Women’s History Month, Quotations, and Dorothy Gish (1898.03.11)

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 A matinee star in the golden age of American film and theatre, Dorothy Gish was born on this date in 1898.  Gish was known for her ability to play inwardly strong roles and serves as inspiration to celebrate Women’s History Month on Crosscurrents, 3/11 at 8 am.

     One might ask why we selected Dorthy Gish to mark Women’s History Month?   The fact is that it is her birthdaty on Monday the 11th which is the day of our radio show.  The less obvious reason is that Dorothy Gish is often overlook which sadly is the case for many women’s history and their civil rights.  We hope to add our voice toward prositive change.

Wisdom From An Eclectic Group of Women

     “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” ~ Rosa Parks

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” ~ Michelle Obama

“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ~  Malala Yousafzai

” Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. ~ Janis Joplin

“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.” ~  Susan B. Anthony

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”  ~ Amelia Earhart

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” ~ Sonia Sotomayor

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” ~  Indira Gandhi

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” ~  J.K. Rowling

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” ~  Katharine Hepburn

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” ~  Anne Frank

“Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”” ~  Betty Friedan

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” -~ Michelle Obama

Rules Of Evidence, Hearsay, and John Henry Wigmore (1863.03.04)

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The scholar whose book Wigmore On Evidence is an often cited legal treatise, John Henry Wigmore was born on this date in 1863.   Our playlist of evidentiary rules of hearsay tunes will be offered for your consideration on Crosscurrents, 3/04 at 8 am.

    You are invited to tune in at 8 am Alaska Time Monday the 4th of March on air or through the net http://www.krnn.org

     Here is a show for anybody who is studying for the Bar Exam, or who has in the past done so.  Yes, the Rules of Evidence meet the craziness of our radio show.  As an “offer of proof” and in an effort to avoid any “objections”… we submit a play list to include:

Rule 803. Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay

The following are not excluded by the rule against hearsay, regardless of whether the declarant is available as a witness:

(1) Present Sense Impression. I FEEL GOOD.  SAD AND LONELY FEELING .

(2) Excited Utterance.   I GET SO EXCITED.  IM SO EXCITED. 

(3Then-Existing Mental, Emotional, or Physical Condition. COUNTRY STATE OF MIND.  THIS STATE OF MIND

(4) Statement Made for Medical Diagnosis or TreatmentDONT CALL NO AMBULANCE.  EMERGENCY CALL.

(5) Recorded Recollection.  AMNESIA.  ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS 

(6) Records of a Regularly Conducted Activity. DO IT AGAIN.  HERE IT GOES AGAIN 

As the expression goes in legal circles:

…may it please the court????

Impressionism, Colorist, and Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841.02.25)

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 French impressionist painter known for images of life in sparkling color and light, Pierre Auguste Renoir, was born on this date in 1841.  You can form your own “impression” of our “colorist” playlist celebrating Renoir on Crosscurrents, 2/25 at 8 am.

Our playlist will commenorate his love of primary (and related) colors.  We will celebrate his love for his wife and family and his painter thereor.   We will honor his strained relationahiip with hus fellow Impresssionists.  We will deal with discredited reports of his role as a spy against the French government.

RENOiR ON KRNN, 2/25 at 8 am Alaska Time live on air link: http://www.krnn.org

 

Unplugged Music, Electic Battery, and Alessandro Volta (1745.02.18)

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The physicist who pioneered work in electrical science, inventing the “voltaic pile” battery, Alessandro Volta was born on this date in 1745.  If it was not for Volta’s battery and electric current, we would only have “unplugged music.”  Our playlist includes some favorite unplugged rock tunes to celebrate.  You can use Volta’s electrical current to tune in his playlist on Crosscurrents, 2/18 at 8 am.  or…listen to the live on air web stream:  http://www.ktoo.org/krnn

   You might notice that Gavin and Wyatt are hiding behind Alessandro Volta.  It appears that they have joined the inventor in his electric lab.  Apparently nobody told the dogs that Volta is know for his battery, and not his biscuit.

 

 

Heartbreak, Three Cords and the Truth, Lies and Leaving before Valentine’s Day.

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  It has been said that country music is the best because at its essence is…. three cords and the truth.  If that is so, then we have lots of truth tomorrow.  It is hoped that the show will recognize those folks who have seen the difficult side of social partnership.  Many of have been there as we suffer through another Valentine’s Day.

You are invited to join us on the day before Valentine’s Day as we recognize that roses and romance can turn into lies and leaving.  It will be time for reparation and redress with country tunes on Crosscurrents, 2/13 at 8 am. (Alaska time)

HEARTBREAK COUNTRY ON KRNN, 2/13: on air link: http://www.ktoo.org/krnn

Phonograph, Record Sock Hop, and Thomas Edison (1847.02.11)

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With over 1000 patents for his innovations, Thomas Edison was born on this date in 1847.  You are invited to a record rock hop honoring Thomas Edison inventor of the phonograph (and thereby all record hop dances) on Crosscurrents, 2/11 at 8 am.

