One less market will be able to hear progressive personalities Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller and Thom Hartmann.
I told you last week that Los Angeles talk station KTLK is flipping from a progressive talk format to conservative talk. Now, syndicated left-wing personality Norman Goldman has confirmed on his Facebook page that San Francisco station 960 KNEW will complete the transition to conservative talk beginning January 2nd.
In other words, I was wrong. I speculated (in the KTLK article) that Denver’s AM 760 could be next, thinking that KNEW’s expansion to a wider talk format (including Glenn Beck and Randi Rhodes on the same station) could ensure the survival of the progressive personalities. However, the change in format was arguably in the works when 960 switched from “Green 960″ – an all-progressive talk station – to 960 KNEW in 2012.
Newmann, according to NBC News, was detained in North Korea for more than a month.
“I’m delighted to be home,” Merrill Newman said in a brief statement to reporters after arriving in San Francisco on a flight from Beijing shortly after 9 a.m. local time (noon ET). “It’s been a great homecoming and I’m tired, but ready to be with my family now — and thank you all for the support we got and I very much appreciate it.”
The large crowd attended the ceremony to remember those who lost their lives during the 1941 attack.
The crowd observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombing began 72 years ago.
A vintage World War II-era airplane – a 1944 North American SNJ-5B – flew overhead to break the silence. The Hawaii Air National Guard has used its fighter jets and helicopters to perform the flyover for many years, but federal budget cuts prevented it from participating this year.
About 50 survivors returned to Pearl Harbor for the ceremony.
“I come back to be with my comrades – meet the ones who are still alive, and we’re going fast,” said Delton Walling, who was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania at the time of the attack.
The veterans’ interesting stories were originally reported by the Charlotte Observer.
When they heard the first explosion, it sounded like a training exercise gone awry.
But Thomas “Gene” Reinhardt, 92, said when the second one came, shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, he and the members of the U.S. Army 24th Signal Company knew it was something much worse.
The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics gives an indication that the economy is slowly recovering.
The latest data could build anticipation that the Federal Reserve might taper its stimulus program.
“It’s a significant report for the Fed to decide whether to begin winding down its bond-buying stimulus program,” NPR’s Yuki Noguchi tells Morning Edition. “They’ve been buying $85 billion a month in mortgage-backed securities, which is basically like a money spigot, putting money back into the economy. And they’ve been debating when to turn that money spigot off.”
The former president considered Nelson Mandela a “true friend.”
Reflecting on Mandela’s life and presidency, Clinton told ABC News that Mandela disciplined himself to keep his anger toward the people who jailed him for 27 years private.
“He realized that if he brought his personal feelings into it, he couldn’t do what was right by the people that he had gone to prison for 27 years for,” Clinton told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing tonight on “World News with Diane Sawyer.” “He realized it wouldn’t work.”
“And he also realized that he personally and his country could never be free without forgiveness,” Clinton added.
That doesn’t mean he had no lingering feelings toward his jailers and the regime that enforced the brutal system of apartheid.
The news was confirmed by CNN.
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
“What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human,” the president said in his late-night address. “We saw in him what we seek in ourselves.”