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"A mistake that many photographers make as they make a go at being a professional photographer. is believing that being a generalist is an advantage. Saying that you can photograph, anything doesn't leave impression with a client that you think it should make. Secondly. It leaves the photographer to be defined by what they're hired to do. Rather than by the work that they have a passion for. You may achieve financial success. But. It may not be the type of photography. Sings to your heart Alan Clarke had a clear idea of the kind photographer. He wanted to be and the kinds of photographs you wanted to make. Based in Nashville Tennessee his desire to be a photographer in the music. Industry could have led him to photograph. Country Music Stars. But. He didn't want his physical address to pigeonhole his photography or his aspirations. so He created his own path as a commercial editorial photographer resulting in a career that has allowed him to photograph the likes of Sir George Martin even. Hawk Bob Newhart and two former presidents. I hope this conversation demonstrates the importance of defining who you WanNa be and who you are as a photographer. This is about an annex and welcome back to the candidate frame. Are, I. Alan Welcome to the show. Thank you glad to be here so glad to get Nice Mike. Voice this should be. This is gonNA sound good? Stuff. You ever watched thirty rock now know. Alec, Baldwin and Will Arnett, both have amazing voices, and so they played that up a lot, and that's to our strengths as well so they had like a sexy voice off at one point. Close to each other, and be like I can do that and then they to be like. Yes, you can this. Man Gets. Today's the record this. The astronauts took off on the capsule and the rocket today and I know you're thinking. What you're talking about. You're saying. Neil. Armstrong! Yeah, it's a replica of his suit over a Hoodie. So Yeah I've completely nerd out today you've you've photographed a bunch of the of the suits. But where did the best nation begin? I think like most of us. You think of these images and you dream when you're a child like I was I wanted to be. An oceanographer wanted to be part of the cousteau. Society I wanted to be an astronaut and. Set in my second third grade class looked out the window and reflected on every port report card ever had. Would get these notes of our report cards to be like a you unsatisfactory. He just doesn't pay attention. He looks out the window constantly. That's what I got. Unsatisfactory what they had on the report Carsberg. Takes. A dreamer looks like when they're little. We have the album are recordings of the Apollo flight at my house, growing up so double album and it had pictures of the flight and I remember. I didn't think I really understood exactly what I was listening to just Kinda of thought, it will couple. At record on and just listened to it and look at looking at the pictures. I think it's probably still in my house somewhere. Let even though I don't have a record player anywhere near, let's. I, don't know I'm not one of those. Guys. Are. You saying you're not a hipster? Is that what you're saying? I think that by a couple of decades man I duNno, sometimes. My wife tells me their original hipster. Looking into some of this I'm like I. Don't know, but then I look at myself. When I do that. A you still have a record player and listen to things and she may be right. Working the idea that you want it to be able to photograph the spaces issue. Number of them have and you know I guess the idea came along Huntsville. Space and rocket center is only two and a half hours from Nashville so. have been going down there since I was a kid. My parents took me when I was little, and it just never stopped and something like a tradition. Take took my children there and. I've had photo shoots. Their showed up multiple times I. Don't think they. Enough to where they're sick of me, but it's pretty close. And just kept going there and going there, but then when I would do like photo shoots across. You know our great country. I would go to in in Boston there's A. Museum for JFK and I've been there and just seeing Johnson, space center in Houston of course, and all the different spots every time I get a chance I'll go and visit and just take my camera with me when I go, and my whole point is to just record these to record them like I would do it. Not like a tourist would try to actually light it really well, and sometimes you get permission to do these things, and sometimes you don't. But most of these things are on public display, and were American citizens, so we can kind of like just Bassani and people don't know this, but all all the museums in DC are all. All free to American citizens, because that's part of our taxes, and that's what it goes towards, and so you can kind of do anything you and requests, these types of things, so it started years ago through a space and rocket center, which was a privately funded thing, and it was on the redstone arsenal, the right next to the arsenal base course Verner von Braun worked out of Huntsville Developing Saturn five, and so it's steed like a weird thing like an Alabama of all places steeped in this rocket tradition. You know that know people just don't know about and they kind of had them. They're just to kind of hide them a little bit. Kept them safe there instead of putting them in a big city like DC or New York, but that's when the fascination started from as from a very early age, just repeatedly going down there and shooting these things and You know on crappier cameras when I was little like instamatic disclaimer. Even growing up as a for NYKANEN.
Jean Kennedy Smith, JFK's last surviving sibling, has died
"Jean Kennedy Smith has died she was the last surviving sibling of president John F. Kennedy she also was the U. S. ambassador who played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith was ninety two years old she was the eighth of nine children born to Joseph and rose
How did America get to its current state?
"The scenes across the US in the past week or so, they have been profoundly disturbing heavenly. The protests are in response to the horrifying image of George. Floyd an African American man and Minneapolis. Police officer who killed him by kneeling on his nick for close to nine minutes to spot. He's pleased that he could not brave. Those demonstrations as we all know turned into, want him violence and destruction, not only in the twin cities, but all across American CDs. Today's are quiet and peaceful, but it's really the evenings in the night, so usually bring that fury. Those frustrations attend to boil over in the results or these fiery clashes that we've seen across the country, and of course here in New York. We've already seen dozens of people injured. Hundreds of people arrested in tonight. The expectation is that we could see more of these demonstrations. How did America get to this point? And who precisely are Antioch, the militant left wing political protest movement that part of these rights. Face because Nazis, thank. and. That is a very bad thing because harass people Lemay Organiz they kill. People hurt people. They fight people. And we're the ones who fighting back there. The second coming of Hitler for several decades America has I deeply divided nation. Just go back to the mid to late nineteen sixties when America experienced those long hot summers, protests and riots, Vietnam Rice and Martin. Luther King's assassination. The American people are deeply disturbed. They're baffled and dismayed by the wholesale looting and violence. That has occurred both in small towns and then great metropolitan centres. No society can tolerate massive violence. Anymore than a body can tolerate massive disease to me that black people are in the streets. Has Do the lives air force lead in this country? And unfortunately lead these lives by the indifference and the apathy. And a certain kind of ignorance, willful ignorance on the part of their citizens. According to British historian Max Hastings Pass guest on this show in those days quote. It seemed that rice the election and the Vietnam. War would tearing asunder the greatest country on earth. And to think is deep divisions in America have clearly grown since the sixties especially in the trump era, just think of that toxic polarization, hyper partisanship in Washington and elsewhere not to mention the crisis engulfing American cities. So. How did America get to this point? Robert DALIC is arguably America's most distinguished living presidential historian. He's author of fourteen books including on Presidents FDR JFK, LBJ, Richard, Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. The latest book is called. How did we get? He from Theodore Roosevelt? To Donald Trump it's published by harpercollins. Robert Delic joins me from Washington DC hi Bob. Hi Tom Lovely to hear from you. Great to have you on the show now they adopt is in Washington and across other use CDs, but America as I mentioned, before has experienced similar protests in violence. What do you think distinguishes this crosses? The widespread unrest in nineteen sixty I'd. Well, Tom. One of the things that distinguish did was the fact that Lyndon Johnson of course was. President then, and was presiding over the Vietnam War, which was at the center of what? Disturbed so many people in the United States and triggered so many of these. Demonstrations but Johnson had the good sense. To? Give up running for president. He was very skillful politician. Now we have a president who will not give up who would not resign and the only way we're going to get him out of office is by feeding him in the election. Night comes up and five months from now it's very disquieting situation and the demonstrations across this country. I believe on not. Simply a response to the tragic killing of that black man in Minneapolis, but it's also a protest against Donald Trump's presidency. You Know Tom. He's never reached fifty percent approval. And the going on for years he's been office. And this is unprecedented. No President in terms since we've had polling in the Mid Nineteen Thirties. Has Gone through a whole first term without ever reaching fifty percent approval.
"I'm a Feminist But..." with Sindu Vee, Poppy Jaman and Amrit Kaur
"Am a feminist but recently when someone said to me that my brand was vain and shallow. I was so pleased said that to you. Such brand is vain and shallow. Do they mean your like your comedy stylings no like me? You're wow. I don't think you'll vain and shallow. I think you as a woman of great depth and a lot of self awareness. I know that's great but the other one. Just sound so much more sexy. Yeah sounds fun now. I see that I see that. I'm a feminist but I love that people call a vodka soda with a dash of cranberry the guilty feminist cocktail. Even though it used to be called a rose Kennedy. I have taken another woman drink. But she was super rich and I'm not sure she was very nice. Some good with it. Jfk's mom she had many children but most of them seem to be men who cheated on him. So I'm fine with it. I think all of the men that she had she decided she you decide. That's father Shay Med. She had a daughter that had a lobotomy. Oh my God yeah. It's dark that's a sad story. Yeah Yeah I'm a feminist but I've been very anxious about my teenage daughters social life since seeing her birthday. Wish list was only books honestly. I was like who is this child. What's happened to her? Then I was like drugs. Do you think my husband was like. Why would you think that I'm like she doesn't want makeup similar Claude? What's wrong with her? But I worry I mean you're a teenager like but anyway she's a good kid but still. I am a feminist wearing all black and polls because it makes me feel like Chanel. Like Coco Chanel. But then I have to remind myself she was a Nazi sympathizer and not want to look like her. But then I have to push that out of my mind so we can enjoy the black dress in the polls i. I'd like to be able to carry off like a big flower like chest flour when she used to wear like a black outbreak. Gardenia. I'd like to be able to pull off an oversized one. I don't think I am a feminist but when people find out I've been married twenty two years and they try and do the math to figure out how old I am I always say. Don't bother child bride. It happens a lot where I'm from. So they're like okay. I'm a feminist if if Pretty Patel lost her job and her cat away and she went to boot to spend boot points and they said Oh sorry these have expired and she went to parties to use her sixth session and they said Oh. Sorry you had to use that by Friday and Saturday morning and then she went to McDonald's after an hour and they said Oh sorry. We're not serving chips anymore. The chips have run out. We're not gonNA put anymore because we're just about to close the door. And then she went home and she lost her the key to her house and the people inside were asleep and she was like oh they couldn't hear her or they probably pretended they couldn't yeah don't realize living with her that much and then had to go and sleep on a bench and then in the morning she woke up and she remembered that she didn't have a job and she felt super super bombed out and then she went back to boots with the cart. Said look please. I've only reward points like sorry expired. You should have used them before. Pretty Patel at everyone in the letter of the letter of the Law Letter. I would be fine with it
Washington - White House butler who served 11 presidents died of coronavirus
"Wanted to mention so today passed away but a remarkable person you may have heard of Wilson German in the past he was a Butler at the White House who served eleven presidents history was sort of cold in the the movie the bottler with forest Whitaker in Oprah and not so many other big names pretty good movie from a few years back but this gentleman Wilson German started working in the White House as a cleaner in nineteen fifty seven under Dwight D. Eisenhower and then worked for John F. Kennedy was promoted to Butler under JFK but also worked for Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Johnson liked him so much that when Mister Germans wife was very ill he sent that President Johnson sent his personal positions to treat her to to take care of her and then the worked for president Nixon and president Ford and I mean the the the list goes on and on Jimmy Carter George W. bush said that he was a lovely man he was the first person that we saw in the in the white house every morning the last person we saw when we returned at night he worked for president Obama and of course took a great deal of pride in working for president Obama being African American himself that the there was an African American president but a a rather remarkable man who served as a cleaner A. and and elevator operator at the White House apparently they haven't put in the automatic elevators at the White House for at the time at least did not and then ultimately bottler which is you know I I guess quite a prestigious position there he died of coronavirus sadly age ninety is
Amazon is cracking down on protesters and organizing, workers say
"It's noon on March? Thirtieth two thousand twenty and dozens of workers at JFK eight Christian smalls Warehouse Facility on Staten Island. Have just walked off the job. They wear masks over their faces and hold up signs one says Alexis send US home and other says it's difficult to close a business for three to four weeks but it's more difficult to close a casket of a loved. One for an entire life shocked. Smalls meets him outside. Careful to maintain a distance of six feet. One of the protesters hands out a statement to reporters people are losing their lives. This pandemic and Amazon is not taking it seriously. Workers lives are on the line. The next day workers at a warehouse facility outside Detroit. Walk off the job. At whole foods. Employees are angry that they're being told not to wear masks because it scares customers whole foods. Employees across the country stages sickout Amazon needs to find a way to answer their employees demands. Jfk eight the top Amazon executives are having their daily meeting. They're finally offering sickly for warehouse workers. But it's not enough. They fired Christian smalls arguing that he had violated quarantine but the press and politicians are not buying it. Bezos listens as the team discusses. We need a response. Our usual focus on how we're protecting workers not cutting it David's opolskie. The company's General Counsel Leans Forward. He has an idea. I say we make this Christian smalls guy the face of the whole unionization movement. He's not smart. He's not articulate so we can use them to discredit the whole movement. You know we push hard on the fact that his violation of quarantine was immoral unacceptable in arguably illegal. And then we push on how we're protecting workers it's an aggressive stance but eventually the room is swayed buys opolskie. Are we in agreement on that? Great switch over to discussing some different in bold ways. We can give away our stockpile of masks. What will generate the biggest? Pr Win for us. Anyone as news of the company's response makes its way to lower level executives and internal backlash bruise policies memo gets leaked to the press. In hundreds of white collar. Workers sign a petition demanding. The company provide more protection. It's Warehouse Workers Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker New Jersey among others call for an investigation into the firing a New York attorney. General notifies Amazon that it's firing of small's may have violated the state's whistle blower laws.
