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Friday, December 29, 2023

The Winners and Losers Radio Program: The Donna Joy Interview

 

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The Winners and Losers Radio Program: The Donna Joy Interview

Donna Joy: Teaching Respect in Classrooms

 

The Winners and Losers Radio Program: The Donna Joy Interview

 

Winners and Losers broadcasts live Fridays at 7:30 ISH, Eastern time

Hosts: Karen Valentine, John Case

 

Special Guest: Donna Joy






Karen and John interview Donna Joy, Jefferson County School Board Member from Shepherdstown, discusses ways schools can, or could, play in stemming the opioid epidemic. We also address the key challenges in public education in the county headed into an important election year.

This Episode Recorded 12/29/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Poetry Show: The Old Year Out

 

 

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"The eve of New Year's Day -- Left the Old Year lost to all"

 

he Old Year  J

 

Poets John Clare, Richard Wilbur, Edward Hays, Howard Thurman take us out with mixed feelings

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM on https://player.enlightenradio.org

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 12/27/2023

he Old Year Out

by John Clare 1793 – 1864

 

The Old Year's gone away
    To nothingness and night:
We cannot find him all the day
    Nor hear him in the night:
He left no footstep, mark or place
    In either shade or sun:
The last year he'd a neighbor's face,
   In this he's known by none.

All nothing everywhere:
   Mists we on mornings see
Have more of substance when they're here
   And more of form than he.
He was a friend by every fire,
   In every cot and hall--
A guest to every heart's desire,
   And now he's 'nought at all.

Old papers thrown away,
   Old garments cast aside,
The talk of yesterday,
   Are things identified;
But time once torn away
   No voices can recall:
The eve of New Year's Day
   Left the Old Year lost to all.


This poem is in the public domain.

 

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Labor Beat Radio: Palestine

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Labor Beat Radio: Palestine

Dan Kovalik on the Mid East Firestorm

 

Labor Beat Radio: Palestine

 

Labor Beat Radio broadcasts weekly at 10 Am Eastern on Tuesdays

Hosts: John Case, JB Christensen, Scott Marshall

 

Guests: Dan Kovalik

Description: John, JB and Scott host Dan Kovalik, a former Steelworker, lawyer, socialist, Marxist and world traveler and chronicler of hotspots for labor and liberation across the world. Just returned from Palestine/Israel. Call him controversial -- but the man has the goods.

This Episode Recorded 12/26/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Friday, December 22, 2023

Winners and Losers Radio: ”One Pill Can Kill”

 

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Winners and Losers Radio: "One Pill Can Kill"

Bringing Opioid Education Into the School System

 

Winners and Losers Radio:

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Fridays, 7ish AM Eastern

Hosts: Karen Valentine, John Case

 

Special Guest:

JOE BOCZEK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GAMECHANGER

 

“The fentanyl situation has gotten so terrible. It is such a danger to our kids, and our kids have such an easy access to counterfeit pills by buying them on the internet. It’s actually like playing Russian roulette. I’m told that within minutes, they can locate something and have it within an hour or two. They don’t understand they may be signing their death warrant. ”

This Episode Recorded 12/22/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

The Poetry Show: Winter Solstice Poems

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Winter Solstice Approach: Darkness Deepens Once More

 

To Know The Dark

 

Darkness, and a turning point. Robert Frost, Annie Finch, Robert Hayden, and Wendell Berry

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM on https://player.enlightenradio.org

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 12/20/2023

To Know The Dark

by Wendell Berry

 

To Know the Dark
by Wendell Berry
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.

 

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Winter Poems on the Poetry show today

 



To Know the Dark

by Wendell Berry


To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.




Labor Beat Radio: The Hydrogen Hubs -- and Sean O’Leary

 

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Labor Beat Radio: The Hydrogen Hubs -- and Sean O'Leary

Who Wins? Who Loses -- the Hydrogen Hubs

 

Labor Beat Radio: The Hydrogen Hubs -- and Sean O'Leary

 

Tuesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: John Case, JB Christensen, Scott Marshall 

Guests: Sean O'Leary


Description: JB, Scott and John discuss the Arch2 and Washington State Hydrogen Hub projects with Sean O'Leary -- a celebrated writer and publicist on energy and environmental issues in both West Virginia and Washington State --- and a very pro labor guy.

