Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is about World War II and the designer of the legendary, destructive Zero airplane. Is the outspoken pacifist wavering in his position on the war? The young novelist Helen Oyeyemi blends folk tales and realistic fiction — her new book, Boy, Snow, Bird, places Snow White in 1950s small town America, and asks who the real villain is. Plus, master of horror Wes Craven picks the very best of our Scary Short Film Fest. [Broadcast Date: March 15, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140315/rt_stud_140315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Dr. Anastas is having a slow day at NASA. How do we know? He’s wondering how his car would fare in zero gravity, if he brought it along for a ride on NASA's “Vomit Comet” airplane. There might be some traction problems, but would the car even start? Elsewhere, Ann's snowboarding trip got more exciting when her tire caught fire heading down the mountain; Dana fears she’s heading for an explosion after her husband epoxied her Civic’s leaking radiator with J-B Weld; and, every time Dennis washes his wife’s car, it won’t start the next day. Also, the Great Winter Debate: if you shovel out a parking space, is it yours for keeps? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: March 7, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150307/rt_cart_150307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. (March 12, 1923 May 3, 2007) was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America's first effort to put humans in space. He was the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo). He logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space. Schirra was the 5th American and the 9th human to ride a rocket into space. Schirra was born into an aviation family in Hackensack, New Jersey. Schirra's father, Walter M. Schirra, Sr., went to Canada during World War I and earned his pilot rating. He later became a barnstormer. Schirra's mother, Florence Leach Schirra, went along on her husband's barnstorming tours and performed wing walking stunts. By the time he was 15, Wally was flying his father's airplane.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valentina Stepanovna Grizodubova was a one of the first female pilots in the Soviet Union and was awarded titles Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Socialist Labour. On September 24-25, 1938 as the commander of the crew she completed the flight of the Rodina (Russian for "Motherland"), the ANT-37 airplane, setting an international women's record for a straight-line distance flight. Since March 1942 she took part in the Great Patriotic War.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 March 5, 1963), born Virginia Patterson Hensley, was an American country music singer who enjoyed pop music crossover success during the era of the Nashville sound in the early 1960s. Since her death at age 30 in a 1963 private airplane crash at the height of her career, she has been considered one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Cline was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive bold contralto voice, which, along with her role as a mover and shaker in the country music industry, has been cited as an inspiration by many vocalists of various music genres. Her life and career have been the subject of numerous books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Silverplate was the code reference for the United States Army Air Forces participation in the Manhattan Project during World War II. Originally the name for the aircraft modification project for the B-29 Superfortress to enable it to drop an atomic weapon, Silverplate eventually came to identify the training and operational aspects of the program as well. The airplane modification project fell under the purview of Project Alberta after March 1945. The original directive for the project had as its subject line "Silver Plated Project" but continued usage of the term shortened it to the one word "Silverplate". Between February 1944 and December 1947 a total of 65 B-29s were modified to Silverplate specifications in five increments. Ultimately 53 of them served with the first nuclear weapons unit, the 509th Composite Group.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Road Trips Volume 2 Number 2 is two-CD live album by the American rock band the Grateful Dead. The sixth in their "Road Trips" series of albums, it was the first to contain a complete concert the February 14, 1968 show at the Carousel Ballroom (later known as the Fillmore West) in San Francisco, California. Bonus material on disc 1, as well as the bonus disc offered to early purchasers, comes from the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service "Tour of the Great Pacific Northwest" which immediately preceded the Carousel Ballroom show. The album was released on March 21, 2009. Although the Valentine''s Day show at the Carousel was not the first rock concert there, it was the first show under the management auspices of the Dead, Quicksilver and Jefferson Airplane, who had leased the venue to compete with the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham''s Fillmore Auditorium.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Saab 2000 is a turboprop airplane able to cruise at a speed of over 665 km/h (360 kt).Saab decided to build the 2000 in December 1988 due to perceived demand for a high speed turboprop which could approach the speeds of jet aircraft while retaining the efficiency provided by turboprop engines. The Saab 2000 first flew on 26 March 1992 and entered into scheduled airline service in 1994, a few months after its certification by the Joint Aviation Authorities in March and the Federal Aviation Administration in April.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Radio Alice was an Italian free radio broadcasting from Bologna at the end of the 1970s. It started transmitting on February 9, 1976 using an ex-military transmitter on a frequency of 100.6 MHz. The station was closed by the carabinieri on March 12, 1977. Radio Alice then re-opened again for two years and became politically aligned with the autonomism movement. After closure, the frequency was then given by the state to Radio Radicale. Radio Alice''s output covered a myriad of subjects: labor protests, poetry, yoga lessons, political analysis, love declarations, cooking recipes, Jefferson Airplane, Area or Beethoven music. Participants in the station included Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Maurizio Torrealta, Filippo Scozzari and Paolo Ricci. In 2002 some former staff members participated in the founding of Orfeo TV, the first Telestreet pirate TV.