Grand Moon Landing Plans: NASA Awards Lunar Lander Contracts to Blue Origin and SpaceX
"From wonder. I'm David Brown. And this is business. Wars daily on this Wednesday may sixth ever since John F. Kennedy ask Congress to fund a mission to the Moon in nineteen sixty one presidents have been captivated by the dream of conquering the cosmos. I've believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. Why the Moon why Mars? Because it is humanity's destiny to strive to seek to find we will give NASA new focus and vision for future expiration. We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe to gain a foothold on the moon and prepare for new journey to the world's beyond our own that of course was JFK followed by President. George H W Bush in nineteen eighty nine and his son. George W Bush in two thousand four. Both bushes attempted to chart new courses for America to return to the moon. But these initiatives failed other space exploration plans of struggled to is Congress. The American people grappled with conflicts over money and namely it became difficult for taxpayers to justify spending hundreds of billions of dollars in space instead of funding urgent needs here on Terra Firma as a result the last time in American set foot on the moon was was the Apollo Seventeen mission in nineteen seventy two now in twenty twenty. That conflict has risen once again. The White House wants to put the first woman and the next man on the moon by twenty twenty four. That's four years ahead of an earlier NASA plan. President trump ordered the speed up in two thousand seventeen to make the optimist moon landing program. Nasa needs a Lunar Lander a spaceship designed to ferry astronauts from Lunar Orbit to the Moon's surface and back again late last month NASA awarded three contracts to private companies to build just such a lander in total the space agency. Funded almost a billion dollars worth of design and development. One of those contracts went to a team led by Jeff bazars his company blue origin. That team was awarded the largest of the three contracts. Almost six hundred million dollars though. Use It to design a lander somewhat like the one used in the Apollo program. Elon Musk's spacex one. A one hundred thirty five million dollar contract to work on a gigantic reusable lander spacex his lander which reportedly can carry one. Hundred tons of cargo is based on. Its starship spacecraft. Eventually the starship is intended to transport people to Mars The New York Times reports. The third contract for two hundred fifty million dollars went to a team led by Huntsville Alabama Company dianetics. The three companies have ten months to develop their lunar landers new definition of a space race. Anyone at that point NASA will have a clear idea of which lender they'll choose one prominent company. They didn't make the cut. Boeing. Nasa didn't say why it declined to award Boeing contract according to the Guardian but in December test flight of its star liner spaceship failed. That test flight had no crew aboard but the star liner was built with the intention of transporting astronauts to the International Space Station sending astronauts to the moon by twenty twenty four. He is fraught with technical organizational and financial challenges. Perhaps the toughest one is the cost. Nasr's twenty twenty budget is more than twenty billion dollars in twenty twenty one. That budget will have to increase by three billion dollars to fund the Lunar Lander according to the Guardian NASA administrator. Jim Breitenstein Stein said the agency expects Congress to fund the Optimist Moon landing mission despite the economic toll the corona virus is taken on the American economy. It's
Kingpins Daily: Henry Hill
"Today's quote is from Mafia so Henry Hill an associates at the Lucchese crime family as many Italian Mafia. Al FISA COOLED. That is. He wasn't associate until his arrest in nineteen eighty off to wish he turned. Fbi informant eventually. He sold his life story to Simon and Schuster in the book. He'll explain the appeal of joining the mob at the age of twelve. My ambition was to become a gangsta. Be a wise guy to me. Being a wise guy was better than being president of the United States to be a wise guy was to own the World Hill. Wasn't the only little boy to see. The attraction of the Mafia lifestyle for decades in the twentieth century. Italian communities like Hills Brooklyn neighborhood. Brownsville showed children what joining one of the crime families could do for you. There was the wealth. The Glamour of the guns. The secrets and the rituals. The respect and fear of the community generally speaking the power joining the Mafia as hill put it was to own the world. Show the president of the United States might own the world too but he owned it from somewhere far away somewhere with alien rules kid from an immigrant family didn't know and thus was unlikely to aspire to in contrast mob guys are wiseguys as hill and his pals called them stuck around the neighborhood in their sleep cars and fancy suits. They spoke a language. The kids could understand a language drawn out of old world conceptions of honor and violence a language memorialized in storybooks in spoken around the dinner table by Sicilian. Grandpas and fact wise guys with such an integral respected part of life in many Italian American communities that they will also called goodfellas hence the name of the Iconic Award Winning Nineteen Ninety Scorsese Film. A film that was based on Henry. Hill's life story. The film like hills quote displays. Just how alluring. The life of King Pin can be despite the violence and despite the possible consequences which Henry Hill experienced in full as a young protegee of the Lucozzi organization in the early nineteen sixties. He was involved with arson gambling. Schemes truck hijacking loansharking assault and drug dealing in the early nineteen seventy S. He served four years in prison for extortion but once he got out he was back on the streets or rather at the airport. One of his most notorious crimes was the one thousand nine hundred seventy eight Lufthansa heist he and several other. Lucchese associates rubbed a cargo terminal at New York's JFK. Airport came away with five million dollars in cash and nearly one million dollars in jewels. It was one of the most lucrative cash robberies ever occur in the United States and hill and his cronies got away with it. Only a small fraction of the lutes was ever recovered and the only person convicted for the crime was an airport worker. Who abetted the thieves but hill didn't escape the law for long two years later in nineteen eighty? He was arrested on drug trafficking charges by turning informant for the FBI hill was able to weasel his way out of both harsh legal punishments and death on the streets at the hands of Lucozzi enemies after a stint in witness protection. He published multiple books about his life. And did the talk show circuit the glamorous life was still his for the taking but even getting out to the mob didn't erase the violence from hills life in two thousand three his son and daughter. Greg and Gina Hill published a joint memoir about their mafia childhood. It clarified the ways in which hills violence and drug use tore his family. Apart as Gina explained in an interview on Fox News on my seventeenth birthday. He beat me with an inch of my life and then he took a butcher knife to a picture of me. Henry Hill may not have served out the jail sentence. His crimes deserved but he and his family paid the price for his glamorous life of Mafia law the little boy in Brownsville Brooklyn got what he asked for but not perhaps what he wanted.
Miami-Dade Handing Out Unemployment Applications At 26 Libraries
"In chaos and zero signs of social distancing as peace Abbas people risk literally their lives to get their hands on a coveted unemployment application this went down at the JFK library yesterday in the city of Hialeah mob of people in line seven cars for hours even at one point showing no order even with police there Miami Dade mayor Carlos Ximenes is set to be addressing the dire need that south Floridians are facing the file for unemployment benefits and he's set to announce twenty six libraries will begin distributing the unemployment forms throughout the county starting today the completed applications can be returned at any of the library's book drops career source locations will be providing free unemployment applications and fed ex offices are offering to print and you can complete the forms here for
New York - Cuomo: 1,000 Ventilators Arriving From China
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo delivered more grim news said is daily coronavirus briefing today he says infections increased in the state by more than ten thousand since yesterday and the daily death toll hit a new high Cuomo also says the state is still days away from its peak of infections and Molly continues to scour the country in the world for ventilators China is helping out Chinese government is going to facilitate a donation of one thousand ventilators that will come into JFK today he also says are again is donating a hundred forty
China is donating 1,000 ventilators to help New York in coronavirus fight
"China could help put a dent in new York's ventilator shortage Chinese government is going to facilitate a donation of one thousand ventilators that will come into JFK today governor Cuomo also announcing today that another place has managed to finally flatten the curve is happy to bargain contacted us and is going to send a hundred and forty ventilators which is I tell you just the astonishing and unexpected New York state is now up to more than a hundred thirteen thousand confirmed cases more than thirty five hundred deaths the majority in New York City the governor today said the sharpest growth in numbers is coming out of Long Island which now has more than twenty two thousand confirmed
Cuomo: New York will take 1,000 ventilators from Chinese government
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo delivered more grim news it is daily coronavirus briefing today he says infections increased by more than ten thousand since yesterday and the daily deaths hit a new high Cuomo also said ventilators he ordered and wanted to pay for from the federal government's national stockpile never came through and China is helping out Chinese government is going to facilitate a donation of one thousand ventilators that will come into JFK today Cuomo says are again is offering to send a hundred forty
Trump signs coronavirus stimulus bill
"The president signs off on the stimulus bill and the question I have for you John is what's in the stimulus bill could we be on for all day today Rick and then I can explain it bit by bit essentially five hundred billion of the two trillion dollar stimulus package is hard cash these are payments to Americans who have to work from home or in some places are not working every head of the household in America gets twelve hundred dollars families get twenty four hundred dollars and there's five hundred dollars per child at all in addition there is a considerable amount in the billions for small business loans that are there and other things that are meant to immediately help the economy and help people who are struggling during the virus crisis now on the other hand there's some bad things in the bill as well senator Jim in the hall said that much of them were kept out however he quickly added that that there were other things they didn't lead again not as much as speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to take advantage of for example seventy five million dollars went to the national endowment for the arts and another seventy five million to the national endowment for the humanities these are the two government agencies that encourage artists entertainers musicians in other words there are ministry of culture and it was felt they needed help right should say many Democrats in Congress felt they needed help Republicans went along with this as opposed to other measures they would say no one everyone wanted a bill to focus on the economy and that's what they were going to get there's also twenty five million dollars for the John F. Kennedy center for the performing arts now let me say by way of disclosure I am a member of friends of the Kennedy center I've had many enjoyable evenings at the JFK center it serves a very good purpose here in the district of Columbia on the other hand one can argue that twenty five million dollars is a lot of money under the present circumstances and it could have been used elsewhere for medical research or to help beleaguered workers be that as it may Republicans went along with this once again because they wanted to give Democrats something but not make major concessions as Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer wanted overall this was a measure that passed unanimously in the Senate on Friday passed unanimously in the house and was signed by the president at four PM sharp next week checks will go out sources tell me that within three weeks Americans will be receiving their federal checks will it take another stimulus package to keep the economy going during the virus crisis time will
Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package
"Very few people are taking Uber's or booking airbnb is right now and millions of Americans are losing income because of that now in normal times. These folks aren't considered employees of a company so they can't claim unemployment benefits but the new relief package from Congress will temporarily adjust that here's NPR tech correspondent Shannon Bond Ed bells main source of income. Is His San Francisco home? He rents out his in laws on AIRBNB. Airbnb as my gig using our site hustles. Business was booming until the pandemic Lush Euro. I had Approximately ninety percent occupancy ninety percent of the days Rocky Clyde in March I had zero Balas one of millions of people in the GIG economy whose livelihoods have been abruptly ended by the corona virus. Emily Coleman has been driving for Uber in Denver since two thousand sixteen. She's a fulltime student and uses the platform to supplement her income from an internship but now she stops driving because she's worried about spreading the virus. Michael was like five hundred dollars a week. So I'm out. Yeah about what two thousand dollars a month right now? Many people these days are like bell and councilman cobbling together. A several sources of income to get by but like other self employed people gig workers normally are not eligible for unemployment insurance if they lose those income streams. Venus is a labor law expert. At the University of California hastings the platform companies have maintained that these individual drivers Grocery delivery people are small businesses in and of themselves and so the companies themselves have refused to pay into the unemployment insurance fund. Now GIG workers may be getting some help. The economic relief package passed by the Senate on Wednesday allows self employed people to apply for unemployment benefits that they normally wouldn't qualify for labor experts. Say The government needs to give guidance on whether workers can claim partial benefits if they have several jobs and lose one of them or if their hours cut some states allow that the package also let some of the self-employed access disaster loans for small businesses. Lee Thomas is an airbnb host in Queens near. Jfk airport his bookings dried up as travel has come to a standstill. We are suffering cancellations. The governor taking that these are hard working people that suffered from nothing of their own doing Ed Bell. The San Francisco airbnb host is hoping for an interest. Free Loan to keep them afloat this year most of all. He says he needs help quickly. I need money in my pocket and with Least about red tape. The bill means a lot. More people will be seeking government assistance in the coming weeks and it will take time for them to get help
Coronavirus travel: Visitor quarantine in Florida, Hawaii, and Alaska
