cold war http://kuow.org en Boeing Engineer Reveals Secrets Behind Cold War Missile Program http://kuow.org/post/boeing-engineer-reveals-secrets-behind-cold-war-missile-program <p></p><p>There’s a mysterious object standing in a parking lot just eight miles south of downtown Seattle. From the surface, it looks like a grayish-green dome on a pile of rubble. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a forgotten link to Seattle’s Cold War past.&nbsp;</p><p>Retired Boeing engineer Dan Witmer is one of the few remaining people in Seattle who knows what that dome is covering up: a defunct Minuteman missile silo. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Waller 21140 at http://kuow.org Boeing Engineer Reveals Secrets Behind Cold War Missile Program Rocky And Bullwinkle And The Cuban Missile Crisis http://kuow.org/post/rocky-and-bullwinkle-and-cuban-missile-crisis <p>"The Rocky and Bullwinkle&nbsp;Show" debuted on television screens in 1959. The cartoon featured an all-American squirrel and his pal the moose hotly pursued by Boris and Natasha — the Russian-accented spies with a knack for falling on their own grenades. "The Rocky and Bullwinkle&nbsp;Show" parodied the space race, the arms race between the US and the Soviets, and also took its share of digs at the American government and military. In an era when Yogi Bear was stealing pies off window sills — never before had an animated cartoon carried such political currency. And as <em>Studio 360’s</em> Julia Wetherell reports in <a href="http://www.studio360.org/2012/oct/12/rocky-and-bullwinkle-cuban-missle-crisis/">Rocky and Bullwinkle and the Cuban Missile Crisis</a>, it just might have predicted the fall of communism.</p><p><strong>Other stories from <em>KUOW Presents</em>:</strong></p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:21:27 +0000 Jamala Henderson 1857 at http://kuow.org