Monday, March 5, 2007

A Few Program Updates and Recommendations

TRADITIONS: Admittedly the same picture---but such a beauty is this class of locomotive. On the 3/11 program I will be devoting much of the 4 PM hour to RR songs---from the classics to the ones you do not expect. There are, in fact, many kinds of trains. Some you do not expect to think of when thinking RR songs. We will end it with what is, to me, the greatest RR song ever written and performed by the composer. I would be curious if you agree---let me know after the program.

SUSAN WERNER : She has not had an album in a while and is now back fit as the proverbial fiddle with a really wonderful piece of work.

I think blending this with some other meaningful Gospel will be a revelation to us all. Trust me---this is meaningful and not "proselytizing" material---just great work with much meaning to us all in this time we are living in. It shall be combined with "traditional" Gospel---so, as Hank Williams said---"...friends and neighbors--it is Gospel time" You don't get the dialect on the computer-tune in---I will do my best.

Frankly, this is so different from what I have heard from Susan Werner in the past and deserves much attention.

Another repeat picture.:
You all realize how important I felt this wonderful new CD that Noel Paul Stookey produced. I am happy to say that an conversation with him is being arranged and in it I hope we will be able to cover his many social and humanitarian interests. And his music as well.
To separate this from my radio programs:

Now to update a few comments from earlier regarding the sad situation that we find our returning veterans in.

Heads seem to be rolling and that is all to the good. The questions that must be asked are about how such a sad turn of events came to pass.
During the Clinton years the V A became one of our first class deliverers of medical care. It is so noted in statistics, network news shows, etc; Now it is still delivering such care with one hand tied behind its back---financially.
One has to again ask the question of how much spin this administration can put on all the events that it has--frankly---mislead the public about.
I notice that, in today's news, the VP had a problem in his leg. Went to his physician and it is being properly treated. Not that I truly care. Would that our service people also got such prompt attention once back in the U S. I say that because I am certain that our field medics are doing all they can.

In all the wars that this country has been involved in medical issues were never (I believe) a matter of contention. Was the war right or wrong was. We always treated our armed forces with the quality of medical care they deserved.

Interestingly and sadly this war was brought to us on false pretenses, fought on the " cheap", no understanding of the underlying conflicts in the areas we invaded, and then this administration has neglected the sad fallout of this war that is being fought by people talked into a "career" and "contractors" who are getting rich at the expense of their maimed and dead employees.

Well, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are neighbors in newly acquired properties in a posh area where they can think and chat of all their idealism and successes. Perhaps they also might think of the great medical care that is being given---just like theirs---to the folks that they have put into "harms way" under their false pretenses and profit making possibilities.

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