Clear Cut in the Parlor

The Holiday Tree of December decorated in the living room gave Gavin and Wyatt the dream of howling in the Old Growth Forest out in the prized wilderness….

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…until…

….the Clear Cut of January occurred as the small noble fur tree was taken outside ready for recycling …

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….and their cherished forest had suddenly disappeared.

Happy Festivus (2017.12.23)

Festivus For The Rest Of Us.

“Happy Festivus” is the classic salute of Festivus, a celebration central to the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld “The Strike” which aired on December 18, 1997.  Hence, folks have been moved by the goofy, loony, and wacky holiday to observe Festivus as other significant rituals.

Any Festivus gala must begin with ….

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…the meaning of The Aluminum Pole and next….

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…running to the essential Festivus Dinner followed by….

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… the critical event The Airing Of Grievances, and lastly…

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….the decisive closing event…The Feats Of Strength.

A word of caution to be careful about giving to The Human Fund,

and may we all find our own “Festivus Miracle.”

 

Wright Brothers First Powered Controlled Flight (1903.12.17)

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On December 17, 1903, two brothers of Dayton, Ohio, with an absence of prescribed engineering teaching challenged gravity in their odd flying craft above the dunes of North Carolina’s distant Outer Banks.

We take flight for “Walking The Blues Away” on KRNN Juneau fm 102.7 Saturday 12/16 at 5 pm on the eve of the Kitty Hawk triumph.  Find out how blues music can celebrate the wonderful flight.

 

 

International Animal Rights Day (2017.12.10)

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International Animal Rights Day (IARD) aims to serve the same purpose as it does every year – reminding human beings that every creature on the planet deserves to be treated with equal kindness and respect.

ANIMAL RIGHTS ON WTBA 12/09 KRNN JUNEAU FM 102.7:  You are invited to join us for blues music to mark Animal Rights Day on the eve thereof.

“Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others.”
― César Chávez

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
― Abraham Lincoln

A sentient animal is one for whom feelings matter
Professor John Webster
, University of Bristol.

 

Veterans Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday (2017.11.11-12)

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In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Gaelic Halloween Looking for Dead Irish Poets with the Dogs (2017.10.30)

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OK… so its the day before Samhain... still time to celebrate the Irish spirits.

GAELIC HALLOWEEN ON CROSSCURRENTS, 10/30:  The Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain over time became the basis upon which many Halloween rituals are based.  Gavin and Wyatt wait in the graveyard anticipating the appearance of Irish dead poets to arrive from the underworld.  You are invited to join the Irish Samhain Halloween celebration on Crosscurrents, 10/30 at 8 am.

 

Labor Day & Dogs (2017.09.04)

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LABOR DAY & CROSSCURRENTS, 9/4:  The first Monday in September, honors the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  Gavin and Wyatt have joined some iron workers in the air for an on-the-job lunch as you are invited to join the on-air celebration on Crosscurrents, 9/4 at 8 am.

Canada Day (2017.07.01)

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Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1st 2017,  On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by affixing their “John Hancock” (or should be say: “Red Green / Gordy Howe / Dudley Do-right”) to the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act.  Join Gavin and Wyatt in saluting the flag of our neighbors … eh?

America’s Cup Yacht Race (2017.06.17)

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          Please join us for a boating celebration special on KRNN radio for Walking The Blues Away, Sat.17.June at 5pm (Alaska Time)

            The 2017 America’s Cup is the 35th edition of the America’s Cup yacht race. The finals will begin Saturday, 17th of June 2017.  The Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand, (winner of the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup) will race against the Defender, Oracle Team USA (winner of the 2013 America’s Cup).   The contests will be piloted using hydro-foiling  AC50 America’s Cup Class yachts.  The past and stature linked to the America’s Cup entices the world’s best sailors and yacht engineers along with affluent financiers and promoters. It is a trial of nautical ability and boat and sail enterprise, but also of organization and financing skills.