"I just saw this that big vacation states like Florida Hawaii Alaska are saying there's a visitor quarantine tell us what that means well it is a record here it basically means if you show up in a hole I will treat you to stroll by ship or by air or you drive to Florida or fly to Florida same thing with Alaska you're really going to a self imposed fourteen day quarantine but but it's it's not not eating differently when you think about it then you know bring in illegal fruits and vegetables you are the illegal fruit and vegetable in this case so please don't go they came into a little bit late they should have done a little earlier but there's a reason now why airlines like Ryanair is no longer flying to the mainland and then they basically cut out all their service in the in the same thing will soon happen at least in terms of flights down requested between where I am right now in New York and Florida so you know it's interesting because you also heard Florida governor Ron DeSantis talk he issued an executive order it initially was criticized for not forgiving the beach is open for spring break but now he's saying if you're gonna fly in from New York New Jersey or Connecticut you need to self isolate for fourteen days because they're seeing people from New York which is the epicentre in America of this virus right now travel down to Florida to try to get out of the big city where people are on top of each other it makes sense but they are trying to make sure that it doesn't cause a problem there well good luck enforcing that show quarantine says who who's gonna stop in and stop me what they really should do and it's going to happen very soon take a look what's going on in New York in the governor's order here on the governor's order in California and your own governor Eloy sooner or later every state's going to have to do this tomorrow how many cases there reporting because the food was good but what I'm understanding is worries whether but maybe been so few cases reported in what states would say like West Virginia is because they don't have the testing done where you have testing the obvious you're gonna have more cases reported but in terms of how it relates to travel what we're really looking at now it's on the drawing board no announcements have been made is a possible shutdown of domestic air service in this country yeah and the number the airlines would love to have that happen simply because from an economic point of view they can't sustain the traffic loads they're getting a fair averaging only twenty five percent load factors on their flights the reason why the airlines are continuing to fly domestically has nothing to do with us it has to do with how the airlines gotten business when I first started back in the nineteen thirties it's called hall in the U. S. mail and if they can come up with an alternative to do that then there's every reason to believe they're going to try to shut down that service completely enough American Airlines converted one other passenger planes to do is go to an all cargo plane and for the first time in thirty years American Airlines actually flew a cargo flight because most the time when they're taking in the mail it's in the same baggage holds your luggage and thought about that it's some interesting to see our people still flying I mean you file the times you've been on a plane recently I have not I'm I'm heating the governor's order I'm I'm I'm staying in place yesterday I'll give you an example delta air lines's park six hundred airplanes so many planes parked you literally had to close a runway in Atlanta just to hold the planes that were parked up and yet yesterday JFK whatever flights are operated by delta we're averaging about thirty percent load factor that is funny actually unsustainable so the answers to your question yes there are people flying but not very many that the TSA has reported you'll love this and eighty six percent drop in the number of passengers screened for the first time if anybody does fly no long lines of the TSA but you know that's an unintended consequence I'm sure yeah kind it is and I I guess people who are already have bought their travel they they bought their tickets to a cruise or airline of the already planned travel for spring or summer what do you advising those folks to do you're hanging on to those tickets you know you're you're you're wondering maybe even a week or two ago you thought you'd still take that trip now looking less certain well let's be realistic here in terms of time frame if you're holding a ticket for anything now between now and may fifteenth or even may thirtieth your flight your cruise is probably not going to go now the airlines will tell you at this moment because their computers have been reprogrammed that that April twenty first flight is still scheduled to go well you know what the Titanic was still scheduled but the bottom line here is as we get closer to those dates and we haven't really mitigated those of the virus curve those flights will cancel so my advice to everybody is if you're holding a ticket for anyone of those flights don't cancel it now because the airlines will then say you're canceling it based on your decision wait until the airlines cancel and then don't just settle for a voucher insist on a full refund because this was it your decision you didn't wake up one morning just capriciously decide you'd want to go the bottom line is you you you contracted for service you did not get you deserve a full refund because right now is that what's happening Peter if you if you tried to call up and say Hey I'm not gonna travel it end of April mid April whatever it is you we don't are you getting vouchers are you seeing people get refunds well it's a case by case one by airline cruise line by cruise line situation well given example of Southwest Airlines the original program in place it's been program put in place for years would be three basically put everything that you put let you pay for into a a separate fund and then you use that phone to fly for the next year but eventually the essentially with the with the once talk about now that the airlines are desperate to do what hold on to their cash however other airlines have been something else Qantas if they give you read that they give you a voucher now we'll give you a voucher worth ten percent more than what you paid for your ticket thank you your user ticket but let's be real here I'll give you an example in the city of Dallas I'm just using this as an example eighty seven percent of people who flew within Dallas who flew on American Airlines last year only for the airline once these are road warriors are frequent flyers their leisure travelers who say that their hard earned dollars to take that one annual trip why would you hold on their money per year that's just not fair it's not right so if you're listening to this right now and you're one of those people and the other one only once you do a voucher keep calling back ask for a supervisor or call my show when we didn't know it we will give you information on my show on Saturday as to how you can try to get that refund because right now this is totally unfair while the government is bailing out the airlines with cash why should the airlines bail you out I saw that that looks like of them so they there is a package I think their loans to the airlines not grants and that's what I've heard they did government can take stake in your company Boeing has said it doesn't want to accept any government stake so they may not even take the aid that's offered how do you feel about this whole package if you had a chance to take a look at it Peter I have been moved to start with the airlines for starters here I have no problem in defining the airlines as critical to our supply chain in this country and to our infrastructure travel and transportation and so if they're going to give them either these grants or these loans there's every reason to expect and to demand conditions and those conditions the way beyond without the eggs it is it was it was do stock buybacks it has to do with how do we move forward from this are we still gonna do these draconian well you know change please enter Conan rebooking flea season make everything non refundable and it's it's it's it's terrible thirty five billion dollars last year was earned by airlines just on ancillary fees and it had nothing to do with actually flying the airplane so bottom line here we need to see I don't think we will see right now because everybody's moving so quickly on this but sooner or later we need to see a consumer component of consumer protection component anything that's that that is attached to a financial bailout for the airline I would agree with that the other thing we keep that keeps coming up is people saying what if I get sick well it was so then this time when so many people are getting these unexpected illnesses what what what rights would you have with an airline to get a refund well first of all let's let's talk about travel insurance the travel insurance companies are very good at trying to get you to buy the insurance is actually go online to make your reservation otherwise hard to complete you can't complete the transaction unless you opt in or out to the insurance without understanding what it covers but most importantly without understanding what it doesn't cover and right now for example you can't get fire insurance after your second four catches fire and guaranteed that almost every travel insurance policy that's out there has an exclusion for pandemic so what we have to do now is we watch as the airlines on an almost daily basis start changing their refund policies from Detroit from trickled into Leicester cone into slightly less draconian and finally after much public outcry and I'll be leading that charge so it's actually fair and beneficial to you I like the way that sounds Peter Peter Greenberg always has the answers when it comes to travel and all things about it thank you Peter Hey John three to six you can hear him here on
Some airlines are adding flights to bring Americans home
"With airlines cutting flights in the outbreak some are adding flights to get Americans overseas home United Airlines dealing with its own financial woes says it's working with governments to get planes and where flights have been restricted in many of the country's international flying has been stopped the goal is to get Americans home United is operated flights now from Panama City Honduras Peru among other places the local country governments and U. S. government control and covert nineteen what that means at the airports more than two dozen TSA officers at various airports around the country have tested positive for corona virus here in New York that means fewer checkpoints at the Guardia and JFK airports all gates remain available but the TSA is adjusting based on man power and volume carriers are preparing for a possible shutdown of passenger service it may not be mandated but there's such a steep decline in demand the airlines may do it on a voluntary
"jfk" Discussed on Diana: Case Solved
"And what at the apparent lack of information regarding the toxicology report Cyril Wecht is incredulous. That such tests might not have been performed in every airline desk case in every vehicular desk case whether it's a car a motorcycle truck a van. A speedboat An airplane not only much. Autopsies beat none of the drivers but toxicology tests are done. Absolutely you do not have a complete valid autopsy. You cannot have complete knowledgeable. Postmortem findings in the absence of toxicological analyses. When you do autopsies on the drivers and I believe on the passengers to but let's concentrate on the drivers of vehicular accidents air land and see the toxicological analyses are performed to determine if there is involvement of any kind of drug including of course ethanol alcohol that might have played a role in causing the death could it. Kennedy's really have pressured. The medical examiner to not conduct toxicology tests on John Junior returned to Jeff City. To ask him what he knew. He says that despite the lack of information the report we were given. Those tests did happen now but you have to remember that the bodies were not recovered for two or three days and they were at the bottom of the ocean. And there's just so much you can get from the toxicology but you know so. Examinations were performed on all three the folks by the Chief Medical Examiner in Massachusetts and he determined that The pilot and passengers died from multiple. Injuries resolve the airplane accident and they did draw samples whatever samples they could find for toxicological testing and as per use wall. They sent those to the. Faa's talks Lab in Oklahoma City. Which is the best lab in the country for finding alcohol? Opiates marijuana those kinds of things. In those talks is tests came back negative for for Alcorn trucks. Negative negative correct. There was no evidence of of Alcohol or marijuana war opioids will pharmaceuticals right. He had been on Fairly hefty painkillers for weeks previous and up until the same day that would come through as a pharmaceutical toxicology tests. Wouldn't it it would You would see that. It was a painkiller. It'd be an OPIOID and that would be detected but decided zeros on the entire report. That's correct zero reading when he was on painkillers. Odd Cyril Wecht also does not believe that such his were not conducted. I can assure you that the FAA would have seen to that they were done. And I do believe that all of that information is out there and has just been covered up as things in the JFK. In our case. I I again my say and I don I did not know that she pataca examiner So I don't say this in any personal way but I find it hard to believe that while a agreed to perform the autopsies in hasty fashion that he would not have taken specimens for toxicology and gotten results and he would not have taken photographs. The rush to autopsy invited Carnoustie police one thing missing. Toxicology reports another entirely dispatch James Robison torrential a few cages. And see what he could dig out. Whilst James and I aren't medically trained and some of the jogging in the report needs clarification took it to the forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht to have him explain it to us. They talked to college. Report is quite puzzling because it indicates that carbon monoxide test was not done. You have in front of you is does not perform a cyanide not performed. I am just very surprised. And this is the report from the Department of Transportation. I doubt that the injuries were sustained by candidate or so expensive us to have cars him to bleed out with no blood present. And then they tested belong and muscle and got some levels sloppiness another Russia over. Something else going on here. Cyril wicks. Is that the report also claims that there was no trace of any drugs of any kind in junior system the drugs are were were negative they tested and you have the list at the bottom the the opiates marijuana and the then all the antidepressants antihistamines. So what does that mean? The man's been on bass painkillers. Frankly well it means that. He didn't take them before he before he left. Maybe he didn't. He didn't take them because they didn't want to be under the influence of garbage rates. He also points out that those results have to be taken as Gospel because in another apparent bungle all consequences of the rush. Juniors blood samples were not collected or stored. Probably the reason that blood is collected and autopsy is. Just what's in? The blood is what was affecting the brain at the time at the incident. Whatever it is whatever the jets may have been and so important Dan and more so usually in homicides and accidents and suicides to say What is President Abroad Match? Why this report frankly and so far as correlating it with the accident is meaningless. It's it's a disgrace goddamn disgrace. Somebody was negligent. Somebody let's stay out and non refrigerated