read a letter that I wrote to a newspaper, taxation is slavery, destroying the environment to keep taxes from increasing is insanity, no environment - no life on Earth, humanity is certain to experience suffering no matter what happens, humans are already suffering now, I want freedom no matter what the consequences, people do not understand the true meaning of ownership of property (themselves).

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library
“This is a major challenge that LBJ poses to us: he's very difficult to evaluate...” A Conversation with Dr. Mark Lawrence on The End of Ambition

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 37:24


Dr. Mark Lawrence is the Director of the LBJ Presidential Library and a former professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin. An expert on the Lyndon Johnson years, he is the author of three books relating to America's foreign policy during the period. His latest, The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era, looks at how America's once thriving ambition to democratize and develop much of the Third World diminished during the Johnson presidency, and why.

Natural Law
Episode 58

Natural Law

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 62:44


Check out: Mark Passio and the Science of Natural Law. In this episode I will discuss: having some optimism that people could wake up, repeating my description of natural law overall teaching points, speech by Lyndon Johnson about weather control (note: I am pretty sure that Johnson was vice - president at the time of the speech. This does not make the speech any less alarming because Johnson did become president of the U.S.), ESSA program, controlling the weather is in opposition to the creator, unfortunately most Americans favor the idea of ruling the world, weather as a weapon, Ken Caldiera - former scientist for U.S. government interview at a convention, biological warfare, there was no reason to drop the atomic bombs on Japan in 1945, Bill Gates and Ken Caldiera work together, most people who work to develop weapons of death are psychopathic, U.S. military biological weapons experiments on unknowing U.S. citizens, U.S. military use of weather weapons on foreign countries, SA article, intentional manipulation of water vapor, aircraft emits water vapor, turbofan engines make the formation of condensation trails more difficult, "climate change", climate engineering coverups, airplane travel adding more heat to atmosphere, ice crystals attach to airborne particulates and soot particles from jet engines, intentional particulate dispersions, stated goals of SRM programs are to reflect sun rays, "cloud formation", ice crystals in cirrus clouds, ozone layer damage from aircraft emissions, weather manipulation, doing the great work of trying to wake the masses is a lonely road, audio about waking up.

Overlapping Dialogue

Was it Lee Harvey Oswald on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository with a Carcano Model 38 carbine rifle? Perhaps David Ferrie years before in a Floridian swamp owned by the CIA with a decaying Thompson submachine gun? Wait, what about a forever anonymous gunman, in effect a shadow indicative of forces far beyond our understanding (much less control) armed with the potent mysteries inherent to the ever evolving demands of the American Century? All we know for certain is that President John F. Kennedy died in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, a day that forever changed the nation. This week's subject film, 1991's JFK, attempts to make the abstract concrete in an exploration of American fault lines that would soon threaten to cripple the country in the decade(s?) to follow. Listen as we walk through our own reflections of the assassination and its enduring legacies before diving into the conspiratorial cinema of Oliver Stone. Does the movie's technical brilliance distract from its logical and ethical discrepancies? What relationship does this film hold to a citizenry ever more comfortable with tin-foil-hat philosophizing? Where can we find any additional scenes, alternate takes, blooper reels, etc. of John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews? Indeed, if any exists, #ReleaseTheDeanAndrewsCut. We don't intend to definitively answer any of the aforementioned questions but we promise you there's plenty to sort through in this jam packed, 6.5 hours long episode. Feel free to skip to 2:49:01 for the beginning of our audio commentary. As always, please like, subscribe, rate, and review us on all of our channels, which include Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube! Contact us at huffmanbrothersproductions@gmail.com with your questions, comments, and requests.

The Mason Minute
Too Many Screens (MM #3893)

The Mason Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 1:00


I remember back when people marveled at President Lyndon Johnson and Elvis Presley for each having three televisions in one room. While most of us don't have more than one TV in a room, we often have multiple screens. And sometimes, you can even have too many screens, even if you're paying attention to all of them... Click Here To Subscribe Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsTuneInStitcheriHeartRadioPandoraDeezerOvercastPocketCasts jQuery(document).ready(function($) { 'use strict'; $('#podcast-subscribe-button-13292 .podcast-subscribe-button.modal-61c6a824cee59').on("click", function() { $("#secondline-psb-subs-modal.modal-61c6a824cee59.modal.secondline-modal-61c6a824cee59").modal({ fadeDuration: 250, closeText: '', }); return false; }); });

City Arts & Lectures
Jelani Cobb

City Arts & Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 71:59


Jelani Cobb is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, historian, and professor of journalism at Columbia, and one of today's most important public intellectuals.  He is the co-editor of  a new anthology, The Matter of Black Lives, which compiles New Yorker essays on race in America through time, by writers including James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, and Zadie Smith. On November 5, 2021, he came to the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco for an on-stage conversation with Jeff Chang and a live audience. They spoke about diversity in the newsroom, the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle, and the findings of a task force created by Lyndon Johnson in the wake of racial riots in the 1960s.

