President Johnson turns to Jackie moments after taking the oath.
From noon to dusk on November 22, 1963, history went dark, locked inside the closed and crowded cabin of Air Force One. Fifty years later, what happened after JFK died has fully come to light.
It Says So Right Here | This American Life
Everyone knows you can’t always believe what you read, but sometimes even official documents aren’t a path to the truth. This week we have stories of people whose lives are altered when seemingly boring documents like birth certificates and petitions are used against them.
Act Three of the most recent episode of This American Life is about Scott Walker’s administration (and other random tea partiers) using the Wisconsin recall petition against people. I highly recommend listening to it.
On the weekend of September 21st and 22nd, Doors Open Milwaukee will open the doors to over 100 wonderful buildingsfree-of-charge to the public –buildings that hold hidden treasures and special stories – from churches to office buildings, theaters to work sites, museums to hotels, clubs to universities; all sites of historic, architectural, cultural, or commercial interest.
Secret Government | This American Life
Stories of some of the secrets our government keeps: of imprisonment, deportation, and spying, and how those secrets affect us.
If you’re interested in learning a little more about the FISA court, I’d recommend this episode of This American Life (specifically Act Three). It was produced during the Bush administration, but is clearly still relevant to current events.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
He was assassinated on this date in 1968.