state. I'm just I'm not plus especially having dealt with the FAA an airplane crashes. They're very meticulous and very thorough and so on. So how the Hell Am? This has handled in fashion. I do not understand and of course just hours after this sorry excuse for an autopsy what was left of the body of JFK. Junior was created. And then he's ashes scattered to the full winds meaning. No chance of any further tests being conducted. Checking the bodies for cremation certainly would preclude any subsequent examination. You cannot stop a body from being cremated if that is the family's decision about yes once you cremate than you are obviously Destroying a any opportunity for someone to do a follow up examination. What are we to make of this information as a season detective? I smell a rat. It's just not ready and it should be and it usually is the NTSB report into the reason for the crash is clear yet. The medical examiner's report into the man who was piloting. The plane by contrast is full of holes that to that the fact that the autopsy was a rush job. That samples were subsequently spoiled in that. Juniors body was cremated double quick time and that the Kennedy family did not even wanting to examine that all and it looks very much like a cover up and as we have learned throughout this podcast. It would not be the first time the Kennedys have tried to cover up the truth from everything of learned about the deaths of John. Caroline and Lauren. It seems that the Kennedys themselves instigated an immediate cover up of the truth simply to preserve the mythology of the family name. God forbid that Kennedy and especially Little John. John should ever be shown to be less than perfect John Junior lived. He's carrying the burden of his famous name. It seems that thanks to that name. He was not allowed to simply be himself. The handsome guy on the block doing own thing. And perhaps that's the real tragedy. He was such a Nice Guy. He was very down to earth with everybody. That's the way. He conveyed himself through his life. Even though we had millions and millions of dollars from his parents and the family fortune he pretty much went about his life like he was just a normal guy in a very nice person who wanted to be a success in life. This has been final voyage the death of JFK Junior and senior host Colin McLaren until. Mix Time. Thank you for listening. It's very good to be the son a legend. I mean it's it's complicated and it makes for a rich and complicated life so But that's I think part of the puzzle to figure out in my life.
Coronavirus: FAA briefly suspends all flights bound for New York City, Philadelphia airports
"Earlier this afternoon there was a brief shutdown of JFK LaGuardia and all airports in the tri state area as well as Philly that's after an employee at an air traffic control center on Long Island's tested positive for covert nineteen the flight suspension was lifted after about an hour a half hour that is though the FAA released a statement saying they were working on a plan to sanitise that air traffic control facility in Ronkonkoma
'Confused and frustrated': Virus screenings jam US airports
"Down many Americans returning home to the U. S. and with the extra influx of arrivals also comes additional enhanced screenings new policies announced by vice president Mike pence new screenings targeting all passengers flying into the United States from the twenty six European countries and anyone returning from China or Iran JFK Newark particularly crowded last night with these extra screenings Catherine Rogers she flew from Paris to Chicago she talked to C. N. N. question the reason for waiting for almost five hours for a screening after she got off a plane we were given a questionnaire asking where we've been and if we felt all right there are three questions you know do you have a fever how you feel and then there was the infrared thermometer and that was it said it lasted just about four and a half hours waiting to be screened travelers posting photos of large crowds long lines at airports as they navigate these new policies wins news time eleven forty nine Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone issuing an executive order yesterday directed Jake's fifty eight casino in Islandia to temporarily close the casino portion closed yesterday at six PM the hotel on the main restaurant they are shuttering it today at twelve noon and with many schools closed even higher education some young people out thinking spring break will still go on it will not go on in Miami at least Miami beach shuttering their beaches beginning at five PM daily to stop college kids from partying and spreading coronavirus Miami beach also banning restaurants and night clubs are hosting more than two hundred and fifty people at a time wins news time coming up on eleven forty nine in New Orleans another pop popular party spot tightening up restrictions a Twitter video there police riding up and down Bourbon street telling people that under the order of the governor and the mayor they are to go back to their homes or hotels because they are jeopardizing public health the French Quarter Bourbon street now under a ban from a large gatherings police moving through telling everybody that they should go home wins news time eleven of fifty and we are going to go now live to New York City comptroller Scott M. stringer joining us live by phone Mr stringer thank you so much for joining us here on ten ten wins good to be on with you so now I understand that you are are fairly active in wanting the city to just shut it down what I I don't say this it could be I'm serious but rather this is a critical strategic on my part because I will ride to the conclusion that there are two ways to contain the virus one do the kind of massive testing that's necessary obviously the federal government has totally destroyed that possibility in the near term so let's go to the park to which is we need to be more aggressive in social distancing I believe that a temporary closure of bars and restaurants and places with a large gatherings makes total sense because we're seeing that that is a real ways that we can flatten the curve and perhaps containing the bypass I also think that it's time for the mayor to step up and shut the school down again as a public school parents I know how difficult it is but we have massive city resources that should be deployed to help the most vulnerable students and parents we have to make sure healthcare workers can do their critical jobs but this is not a time to be to waffle this is a time to be deliberate and affirmative and it sure New York is that everything is big dot sight so you you're not just saying the schools need to shut down you're saying restaurants bars jams all of those unfortunately any place that new Yorkers gather in math it is prudent to employed close those spaces because it's the only way we're going to create enough social distancing that could perhaps have an impact on flattening the virus we have got to be more aggressive it is something it was a decision I thought of the over the last few days I announced my opinion today I just think we have to be strategic and thoughtful but most importantly we have to be more aggressive and closing schools and closing bars and restaurants it is painful it is not easy but perhaps with the federal bailout package and with all the resources at our disposal we can get people from this economically and hopefully tackle this virus that continues to
"jfk" Discussed on Diana: Case Solved
"John knew that caroline was going to be the one caroline of course was in love with John but at the same time was so fearful about marrying into you know basically marrying the Prince of camelot that she had long discussions with her sisters her mom over whether or not she could handle the pressure that would come along with being the wife of JFK. Junior and it really tore at her because this was a woman who absolutely loved John. But at the same time knew the dangers. That would come along with marrying a candidate. Not any Kennedy from the extended Kennedy family. Jfk junior the son of the slain president but at the end of the day caroline besets heart one out and she gave into John and the two were married in what turned out to be a private ceremony on a small island off the East Coast that John took particular pride in terms of escaping the pop rats Razzi of course it followed John.
"jfk" Discussed on Diana: Case Solved
"As Nelson Andrew and Anti Tila Explain Gonzales. Plan was about as basic as gets kidnapped someone important for personal gain but for Charles Cosby. It appears to be a step too far a risk to great even for his lover the black widow obviously like most prisoners did not like to be in jail. Did elect a confinement. They were hatching a plan between her and her new lover in California to kidnap somebody very prominent and hold that person ransom in exchange for her release and return to Columbia and that person was John F. Kennedy Judy Pave. It's part of the put the plans together but it never materialized but they did definitely discussed that as an exchange for her release. The real question for me is what turned cosby from her lover to an FBI informant was some kind of patriotic loyalty to the. Kennedy name or simply self-preservation. He'd made a lot of money thanks to his association with GRISELDA BLANCO KIDNAPPING JFK. Junior would effectively mean starting a war with every law enforcement agency in America. What exactly would he get out of that deal either way thanks to cause becoming Ford with his information? The plot was foiled ingenious at least for the time being remained unharmed memo the charges against Griselda Blanco were growing in July. Nineteen Ninety Five. She was indicted for three murders and Cosby. As the now ex-lover turned informer was subpoenaed as the witness for the prosecution as Nelson. Andrew explains what happened. Next was another extraordinary. Twist in Gazelle Blancas tile visit Cosby was brought to Miami by the Prosecutor's Office here in Dade County and he was sent to testify in the trial. That trial of Gra. Zelda went really sour when our star witness or hey. Y'All ready started having romantic relationships over the phone with the prosecutors secretary. So that's why the State Attorney's office was forced to enter into a plea negotiation. Where result a guilty to the murders and was sentenced to the concurrent time she had left in her federal sense. Though once you was completed with her federal sentence the state sentence was also completed and she got out in two thousand four five years after John Genius Crews elda. Blencoe was released from prison and deported to Meddle in Columbia. Once they she seems to simply disappear rebelled We were surprised what she was deported. At the end of her sentence we had learned. Heard rumors that you had gone originally to Argentina again. She still had. We believed vast amounts of money stash and properties all over the world. So when she was deported you went somewhere we think again like I said Argentina Brazil to Blanco who for years had lived a life of unimaginable wealth. Pow and notoriety had gone completely off grid for the next three years. There was only one reported sighting of cocaine godmother a photo taken a Bogota Airport in my two thousand seven. The full McQueen was without makeup orders on a close looking very much like an ordinary grandmother. And it would be another five years before she surfaced again for the very last time. His Nelson Andrew surprised that she has lived as long as she did but then she ended up going to Columbia allegedly. She found religion and she was at a meat market in. Columbia and two men came up in a motorcycle and she was gunned down and killed and ironically the motorcycle hit men were result does creation. So you live by the sword you die by the sword. She died something that she had invented with the motorcycle and one of Charles Cosby the other central figure in this kidnap conspiracy against JFK. Junior he too appears to vanished but as far as Mr Cosby. I don't know what happened. After that. He seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. He was always involved in drug activity so I suspect that he probably is if he's still alive the redacted if bi falls. Fani lead us to the answers behind the riddle of the kidnapping plus against John. Junior bought the left us with riddles in their place was Griselda ever interviewed over the kidnapping attempt opt to the murder case against her collapsed. Why wasn't she charged with John? Genius kidnapping plot was a deal. Done with charges dropped in exchange for agreeing to be extradited without a fight. It seems highly likely. And what kind of deal did Charles cosby cut with a fades and just how much to the Kennedy Family? Now of all of this James and I will lift scratching our heads and cosby. This cosby guide. No one seems to know where he is. The detective was very clear. He just disappeared off the face of the earth. What does it mean so? There are so many different scenarios here. There's one he could have gone into hiding himself. He may have fled. We know that Blanco has south fled to Colombia. One point he may be a witness protection or he may be fish food. That's got to be sorted asset. I think what we do that the FBI New York were driving. This though is certainly pushing it. Let's get onto the FBI and say there's someone still ram still not retired. Yeah I mean we did. Speak to the one Former head of the FBI NEW YORK. Who who had no recollection of this? Oh we still gotta chase down some more names. We have to figure out who was involved. Who knew about this operation? And there's a question that is still lingering for me here. Is this violence. And her influence. If she is someone who can make one billion dollars of cocaine smuggling? Is there an inside job? Was there someone on the inside? Who Knew Junior involved in the Kennedys or involved at the highest level of law enforcement at the FBI who was assisting Blanco who has this fortune and influence and is no stranger to blackmail bribery and murder to control someone on the inside to facilitate this to happen? It just seems so random. We could say happening. It's it's possible because John Junior had no real serious security rounding me just had a security company looking after and because the secret service had dropped him. And that's the policy. Once you turn sixteen years of age is the son of an ex president. It's all live here on your sixteen. So he he just had a normal sort of security person individual checking on him occasionally. Who knows that personal? That company might be rotten so we really have to delve into that and check who they are and make those inquiries Wilson to get hold of the entire case file now for this grand jury regarding the Godmother of cocaine because someone will know where Cosby is. Someone will know where her husband is. If any of these people is still alive they spoke to somebody. There's no way that this story dies with her. Is this yet another Kennedy related cover UP GAZELLE TO BLANCO? The cocaine godmother was thwarted in her kidnapped plan on John Junior and was never charged remarkably. She went onto at leave junior by twelve years. Chelsea cosby. Her lover and business partner was also never charged and might be still out there some way. Meanwhile it seems. Junior spent the final years of his life pondering. What might have been at? The Blackwood is elaborate scam. Come off and none of this extraordinary story was known until now next time on fatal voyage the death of JFK. Junior John knew that caroline was going to be the one. Heroin of course was in love with John but at the same time was so fearful about marrying the prince of camelot that she had long discussions with her sisters mom over whether or not she could handle the pressure that would come along with being the wife of JFK Junior. It really tore at her because this was a woman who absolutely loved John. But at the same time knew the dangers that would come along with marrying a candidate.