Betrouwbare Bronnen
228 - De Amerikaanse Burgeroorlog (2): hoe Abraham Lincoln onvoorbereid de strijd in ging

Betrouwbare Bronnen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 78:26


Wil je de Verenigde Staten begrijpen, met zijn grote innerlijke tegenstellingen in cultuur, politiek en samenleving, dan moet je de Burgeroorlog bestuderen. Dat is het uitgangspunt van deze serie in Betrouwbare Bronnen over de ‘Civil War' tussen Noord en Zuid van 1861 tot 1865. Want of het nu 'Black Lives Matter', het omverhalen van standbeelden, de aanval op het Capitool van 6 januari, de historische betekenis van Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King of Barack Obama betreft, steeds komt die bloederige en dramatische periode terug in de schijnwerpers.Met Amerika-kenner Pirmin Olde Weghuis gaan Jaap Jansen en PG Kroeger in deze aflevering verder met het uitdiepen van die periode en haar betekenis voor nu, na de eerdere aflevering (Betrouwbare Bronnen 185) waarin de aanloop naar deze oorlog werd behandeld.Het ging heel anders dan beide zijden in het conflict hadden verwacht. De nieuwe president Abraham Lincoln moest in het Witte Huis ervaren dat hij geen echt leger had, nauwelijks ervaren en loyale generaals en dat die ook nog eens geen idee hadden hoe ze de rebellen van het zuiden konden bedwingen. Die rebellen hadden al deze kritische succesfactoren wel, maar economisch en politiek waren ze vanaf het begin ten dode opgeschreven.De Amerikaanse burgeroorlog was de eerste 'moderne massa oorlog' van de industriële tijd. Pirmin neemt ons mee naar iconische slagvelden, zoals het kerkje van Shiloh, de fortificaties van Vicksburg en het stationnetje Manassas. PG analyseert hoe Lincoln zich desnoods vernederde tegenover zijn generaals om maar een overwinning te kunnen boeken en hoe hij heel bijna in zijn eentje tot een strategie kwam en daar de juiste militaire aanvoerder bij vond.'Het kan best zijn dat generaal Grant drinkt, maar ik kan hem niet missen. Hij vecht!', verzuchtte Lincoln. Half november 1863 vond de president deze man en de strategie en de 279 woorden waarmee hij aan de Amerikanen de essentie van dit conflict en zijn visie daarop duidelijk kon maken. Zijn 'Gettysburg Address' ging dan ook de geschiedenis in als de meest eloquente en geserreerde speech die een president ooit hield. De wending in de burgeroorlog was gekomen.***Deze aflevering is mede mogelijk gemaakt door donaties van luisteraars via Vriend van de Show. Sponsoring of adverteren is ook mogelijk. Stuur een mailtje naar adverteren@dagennacht.nl en we nemen contact met u op!***Verder kijkenCivil War, tv-serie (9 delen)American BattlefieldsGettysburg Address recited by presidents***Verder luisteren185 - De Amerikaanse burgeroorlog (1): Black Lives Matter en George Floyd, hoe de burgeroorlog op de VS nog altijd zijn stempel drukt***Tijdlijn00:00:00 – Deel 100:38:38 – Deel 201:18:34 – Einde Zie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

AlternativeRadio
[Noam Chomsky] Tipping Points: Environmental & Political

AlternativeRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 57:00


Tipping points are in the air. And with good reason. A planetary emergency looms in the not-too-distant future. This isn't alarmist talk but the best judgment of our leading scientists. The prestigious International Union for Conservation of Nature has just issued its starkest warning to date: “Humanity has reached a tipping point. Our window of opportunity to respond is narrowing quickly.” Imagine if we had paid attention to Lyndon Johnson's science advisory committee in 1965 when it noted in their report entitled Restoring the Quality of Our Environment, that “Pollutants have altered on a global scale the carbon dioxide content of the air and the lead concentrations in ocean waters and human populations.” That was 56 years ago. Today, Noam Chomsky warns, “The world is hurtling toward disaster.” And we have a segment of the political class that is in denial.

For the Ages: A History Podcast
An Evening with Robert A. Caro: Working

For the Ages: A History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 26:35


Robert A. Caro, who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and in 2010 was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, discusses his experiences as a researcher and writer, offering a first-hand perspective on the process that produced his award-winning book The Power Broker and multi-volume series The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Recorded on April 22, 2019

Hillbilly Horror Stories
Hillbilly Deadtime Stories Ep 49 Grace Hall Bed & Breakfast Inn

