Episode 5: “Ohio v. the Cold War” (Curtis Lemay) Alex welcomes back Bruce Carlson, podcast host of “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” (https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com/).
Alex and Bruce travel through the first 25 years of the Cold War by chronicling the life of General Curtis E. Lemay from Columbus, Ohio. Lemay’s career was in the front row for Pearl Harbor, WWII in Europe, the firebombing of Tokyo, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan, the Berlin Airlift, the formation of the Air Force and Strategic Air Command, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the infamous U.S. election of 1968. We look at why “Bombs Away” Lemay’s celebrated life of service and militarism was overshadowed by the unforgivable decision to be the VP candidate for Gov. George Wallace’s ’68 presidential run.
Alex sits down with Megan Wood, Director of Museum and Library Services at the Ohio History Connection, to discuss the unveiling of the original Ohio Constitution at the Ohio Statehouse this week. (36:20) http://www.dispatch.com/news/20181128/history-lesson-ohio-constitution-now-on-display-at-statehouse?rssfeed=true
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