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Fashionably running around trying to get innocent people to absolutely not because that be crazy but if you like stories about doomsday cults that do exactly that and more than pleased on spotify visit spotify dot com slash last podcast to listen free. It was against this background that the FBI launched Operation Cracker. Jack's in on ninety four in a series of rides on major drug dealers. Money Launderers in the Miami area. The fades successfully smashed a distribution network. That had a turnover exceeding one hundred thousand dollars a week and they arrested in charge. Sixty-six criminals with a series of federal documents. It was in the mid nineties that the authorities finally began to get a handle on the sheer scale of the problem. The FBI took out a lot of local distributors with various operations including one cracker. Jack's and the big plays in Columbia targeted to most notably Pablo Escobar and. He was killed in a shootout with Colombian police in nineteen ninety-three as a homicide detective working in Miami. At that time Nelson Andrew was on the Front Line of Clinton's war against drugs and he comes through for us with some crucial information the redacted name of the informer prepare to tell all about the John Junior kidnapping plot. The information that came to us came from Brazil does last lover in California crosby or possibly I believe was his last name surname. We dispatched Andy. Tila to see what he could dig up on. This crosby will cosby dude. And what the connection between him and the South American cartel might be he reports back. Okay so the man we're after here is either Cold Charles. Crosby or Charles cosby depend on who you talk to him. But essentially it's the same guy who have you say discerning? Who's kind of mid-level Street drug dealer in Oakland in Fresno California in the nineteen eighties nothing spectacular but apparently he controlled a few crack houses and had a steady streaming from his activities making around forty thousand dollars a year. By the time he was twenty by all accounts he was also pretty charming a good looking kids and most of all very ambitious the documents show the original tip to the. Fbi came from California. So that makes sense. But what would this hustling street dealer from the West Coast has to do with a multi-million dollar Colombian cartel operating through Miami on the East Coast? Now this is where it gets really interesting. Charles apparently became obsessed with the woman who was arrested in Miami in nineteen eighty five. She was the head of a very powerful cartel and she was known as the Godmother of cocaine and I believe she's the one who came with the plot to kidnap JFK. Junior Andy's information chimes again with an all tip Berry Levin Hood but never published in the national enquirer. He tells us what he learned. This plot was from an obsessed Colombian Queen Pin would plan to snatch JFK junior off the streets in New York. The woman who was involved in this was Known in the Latin underworld as law Abu Stora. A term used for a type of man heating female who uses men to satisfy her sexual needs this fifty. Something woman who is head of one of Colombia's notorious all-female crime rates and a drug cartel was reported to have had six husbands all of whom apparently vanished without a trace within a year of her Mary. Each of them. Many of the drug deals that This woman was involved in were hatched from an island in the Caribbean Sea. They'll per plan apparently was to snatch John from a New York City Street. As he rode his bicycle he was gonna be heavily drugged and smuggled out of the US on Banana Bo. Interestingly her plan came with dire warning to our latkes that we're going to carry this out and that was don't harm a single hair on John's beautiful hat or it will be your funeral. Parallelly this plot to kidnap. Jfk junior this bizarre plot to kidnap. Jeff Kitchen Your. I should say sell through at the last minute because of protests from this woman's advisor and they were extremely concerned that the kidnap of JFK junior would bring a massive military response from Colombian armed forces and and basically exposing their a drug cartel money laundering schemes and other illegal activities of cocaine distribution and so forth and hurried visors warned her debt by kidnapping JFK. Jay was high profile men in the world that it would absolutely destroy their drug cartel so the plan apparently was called off Whether the FBI informed John of this plot is something. We'll never know because from what we know now. We do not know if he was told about this plot In the years when he was living. And if he had had he ever been sacked told his wife Carol set. But what's the connection? Between the Colombian Drug Queen and Air Californian whistleblower blower his both Andy Tillett Nelson Andrew. So this woman. The Colombian Queen Pin if he like her. Name's Zelda blanket. Charles cosby eventually trickle down. He finds out where she's being held in prison. He's basically infatuated with him and he started to write to the two of them formed relationship which but mid-nineties have progressed from being pen pals to something more physical and even it's been suggested she helped him step up his game to become a big time. West Coast drug dealer. I don't know how Brazelle data and Cosby. I flipped up but they became a lovers. I think they may have even gotten married. And because of Brasilia's wealth she had that prison All to herself practically I don't know Cosby told us that the guards would let them do practically anything. They even had Sexual relations while she was in prison. And that's that was brought to to light by cosby himself. I don't know if anybody is a prison. Whatever admit to shenanigans going on so eventually Zelda tide of being imprisoned and I guess with new charges being brought against comes over this plowed. Finally the pieces are coming together. Griselda BLANCO THE COLOMBIAN Drug Quyen Note. Also as the black widow or the cocaine godmother. She was arrested for series drugs in nineteen ninety five and was languishing in prison. Working through a long sentence. It's then that she hatches a plane to buy freedom with Jeff Keas the price who seek it out. They've figured kidnapped John F. K. Junior would be her tea out of prison. I think she was definitely seriously considering that because we had no idea that she would do something or try to do something that brazen in order to get out of prison there was talk that when they kidnap John F. Kennedy Junior. They really had no intentions of doing a swap for Zelda probably going to kidnap him and kill him and then see if she was able to get away but the exact details of what was going on and what their plans were. I depends also on who you talk to and what you read the documents because Noah's talk of both of actually doing a switch for killing him burying him and then pretending that they were gonNA release never would serious questions still remain and something's simply done at up. If how? Man Shells Cosby was the Informa- why would he do that? If he was obsessed with and possibly even married to Zelda blencoe why would he read at a plan to free the woman he loved? And what became of both Gra Zelda and Charles? We need to find the missing pieces to buy these characters next time on fatal voyage the Din of jive. Kaija my opinion. Why she was so rootless is she was a woman in a man's world and a man's business so she had to be even tougher than the other guys around her or they would've taken out of circulation the woman who wanted to kidnap him and sacked lake. Jfk junior her sex life was Priscilla Blanco who Spun Evil Web is dark as death itself and her interest was JFK. Juniors handsome looks obviously had a fixation an assassination on young John F Kennedy Junior.
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"After generation. So you could call it Kennedy curse if also call it the curse of power that got sometimes people who power these sort of things happen. I think there's something psychological about it. It's almost like scales scales have to be balanced life as you to less if a too much now we're going to take some away from you and had a curse once it's again exact. A terrible tall on the man who as a little blonde haired boy was required to salute the passing coffin of his dead father. As the entire hi world which Don I think there's a parallel or a similarity between the death of the father and the death of the son in that in both cases since there was great unfulfilled potential. We have no idea of what could have happened so his his presidency had great potential in fact the potential is so great that most academics rank him as a great president even without having accomplish these things and the same kind of hovers over the life of John F. Kennedy junior the fact that he it could have done great things could have been a president could have been a governor. Senator could have been a great public figure the rest of his life and impacted the world for good so in both cases there cut down in cut short of what most people believe believe would be a great life and a great contribution to humanity following the assassination of President Kennedy the conspiracy ever see theories began almost immediately. Did Lee Harvey Oswald Line. was there a second shooter at the scene who was pulling the moving strings behind the scenes and how deep derived hall go his JFK historian. John Hanky there are Tan. Dan Affidavits in the Warren Commission documents from witnesses in Dealey Plaza. Who All said that? The limousine stopped in front of the Grassy Knoll. They don't say waiting for the kill shot. But you can put those elements together to see that. The Secret Service stopped the limousine in front of the Grassy knoll waiting for the kill shot in nineteen sixty four. The Warren Commission set up by President Lyndon Johnson to who investigate the killing concluded that Oswald was the lone assessing. It was to be another eleven years before another committee ruled at the Warren Commission was fundamentally the Middle East flawed and not until nineteen seventy nine before the house. Select Committee concluded that the murder was most likely. The result of a bigger far-reaching conspiracy. I see however that did not say who was behind that conspiracy like me. Jive Cagey suspected a cover up author. Doug Wade has written over thirty books and interviewed no fewer than six presidents and has unrivalled insight into the nations of the White House. I received a call from a lady whose father had worked for Frank. Church had been his closest aide and she told me neither story is that when it was all over her father had good worked. So hard for the senator in these hearings had said why is senator. Didn't as you go ahead and publish your findings. Why did you back down after all that you've gone through? And she said that Senator Church said I said to her father. The country could not have survived if they had known the truth of our investigation into the CIA see I it was a lengthy investigation. They interrogated many CIA agents and at the conclusion of it. It was like He pulled oldest punches. It was a whimper John. Junior was to lie to begin his own investigation. Father's death felt that it it was just something he had to live with that he was John Kennedy but he was very proud of it in the sense that he named his put the number of the PT One nine nine there was his father's World War Two pt boat. He put that on an playing he thought about his father constantly but tragically the assassination of JFK. Senior was only the beginning shortly after midnight. On June the fifth nineteen sixty excite. Kennedy's beloved uncle. Bobby Kennedy was also executed. He was killed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just hours after winning the California presidential. It's an inch primary his report Leon Wagner who was being close to the Kennedys since the nineteen seventy s after JFK was assassinated this native. Jackie really leaned heavily on bobby and he spent a tremendous amount of time with her. They spent so much time together and that there were rumors that they were having an affair which I don't know if it's possible they certainly were tight right but I think more than anything. He was something to lean on and because he was her brother in law and she trusted him implicitly. Candor stood her pain which nobody else really could understand the way he could and then suddenly he was slain and that was away final. Blow one of the consultants. At Bobby's autopsy was forensic tallest. Cyril Wecht. I was an official consultant to Dr Thomas. NEGOTI cheeks product examiner corner of Los Angeles. County is see my English. Did you look at the autopsy report in fact. Tom called me about three or four o'clock in the morning. My time was three hours earlier there from Los Angeles. He didn't need any advice on how to do an autopsy but he was concerned that they would try to take Bobby Kennedy's body away like they had done with. JFK and dollars. and Tom and I hit become good friends at the American Academy Physics Scientists and he knew of my outspoken spoken communist regarding what they had done and I advise him in fact among things which he did was to invite the academic proactive fashion and invite the government to send in their forensic pathologists to be observers at your autopsy and he did that. And three of those military Sherry from super apologised whom we knew they were colleagues they attended despite the attempt to transparency. It seemed that once again the Kennedy assassination was followed by another shady. Cover up by the way then the cover-up remember the scenario in which Bobby Kennedy Kennedy was assassinated. Look it up. The distance from which to fatal shot was fired striking him. Just above and slightly behind the radiator was one to to one and a half inches one to one and a half inches and pull it also had a slightly forward trajectory. Sorry hand in front of him and you gotta Ask Yourself. How is this possible? I'll tell you how it's possible. Because they defense attorney who by the way not some snot nosed kid out of law school or in a talkative offenders office. He was inexperienced defense attorney. Name Grant Cooper Never Never consulted they fronts pathologist or a ballistics expert never had anybody testify at the trial and in the cross examination of Dr Gucci. Never asked him the question. I asked you two minutes ago about the distance from which the shot I fired or a subject to rick. Never you talked by setups.