Hillbilly Horror Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 9:28


North America has a strong tradition of hauntings The best-known stories come from several types of locations from Native American hunting grounds to colonial New England to civil war battlefields to antebellum plantations in the south. Some of these plantations have since been turned into museums or hotels. One of those plantations is in Selma, Alabama Selma captured the attention of the entire nation during the civil rights movement with the voting rights campaign in the 1960s Selma will always be best known for being the starting point of 3 marches in support of African American voting rights that were crucial in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voters Right Act in 1965 While the civil rights movement will always be Selma's claim to fame, there is a former plantation turned hotel that has some interesting history in its own right, In this episode you will learn about Grace Hall Bed and Breakfast Inn…

political and spiritual
East Coast Eddie...Great Black Latino Superstars of music #5

political and spiritual

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 116:00


10/15/21 CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Hosted by East Coast Eddie Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizing  the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Black Artists in Latin Music  Great talent never celebrated or recognized by US Latin Radio or Mainstream Media Black Latin Americans and Latinxs are often left out of the music conversation due to the whitewashing of their history (read: reggaeton) or the lack of representation in both mainstream and underground spaces, from pop charts to independent music festivals, so we need to be in charge of writing and preserving our own history.  There is really no point in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month without acknowledging the contribution of Black Latinxs to the rich culture of the continent, especially when it comes to music.   Duzzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo a Black Hispano percussionist, composer, songwriter from Cuba with no formal education who changed the world of Jazz creating the Afro Latino movement now called Latin Jazz   Celebrating Black Artists In Latin Music/Educate&Entertain.  

Harold's Old Time Radio
Paul Harvey - Lady Bird Johnson (When she met Lyndon Johnson)

Harold's Old Time Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 3:51


Paul Harvey - Lady Bird Johnson (When she met Lyndon Johnson)

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 61 Air Force One In The Air Part 1

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:51


An in depth tutorial and discussion around the assassination of John F. Kennedy, (JFK) the country's 35th president who was brutally murdered in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963.Episode 61  begins the journey on  Air Force One  as the Kennedy and Johnson teams are all aboard and the plane begins its ride   back to  Washington.   We  continue the story  of an  emotionally  intense period where both the Johnson teams and the Kennedy teams  must share Air Force One together on the plane ride back.  In  this  episode 61,  we also visit Hickory Hill at the moment that JFK's brother Robert Kennedy received the news.  In  upcoming episodes, we will cover the  remainder of the plane ride back to  Washington and begin the forensics of  the autopsy.  There is  more direct forensics to come in this series of  forensics episodes.  Stay tuned,  and eventually we'll explore  more of the physical evidence involving use and ownership of the   Mannlicher Carcano rifle and  evidence  recovered from the Presidential limousine, as well as damage done to the vehicle.  Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

political and spiritual
EAST COAST EDDIE.. Black Latino Superstars of Music Past and Present #4

political and spiritual

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 121:00


10/8/21 CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVERY FRIDAY 9-11 PM EST Hosted by East Coast Eddie Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizing  the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Black Artists in Latin Music  Great talent never celebrated or recognized by US Latin Radio or Mainstream Media Black Latin Americans and Latinxs are often left out of the music conversation due to the whitewashing of their history (read: reggaeton) or the lack of representation in both mainstream and underground spaces, from pop charts to independent music festivals, so we need to be in charge of writing and preserving our own history.  There is really no point in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month without acknowledging the contribution of Black Latinxs to the rich culture of the continent, especially when it comes to music.   Duzzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo a Black Hispano percussionist, composer, songwriter from Cuba with no formal education who changed the world of Jazz creating the Afro Latino movement now called Latin Jazz   Celebrating Black Artists In Latin Music/Educate&Entertain.

New Books in American Studies
Mark Atwood Lawrence, "The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era" (Princeton UP, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:26


Histories of the Vietnam War are not in short supply. In U.S. history, it ranks alongside the Civil War and World War Two in terms of author coverage. The aftermath of the war has received a similar amount of attention, with historians noting the effect that the end of the war had on domestic politics and U.S. foreign policy. But what about shifts during the war itself? While the war dominated thinking in the Johnson Administration and overshadowed a whole host of other foreign policy issues, it did not cause them to simply disappear. Quite the opposite: Lyndon Johnson was confronted by a multitude of issues during his time in office, and the fact that those issues occurred in tandem with the Vietnam War shaped the U.S. response to them. In The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era (Princeton UP, 2021), Mark Atwood Lawrence fills in some of the gaps about U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War. While historians have noted that U.S. foreign policy became markedly less ambitious under Richard Nixon, Lawrence notes through five different country case studies that U.S. foreign policy began to shift dramatically under Lyndon Johnson, a shift that eschewed transformative foreign policy and emphasized caution. Lawrence illustrates how the Vietnam War wrought a transformation in U.S. foreign policy whose ramifications can still be felt in the present day.  Zeb Larson is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a PhD in History. His research deals with the anti-apartheid movement in the United States. To suggest a recent title or to contact him, please send an e-mail to zeb.larson@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books Network
Mark Atwood Lawrence, "The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era" (Princeton UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:26


Histories of the Vietnam War are not in short supply. In U.S. history, it ranks alongside the Civil War and World War Two in terms of author coverage. The aftermath of the war has received a similar amount of attention, with historians noting the effect that the end of the war had on domestic politics and U.S. foreign policy. But what about shifts during the war itself? While the war dominated thinking in the Johnson Administration and overshadowed a whole host of other foreign policy issues, it did not cause them to simply disappear. Quite the opposite: Lyndon Johnson was confronted by a multitude of issues during his time in office, and the fact that those issues occurred in tandem with the Vietnam War shaped the U.S. response to them. In The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era (Princeton UP, 2021), Mark Atwood Lawrence fills in some of the gaps about U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War. While historians have noted that U.S. foreign policy became markedly less ambitious under Richard Nixon, Lawrence notes through five different country case studies that U.S. foreign policy began to shift dramatically under Lyndon Johnson, a shift that eschewed transformative foreign policy and emphasized caution. Lawrence illustrates how the Vietnam War wrought a transformation in U.S. foreign policy whose ramifications can still be felt in the present day.  Zeb Larson is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a PhD in History. His research deals with the anti-apartheid movement in the United States. To suggest a recent title or to contact him, please send an e-mail to zeb.larson@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Mark Atwood Lawrence, "The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era" (Princeton UP, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:26


