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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Podcast:Winners and Losers: Aug 30, 2017 -- West Virginia Working Families, Plus Honoring Houston

This podcast of the winners and losers radio program on was broadcast August 30, ,2017 from the Red caboose studio in Bolivar, West Virginia. It features an interview with Ryan Frankenberry, Executive Director of West Virginia Working Families. Plus --  exchanges with Trump, Melania's Walkin' Spike-boots, Kim Jong Un, Jim Justice, and Sen. Al Franken on the catastrophe striking the gulf coast of Texas, especially Houston.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Podcast: The Are You Crazy Health and Wellness Show: -- The Insanity of Addiction Treatment

Dr Zakee McGill and Dr John Aldis discuss the latest developments in the opioid epidemic, with a focus on the situation in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, one of the hardest hit areas. Dr Aldis is a widely respected physician with deep experience in evidence-based treatment of victims of addiction addiction disease. Dr Zakee McGill hosts the program, broadcast on August 29, 2017, from the Red Caboose Studio in Bolivar, West Virginia.

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Winners and Losers - Aug 29, 2017 -- Kim Jon Un, Brexitism and Labor, how to brush your teeth...

Mike Diesel and John Case do the Aug 29 News and Chews review from Abyssmia, a new island born from Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Kim Jong Un calls in to explain, kinda, to an Ugly American, the missile shot over Japan. 
  • What does Brexit mean for UK Labor? Is "Economic Nationalism" a trap for labor that Fascists exploit to divide them from natural allies?
  • Iran gets Syria? Really?
  • Russia gets a new bloc?
  • A navy cruiser collision with Mike Diesel in the Gulf of Mexico is captured on tape.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Podcast: The Poetry Show -- The Elephant that Challenged the World, Neruda, Rilke, Clifton and more

This podcast of the poetry show was broadcast at studio -- the Red Caboose in Harpers Ferry, WV -- August 28, 2017. The Poetry Show is the Monday show on the Winners and Losers Radio  Program.

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This podcast opens with James Thurber's "The Elephant that Challenged the World" -- no explication should be needed. This follows selections from Ilan Stavas' wonderful collection and translations of Pablo Neruda's Odes --All the Odes.  Having climbed the Andes of Poetry, why not take on the Alps as well? We follow with the first of Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies. A sample of readings from Lucile Clifton and E. Ethelbert Miller close the show, along with Rilke's The Death of Moses.

Music is mostly from an later acoustic bootleg of Jackson Brown and David Lindley in Belgium.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Winners and Losers Radio Program -- Diesel and Case Do the Real Boy Scout Review

This podcast was broadcast Aug 8, 2017 at Enlighten Radio Studio in the Red Caboose, Bolivar, WV.

Mike Diesel and John Case do a poltroon review, and a host of celebrities weigh in on the sewage coming in and the lemmings going out to self ruin. We consider upholding the true Boy Scout Oath and wondering  if it will get us killed.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Resistance News: Resistance News Podcast: Stewart Acuff and David E...

Resistance News: Resistance News Podcast: Stewart Acuff and David E...: Resistance News broadcasts on Wednesdays at 10 AM EST from the Red Caboose in Bolivar,  West Virginia on Enlighten Radio . This broadcast co...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Podcast: The Poetry Show -- August 14, 2017 -- Janet discusses the poetry of Jeanne Wagner

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This show was broadcast on Aug 14, 2017, 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Jeanne Wagner is a native of San Francisco, California. She has B.A. from the University of California Berkeley in German and an M.A. from San Francisco State in Humanities. A retired tax accountant, she began writing seriously in 1996. Since then she has published four chapbooks and two full length collections and has won several national awards. The chapbooks are The Falling Woman (Pudding House Press, 2001), The Conjurer (Anabiosis Press, 2004), Medusa in Therapy (Poets Corner Press, 2008) and The Genesis Machine (Sow's Ear Poetry Review, 2017), winner of the 2016 Sow's Ear Chapbook Competition. Her full-length collections are The Zen Piano Mover, winner of the 2004 Stevens Manuscript Prize, and In the Body of Our Lives (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2010). Among her prizes and honors are the National Foundation of State Poetry Societies Founders Award, the Ann Stanford Prize, and the Frances Locke Award. She has also won the Hayden's Ferry Flash Prose Competition and the 2013 Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry of the Sacred.