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"The new faces of Rock in nineteen ninety two and now the man helping to sell those magazines was about to announce the launch wanted to do something for her almost wedding gift you know to to give her something that was completely private we all remember that photo Dole would sell for between one hundred and fifty or five hundred dollars unique fotos sold for a lot more to give you an idea those pictures apparently Satan awful things to her just to get a reaction so when John wasn't around they would they would they they chase her into the streets you almost got it the author Randy Tara Borelli says John had come to an important decision he said am I don't WanNa be like those other Kennedy guys you know he was talking of cousins I don't want to lock them I don't WanNa be that Kennedy Guy who doesn't care what is girl thinks Steven Gillon wrote in the reluctant prince is that the death of Princess Diana in August nineteen ninety-seven sent caroline into a tailspin she obsessively watched every to do about caroline she's really spooked now during this time John had another important relationship which needed his attention his best friend and Resin Anthony Radziwill was battling cancer and was nearing the end of his life by the summer of nineteen ninety nine John's entire your world seem to be falling apart in addition to the pending death of Anthony George magazine was struggling to gain readers and attract advertise in revenue at the same time has shut publishing made clear to John that it planned to walk away from their partnership once their contract act expired at the end of nineteen ninety nine John's relationship with his wife was also under fire in Randy Tara please book the Kennedy Errors He reveals for the first time that caroline had what he calls an emotional affair with a male friend she knew from her as working at Calvin Klein the two reconnected at a benefit dinner and then began meeting regularly for coffee the friend told me rally that one night when John was out of town they went for dinner and then back to his apartment she ended up crying about her marriage he was consoled Ling her and somehow they ended up kissing caroline quickly pulled away gathered her things and left the next day caroline called the friend to say she was extremely regretful and it could never happen again and Tabarelli says she was adamant that she had tell her husband what happened Randy says the incident was a real wakeup call for John and soon after they enrolled in pulls counseling adding to everything else that was going on in John's life on Memorial Day weekend in nineteen ninety nine John broke his ankle in a freak accident at his home in Martha's Vineyard John had always been fascinated with flying and taken some lessons in the eighties but quit when his mom expressed concern about the hobby after her death he began to pursue flying lessons again any also himself a crazy flying contraption called the Buckeye it was essentially a three wheeled go kart with a parachute which many of his friends called a flying lawnmower friends watched as John Struggle to gain altitude in the Buckeye before crashing to the ground John was rushed to hospital where he required surgery and a cast that would remain in place for six weeks coming off just days before he died the final week of John's life was spent speaking to potential investors for George magazine including me mogul Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday of that last week two days before he died John and Caroline decided that John should move into the state Dan Hope Hotel on Fifth Avenue the couple had been fighting because caroline did not want to go to rory Kennedy's wedding that weekend and at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port on Thursday John went to the hospital and has cast removed John was still on crutches and doctors advised him not to fly because his ankle could swell up Steve Gillon writes in his book that according to a reliable I caroline accompanied him to the hospital and they were very affectionate kissing passionately while seated in the reception area which was last night of his life John went to the Yankees game where he was photographed with James and Lachlan Murdoch the children of newscorp CEO Rupert Murdoch the next morning.
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"And then he would get on spike and take off so yeah I mean I I I can't imagine it might all blending Lenny said it was really a sight to behold you know but I was mostly just a really good tactic to get away from `Paparazzi 'cause ever expect that John would do such a thing but according to this source that's exactly what he did `Paparazzi wasn't the only thing that was tough or Caroline to get used to she also had a hard time fitting in with the massive Kennedy Family Tear Borelli says that during her first I visit to the Hyannis Port family compound matriarch Ethel Kennedy Quizzed Caroline about current events at the dinner table something that the can these are known for Athol asked so do you think a federal assault weapons ban will impact crime in our country dear Caroline who looks stunned stuttered an answered I I think it will ethel responded I'm sure you do dear you may want to read up on it it's quite important Tara Borelli says that the Kennedys are a very close knit family and that can be very intimidating to an outsider and her mind they all looked like she couldn't tell one from the other and Oh and they were very very competitive and they were all about sports and competitions and you know and she really wanted to go to Kennedy compound read fashion magazines and they told her that's not going to happen you know sorry you know and she didn't WanNa play football on the she was very much like Jackie despite some of the issues with their relation chip John proposed a caroline while they visited Martha's vineyard over the July fourth weekend in one thousand nine hundred ninety five three years after their first meeting John took caroline fishing which she later told a friend was the last thing she wanted to do while they were out in the boat John got down on one knee and said fishing is so much better with a partner and then he pulled out a platinum band with diamonds and sapphires which was a replica of the ring worn by his mother the couple was able to keep their engagement secret until Labor Day when the New York Post ran a story with a close up photo of Caroline's left hand with the engagement ring suddenly their engagement was everywhere young women mourned but John had some other big news he was about to reveal to the world according to an esquire feature the nineties was the golden age for glossy magazines the Internet wasn't what it's like now so magazines were raking in huge money from advertising Readership was through the roof for celebrity type magazines like people which in nineteen ninety four drew three point one million in readers a week the biggest magazines determined what people were wearing and talking about and they turned celebrities into icons over right remember that photo of a nude pregnant Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair or how about when Rolling Stone Crowned Nirvana his own called George the tagline was not just politics as usual it was a lifestyle magazine with Politics at its core and back in the nineties that was pretty revolutionary there had never been anything quite like it before according to that esquire article from earlier this year John Junior was inspired to create a political magazine that focused more on personalities than policy after he watched US President Bill Clinton's successful nineteen ninety-two campaign which included playing the saxophone on the Arsenio hall show after coming up with the idea he ran it by his friend Michael Berman who at the time ran a Manhattan public relations firm Berman immediately jumped on board by the spring of nineteen ninety four the pair was meeting daily to strategize and Berman eventually sold his PR firm and went into business with John The pair pitch George concept to nearly all the major zine publishers before they found someone who was interested in backing the idea it was none other than David Pecker a man who is now Famous for his friendship with Donald Trump and he currently owns America media which publishes the national enquirer in ninety s he was the president of Shat magazines which at the time published L. Car and driver and women's Day according to her reports from the time packer jumped at the opportunity to make a deal with John and agreed to invest twenty million dollars over five years the next step for John was to assemble a team once they were in place they had just three months to create the premier you which was planned to launch in September nineteen ninety-five John knew how important the first cover would be to establish the tone of the magazine he invited his friend her Brits the fashion photographer to his tribeca loft to brainstorm ideas John Wanted Bill Clinton for the cover but Ritz had another idea during dinner with John and Caroline Writ suggested super Model Cindy Crawford who was everywhere from the iconic Pepsi adds to the runways and was the host of the popular MTV's house while after Ritz floated the idea caroline immediately piped into say that's perfect she's apple pie she is all American UH writ suggested that Crawford dress up as George Washington at cheeky play on politics and pop culture they all agreed that this was the cover they were looking for George magazine was unveiled to the world on September seventh nineteen Ninety five at Manhattan's federal hall a vast marble building where George Washington took his presidential oath John one was dressed in a navy double-breasted suit with a bright white pocket square it was the first time he addressed reporters since his mother's death the year B four and according to esquire he worked with an image consultant before the event so that he was prepared on how to handle any personal questions John stood at a small wooden podium beside him was a large blow up of the first cover of George which owed Cindy Crawford in a powdered wig and amid rift bearing costume now now you may that this cover is unusual but our first choice was Alan Greenspan in speedo politics isn't dry it isn't dull so why should a magazine that covers it be in fact George just doesn't cover politics it celebrates it we will celebrate celebrate it as a general rule but we won't be afraid to criticize it when necessary John made it clear that he wanted this magazine to be free from ideology author Steve Gillon says John Believed that America was headed for a post partisan era and he wanted to be at the forefront of that movement the magazine meant something else to John as well over time as John Thought more and more about possibly running for office he saw George magazine as an accomplishment that he could run on Sean always said if you ran for office he did not want to run as Kennedy he did not want run because of his family wanted to run because you want if he wants to be able to say he achieved something and Georgia magazine was going to be that thing that he that he achieved media critics were quick to pounce on John's foray into the publishing world's at the time esquire called the magazine the riskiest venture of a pampered life indelibly marked by tragedy the Los Angeles Times asked is John Kennedy Juniors George Making American politics sexy or is the magazine just dumbing it down more John and his staff mostly brushed off the criticism and focused on their goal to speak to a broader audience. John did this by being being provocative in each issue of George he would publish a personal essay a way of talking directly to his audience in August nineteen ninety-seven he described his first cousins Joseph and Michael as poster boys for bad behaviour congressman Oh Kennedy the second had his marriage secretly annulled while Michael Kennedy was accused of having an affair with a fourteen year old babysitter in a scathing editor's letter John wrote to members of my family chased an idealized alternative to their life one left behind an embittered wife and another in what looked to be a hedge against mortality fell in love with Youth and surrendered his judgment in the process US alongside the letter John Posed semi nude dancing up at an apple a symbol of temptation no surprise the letter and the photo garnered a ton of attention and so some of the people that John Associated with John Invited Hustler publisher Larry Flint to be his magazines guest at the annual White House correspondents dinner and he also visited Mike Tyson in jail and he called the disgrace boxer a friend who is much different from his public image some of John's choices may have been questionable in the nineties.
