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American society, threat assessment and personal planning in a cold war

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Let's have some fun this Friday, let's flashback to the Cold War.

Old Cold War and Civil Defense films and other media can be  just plain funny. Were we really so naive to think a newsaper could protect from nuclear fallout? 

On the other hand, programs of the era reinforced traditional American values and practical survival advice, something largely missing from mass media messages today. Of particular note is the contrast between a Cold War American civics lecture contrasted with President Obama's assesment of a citizen's role.

We'll pull bits and pieces from some old Civil Defense soundtracks, and pepper them within Friday's Don and Doug. We'll also compare and contrast the Cold War of yesteryear with the new emerging cold wars at home and abroad. 

Yes, at home. 

Today, the concept of cold war could arguably be applied not only to tensions with forces abroad, but also between competing political forces here in the U.S. Cold war preps can also be applied to natural disasters, and events like pandemics, something much in the news this week.

Agree or disagree, we invite you to join us starting at 1:00 pm EDT Friday.  

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