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  • 01:08

    Dragnet

    in Entertainment

    Two episodes of one of the most listened to shows of all time.....Dragnet. Enjoy

  • 01:03

    Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    USA Freedom Act: passed by relative landslide this week in GOP House, awaiting Senate action, reportedly ends direct state bulk collection of phone records revealed (again) by Snowden, forces telecoms into bulk collection role


    Second Circuit Appeals court ruled this month that the Patriot Act did not, in fact, authorize the massive vacuuming up of people's communication data undertaken by U.S. spy agencies, despite ubiquitous, off-record claims to the contrary by "the intelligence community"


    Court records can give the public some idea as to how the telecom oligopolies are responding to both of these events, indications being that a likely scenario is the largely unabated supply of communications information to the government


    On May 31st of this year, Section 215 of the Patriot Act --used to support claims that nationwide, communications dragnet collection is authorized by law-- is expiring


    Cyberwar-- NSA's dual responsibility of defending US networks and acquiring offensive capability for exploits like Stuxnet.


    Commentary from Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth.


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner


     

  • 00:33

    F IS FOR FACTS - Writers Tricks of the Trade - Episode 12

    in Writing

    In the old Dragnet show, Sgt. Joe Friday used to say, "The facts, ma'am, only the facts." But when a writer is creating a book or story part of their process is making sure to check facts,particularly when they are setting out a particular set of circumstances. If you get it wrong, some of your readers will know and possibly spread the word. The internet is a wonderful source of information, but if you can't find what you want, let your fingers do the walking. Once you've figured out who might have the information you need, pick up the phone and call. It might be a friend, or the public relations division of a police department, hospital, public entity or any number of possibilities. When Morgan St. James was writing "Betrayed," she needed to know what would happen in the late 1950s if an inmate in an Illinois prison was beaten to a point where they had to be on lifesupport. The information was not readily available on the internet, so she called the public relations department at the prison in Illinois and discovered her answer, The Public Relations officer researched her and called back with the information that the policy had changed over the years. What would have happened now, wasn't the cae then. Back then the inmate would have been kept in the prison infirmary. So, St. James was able to portray the scene correctly for the era.


    Okay,let's assume you've got the facts, details and any other pertinent information. How much does your reader REALLY want to know? Are you overwriting and boring them with details fans of your genre really are not interested in?Is the technical information much more than they care to read? Do they want the story to just keep moving?


    In a lively discussion authors Morgan St. James, Dennis N. Griffin and Eric James Miller will share their knowledge and experience when it comes to, "Just the facts, ma'am."

  • 00:40

    Dragnet- The Red Light Bandit

    in Entertainment

    Want the best in old time radio police drama. Here it is- Dragnet. Eddiesotr.com is going to blogcast it tonight at 8pm EST. Dragnet was well known not just for the great scripts and acting, but also the attention paid to even the most minor detail. Enjoy tonight's episode. And when you're done you can stop by eddiesotr.com and look around, you can purchase our complete set of Dragnet by clicking right here. See ya tomorrow again at 8om EST when eddiesotr.com will blogcast another episode from that fine series 'Escape'.

  • 00:34

    Writers Tricks of the Trade - F is for Facts Episode 12

    in Current Events

    In the old Dragnet show, Sgt. Joe Friday used to say, "The facts, ma'am, only the facts." But when a writer is creating a book or story part of their process is making sure to check facts,particularly when they are setting out a particular set of circumstances. If you get it wrong, some of your readers will know and possibly spread the word. The internet is a wonderful source of information, but if you can't find what you want, let your fingers do the walking. Once you've figured out who might have the information you need, pick up the phone and call. It might be a friend, or the public relations division of a police department, hospital, public entity or any number of possibilities. When Morgan St. James was writing "Betrayed," she needed to know what would happen in the late 1950s if an inmate in an Illinois prison was beaten to a point where they had to be on lifesupport. The information was not readily available on the internet, so she called the public relations department at the prison in Illinois and discovered her answer, The Public Relations officer researched her and called back with the information that the policy had changed over the years. What would have happened now, wasn't the cae then. Back then the inmate would have been kept in the prison infirmary. So, St. James was able to portray the scene correctly for the era.


