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It used to be all of those stations had a yearly fund-raising week, but now, after expanding to bi-annual, quarterly, monthly, some of them are in a perpetual state of distress, showing more repeats than first-run. The current Nova series, "The Planets," has been through all nine more times than I can count. "Downton Abbey," which practically saved PBS single-handedly, runs through all 6 seasons on a regular basis, and still follows each episode with a plea for cash in exchange for a coffee mug or a tote bag.
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https://jimhightower.com/2018/12/censor ... lunderers/
Another overlooked African-American architect, a midwestern practitioner, was Harris Armstrong. His work might have appeal for Wrightians . . .
https://www.stlouis.style/harris-armstr ... residence/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/15395815@ ... 949485159/
Thought this thread had gone cold.
Regarding Goodman's War and Peace Report (DN): the show has come under
criticism within the past couple of years from long term listeners
and also from former employees.
I think the criticism began with DN's coverage of The White Helmets and
the chemical attacks in Syria attributed to Assad. Also their soft coverage
Probably the best voice among this group is Aaron Mate a former reporter for DN.
He now contributes to The Nation and The Grayzone. He has a podcast
called: "Push Back"
He's very level headed, never gets miffed or locked up in strong emotion.
His Dad is a very well known psychiatrist: Dr. Gabor Mate.
Also - don't know if anybody here has come across in the past couple of days
hit pieces in the NYT's and from CBS about Radio Sputnik and Russian "agitprop"
broadcasting out of Washington D.C. and now Kansas City.
I've been following these Russian media outlets for years now.
They sponsor some of the best voices of dissent and analysis anywhere out
there ... from my point of view.
Here are some of the shows: "By Any Means Necessary", "Loud and Clear",
FaultLines", "CrossTalk", "Keiser Report."
"CrossTalk" is braodcast out of Moscow and has a more conservative bent.
"Kaiser Report" is financial with crazy host Max Keiser - lots of fun.
The rest are bent to the left.
"Fault Lines" has two hosts, one on the right, one on the left, but they are both
Lee Stranahan, the host on "the right" formerly of Breitbart and personal
aquaintace of Steve Bannon is one of the first guys on the right recently that
I've been able to listen to and learn from.
His health is not good however and has recently been out sick from the show
for many days, but he's fun and fierce when on.
His partner on "the left" is Garland Nixon.
Anyway, I highly respect all of these shows.
So it was deeply dismaying to me to see the NYT and CBS just dump
empty garbage all over them.
I knew mainstream corporate news was bad,
(Rachel Maddow, for example, jumped off the deep end long ago)
but this sent me through the looking glass.
Never heard of Harris Armstrong
Would this be the official style, or only reserved for the impeached one?
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... ign-214877
I doubt that Mr Trump cares much about Classical/historicist architecture; he hasn't constructed much if anything in his own name that would indicate that preference. Like many another extremely insecure individual, he panders to whomever he expects will pay him obeisance; look to some uncredited hanger-on with their own agenda, who has gotten his ear on this issue.
His gangster crew? Found guilty: Manafort, Papadopoulus, Cohen, Pineda, van der Zwaan, Gates, Stone
Awaiting sentencing: Michael Flynn
Charged, indicted: 13 Russian nationals/entities, 12 Russian military intelligence officers, Konstantin Kilimnik, Manafort associate/Ukrainian aide, ... and a partridge in a pear tree.
Anyone who has paid attention and still supports this maniac after everything he has said and done is highly delusional.
It is a sad reality, but given the chance to choose, the overwhelming majority of Americans, asked to voice their preference - classical or modern? - would side with the former. There would even be a significant percentage of those with rose-colored blindfolds railing against him who would rather see a Corinthian-columned, domed parody of St. Peters over anything that Frank Gehry might design as a statehouse. Architectural illiteracy knows no party.