Death Comes To Mississippi The Jackson State Murders
May 14-15, 1970
It was one of the most colossal blunders in Mississippi law enforcement history. Two young men killed, twelve more wounded. A farce of an investigation and trial following the tragedy. All in the name of squashing people's rights to be free and equal citizens of this country.
Those who cannot remember the past Are condemned to repeat it George Santayana
"You know, you see these bums, you know, blowin' up the campuses. Listen, the boys that are on the college campuses today are the luckiest people in the world, going to the greatest universities, and here they are, burnin' up the books, I mean, stormin' around about this issue, I mean, you name it - get rid of the war, there'll be another one." Richard Nixon, New York Times, May 2, 1970
People may wonder if I have grown tired of posting this article every year on this date. The simple answer is this I can't ignore it and neither should you. It was and remains one of our nation's darkest days, so no, I am no more tired of posting it than those four young students are tired of resting in their graves.
Radio is not a business where you can expect to make oodles of money. But there are the exceptions, of course. Howard Stern. Don Imus. And Casey Kasem.
Counting down 'American Top 40' for all those years proved to be very good to him. Proof? Casey is selling his Holmby Hills, California home for ... look inside and prepare to be blown away!
Rolf Harris the Australian native and British television host who sang Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport in 1963 was identified Friday as the unnamed entertainer arrested by Scotland Yard March 20 in connection with a sex scandal at the British Broadcasting Corporation involving underage youth.
If you have ever wanted to visit the grave of Freddie Mercury, now you can. Maybe. We think.
Queen fans are speculating that a cemetery in West London could be the final resting place of the late singer.
Remembering A Tragedy They're Still Waiting For An Apology
February 20th marks the 10th anniversary of The Station nightclub fire in which a hundred hard rock enthusiasts perished when pyrotechnics during a Great White concert set the Rhode Island club ablaze.
Sure, it may not look as impressve as it once did, but for a mere $4.25 million, you can lay claim to John Lennon's former Nutopian Embassy. If you've never heard of it, that's understandable. It never really existed or did it?
Rays Rants: THE MOST POWERFUL VIDEO I HAVE EVER SEEN
Look Inside And See Why
Paul McCartney has delivered an anti-turkey holiday message, telling people to go vegetarian. If you've heard the spiel before, you might be thinking he should keep his personal preference to himself and you'll go right on eating what you want.
I used to feel that way but the video inside changed my mind forever. If you have the guts to watch, it will change yours.
George McGovern's 1972 campaign against Nixon changed many lives, including John Lennon's. Lennon had moved to New York City in 1971, and it was his support for McGovern who died October 21 at age 90 that led the Nixon administration to try to deport the ex-Beatle.
"THE WAR OF THE WORLDS" By H. G. Wells
As performed by Orson Welles & The
Mercury Theatre on The Air
Original broadcast on the
Columbia Broadcasting System
Sunday, October 30, 1938
from 8:00 to 9:00 P. M.
On Sunday, October 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. They panicked when they learned of the Martians' ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up their cars and fled.
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