Histories of the Vietnam War are not in short supply. In U.S. history, it ranks alongside the Civil War and World War Two in terms of author coverage. The aftermath of the war has received a similar amount of attention, with historians noting the effect that the end of the war had on domestic politics and U.S. foreign policy. But what about shifts during the war itself? While the war dominated thinking in the Johnson Administration and overshadowed a whole host of other foreign policy issues, it did not cause them to simply disappear. Quite the opposite: Lyndon Johnson was confronted by a multitude of issues during his time in office, and the fact that those issues occurred in tandem with the Vietnam War shaped the U.S. response to them. In The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era (Princeton UP, 2021), Mark Atwood Lawrence fills in some of the gaps about U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War. While historians have noted that U.S. foreign policy became markedly less ambitious under Richard Nixon, Lawrence notes through five different country case studies that U.S. foreign policy began to shift dramatically under Lyndon Johnson, a shift that eschewed transformative foreign policy and emphasized caution. Lawrence illustrates how the Vietnam War wrought a transformation in U.S. foreign policy whose ramifications can still be felt in the present day.  Zeb Larson is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a PhD in History. His research deals with the anti-apartheid movement in the United States. To suggest a recent title or to contact him, please send an e-mail to zeb.larson@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in World Affairs
Mark Atwood Lawrence, "The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era" (Princeton UP, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:26


Histories of the Vietnam War are not in short supply. In U.S. history, it ranks alongside the Civil War and World War Two in terms of author coverage. The aftermath of the war has received a similar amount of attention, with historians noting the effect that the end of the war had on domestic politics and U.S. foreign policy. But what about shifts during the war itself? While the war dominated thinking in the Johnson Administration and overshadowed a whole host of other foreign policy issues, it did not cause them to simply disappear. Quite the opposite: Lyndon Johnson was confronted by a multitude of issues during his time in office, and the fact that those issues occurred in tandem with the Vietnam War shaped the U.S. response to them. In The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era (Princeton UP, 2021), Mark Atwood Lawrence fills in some of the gaps about U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War. While historians have noted that U.S. foreign policy became markedly less ambitious under Richard Nixon, Lawrence notes through five different country case studies that U.S. foreign policy began to shift dramatically under Lyndon Johnson, a shift that eschewed transformative foreign policy and emphasized caution. Lawrence illustrates how the Vietnam War wrought a transformation in U.S. foreign policy whose ramifications can still be felt in the present day.  Zeb Larson is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a PhD in History. His research deals with the anti-apartheid movement in the United States. To suggest a recent title or to contact him, please send an e-mail to zeb.larson@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in Military History
Mark Atwood Lawrence, "The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era" (Princeton UP, 2021)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:26


Histories of the Vietnam War are not in short supply. In U.S. history, it ranks alongside the Civil War and World War Two in terms of author coverage. The aftermath of the war has received a similar amount of attention, with historians noting the effect that the end of the war had on domestic politics and U.S. foreign policy. But what about shifts during the war itself? While the war dominated thinking in the Johnson Administration and overshadowed a whole host of other foreign policy issues, it did not cause them to simply disappear. Quite the opposite: Lyndon Johnson was confronted by a multitude of issues during his time in office, and the fact that those issues occurred in tandem with the Vietnam War shaped the U.S. response to them. In The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era (Princeton UP, 2021), Mark Atwood Lawrence fills in some of the gaps about U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War. While historians have noted that U.S. foreign policy became markedly less ambitious under Richard Nixon, Lawrence notes through five different country case studies that U.S. foreign policy began to shift dramatically under Lyndon Johnson, a shift that eschewed transformative foreign policy and emphasized caution. Lawrence illustrates how the Vietnam War wrought a transformation in U.S. foreign policy whose ramifications can still be felt in the present day.  Zeb Larson is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a PhD in History. His research deals with the anti-apartheid movement in the United States. To suggest a recent title or to contact him, please send an e-mail to zeb.larson@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
Joe Manchins of History, Clinton's 50-50 Senate, and Harold Wilson's 1970's Virtual School

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 54:05


We take a look at a few topics, the "Joe Manchins" of History, Senators who have disagreed with their own parties Presidents, while also helping in some ways. FDR, Clinton and Lyndon Johnson dealt with their own versions of the dynamic in politics today. We are also reminded in telling this story that Clinton had a 50-50 Senate, in a form. And a bit about British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his idea for a University of The Air, long before today's online learning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

