Air command requires knowledge of how to deploy air-specific assets wisely. Makes sense that they wanna know about weather conditions. Friends and family who are pilots (or retired pilots) have lifelong habits of checking weather all the time and not just for their flight plan reasons.
Gotta go upscroll (is that the opposite of doomscroll? I hope so) and read.
My apologies for missing that section of this thread, and thanks for directing me.
I thought of you when I read this article–I need to get my hands on a solid history book on the Tulsa Massacre (with as many first-sources as possible). If any come to mind, just off the top of your head or through your own reading, please let me know.
I have lost count of the many times I have driven through Tulsa (never stopping, just long road trips) and have wanted to know as much about that chapter of the city’s history.
Same or more goes for my Utter Lack of Deep Knowledge re the Trail of Tears (which btw included thousands of fugitive-enslaved and enslaved people and not just First Nations peoples), another route I drive long sections of, pretty much annually. Again, any books off the top of your head, or authors, please feel free (but not pressured) to let me/us know.
available for free here, y’all!:
Big thanks to W. E. B. Du Bois for this heavy lift from 1903. Major work and I can’t imagine how he must have felt writing it.
There’s this, which I have not read, but looks pretty good,…
This isn’t about Tulsa, but about another racial cleansing in North GA:
I also heard this recent interview on Fresh Air about the over throw of the Wilmington NC government in the 1890s:
The topic of race riots and the impact it had on the Black community and how ensuring segregation in the first half of the 20th century seems to be passing more into the mainstream of public consciousness, which is important. If people are learning some history from shows like the Watchmen or Lovecraft Country, then I’m all for it.
Not sure if anyone at the station got the Women’s History Month memo, but also cannot help wondering what percentage of time is spent broadcasting creepy personal opinions about who they find attractive and why vs. the sports they’re supposed to be discussing.