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"So many of you came into public service because of him a very real sense because of you he is with US still unfor- that I'm grateful to all of you Jones appearance at the convention earned him a two minute standing ovation and led many to wonder if he was preparing to run for office after his speech at the convention it seemed the world beyond the tabloids had suddenly taken notice of JFK junior it reached a fever pitch when September one thousand nine hundred eighty eight people magazine in gave him the distinction of sexiest man alive he's the only non entertainer and the youngest man to have scored the title the era of JFK junior had arrived and he was only twenty seven years old suddenly with his movie star are looks winning charm and down to Earth personality John became the most eligible bachelor in New York if not the world and he certainly played the field John's exploits were obsessively chronicled by the tabloids and he was romantically linked to stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker who had just ended a seven year relationship with Robert downey junior brooke shields Cindy Crawford Julia Roberts and Madonna Ronna according to the book the good son JFK junior and the mother he loved John Madonna started a secret relationship in nineteen eighty eight the same year he was named sexiest man alive by people magazine Madonna had just split up with Sean Penn and according to the book the only place superstar couple could let their guard down was at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port where they apparently bundled up in sweater there's and jogged on the beach sadly though the relationship only lasted six months though they remained friendly before we go any further I want to tell you about another podcast you're gonNa love grownups read things they wrote as kids is pretty much exactly what it says sounds like courageous adult share their good bad and sometimes awkward parts of growing up it's recorded live on stage in front of me room full of strangers you'll hear embarrassing diary entries angsty teenage poetry and some pretty weird short stories it's really the two reminisce and think about who you were when you were a kid stick around after the credits for a taste of Dan Eisner's grownups re things they wrote US kids.
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"In one thousand nine hundred ninety nine John Kennedy Jr. wasn't a popular policy Shen or a successful actor or musician with a closet full of grammy's and yet his death two decades ago prompted wall all to wall media coverage absolutely dominating the news cycle for days upon days according to Kennedy biographer j Randy Borelli who has written several books about the famous family including the recently published book the Kennedy Errors John was something bigger than that as part of the Kennedy family which is a as close as America's ever gotten to a royal family he was really considered by many people would be sort of the principal why John was the whole package in addition to his family's political legacy he was a legitimately good looking guy and he wasn't afraid to flaunt it his death was perhaps the last great celebrity story of its era triggering a flood of covers on magazines from Newsweek to time to people as well as a slew of commemorative magazines full of tributes to a man positioned as an American prince before we look at the reasons why John was so famous in the nineties let's take a minute to look back at who us and where we came from the little prince saluting at the funeral grew up in New York for the most part out of the spotlight after high school he broke away from family tradition and attended Brown University where he discovered passion for theater John performed in numerous student run plays including production that required him to shave off his infamous head of thick curly brown hair after graduating from Brown John was even the lead in an off off Broadway play which drew praise from the handful of people ought his friends have said he seemed pretty interested in pursuing a life in theater but his mother would have none of it Steven Gillon who recently published a book about John's life called America's reluctant prince became friends with John after meeting at Brown Nineteen eighty-one challenge greatest success is greatest achievement was private it was his ability given the enormous pressures had placed upon him to turn out to be a well grounded decent thought Paul someone said John was disgustingly aw that's a good way of putting it after putting aside his pursuit of acting John Entered law school at New York University well John was still in law school he attended the nineteen eighty-eight Democratic National Convention in Atlanta to introduce his Dole Senator Ted Kennedy UPI coverage at the time stated the handsome twenty seven year old son of President Kennedy through misty is from a charmed democratic national convention crowd as he spoke of two generations of Democrats united in the pursuit of justice thank you thank you very much thank you over quarter century ago my father stood before you to accept the nomination for the presidency of the United States.
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"Just in case you had trouble totally catching. That Kennedy asked him point blank. Even if I get reelected acted we won't be pulling off a moon landing before him out of office. Will we and Webb said no no. We won't while this was just great. Kennedy had been convinced to pitch this wildly expensive utterly ambitious idea and and now congress was drying up the funding NASA couldn't make its deadlines and Kennedy was facing down a reelection bid looking naive and wasteful Foale and ineffective. It was time for one last hail. Mary only two days later Kennedy went up to New York to give a speech each of the United Nations it was September twentieth nineteen sixty three and he gave an old idea one more try he stood before the UN and he proposed once more to the Soviet Union this time in public the idea of healing they're cold war rivalry Tori and going together to the moon. Why should man's various flight to the moon be a matter of national competition. Fi should the United States and the Soviet Union in preparing for such expeditions become involved in immense duplications of research construction and expenditure. Surely we should explore whether the scientists and astronauts of ought to countries indeed of all the world cannot work together in the conquest of space. There is room for new cooperation a joint expedition addition to the moon but the thing is then nothing happened. The Soviet Union didn't respond with a resounding yeah. Let's go. It actually didn't respond at all. It was as if the president hadn't said anything. Kennedy was just left in limbo wondering what to do now keep pushing for a joint project abandoned the whole thing press on alone own autumn said in the trees near the White House changed their colors and they lost their leaves November member sixteenth nineteen sixty three Kennedy went down to visit Cape Canaveral again he was thinking through what in the world to due Brown was there. The president sat through a presentation on the launch vehicles that NASA ASA was building for the Apollo Program. There were charts and models of the various rockets on display. Kennedy got up and walked it over to them. He reached out to a model that was about a foot tall he said so. This is the redstone it was a replica of the rocket that had sent the first two mercury astronauts to space in nineteen sixty one he took it in his hand and he held it up next to one of the other models which was taller than Kennedy and are these models to the same scale. He asked yes they were that was the Saturn five rocket rocket. That would send three men to the moon. He looked around at the engineers and said Gee looks hike. We've come a long way. Brown remembered this moment and years later. He said there was something like a boyish enthusiasm about him. At the same time D. he please sincere.
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"Hopeful pros of Kennedy's speech may give the impression that he had been won over by the Grand Promise of scientific achievement men to the moon shot represented not exactly later that fall of nineteen sixty two JFK they had a meeting in the Oval Office that laid bare his views on space. There was a secret recording made of this meeting reading and it's incredible. It's so cool. It's like you listen to. It and it's like you're a fly on the wall for Kennedy's moon conversations in the White House it took about forty years from the conversation for the Kennedy Archives to find this recording and make it public. Good things come to those who made the the whole process of declassifying information is is is complex. This is Jamie Roth the deputy director of the Kennedy Library. We didn't know about the tapes until after the Watergate scandal happened. Nixon talked about how presidents had taping system but once they were found and then declassified and finally released the audio gave a really amazing window into Kennedy's Kennedy's views on the moonshot particularly this recording of the Oval Office meeting in the fall of sixty two. The tape is a bit hard to make out clearly in spots but I'm obviously going to play it for you anyway because it's so fascinating this is November twenty first nineteen sixty two at the White House and Kennedy is arguing with NASA administrator. Jim Webb about the progress of the Apollo Program. You know I do not. I think you were okay so JFK's asking Jim Webb here. If if the Moon Program is Nastase top priority and web actually says No. He says we have a bunch of top priorities and Kennedy. He's like Whoa stop right there. Clear Kennedy political the region work. The president is saying like it or not. We are doing this for international geopolitical reasons and we are in a race here. Web starts to push back on him saying listen soon. This is hard. NASA might need more time and resources to pull this off web says that live under the condition addition and the President's science advisor Jerome Wiesner cuts in the service and we're making the wildest guess sure they're all going back and forth and they're getting kind of riled up. The scientists are like we need you to support all all these other space science initiatives that will help us get to the moon we can't actually land there unless we put some time and money into figuring out these related space. Speiss challenges and Kennedy's Lake. Let me be very clear. There's only one reason we're spending this kind of money and even going to the moon at all to beat the Russians that we do order to get all of the ball every time. They believe that we've told people were preeminent in space. No one believes us. It's like what we need is to just get to the moon. It's fun to listen to the dynamic and the tension and seeing the president asking questions and and and really discovering what he's looking for and web giving it back to the president on bit saying you know what you're talking about and can use your right. I don't I am not interested enough. Now should be sending money because I'm not that interested. Statement gets good. We ought to know about it. Reasonable to whip partner by in Asia is to be damn where I'm not that interested in space. That's the big takeaway. Though the only justification to do it is because we hope to be them Kennedy as real from conversations that happened in the White House. It's that they're on tape now. We Kennedy really didn't care about the space program Nasa Bill Barry again but Web saw the space program is a is a very different if you did just what the president asked you to do which is sending people are GonNa get back. All you're really doing is a political spectacular which really has has no basis in reality and you so web is making the argument throughout the sixties whenever he meets the president that you know we need to have a robust based program we need. We may be studying the planet's. It's we need to be doing research. All kinds of things not just building a rocket. This in three is to the moon and Kennedy's not interested the tension between Kennedy Mighty and web kept bubbling up over the course of the following year Kennedy's a Boston. Your Democratic Democrat politician and web is an old southern boy who's used to talking a lot and explaining things and making his pitch and so they really roussel oil water in many ways.
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"In writing podcast is sponsored by Lighthouse Deep Space is calling and lighthouses helping the Space Industry's innovators answer the call for modernizing Nasr's enterprise. It Eh to processing over thirty five thousand pounds of mission critical supplies each year to keep the international space station fully operational lighthouse delivers the it engineering and science to advance today's most important space capabilities learn how at lighthouse dot com slash space after a few hours von. Braun was supposed to bid farewell to the president who is headed straight to Florida to get a similar tour of Cape Canaveral but von Braun had gotten to chatting with vice president and right before they were about to leave Johnson asked Fawn Brown. Why don't you hop aboard Air Force to tag along with us for the rest of the trip. Von Braun was not one to say no oh so he climbed aboard the vice president's plane no toothbrush no change of clothes of course no cell phone at that time he left behind his staff at the Marshall Space Flight Center and he jetted off on this multiday adventure across the other space centers of the South it down in Florida at Cape Canaveral. They walked around the Massive Rocket Launch Complex Kennedy Eddie wore a pinstripe suit and he squinted up at this skyscraper scaffolding of the launch pads then he'd slip on his sunglasses before taking them off again they looked at mercury capsules they met with large crowds of site workers shook hands with astronauts. WCHS US based capital the president or the long chat with Waldron. 'em Shera Center our next men and Kennedy had set all of this in motion. It was hard to tell if he was proud or afraid of this thing he had unleashed. Maybe both the next day they arrived lived in Houston. It was a blazing hot day for a speech especially with the humidity von Braun road in in an air conditioned Cadillac limousine as part of the presidential entourage but he was still sweltering President Kennedy on the other hand road the forty minutes or so to Rice University stadium in an open convertible the strong Texas Sun beating down on them. Kennedy delivered his speech from the field of the stadium. No she'd gene insight we meet at a college noted for knowledge and they said he noted for progress mm-hmm noted for strength and we stand in need of all three opening lines might not be too familiar but this would become one of Kennedy's means most famous presidential speeches and that's because of the part he said about the moon why some say the move why choose this as our goal and they may well ask why climb the highest mountain why thirty five years ago fly the Atlantic it was crafted by his speechwriter Ted Sorensen Rice Lake Texas but that line was a last minute addition from Kennedy. The speech had the grandeur and the poetry and the delivery that was missing from the one he gave Congress choose to go to the mall. I think we choose to go to the MOV-. We choose to go to the moon and this and do the other thing not because they are easy because they may call that gold will serve organize. Johnson sat right behind him listening his sunglasses on. He unbuttoned his jacket. He wiped the sweat off his neck with a handkerchief. Spectators flapped their hats in their face like fans but if you watch the video of the speech and you keep your eyes on Kennedy you never know it was scorching hot. He had come a long way from the attended senator announcing his presidential run in the Senate caucus room because that challenge is one that we're willing to accept one we are unwilling to both bone and one we intend to win the others.
