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CONELRAD Alert News Wire: News service of CONELARD: All Things Atomic

To commemorate the completion of our first 5 years, we launched the CONELRAD Alert News Wire to keep readers and supporters informed of all the Curl up in a ball as you hit the ground...latest happenings; our commentary on the news, the latest scoop on recommended links, a log of content updates to CONELRAD.com, a selection of relevant press and media mentions of our activities, and last but not least, a Missing Persons Bureau where we solicit YOUR cooperation in filling in the blanks that obstruct the path of our Atomic Culture researches. In Fall 2005 we launched another 3 news feeds to capture our latest initiatives: Atomic Hygiene for the growing review database of Cold War short films; Read Alert for the long overdue book and printed ephemera reviews, and Atomic Platters for the ongoing research project on Cold War music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security. Please let us know what you think of the CONELRAD Alert News Wire and its sister feeds and be sure to grab an RSS feed on your way out!


CONELRAD Observes Tenth Anniversary Discreetly

Yep, it all started July 16, 1999. Before the CONELRAD staff digs into Admiral Blandy’s very thoughtful tenth anniversary atomic cake, we’d like to thank all the dedicated readers who have been with us from the beginning. It is hard to believe it has been ten years and harder still to believe we’re just getting ...

"K Blows Top" Khrushchev Book Released Tomorrow

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 visit to the United States was an obsessively covered media event that seems all the more bizarre in retrospect. Khrushchev was, after all, infamous for his bellicose pronouncements ("We'll Bury You"). But this didn't stop the General Secretary from chatting with Marilyn Monroe in Hollywood and farmers in Iowa (the ...

Help The Atomic Cafe Get Into the National Film Registry

Back in 2005 CONELRAD attempted a campaign to get one of our primary influences - THE ATOMIC CAFE - into the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. At the end of each year, the NFR announces its 25 inductees for preservation. We failed miserably in '05.

Today CONELRAD re-submitted its nomination citing the ...



A History of Reagan's A Time for Choosing

Read our new post on the history of Ronald Reagan's Cold War speech, "A Time for Choosing."
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The LBJ Speech That Never Was: 11/22/63

Read about the speech LBJ was scheduled to give in Austin, Texas on the evening of November 23, 1963. Our post also debunks a persistent rumor that the there was a Dallas joke included in the Vice President's remarks. ...

RITA HAYWORTH ATOMIC PHOTO FOUND!

CONELRAD has found the Rita Hayworth atomic bomb image from the Bikini Atoll test. See it here!...



CONELRAD's 'drmilo' Channel Cancelled By YouTube

On June 2nd YouTube yanked CONELRAD's affiliate channel, "drmilo" due to their rather broad interpretation of copyright law. We are appealing the ruling, but in the meantime we are slowly re-building at our new channel, CONELRAD6401240. We're making this notification in case you happen to ...

The CONELRAD Cafe Now Podcasting

CONELRAD is pleased to announce our new podcast service The CONELRAD Cafe is now available for downloading and playing on site via streaming MP3 audio and Flash player. Hosted by CONELRAD co-founder and editor Bill Geerhart oir debut podcast features the rare 1951 Federal Civil ...

Atomic Hygiene and Read Alert Blogs, RSS Feeds Launched

Following on the heels of CONELRAD's recent Atomic Platters CD/DVD release, we are proud to announce two new blogs, Atomic Hygiene: Cold War Shorts and Read Alert: Selected Books and Assorted Atomica, have been launched to share our ongoing research into Cold War culture from ...



CONELRAD's Bill Geerhart to be on STUDIO 360 radio show

CONELRAD co-founder and editor Bill Geerhart will appear as a guest in a segment on this weekend's edition of the Studio 360 radio program on National Public Radio.

Bill will be commenting on the strange genre of convervative folk music from the 1960s. Also appearing in the segment will be CONELRAD favorite Janet Greene (aka ...

Entertainment Weekly: Mosaic of Anxious Americana

Entertainment Weekly's Wook Kim awards an "A" (for Atom?) to the Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security CD box set (co-produced by CONELRAD and Bear Family Records) in its January 13, 2006 issue:

"It was the advent of the Cold War, only 50 short years ago, when the notion of ...

USA Today: Think Inside The Box Sets

USA Today's Edna Gundersen reviews Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security in the newspaper's 2005 Holiday Gift Guide for CD box sets (Think Inside the Box Sets 11/29/2005).

"For anyone interested in Cold War history, the dawn of nuclear anxiety or obscure pockets of post-WWII music, this box set is ...



Lostville: Help Find Beat Poetess Phillipa Fallon

UPDATED! CONELRAD has solved the Phillipa Fallon mystery and has created a special blog to unveil her biography.

Approximately mid-way through the Albert Zugsmith exploitation film masterpiece HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (1958), an attractive, quasi-bohemian woman strides on stage at a coffee house and belts out a beat poem that provides a delightfully nihilistic snapshot of the ...

Calling All Copa Girls: Help find Miss Atomic Bomb

Her image has come to symbolize the bizarre love affair Las Vegas had with the Bomb in the 1950s. The famous photograph of the smiling model in a mushroom cloud bathing suit with her arms outstretched to the sky remains a powerful reminder of how sex appeal and atomic energy were once inseparable Cold War ...

The Civil Defense Survival Biscuit Lady

Do you know me? Send your tips to CONELARD attention Missing Persons Bureau
We will get the ball rolling with a personage whom we are so confident that we will never find we have chosen her picture as our official CONELRAD Missing Persons mascot. We have dubbed her "The Civil Defense ...




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