Tuesday, June 16, 2020

THE REMOVAL AND ATTACKS OF  CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUES

The latest developments from ANDRE DIMINO, Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition.

WEBSITE: http://www.iaovc.org

“One Voice’s mission is to combat negative stereotypes of Italian Americans in the media and elsewhere and to defend Italian American culture and heritage. Andre is also the CEO of medical devices company ADMtronics in Northvale, NJ and is regularly called upon by major market radio and TV stations and the networks to comment on issues regarding Italian Americans. He is well media coached and a staunch defender of the Italian American community. “

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING–AND WHY, by Kim Wehle

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (June 16, 2020)

“Want to change the world?  The first step is to exercise your right to vote! In this step by step guide, you can learn everything you need to know. 

In What You Need to Know About Voting—and Why, law professor and constitutional scholar Kimberly Wehle offers practical, useful advice on the mechanics of voting and an enlightening survey of its history and future.

  • What is a primary?
  • How does the electoral college work?
  • Who gets to cast a ballot and why?
  • How do mail-in ballots work?
  • How do I register?

For new voters, would-be voters, young people and all of us  looking ahead to the next election, What You Need to Know About Voting—and Why is a timely and informative guide, providing the background you need in order to make informed choices that will shape our shared destiny for decades to come.” 

WEHLE is an author, lawyer, law professor, and on-air and off-air legal expert, analyst and commentator for CBS News. She has also appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, and PBS. In addition, Wehle is a contributor for BBC World News, and a contributor for The Bulwark and The Hill. She has also written for the Baltimore Sun and LA Times. She is a former Assistant United States Attorney, Associate Independent Counsel in the Whitewater Investigation, and author of “How to Read The Constitution—and Why” and “What You Need to Know about the Right to Vote—and Why,” which is forthcoming in June 2020, and “The Outsourced Constitution: How Public Power in Private Hands Erodes Democracy,” by Cambridge University Press. For updates, you can follow her on Twitter @kim_wehle and like her on Facebook and on her Instagram.

VETERAN JOURNALIST AND FOX NEWS SUNDAY HOST CHRIS WALLACE

Wallace joins us to talk about his new book:

COUNTDOWN 1945: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ATOMIC BOMB AND THE 116 DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, by Chris Wallace (Author), Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (June 9, 2020) 

From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima.
April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world’s first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents—and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb “the one great mistake in my life”; lead researcher J. Robert “Oppie” Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more. Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. Truman’s journey during these 116 days is a story of high drama: from the shock of learning of the bomb’s existence, to the conflicting advice he receives from generals like Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Marshall, to wrestling with the devastating carnage that will result if he gives the order to use America’s first weapon of mass destruction. But Countdown 1945 is more than a book about the atomic bomb. It’s also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime—from “Calutron Girls” like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day—as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan. Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.

CHRIS WALLACE is the anchor of Fox News Sunday. In his sixteen years at Fox, Wallace has covered almost every key political event. Throughout his five decades in broadcasting, he has interviewed numerous U.S. and world leaders, including seven American presidents, and won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award.
MITCH WEISS is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist for the Associated Press, covering subjects ranging from military misconduct, government corruption, and white-collar crimes to the housing meltdown and unsafe medical devices.