JFK The Enduring Secret
Episode 58 Lyndon Johnson in the Aftermath Part 1

JFK The Enduring Secret

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 34:42


An in depth tutorial and discussion around the assassination of John F. Kennedy, (JFK) the country's 35th president who was brutally murdered in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963.Episode 58   is the first episode in a multi-part sub series. This sub series   continues the  story of the solemn and chaotic events which took place at  Parkland Hospital just before and after President Kennedy expired focusing on Vice President Johnson as events hand him the presidency and he begins to take control.  This sub series  continues the story  of an  emotionally  intense period,  and in upcoming episodes, we will cover the travel back to Washington and the autopsy.  We'll also explore  more of the physical evidence involving use and ownership of the   Mannlicher Carcano rifle and  evidence  recovered from the Presidential limousine, as well as damage done to the vehicle.  Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!This series comprehensively explores the major facts,  themes, and  events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We  review  key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the  possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching.  Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This  real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

political and spiritual
East Coast Eddie.. Black Superstars Of Latin Music Past And Present

political and spiritual

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 118:00


9/24/21 CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVERY FRIDAY 9-11 PM EST Hosted by East Coast Eddie Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizing  the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Black Artists in Latin Music  Great talent never celebrated or recognized by US Latin Radio or Mainstream Media Black Latin Americans and Latinxs are often left out of the music conversation due to the whitewashing of their history (read: reggaeton) or the lack of representation in both mainstream and underground spaces, from pop charts to independent music festivals, so we need to be in charge of writing and preserving our own history.  There is really no point in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month without acknowledging the contribution of Black Latinxs to the rich culture of the continent, especially when it comes to music.   Duzzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo a Black Hispano percussionist, composer, songwriter from Cuba with no formal education who changed the world of Jazz creating the Afro Latino movement now called Latin Jazz   Celebrating Black Artists In Latin Music/Educate&Entertain.  

political and spiritual
Truth2Power... CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (SHOW # 1) 2021

political and spiritual

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 117:00


9/17/21  EVERY FRIDAY 9-11 PM EST Hosted by East Coast Eddie Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizing  the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Black Artists in Latin Music  Great talent never celebrated or recognized by US Latin Radio or Mainstream Media Black Latin Americans and Latinxs are often left out of the music conversation due to the whitewashing of their history (read: reggaeton) or the lack of representation in both mainstream and underground spaces, from pop charts to independent music festivals, so we need to be in charge of writing and preserving our own history.  There is really no point in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month without acknowledging the contribution of Black Latinxs to the rich culture of the continent, especially when it comes to music.   Duzzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo a Black Hispano percussionist, composer, songwriter from Cuba with no formal education who changed the world of Jazz creating the Afro Latino movement now called Latin Jazz   Celebrating Black Artists In Latin Music/Educate&Entertain.

Midday
Jelani Cobb: Revisiting The Historic Kerner Comm. Report On US Racism

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 49:44


Tom's guest today is Dr. Jelani Cobb, one of the most important public intellectuals of our time, a scholar and commentator who has offered invaluable insights in the study of racial equality in America in several books, and as a staff writer at the New Yorker. Dr. Cobb, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary, teaches journalism at Columbia University and is a frequent commentator on MSNBC. Dr. Cobb has just published a new book, co-edited with historian Matthew Guariglia, that reintroduces us to the Kerner Commission Report, the landmark 1968 study of racism, inequity and police violence. The report, formally known as the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, and chaired by then-Illinois Governor Otto Kerner, Jr., was released just one month before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commission was established by President Lyndon Johnson in the wake of nearly two dozen riots that had taken place in cities across America over the preceding three years. In his televised address to the nation on the evening he announced the commission in July 1967, President Johnson said: "The only genuine, long-range solution for what has happened lies in an attack— mounted at every level—upon the conditions that breed despair and violence. All of us know what those conditions are: ignorance, discrimination, slums, poverty, disease, not enough jobs. We should attack these conditions—not because we are frightened by conflict, but because we are fired by conscience. We should attack them because there is simply no other way to achieve a decent and orderly society in America." Jelani Cobb makes a compelling case for the Kerner Commission's relevance today. In his trenchant and enlightening introduction to the report, he demonstrates that, quote, “Kerner establishes that it is possible for us to be entirely cognizant of history and repeat it anyway.” The racial injustice and inequity that the Kerner Report described more than 50 years ago still create barriers to advancement for people of color. Much of the analysis of the racial dynamic in America that the report offers rings as true today as it did in its day.T he book is The Essential Kerner Commission Report, published by W.W. Norton. Dr. Jelani Cobb joins us on our digital line from his office at Columbia University in New York. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Carson Podcast
Karen Morrow

The Carson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 72:27


Karen Morrow discusses going on Carson, Buddy Hackett, singing on Ed Sullivan, Joan Rivers, Jim Nabors Hour, Dick Shawn, President Lyndon Johnson, & Sid Caesar.

The David Alliance
Billy Graham? Really?