Her poems vary in subject from the scientific to the personal, from nature to mythology, and they reflect her curiosity about and engagement with the world on many levels. In an interview with William Ruof, she reflects on memory: "Memory is like Schrödinger’s Cat, it changes the moment you peer into the box where you think it is kept."

This week's featured poem is "The Disappearance of the Polar Bears," from her collection In the Body of Our Lives (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2010).


They were our saints and our hermits,
our ursine angels.

In exile they found a promised land
where cold

condensed under their feet and they
walked on it;

where they moved soundlessly as ghosts,

even under ice, the strenuous beating
hearts of seals.

Some journeyed as far north as the Pole,
that skullcap of ice,

its whiteness the imagined afterlife of
ordinary bears,

their bodies solid as icons: squared off
limbs, shoulders that

tapered to a muzzled head, dog-small
and low-slung.

Yet who could fail to love their
black-eyed cubs,

born with the furred innocence
of harp seals,

or the way they swam, legs paddling
in circles,

tractionless as the running in our

That's why I keep this image of
a single bear

standing on the pole, his white body
on the whiter ice,

like the pulse of something warm
inside the cold.

Could the problem be the airplanes,
when they scattered

the angels from their wisps of cirrus
cloud, while below,

on cruise ship tables, ice sculptures
slowly began to melt away?

Writing prompt of the week: Choose any compelling image from the natural world. While describing it, add in a supernatural or mythological image, the way Jeanne Wagner blends angels and polar bears in her poem.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Podcast: The Are You Crazy Show -- Choosing a Therapist -- Aug 8, 2017 Show

Dr. Leslie-Beth Wish, Dr Zakee McGill, and John Case host this edition of the Are You Crazy Show, broadcast on August 8, 017 from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

"Choosing a Therapist" drives the discussion.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Podcast: Diesel and Case on Moby Dick and Senator "Just go ahead and die" Capito and Jim "you stupid suckers" Justice

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1. Musical Theme: The Clancy Bros and Tommy Makem -- Carnegie Hall, 1962

2. The Winners and Losers Radio Program: 6:30 - 9:00 AM -- Mike Diesel and Case do a "drunks delight" version of news and views. First: Shelley "I promised not to hurt West Virginians" Moore Capito's explanation of her health care votes. Second: People who do not like, or have no personal analog in, Moby Dick, may be deported in the near future. Third: Who is John P Kelley. Fourth. Trump signs unconstitutional bill interfering with his own "foreign policy".

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Mike and John take on Jim "you stupid suckers" Justice as he renames the classic Greenbrier Resort "TrumpBriar" -- The WV political carnage in the nation's most decrepit state reaches a new low. Lesson: THERE IS NO BOTTOM TO BILLIONAIRE TREASON.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Resistance Radio Podcast: Jamaall Craig on Trump speech to cops

Jamaall Craig, a PhD candidate and former civil rights leader at the United Steelworkers of America, is our guest. We talk about 45's criminal, fascist speech to cops and Black Lives Matter.

This podcast was broadcast August 2, 1917 on The show is hosted by Stewart Acuff, a legendary organizer and former Organizing Director for the AFL-CIO.

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Winners and Losers Podcast: Trumpers attack on Local Control, Scout Masters on The Jamb0ree Fiasco

Julie Archer from WV Citizens Action on Fair Elections discusses anti-democratic measures against voting by phony "fraud" legislators, as well as a discussion on decentralizing West Virginia. Jerry Harness, a retired Veterinarian, and 50 year volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America takes on the Jamoboree Fiasco where President Trump made highly inappropriate remarks to 34,000 scouts. also Mike and John and Gayle have fun. This podcast was broadcast on August 2, 2017.

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