THOMAS EDISON ON  KRNN, 2/11 at 8 am (Alaska Time)

live on air stream link:    https://www.ktoo.org/listen/krnn/

     If you fancy 1950’s and 1960’s sock hop music and enjoy reflecting on the innovations of Thomas Edison on his birthday, then we have a show for you.  Among the craziness will include:

Telephone – Hello Baby,  LaBamba, That’ll Be The Day
Motion Picture – SiIhoettes, I Only Have Eyes For You
Car Battery – Rocket 88, Speedo
Microphone – Wall Of Sound
Phonograph – At The Hop, Land Of 1,000 Dances, Let’s Dance
Wizard of Menlo Park – Duke Of Earl
World of Innovations – What A Wonderful World

Montgomery Bus Boycott, N.A.A.C.P., and Rosa Parks (1913.02.04)

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A civil rights activist whose defiance compelled the Supreme Court to declare that discrimination in public transportation is legally invalid, Rosa Parks was born on this date in 1913.  You are invited to salute Rosa Parks on her birthday during Crosscurrents, 1/04 at 8 am.

I hope that the radio show is good enough for the fine memory of Rosa Parks.  You can let me know by commenting after you listen.  http://www.krnn.org

Ms. Parks was not the first African-American woman to be arrested for refusing to yield her seat on a Montgomery bus.

Nine months before Parks was jailed, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was the first Montgomery bus passenger to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white passenger. (Parks was involved in raising defense funds for Colvin.) Three other African-American women—Aurelia Browder, Mary Louise Smith and Susie McDonald—also ran afoul of the bus segregation law prior to Parks. The four were plaintiffs in the Browder v. Gayle case that resulted in the Supreme Court ruling bus segregation unconstitutional.

       Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist before her arrest.  Parks was a long-time member of the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which she joined in 1943.

        Ms. Parks was not sitting in a whites-only section.  Parks was sitting in the front row of a middle section of the bus open to African Americans if seats were vacant. After the “whites-only” section filled on subsequent stops and a white man was left standing, the driver demanded that Parks and three others in the row leave their seats. While the other three eventually moved, Parks did not.

Rosa Parks quotes

*  You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.

*  Each person must live their life as a model for others.

*  The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.

*  Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.

*  I believe there is only one race – the human race.

*  Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.

*   What really matters is not whether we have problems, but how we go through them. We must keep going on to make it through whatever we are facing.

*  As long as people use tactics to oppress or restrict other people from being free, there is work to be done.

M*A*S*H 4077, Scientific American Frontiers, and Alan Alda (1936.01.28)

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A socially conscious performer, director, and writer, best known as Hawkeye in the tv show M*A*S*H, Scientific American Frontiers, and his current podcast “Clear and Vivid,” Alan Alda was  born on this date in 1936.  A diverse playlist will celebrate the equally varied endeavors of Alan Alda on Crosscurrents, 1/28 at 8 am.

   The plan is for the show on Monday to include some edited segments of interviews with Alan Alda in between the tunes designed to celebrate his birthday.  Of course, we hope that teechnology and my editing skills allow us to produce the show in the desigtned manner.

ALAN ALDA SHOW EDIT SHEET

Discussing MASH success

00:01 One of the reason the show works….

…..they really were in a situation that could drive you crazy. 01:03

01:03 The thing that was essential…

…..ah, the truth and the audience got that and appreciated it. 02:07

Discusses censorship

00:00  I did worry about controversy….

…thinly vailed  one tion to politicians. 1:00

How MASH tackled war

We had very funny comedy.

03:17 All kinds,  burlesque, satire…

…recognition. that the war was acid. 03:35

03:35

….not about the Vietnam war. 04:21

Describes the approach to Scientific American Frontiers

It happens in front of them

02 46  And I have to use my acting skills…

……and they are great teachers. 03:53

All we have is now.

Near death experience.

53:04. Well ten years ago…

….I’m really glad to be alive. 54:22

I am hopeful for communication

So much communication over text. Are we hopeless?

16:18. I see some hope…

 It was the only way I could talk to you. The door was closed.  17:14

Dr. Dolittle, Talk To The Animals, and Hugh Lofting (1886.01.14)

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The author of eccentric physician, Dr. Dolitttle, who learned to dialogue with animals, Hugh Lofting was born on this date 1886.  Even without talking to animals, you can listen to KRNN for an indie animal band playlist on Crosscurrents, 1/14 at 8 am.

Hugh Lofting Quotes:

                 “Some people you will always have about you whom you can trust, and no man these days can boast of more than that. Remember them; forget the others.”  ― Hugh Lofting

               “Money is a terrible nuisance. But it’s nice not to have to worry.”― Hugh Lofting, The Story of Doctor Dolittle

                     “Great decisions often take no more than a moment in the making.”― Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

                   There has always been a tendency to classify children almost as a distinct species.~Hugh Lofting