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"Sixty one was something of a rocky first year for Kennedy. When it came to space he committed to the moon he tried to get out of it. Alan Shepherd became the first American to go to space but he only went up and down. He didn't orbit like you're a Garin had already done plus Gus Grissom who was the second. US astronaut to go into space he had a nearly disastrous landing in the summer of sixty-one shortly after the botched Vienna Summit Chris flew up to space briefly then when his capsule landed in the sea the the hatch blew open prematurely and the capsule and GRISSOM's spacesuit flooded with water and he nearly died but as nineteen nineteen sixty-one turned into nineteen sixty-two the Apollo programs started to rev up in one thousand nine hundred thousand one in Congress had given NASA budget of almost seven hundred and fifty million dollars to support the new space flight program by nineteen sixty two congress increased it again to more than one point two billion and by that February John Glenn successfully completed his orbit around Earth conquering hero John H Glenn. He left his star agreements white as pathways the President Kennedy who was getting more comfortable embracing his commitment. We have a long way to go in the space race and we started late but this is the new ocean and I believe the United States must sail on it despite. JFK's initial concerns concerns public enthusiasm for the program was growing John Glenn Sloan Jr had been watched on television screens across the country. The networks Steven Prime I'm coverage and Saifi figures in particular were eager to help the space program alone L. Ron Hubbard the former astounding magazine writer and the scientology founder he wrote Kennedy a long ladder in nineteen sixty two. He offered to provide ride scientology counseling for the astronauts to further improve their accuse. The government did not take him up on that offer. Ray Bradbury the author of Fahrenheit four fifty one also wrote Kennedy a letter saying that he'd spent his whole writing career thinking about space and science fiction and he would love to help the administration in any way needed. Kennedy need did respond to that letter and he thanked him. ooh. The Kennedy Library up in Boston has a large archive of these presidential letters as well as old White House tapes heaps and oral histories and one of the old interviews it has is with Rocketeer Werner von Braun the details and his interview interview gave me this ferry vivid picture of how Kennedy interacted with the Apollo Program in September of nineteen sixty two so almost a year and a half after his moon speech to Congress Kennedy decided to visit a number of the space facilities around the country and his I was NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama.
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"Khrushchev greeted at the station at the arrives Babel's. President Kennedy is next time this team at flies in from the rival the bigger than the American embassy and the first problem only about a week later Kennedy met with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. They had a summit in Vienna to try to diplomatically resolve some Cold War tensions. The mean discussion was the fate of Berlin. It was the first and the only time that these two heads of state would confront each other face to face but Kennedy Kennedy still had the moon on his mind this is somebody brought him the number. What's IT GONNA cost Perrin mccurdy author of space in the American imagination back back then twenty one to twenty five billion dollars a huge part of the federal budget. His budget director tells him NASA is going to break the bank with this moon program it would just plant the economic development agency and all of this the Working WanNa do an education and cities would eat up all that money it was the largest civilian alien technology program in the US history outstripped the Panama Canal. Manhattan project was just such a massive scale so Kennedy's thinking King of the United States to do. Can we figure a way out of this. That's the crazy thing Kennedy's trying to get out of the commitment. He had an idea ball Kennedy he was here in Vienna for the summit. What if he invaded Khruschev to go to the moon with him turning this into joint project with the Americans and the Russians doing this together together it would save the US a ton of money it would look like a diplomatic breakthrough and frankly it would eliminate the risk of failing publicly Likley so Kennedy gave it a shot history has mostly buried this fact but he actually proposed opposed to this Roy Kirsh off aside and say you'll is discovered this. Let's go together together and and initially Khrushchev says was something with talking about but the more he thought about it. The more Khruschev reasoned wait a joint program would give the Americans a real good understanding of what we can do and can't do in space and by by extension what we can and can't do with our nuclear deterrent that seemed problematic plus so far this space as competition have been great for Khrushchev these he's finally going to Tooley. Can you beat the United States and the Soviet Union look good and embarrassed the United States with within. That's the one thing he really needs. Barry chief NASA historian a crucial soft through Kennedy's. The Kennedy's objective was to take the embarrassment of so his one S in space all time off the table and it's really his objective so okay we he's a beach it to the moon moved the goalpost to the end of the decade and that's one way we can end it or other ways. Will you know collaboration in so it's a race anymore. It's working together in space. F- either either one of those things is great for Kennedy horrible for so we had no real incentive to do nonetheless. Kennedy did raise it again the next day and and Khrushchev says well over again. It's something we're talking about but I really think we need to do something about Nuclear-test-ban Treaty and maybe some sort of Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty before we go down that road so Khrushchev Killed Kennedy's hopes of joining forces to go to the moon and that was the end of it joint lunar program never gets off the ground. Kennedy felt he had blown it and Vienna. All of his diplomatic tactics at the summit had actually gone pretty poorly the discussion in about Berlin included two weeks later back in the United States. The Soviet ambassador paid a visit to the president of the White House. He had something to give Kennedy from Khruschev. It was a puppy in the ambassador said your wife the first lady she asked Chairman Khruschev over dinner in Vienna about one of the dogs we sent into space. This is stroke gus puppy. It's a gift Kennedy had no option but to take the puppy its name was pushing the Russian word for for fluffy and it was fluffy. It was a fluffy little mount with wait for and gold tipped ears and it would live at the White House in the humiliation was piling on he was barely into his presidency and already Kennedy had the Yuri Rica Garen fight the Bay of Pigs the moon announcement he regretted the botched meeting in Vienna and now this a fluffy queued you'd mortifying reminder of the Soviet lead in space and a reminder of Kennedy's failed summit with Khrushchev which Kennedy me had called the worst thing in my life.
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"It was the first public announcement Kennedy made about going to the moon and already doubts were creeping in. Maybe it was a bad idea. Didn't they see his rationale. We went to the moon in the nineteen sixties for very specific geopolitical a your political purposes absent those geopolitical purposes. We probably wouldn't have done it. Kennedy didn't announce the moon goal because he thought the science sense of it was important because the dream spoke to him in some profound spiritual way no he was committing to it because he wanted to achieve something thing right here on earth. It was because of global alignment to win the hearts and minds of the public. They were competing for global influence. They were in front of an international audience. That's an essential part of what made the space race a race why we were in it in the first place. This is teasing them. Um We're harmony curator the Apollo collection of the national air and Space Museum often when people think of the space race or project Apollo they focus on the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union without asking about the nature of that competition and what they were competing for in the wake of World War Two hard power so like invading countries and conquering them into submission that had fallen out of favor in fact many countries previously under colonial rule had recently gained into their independence Algeria Nigeria Senegal Uganda India Malaysia just to name a few all these newly independent countries were choosing what kind of government they wanted to be and what allies they wanted to have. Kennedy wanted them to choose democracy and America Project Apollo is one of the prime examples of soft power. You're the United States or the Soviet. The Union and you want an empire. You want to rule the world. Don't force these countries to bend to your will entice them put on a show. The idea of sending humans to the moon was almost deliriously bold but it would prove that the united rated states had the technology the money that firepower and the determination to be a superpower the superpower the ally ally of choice and Apollo is the perfect story to support look bad idea that is if the United States could pull it off. Kennedy was already starting to wonder if he she had just totally politically miscalculated. How is he going to win over the hearts and minds of the planet if he couldn't even even get his own congress excited about it. Ted Sorensen the president's speechwriter had sat on the sidelines and watched Kennedy deliver the address to Congress and Ted Sorensen was a brilliant word Meister He's the guy who wrote ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country from Kennedy's inaugural. JFK had come off a little uncertain. Sorenson thought and plus the president usually never swerved from his script. It seemed like a sign of his doubts that Kennedy had thrown in that extra unplanned emphasis at the end about how if Congress doesn't want to do this. Just tell me now they left. Capitol Hill together on the way back to the White House after that speech to Congress. He's in the Limo with Ted Sorensen writing the two miles back to sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue on this Spring Day. The weather was climbing into the eighty s but they both were full suits and ties. Sorenson had black framed glasses. Kennedy was despondent. He tells Sorenson. I think these guys are going to go for this. you know they didn't exactly we stand up and cheer when I now we're going to do this and and Sorenson says it'll be fine. Mr President Lyndon has got everybody everybody under him under control and Vice President Lyndon Johnson did have it under control. He was a master of the Senate. He knew how to he knew how to manipulate people. Before Kennedy even stepped foot on Capitol Hill Johnson had made the rounds in Congress sealing up support in advance advanced for the Moon Project. You start buttonholing the leadership and saying okay. Here's what we WANNA DO WANNA. Do you know can do we have the votes. He had it all lined up so maybe. Kennedy didn't know that her fully realize it or maybe thought they changed your mind when he was concerned that they might not support poured it but there was never a question. Johnson had an all wrapped up before they gave the speech whether Kennedy knew that or not or believed it would work or not. He arrived back at the White House that day worrying. Something had gone wrong. He was thinking about what to do something something clever that could get him out of this spot..
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"He was getting ready to Pitch Congress on going to the moon his vice president and the leaders at NASA better have been right. This better be a genius plan. He climbed the steps to the lectern and then he turned to face the Sea of lawmakers. He leaned toward the microphone on and he started his speech. These are extraordinary times and we face an extraordinary challenge our strength as well as convictions at imposed upon this nation the role of leader in freedom's cause was is a speech to a joint session of Congress. This is space historian writer. Alania and it's got all kinds of stuff in the congress a negative to establish a breakdowns and enlarge disarmament agency but the big centerpiece of this is the Moon Landing Kennedy left the moon announcement until last fast and he worked his way up timid by saying we ought to win the battle but is now going on around the world between mm freedom and tyranny the dramatic achievements in space which occurred in recent weeks should have made clear to us all as did the sputnik in nineteen fifty seven the impact of this adventure on the minds of men everywhere in other words and what I'm about to propose to you is something that can help us win over the minds of people across the world convince them that Democrac- Z. Not Communism is the better way forward since early in my term equity space have been under review with the advice of the vice president who is chairman of the National Space Council. We have examined where we strong and where we are not where we may succeed and where we may not now it is time to take longer strive. I'm great new American enterprise time. I'm for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth she forward the plan big idea. I therefore at the congress above and beyond the increases creases earlier requested for face activities do provide the fund which needed to meet the following national goal famous words are I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth her no singles faith project in this period will be more impressive to mankind or more important for the long range expiration of space and then he goes on to talk about this is something that will be hard to do and non-mobile so difficult or expensive to accomplish yeah. I think we should do it. Think it's the right thing to do but it's going to be very expensive is going to be very time consuming and if we do not commit to doing doing the full thing. Let's not start now and ultimately it's you congress has to decide on whether or not we do this. He had he had a paragraph in speech that talked about let it be clear and this is a judgement which the numbers of the Congress must finally made let it be clear. I am asking the Congress on the country to accept a firm commitment to a new course of action a cost which were lost for many years and carry very heavy cost five hundred thirty one million dollars in fiscal sixty two and estimated seven to nine billion dollars additional over the next five years. If we OUGHTA go only halfway or reduce off sites in the face of difficulty in my judgment it would be better not go at all at the end of the speech. He Ad Libs again with the same thing. This is going to be hard. It's going to take a longtime cost a lot of money and if you don't want to see it through tell me now. Let's not do it and there's no sense in agreeing lien or desire and United States taking a survey position in outer space unless we are prepared to do the work and bear the burden to make success we are not we should decide today if Congress clapped while a little bit. It didn't sound very enthusiastic. He didn't get a standing ovation when he had just asked Congress to fund sending a spaceship to the moon and they were applauding like like they couldn't really care less he left. Capitol Hill ducked into the presidential motorcade and headed back to the White House. Wondering what on Earth have I done. million came with the Washington Post to miss is you is British explorer. George Mallory was to die on Mount Everest was asked why did he want climate. You said because it is ah basically and we're going to climbin and the phone on the planet and new to hold phonology.