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#TFH on #VLR 11/14 – #IaDrang50, #ParisAttacks, Open Phones

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayTheir Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio TONIGHT at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific in its new Saturday night time slot! Please come join the program in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player! You can also listen using the other show players here on the site, or direct over on Spreaker (or one of their mobile apps). You can also interact with the program using the #TFH hashtag on Twitter.

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Colonel Joe Marm (Wikimedia Commons)

The Saturday “relaunch” of TFH will get the program “back to basics” as it were. I will be recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, November 14-18, 1965, which was the first time American forces faced off against the People’s Army of Vietnam in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. The highlight of tonight’s show will be my interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Joe Marm, who graciously gave me some of his time on Friday, November 13, 2015. We’ll also hear the stories of the two other Ia Drang Medal of Honor recipients, Bruce Crandall and Ed Freeman, other high valour award recipients, and other historical aspects to the battle, including the fight at Landing Zone (LZ) “Albany” – which many don’t know about as it didn’t make it into the movie We Were Soldiers. There’s even a connection between the Ia Drang and September 11, 2001 that everyone should know.

Then, I’ll be discussing the latest on Friday, November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, reportedly at the hands of the Islamic State. We’ll recap the latest news, probably get a little bit Churchillian, and talk about the possibility of parallels between our current situation in the Middle East and Vietnam of fifty years ago.

IMG_6696I’ll also open up the phones at some point, so listen for call in instructions! I’ve even got some new show music from Breakaway Patriot and Gareth Emery!

It all starts at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific TONIGHT. Please tune in!

And here’s the replay! The interview with Colonel Marm was fantastic, as well as the rest of the show!

#TFH on #VLR 9/14: 9/11, George Templeton, Open Phones!

TFHRsquareVLR2Their Finest Hour will hit Vigilant Liberty Radio in just five short hours at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! I’ve got George Templeton (@rodentpolitics, @temptherat) from Free Radical Network and Foreign Matters joining me! As George has a keen interest for foreign news that will make up a large part of our discussion (Syrian refugee crisis, UK Labour Party leadership change, Australian PM change, among others), and we’ll also dip into the latest in domestic politics (Rick Perry quits his presidential campaign, etc.) and some sports as Week 1 of the 2015 NFL Season is almost in the books!

And we’ll also get into some culture: the Miss America organization has apologized to Vanessa Williams. Bravo, long overdue, and such a big deal shouldn’t have been made in the first place – but on that we’ll discuss.

I’ll spend a brief moment recollecting 9/11 also, as the 14th anniversary passed last week.

And you can chime in too! Phones will be open, tune in or watch Twitter for the caller instructions!

Please join us for the program in VLR’s chat room! You can also listen at the other embedded players easily found on the site here or direct over on Spreaker (or one of their mobile apps).

10E/9C/8M/7P!

TFH Live, September 29: Ed Morrissey, Katrina Jørgensen!

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! I’m returning live to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on Monday, September 29th for another great edition of Their Finest Hour! I’ve got a great program planned with two fantastic guests for an evening of talk on both domestic and foreign news and policy items!

Continue reading TFH Live, September 29: Ed Morrissey, Katrina Jørgensen!

TFH Live(-ish), July 28 – Katrina Jørgensen, the Great War, and more!

Katrina Jørgensen (Twitter)

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! First up on the program will be a pre-recorded segment with the awesome Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim)! Katrina’s been on the program before, and has graciously had me as a guest on her program, The World Class Hour, which airs via FTR Radio on Tuesday nights at 11 Eastern. You can also find Katrina at her own site, A Single Voice, plus she also writes for IJReview and contributes to Pocket Full of Liberty (as I do!). We recorded the segment on Saturday afternoon (July 26) and discussed Ukraine/Russia and the Middle East primarily so hopefully it isn’t too dated by show time!

After the segment with Katrina, I’ll be live to have some thoughts on the day’s news, some reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I (today), and the phones & Skype will be open too, so if you want a chance to sound off, this is it!

The best way join the program is in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player (refresh the page at showtime to get the live stream in the player). Otherwise, you can listen using the player here in the right sidebar or direct at VLR’s Spreaker page or one of their mobile apps.

And here’s the show replay! (Click “Spreaker” in the player for the offline copy download site)

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