World War II http://wlrn.org en Slideshow: How South Florida Helped Train D-Day Troops http://wlrn.org/post/slideshow-how-south-florida-helped-train-d-day-troops <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Before American soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, troops were preparing for D-Day on the beaches of South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">They were doing jumping jacks on the sand in Miami Beach.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:03:37 +0000 Julia Duba 33475 at http://wlrn.org Slideshow: How South Florida Helped Train D-Day Troops Stories Of Conflict: Cuba, Rommel & The Art Of War http://wlrn.org/post/stories-conflict-cuba-rommel-art-war <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday nights, WLRN presents stories of conflict: wars, warriors and weapons.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On January 14, starting at 8:00 p.m.,&nbsp;the line-up includes the Cuban Missile Crisis, the battles in the North African desert&nbsp;that helped turned the tide of World War II &nbsp;and a new look at the art of warfare from the unusual viewpoint of the logistics that often decide who wins and who loses:</span></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:05:14 +0000 Daniel Hicks 26243 at http://wlrn.org Stories Of Conflict: Cuba, Rommel & The Art Of War The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II http://wlrn.org/post/sixty-year-search-missing-men-world-war-ii <p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23857 at http://wlrn.org The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II The CIA's Shadow Warrior http://wlrn.org/post/cias-shadow-warrior <p class="Normal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 24pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', Arial; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</p><p class="Normal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 24pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', Arial; font-size: medium;"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: 14pt;">08/11/13 - Monday’s&nbsp;<span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: 14pt; font-weight: bold;">Topical Currents</span>&nbsp;looks at the intrigue surrounding the intelligence career of William Colby, with University of Arkansas history professor <strong><a href="http://history.uark.edu/5660.php">Randall Woods</a></strong>. He’s the author&nbsp;<a href="http://amzn.to/17iB8VQ"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-size: 14pt; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">SHADOW WARRIOR:&nbsp; William Egan Colby and the CIA</span>. </a>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 24pt;">His career began with the OSS during World War II.&nbsp; He then joined the newly formed CIA, just before the onset of the Cold War, and was a controversial figure in Vietnam covert operations. &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 24pt;">He became CI</span><span style="line-height: 24pt; font-size: 14pt;">A director in 1973, but was later forced to resign.&nbsp; His replacement was George H.W Bush.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 24pt; font-size: 14pt;">That’s&nbsp;</span><span class="Normal__Char" style="line-height: 24pt; font-size: 14pt; font-weight: bold;">Topical Currents</span><span style="line-height: 24pt; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;Monday at 1pm.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="Normal" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt; line-height: 24pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', Arial; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 18871 at http://wlrn.org The CIA's Shadow Warrior Europe in the Aftermath of World War II http://wlrn.org/post/europe-aftermath-world-war-ii <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">07/09/13 - Tuesday's&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;is with World War II historian <strong><a href="http://www.keithlowehistory.com/">Keith Lowe</a></strong>.&nbsp; Though the European conflict ended in May of 1945, with cheering victory celebrations, the grim reality is that anarchy reigned.&nbsp;</span></font></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Lowe has written&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b><i><a href="http://amzn.to/12eoX9L">SAVAGE CONTINENT:&nbsp; Europe in the Aftermath of World War II</a>.&nbsp;</i></b></span></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">All told, some 30-million died in the conflict, and after the Axis surrender, civil amenities were in shambles and civil war arose.&nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Learn more on&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">, Tuesday&nbsp;</span></font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">at&nbsp;1pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/WLRN" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD1</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;rebroadcast at 7pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/wlrn-hd2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD2</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and audio on-demand after the live program.</span></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 17097 at http://wlrn.org Europe in the Aftermath of World War II Believed To Be The Nation’s Oldest Cop, 86-Year-Old’s Fists Remain ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’ http://wlrn.org/post/believed-be-nation-s-oldest-cop-86-year-old-s-fists-remain-weapons-mass-destruction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barrel-chested Leo </span>Thalassites<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> squints like Clint Eastwood, hops around like Jackie Chan and has been an active cop for nearly six decades. He is 86 years old.</span></p><p>He first joined the Miami-Dade Police Department in 1956. He moved to the Hialeah Police Department in 1963, where he has been on active duty ever since. &nbsp;And now, according to the <a href="http://www.ipa-usa.org/index.php" target="_blank">International Police Association</a>, he is the oldest active police officer.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 11532 at http://wlrn.org Believed To Be The Nation’s Oldest Cop, 86-Year-Old’s Fists Remain ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’