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BBC Radio 4, The 1933 U.S. Coup

Fascinating. Nothing I’d ever heard of before. Visit the BBC site and listen to the entire radio segment. Realplayer required.

Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen. The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.

BBC Radio 4: The Whitehouse Coup

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This American Life, Now with 100% More Visuals

As the NY Times reports, Ira Glass has taken his popular public radio show ‘This American Life,’ fancied it up with some moving pictures and sold it to Show Time, so no one like me will ever see it. :-(

The good ole radio show is available for free online, with archives. My personal favorite, Kevin Kelly’s piece in the very first show back in 1995.

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