The David Alliance

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 9:00


webstix.com tony Herman   wellbuiltsupplements.com  Wellbuilttda 15% off Revolution4Fathers.com    October 30th Clueless couples in Covid Dependent, independent or Codependent? Which is right, wrong are there differences to a healthy marriage?  DO YOU KNOW HOW TO BEST FIX YOUR MARRIAGE OR MAKE IT BETTER? It's not what you think. You must first make yourself better… but how? Come find out!     Billy Graham is our generations greatest evangelist. He preached to millions and who knows how many came to Christ through his ministry. I have always thought it somewhat puzzling that this Godly man was asked to meet with Presidents (some who were not so Godly) with Athletic superstars, Rock Stars, movie stars… and they all loved him.  He would preach to a stadium of thousands… But what always blew me away was that is preaching was just ok… There I said it. he was not a captivating riveting speaker by any means. In fact I found him quite simple, sometimes… here I go… Boring. But he always had results.    But he was just like you and me in more ways than you might think… As a senior in high school, a young Billy Graham found himself in a dark classroom with a girl who begged Graham to make love to her. Instead of rounding the bases, Graham made like Joseph and ran away. In 1937 Billy Graham fell in love with Emily Cavanaugh and proposed to her in the summer. She had to think about it and eventually said yes in the fall. But by 1938 she was having second thoughts and in the spring she dumped Billy Graham for one of his classmates, Charles Massey. Graham gave a Ted Talk in 1998 Graham once went skinny-dipping with President Lyndon Johnson. The first time Billy Graham shared his testimony was with a group of about 10 prisoners. The experience “reinforced my conviction that I would never become a preacher.” Billy Graham attended Bob Jones University for one semester and upon leaving, Bob Jones Sr. predicted nothing but failure for Billy Graham. Graham's first formal sermon lasted eight minutes and included all four sermons he had prepared. In the 1970s Billy attended various rock festivals, protests, and love-ins in order to better understand and connect with young people. To maintain anonymity, he attended “incognito” (meaning he donned a hat, sunglasses, and a big sweater). Billy Graham was one of the few Americans who could get mail simply addressed, “Billy Graham, America.”   But what made him stand out… it wasn't because of his speaking or preaching ability.    2 major things… First: His integrity and character was impeccable. That is why even the secular world had such great respect for him.   But mostly… He stands out for the same reason you can stand out as well. Preach the gospel. Jesus Christ the son of God died for your sins.  He is the only way to have a relationship with God the Father. You must accept his forgiveness and give your life to him.   You don't need to belabor the point with people.

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 591 (8-23-21): Water Symbolism in African American Civil Rights History (Episode Two of the Series “Exploring Water in U.S. Civil Rights History”)

