Thursday, February 19, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show!

4:05pm ET - Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voicesreturns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on facebook and twitter.

4:35pm ET - The Spanish Civil War, which raged for three bloody years between 1936 and 1939, both inspired and haunted a whole generation of artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and George Orwell and the brutality of the conflict drew from them some of their best work.  However, the war also spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology as well, with new aircraft, weapons, and tactics all emerging throughout this intense conflict. For the first time in human history indiscriminate destruction raining from the sky became a dreaded reality, and yet despite this horror progress also arose: the doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve devised major advances in battlefield surgery and front-line blood transfusion. In those ways, and in many others, the Spanish Civil War served as a test case for World War II, and for the entire twentieth century.   Joining us today to talk all about this bloody conflict and its impact on the world today is Pulitzer Prize winning historian Richard Rhodes whose new book Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made tells the remarkable story of the war through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it.

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