    Okay,let's assume you've got the facts, details and any other pertinent information. How much does your reader REALLY want to know? Are you overwriting and boring them with details fans of your genre really are not interested in?Is the technical information much more than they care to read? Do they want the story to just keep moving?


    In a lively discussion authors Morgan St. James, Dennis N. Griffin and Eric James Miller will share their knowledge and experience when it comes to, "Just the facts, ma'am."


     

  • 02:55

    CHUCK SKULL'S GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO

    in Entertainment

    join your host CHUCK SKULL as he takes tou on a trip back in time to when


    RADIO WAS KING !


    this week bob hope , dragnet , the fabulous dr. tweedy , jack benny and the saint


    as well as our two ongoing serials the magic island and the planet man


    so kick back and enjoy

  • 03:02

    CHUCK SKULL'S GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO

    in Entertainment

    join tour host chuck skull as he takes you on a trip in time 


    to when radio was king


    this week THE BLUE BEETLE , DENNIS DAY , THE CISCO KID , DRAGNET


    and JACK BENNY


    as well as our two ongoing serials THE MAGIC ISLAND and THE PLANET MAN

  • 00:16

    The Mystery of KFVD Radio

    in History

    “Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn


    KFVD Radio Mystery


    Link to podcast to listen and enjoy this music:


     


    For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or oscssw@juno.com


    All on Shellac 10” 78 rpm and released in the US


    Bud Roman ‎– Rags to Riches / Many Times


    Label: Campus R225


    Rags to Riches 


    A Written by Ross Adler 


    Many Times


    B written by Stahl and Barnes 


    Orchestra – Lew Raymond and his Orchestra


    Vocals – Bud Roman


    K346 side 


    Dragnet


    Written By Walter Schuman


    Ebb Tide


    Written-By – Robert Maxwell


     


    According to Wikipedia


    KTNQ (Univision America 1020) is a radio station in Los Angeles, California owned by Univision. However From its original licensing on June 13, 1925 until 1955 it was called KFVD


    In its early years, between January 3, 1929 and December 31, 1931, KFVD broadcast from offices and towers on the Hal Roach Studios' lot. From 1937 to 1939, Woody Guthrie broadcast regular shows from the station, then run by Frank Burke Sr. and his son Frank Burke Jr. First he accompanied his Cousin Leon "Oklahoma Jack" Guthrie, later with Maxine "Lefty Lou" Chrissman. The Woody and Lefty Lou-Show soon became the most popular on the station. When Chrissman resigned due to health reasons, Guthrie continued for another year as The Lone Wolf until he was sacked for his unrelenting support for the Soviet Union even after they invaded Poland.


     

  • 00:40

    The Third Bush Administration

    in Politics


     “The United States has an undiminished ability to shape events and build alliances of free people,” he said. “We can project power and enforce peaceful stability in far-off areas of the globe he would increase the Pentagon budget, mentioning “shortfalls in our defense spending.” And he praised the aggressive surveillance efforts of the National Security Agency that began under his brother, calling the agency’s dragnet of data on Americans’ communications a “hugely important program.” Jeb


     

  • APR OTR Christmas Adventures

    in Education

    APR OTR Christmas Adventures


    Tonight we have picked 5 Christmas themed old time radio shows for your enjoyment starting with Norman Corwin the Plot to Overthrow Christmas, followed by:


    Dragnet, Big Little Jesus


    New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Adventure of the Christmas Bride


    Phil Harris & Alice Faye Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up


    And rounding out the evening with none other then Red Skelton show The Little Christmas Tree.

  • 00:38

    The Jack O'Halloran Show

    in Film

    Join host Jonathan Moody and co host Morgan Tyler as they chat with with actor/author Jack O'Halloran (King Kong (1976), Superman 1 and 2, Dragnet, and many more) about his amazing movie career and his book "Family Legacy".