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:32).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 8-23-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of August 23, 2021.  This episode, the second in a series of episodes on water in U.S. civil rights history, explores water as symbolism in African American civil rights history.  [The first episode in the series--the series overview--is Episode 566, 3-1-21.]  We start with about 50 seconds of music. MUSIC – ~53 sec – Lyrics: “Well the river ends between two hills; follow the drinkin' gourd.  There's another river on the other side; follow the drinkin' gourd.  Follow the drinkin' gourd; follow the drinkin' gourd.  For the ol' man is a'waiting for the carry you to freedom; follow the drinkin' gourd.” You've been listening to part of “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” recorded by Eric Bibb in 2013.  The song is believed to have been used prior to the Civil War as a code to help enslaved people escape on the Underground Railroad.  In that interpretation, the verses gave information about the route, and the drinking gourd referred to the Big Dipper, setting the direction to go by pointing towards the North Star.  Another water-related spiritual song, “Wade in the Water,” is also believed to have been used as Underground Railroad code.  Both songs became popular hymns within African American churches and, by the mid-1900s, were closely associated with the modern Civil Rights Movement. In a 2018 post entitled “The Role of Water in African American History,” Tyler Parry stated that, “water's culturally symbolic importance resonated across generations….” Following are four other examples of water symbolism connected to the African American movement for civil rights. Number 1: “Parting the waters.”  This phrase refers to the account in the Bible Book of Exodus, in which God parted the waters of the Red Sea so that the Israelites could escape from Egyptian slavery.  It's been used as a metaphor for the enormous challenges that African Americans have faced in acquiring and asserting their civil rights.  For instance, it's the title of the first volume in Taylor Branch's trilogy on the modern civil rights era, America in the King Years.  That trilogy is the source for the next two examples. Number 2. “Until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”  Martin Luther King, Jr., frequently used this phrase, taken from the Bible Book of Amos, to describe how long the U.S. civil rights movement would need to continue. Number 3: “Springs of racial poison.”  At the signing of the federal Civil Rights Act in July 1964, President Lyndon Johnson said, “We must not fail.  Let us close the springs of racial poison.” And number 4. “A fire no water could put out.”  Dr. King used this phrase in his final public sermon in Memphis.  Recalling demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, when Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety “Bull” Connor ordered fire hoses turned on demonstrators, Dr. King said that Connor didn't realize “that there was a certain kind of fire that no water could put out.” These examples are only a small piece of a much larger story.  I invite listeners to offer Virginia Water Radio other examples of water metaphors and symbolism in U.S. civil rights history. Thanks to Eric Bibb, his manager Heather Taylor, and Riddle Films for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 25 more seconds of Mr. Bibb performing “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” MUSIC – ~ 24 sec – Lyrics: “For the ol' man is a'waitin' for to carry you to freedom; follow the drinkin' gourd.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Eric Bibb performance of “Follow the Drinking Gourd” heard in this Virginia Water Radio episode was taken from a video recording dated March 19, 2013, and posted by Riddle Films online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjBZEMkmwYA.  Audio for this recording is used with permission of Eric Bibb, via his manager Heather Taylor; and of Liam Romalis at Riddle Films.  More information about Eric Bibb is available online at https://www.ericbibb.com/.  More information about Riddle Films is available online at http://riddlefilms.com/.An excellent version of “Wade in the Water” (the other song mentioned in this week's audio), performed by Deeper Dimension, is available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NQvOFTioJg. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES Image of the relation of the constellation known as the Big Dipper and as the Drinking Gourd to the North Star.  Image from the National Park Service, “North Star to Freedom,” accessed online at https://www.nps.gov/articles/drinkinggourd.htm, 8/23/21.Map of escape routes for enslaved people prior to the U.S. Civil War.  Map by National Park Service, “What is the Underground Railroad?”  Image accessed online at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/what-is-the-underground-railroad.htm, 8/23/21.Sculpture in Birmingham, Alabama's, Kelly Ingram Park, recalling fire hoses being used on civil rights protestors in the 1960s.  Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, March 3, 2010.  Accessed from the Library of Congress, online at https://www.loc.gov/item/2010636978/, 8/23/21.SOURCES Used for Audio Kenyatta D. Berry, “Singing in Slavery: Songs of Survival, Songs of Freedom,” PBS “Mercy Street Revealed Blog,” 1/23/17, online at http://www.pbs.org/mercy-street/blogs/mercy-street-revealed/songs-of-survival-and-songs-of-freedom-during-slavery/. Taylor Branch:At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2007;Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1988; Personal Communication, March 16, 2021;Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998. Joel Bressler, “Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Cultural History,” online at http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/. Encyclopedia Britannica, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers – Poem by Langston Hughes,” online at https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Negro-Speaks-of-Rivers. C. 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Walter Rhett, “Decoding ‘Wade in the Water,'” Black History 360*, February 18, 2011, online at https://blackhistory360.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/decoding-wade-in-the-water/. Selma [Alabama] Times-Journal, The drinking gourd and the Underground Railroad, January 26, 2004. Smithsonian Folkways, “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966,” online at https://folkways.si.edu/voices-of-the-civil-rights-movement-black-american-freedom-songs-1960-1966/african-american-music-documentary-struggle-protest/album/smithsonian. Tellers Untold, “How Harriet Tubman used ‘Wade in the Water' to help slaves escape,” February 15, 2021, online at https://www.tellersuntold.com/2021/02/15/how-harriet-tubman-used-the-song-wade-in-the-water-to-help-slaves-escape-to-the-north/. For More Information about Civil Rights in the United States British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), “The Civil Rights Movement in America,” online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcpcwmn/revision/1. Georgetown Law Library, “A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States,” online at https://guides.ll.georgetown.edu/civilrights. Howard University Law Library, “A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States,” online at https://library.law.howard.edu/civilrightshistory/intro. University of Maryland School of Law/Thurgood Marshall Law Library, “Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights,” online at https://law.umaryland.libguides.com/commission_civil_rights. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, online at https://www.usccr.gov/. U.S. House of Representatives, “Constitutional Amendments and Major Civil Rights Acts of Congress Referenced in Black Americans in Congress,” online at https://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/BAIC/Historical-Data/Constitutional-Amendments-and-Legislation/. U.S. National Archives, “The Constitution of the United States,” online at https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “History” subject category. This episode is part of the series Exploring Water in U.S. Civil Rights History.  As of August 23, 2021, other episodes is the series are as follows:Episode 566, 3-1-21 – series overview. Following are links to some previous episodes on the history of African Americans in Virginia. Episode 459, 2-11-19 – on Abraham Lincoln's arrival in Richmond at the end of the Civil War.Episode 128, 9-17-12 – on Chesapeake Bay Menhaden fishing crews and music.Episode 458, 2-4-19 – on Nonesuch and Rocketts Landing in Richmond.  FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sourc

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Stuff You Missed in History Class
The Kerner Commission Report

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 50:30


Half a century ago, a commission established by President Lyndon Johnson wrote a report that concluded that “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white--separate and unequal.” The reported listed widespread social programs and reforms to counter the problem, and Johnson refused to accept it.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library
“Hoover knew who was in control and it was Lyndon Johnson.” A Conversation with Paul Letersky on his years assisting J. Edgar Hoover.

With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 31:27


For over 50 years J. Edgar Hoover reigned supreme over the Federal Bureau of Investigation, wielding outsize political power as he inspired fear in enemies and allies alike. Through the course of eight presidencies, the Director waged battle against anyone he considered to be a possible enemy of state –from suspected Communists and instigators to terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the Weathermen.  The story of the legendary but controversial FBI director is told through the eyes of one who knew him well. Paul Letersky's new book, The Director: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover, chronicles his years working directly for Hoover, starting in 1966 when he was unexpectedly tapped by Hoover to be a member of his personal staff.

