Cuban Missile Crisis http://wlrn.org en 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 5 Myths About Nuclear Weapons http://wlrn.org/post/5-myths-about-nuclear-weapons <p></p><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">06/04/13 - Tuesday's&nbsp;</span></font><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Topical Currents</span></font></a></strong><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;is with nuclear historian <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/WardHayesWilson">Ward Wilson</a></strong>, author of&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><i><strong><a href="http://amzn.to/11h4UXu">FIVE MYTHS ABOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS</a></strong>.&nbsp;</i></span></font></span></font><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Millions of American baby-boomers grew up haunted by the possibility of nuclear annihilation.&nbsp; After negotiations in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">, both US and Soviet nuclear stockpiles were reduced.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14pt;">Wilson says the idea that that nuclear weapons have created a deterrence to war and contributed to negotiations is misleading.&nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">That’s&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents" style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents&nbsp;</b></span></font></a><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.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 15140 at http://wlrn.org 5 Myths About Nuclear Weapons What You Don’t Know About the Cuban Revolution http://wlrn.org/post/what-you-don-t-know-about-cuban-revolution <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 12388 at http://wlrn.org What You Don’t Know About the Cuban Revolution The Rise Of The Cuban-American Democrat http://wlrn.org/post/rise-cuban-american-democrat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Cuban-American Democrat.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is an unusual breed in Florida.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 7849 at http://wlrn.org The Rise Of The Cuban-American Democrat South Florida In The Cross-Hairs: Charles Carter http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-cross-hairs-charles-carter <p>October 1962 was life-changing for Miami native Charles Carter. Though he was only 16, he skipped school to go to an Army Recruiting Office the morning after President Kennedy's speech revealed Russian missiles in Cuba. Because he was underage, his parents had to give permission for him to enlist. Luckily, they did. And soon Carter found himself manning a missile site in the 'Glades -- one of four hastily erected around South Florida in the fall of '62 (pictured in above photos taken by Carter).<br> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Rich Halten 3468 at http://wlrn.org South Florida In The Cross-Hairs: Charles Carter "It Would Have Been A Total Holocaust" http://wlrn.org/post/it-would-have-been-total-holocaust <p>Sunrise man, 81, remembers his role in history on the front lines of the Cuban Missile Crisis as an<br /> Army Officer. It's still hard for Henry Mack IV to talk about. So hard, that he's barely told anyone about how he might have started World War III in October of 1962.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:41:10 +0000 Phil Latzman 3470 at http://wlrn.org "It Would Have Been A Total Holocaust" How The Cuban Missile Crisis Shaped Miami http://wlrn.org/post/how-cuban-missile-crisis-shaped-miami <p></p><p>Where were you on October 22, 1962?</p><p>If you aren’t old enough to remember, ask someone over 50. That day, when President Kennedy revealed in a national TV broadcast that there were missiles in Cuba, was life altering for many, especially in South Florida.</p><p></p><p>It was a day that inspired Miami native Charles Carter, who was 16, to skip school and go to the Army Recruiting Office. With his parents' consent, he successfully enlisted in the military and was assigned to one of the four, hastily built missile sites in the Everglades - a mere 90 miles from a potential nuclear threat.</p><p>Producer Rich Halten spoke to Carter and several other people who lived through that time, tapping their memories about the Cuban Missile Crisis, &nbsp;as this week marks the 50-year anniversary.&nbsp;</p><p>Archival audio is from the Lynn and Louis&nbsp;Wolfson&nbsp;II Florida Moving Image Archives.</p><p>We were also fortunate to gather tales and memories from members of the Public Insight Network to enhance the already incredible story Halten produced. You can listen to the radio story above, and you can read what contributors remembered and thought of those two horrifying and sleepless weeks below.</p><p><strong>Two Sleepless Weeks&nbsp;</strong></p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:06:48 +0000 Rich Halten 3416 at http://wlrn.org How The Cuban Missile Crisis Shaped Miami Cuban Missile Crisis Passes Quietly, 50 Years Later http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-missile-crisis-passes-quietly-50-years-later The small town of Bejucal, 20 miles south of Havana, looks much as it did in October 1962. Horse carts carry passengers and fresh-cut green bananas through narrow streets lined with pastel-colored homes.<p>The sleepy town doesn't seem like the kind of place to put an arsenal of nuclear weapons. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:01:00 +0000 editor 2955 at http://wlrn.org Cuban Missile Crisis Passes Quietly, 50 Years Later How Cuba Nearly Joined The Nuclear Club http://wlrn.org/post/how-cuba-nearly-joined-nuclear-club <p></p><p>Recent research and a new book by the son of a Soviet insider are putting the Cuban Missile Crisis of a half century ago in a scary new light. <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/13/3049063/secret-nukes-the-untold-story.html">Juan Tamayo of the Miami Herald reports</a> we were closer to nuclear war than we have realized. Here's the part about the 98 nuclear missiles that <a href="http://www.pbs.org/redfiles/bios/all_bio_nikita_khrushchev.htm">Nikita Khrushchev</a> almost left with Fidel Castro.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:53:29 +0000 Rick Stone 2899 at http://wlrn.org How Cuba Nearly Joined The Nuclear Club How Kennedy Stepped Back From The Brink Of War http://wlrn.org/post/how-kennedy-stepped-back-brink-war Fifty years ago, the United States stood on the brink of nuclear war.<p>On Oct. 16, 1962, the national security adviser handed President John F. Kennedy black-and-white photos of Cuba taken by an American spy plane. Kennedy asked what he was looking at. He was told it was Soviet missile construction.<p>The sites were close enough — just 90 miles from the U.S. — and the missiles launched from there could reach major American cities in mere minutes.<p>The Cold War was heating up to a near-boiling point.<p>For a two-week period, Kennedy consulted with his closest advisers about what to do. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:50:00 +0000 editor 2873 at http://wlrn.org How Kennedy Stepped Back From The Brink Of War