View on Zencastr Greg Mitchell is a filmmaker, author, journalist and more who seems equally interested in the history of the Atomic Bomb and music. It's one of the reasons I'm a fan and enjoy talking with him. He's written a number of books and produced at least one film about the bomb. His book, THE BEGINNING OR THE END: HOW HOLLYWOOD -- AND AMERICA -- LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB is garnering attention again due to the highly anticipated (and equally hyped) release of Christopher Nolan's new film, OPPENHEIMER this week. Greg is one [...]
Download here or click below to play "The Beginning or the End" was the name of a film that, pardon the expression, bombed. It was a big-budget dramatization of of the Manhattan Project and the invention and use of the new Atomic Bomb. Author Greg Mitchell's new book of the same name tells the story of this gigantic flop and the government's role in framing the message of what was supposed to be one of the most significant films of the era. The story not only involved MGM, but Donna Reed, President Truman and Ayn Rand. The book was [...]
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It's a big Thursday show, as Nicole Sandler speaks with Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders. But first, it's the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act & there are new developments. Jason Leopold tells us about his latest FOIA-induced work. Plus, the first GOP debate and the last night at the Daily Show for Jon Stewart.
I was born in New York City, and lived in Queens until my family moved to Florida on the day I finished 6th grade. After graduating from the University of South Florida, I moved back to New York, working in radio there for five years (until a relationship brought me to Los Angeles- a story for another day). I love New York, and will always consider it, in some sense, home. I also adored Governor Mario Cuomo. The picture above was taken in 1984 or 1985, when I produced a monthly statewide "Ask the Governor" radio show. (Another aside: [...]
**Update... today's podcast is now available. Just click the player above to listen, or go to the video page to watch. Also, today's TRNS update came from the wonderful Victoria Jones, who wrote "Sharron Angle -- Bill of Rights? On Her Terms Only" for Huffington Post today. Definitely worth reading!*** Depending on what report you're reading, Google has gone evil (we already know Verizon is!), or they've come to their senses. Unfortunately, I'm leaning toward the former. The Daily Beast can try to paint this as nothing to worry about: Google, Verizon Back Net Neutrality You can turn off the [...]