Nostalgia Trap
Nostalgia Trap - NAM-TV - S1 E6: Seduce and Destroy

Nostalgia Trap

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 41:18


On Episode 6 of NAM-TV, we cover events in 1964 and 1965, as American involvement in Vietnam finally made the move from distant meddling into a full-blown military invasion. We trace a direct line from Lyndon Johnson's disturbing sociopathic fantasies and stunning political cynicism to the sickening acceleration of violence unleashed in late 1964, after a questionable series of events in the Gulf of Tonkin and a hasty congressional resolution give the president a blank check to wage war in Vietnam. Listen to the whole series at patreon.com/nostalgiatrap.    

Active Allyship...it's more than a #hashtag!
EP #58: America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s with Elizabeth Hinton

Active Allyship...it's more than a #hashtag!"

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 55:18


Sunni and Lisa are joined by Yale Historian Elizabeth Hinton to discuss  new book  AMERICA ON FIRE: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s Book description:What began in spring 2020 as local protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police quickly exploded into a massive nationwide movement. Millions of mostly young people defiantly flooded into the nation's streets, demanding an end to police brutality and to the broader, systemic repression of Black people and other people of color. To many observers, the protests appeared to be without precedent in their scale and persistence. Yet, as the acclaimed historian Elizabeth Hinton demonstrates in America on Fire, the events of 2020 had clear precursors—and any attempt to understand our current crisis requires a reckoning with the recent past.Even in the aftermath of Donald Trump, many Americans consider the decades since the civil rights movement in the mid-1960s as a story of progress toward greater inclusiveness and equality. Hinton's sweeping narrative uncovers an altogether different history, taking us on a troubling journey from Detroit in 1967 and Miami in 1980 to Los Angeles in 1992 and beyond to chart the persistence of structural racism and one of its primary consequences, the so-called urban riot. Hinton offers a critical corrective: the word riot was nothing less than a racist trope applied to events that can only be properly understood as rebellions—explosions of collective resistance to an unequal and violent order. As she suggests, if rebellion and the conditions that precipitated it never disappeared, the optimistic story of a post–Jim Crow United States no longer holds.Black rebellion, America on Fire powerfully illustrates, was born in response to poverty and exclusion, but most immediately in reaction to police violence. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson launched the “War on Crime,” sending militarized police forces into impoverished Black neighborhoods. Facing increasing surveillance and brutality, residents threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers, plundered local businesses, and vandalized exploitative institutions. Hinton draws on exclusive sources to uncover a previously hidden geography of violence in smaller American cities, from York, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, to Stockton, California.The central lesson from these eruptions—that police violence invariably leads to community violence—continues to escape policymakers, who respond by further criminalizing entire groups instead of addressing underlying socioeconomic causes. The results are the hugely expanded policing and prison regimes that shape the lives of so many Americans today. Presenting a new framework for understanding our nation's enduring strife, America on Fire is also a warning: rebellions will surely continue unless police are no longer called on to manage the consequences of dismal conditions beyond their control, and until an oppressive system is finally remade on the principles of justice and equality.

The One Way Ticket Show
Rich Little - Legendary Impressionist

The One Way Ticket Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 48:14


A master mimic of more than 200 voices, including U.S. Presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, both George Bushes, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden -- Rich Little has a voice for every administration. Infamous for his skewering of political figures, Little has charmed, amused, intrigued and entertained politicians from here to his native Canada. He entertained at both of Reagan's presidential inaugurations and got to know the Reagans very well during that time. President Reagan used to tell Little, "You do me better than I do." Apart from his impressions, Little is also an artist. He started sketching when he was young, drawing his family and friends. To date, he has drawn around 100 pictures of all the celebrities and politicians he imitates, and portrays several of these life-like charcoal sketches in his shows. His recently released book, "Little by Little: People I've Known and Been" is now available. These days, Little can be seen performing at the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. From August 6th through September 4th, 2021, Little will be starring in his New York Theatrical Debut in George Bugatti's play "Trial on the Potomac - The Impeachment of Richard Nixon", based on the book "The Real Watergate Scandal," by Geoff Shepard at the Theatre at St. Clements. On this episode, Little shares the one way ticket destinations of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson and Carol Channing. He also offers impressions and anecdotes about the many noted personalities he's known throughout the decades. Plus, he gives us a preview of his New York theatrical debut as President Richard Nixon in George Bugatti's play "Trial on the Potomac - The Impeachment of Richard Nixon". Rich Little is just one of the engaging personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back. Their destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Former Senator, Joe Lieberman; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
15th Anniversary Show Part I: Speaking w/ Listeners, Reviewing Clips of Past Episodes - James Monroe and Lyndon Johnson and More

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 85:03


Bruce reviews favorite old clips and speaks to two listeners from all the way back at the beginning, Kevin Willis and Tom Morris.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Writer's Almanac
The Writer's Almanac - Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Writer's Almanac

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 5:00


On this day in 1967 President Lyndon Johnson named the first African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, to the Supreme Court.