This Episode Recorded 12/19/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Monday, December 18, 2023

The Turd Sandwich Cafe: The Commanders -- Stain of Snyderism Hard to Clean

 

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The Turd Sandwich Cafe: The Commanders -- Stain of Snyderism Hard to Clean

Toxic Commanders Culture -- a Snyder Legacy

 

The Turd Sandwich Cafe: The Commanders -- Stain of Snyderism Hard to Clean

 

Broadcast Mondays LIVE 7:15 ish

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

First there was the sad passing of Wallace the Cat, heroic Orange, sometimes with the honorific Wallace d'Orange; then Mike got no sleep. The humiliation of the 'Commanders' disorderly collapse. Bad day in Cucherrini-ville, football junkies. Don't worry. April is when Spring, and a new Nationals team will be blossoming and playing. Right before the WV political primaries.......aaarrrrghhh

This Episode Recorded 12/28/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Winners and Losers Radio: The Zach Schrewsbury Interview

 

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Winners and Losers Radio: The Zach Schrewsbury Interview

A genuine West Virginia working class candidate for US Senate

 

Winners and Losers Radio:  The Zach Schrewsbury Interview

 

Broadcasts Fridays, 7ish AM -- :)

Hosts: John Case, Karen Valentine

 

Special Guest: Zachary Shrewsbury




Zach is a Marine Corps veteran, the grandson of a coal miner, a working-class Democrat, a father, and a proud West Virginian. As a Marine, he proudly lived by the values of honor, courage and commitment — and he still does today.

This Episode Recorded Dec 15, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Labor Beat: Ceasefire! Organize! Solidarity!

 

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Labor Beat: Ceasefire! Organize! Solidarity!

WE are Our Own Protection

 

Labor Beat: Ceasefire! Organize! Solidarity!

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Tuesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: John Case, JB Christensen, Scott Marshall

Description: John, JB and Scott ponder the violence in Europe, the Israel/Palestine, and cold war style conflicts impact on American workers, and the actions of over 500 labor organizations calling for Ceasfires. The lessons of the recent strike wave are explored for the future.

This Episode Recorded 12/12/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Turd Sandwich Cafe --- Sports, Comedy, SOS on the side.

 

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The Turd Sandwich Cafe --- Sports, Comedy, SOS on the side.

Mike tries to stay on sports, but Case injects a dangerous idea. The Enlighten Radio Team should infest the Jefferson County Commission. O my.

 

The Turd Sandwich Cafe --- Sports, Comedy, SOS on the side.

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Mondays, 7:15 AM Eastern

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

Shohei Ohtani's massive $700 million contract is having an impact on Japan's stock market

This Episode Recorded 12/11/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Winners and Losers: Working on the Jefferson County Dream

 

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Winners and Losers: Working on the Jefferson County Dream

Looking for humor in a swamp of fascism -- It's There!

 

Winners and Losers: Working on the Jefferson County Dream

 

Broadcast Live 7AM Eastern on Fridays

Hosts: Karen Valentine, John Case

Karen and John ponder 2024 in the Eastern Panhandle.

This Episode Recorded 12/8/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The Poetry Show: Ars Poetica 2


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The Devils Advice on Virtue, Rilke's on Poetry, the Blank Page

 

The Subject is Poetry

 

WS Merwin, Robert Graves and Rainer Maria Rilke explore the Wheel of the world, where there is no wheel.

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM on https://player.enlightenradio.org

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 12/06/2023

The Subject is Poetry

by HS Merwin

On the Subject of Poetry
I do not understand the world, Father.
By the millpond at the end of the garden
There is a man who slouches listening
To the wheel revolving in the stream, only
There is no wheel there to revolve.
He sits in the end of March, but he sits also
In the end of the garden; his hands are in
His pockets. It is not expectation
On which he is intent, nor yesterday
To which he listens. It is a wheel turning.
When I speak, Father, it is the world
That I must mention. He does not move
His feet nor so much as raise his head
For fear he should disturb the sound he hears
Like a pain without a cry, where he listens.
I do not think I am fond, Father,
Of the way in which always before he listens
He prepares himself by listening. It is
Unequal, Father, like the reason
For which the wheel turns, though there is no wheel.
I speak of him, Father, because he is
There with his hands in his pockets, in the end
Of the garden listening to the turning
Wheel that is not there, but it is the world,
Father, that I do not understand.
–W. S. Merwin, from his book The Dancing Bears

 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Labor Beat Radio: Two Themes: Solidarity and Cease-Fires

 

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Labor Beat Radio: Two Themes: Solidarity and Cease-Fires

From Solidarity Unionism to Solidarity Politics

 

Labor Beat Radio: Two Themes: Solidarity and Cease-Fires

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Tuesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: JB Christensen, John Case

Description: JB and John dig into the current turbulence: The big boost labor solidarity and fightbacks across the nation. The danger to Biden from out of control wars. Boebert has self-inflicted "massive failure".

This Episode Recorded 12/5/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Monday, December 4, 2023

The Turd Sandwich Cafe: The Commanders Give Up.

 

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The Turd Sandwich Cafe: The Commanders Give Up.

The Commanders Disgrace

The Turd Sandwich Cafe: The Commanders Give Up.

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Mondays, 8 AM Eastern

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini

“Sometimes you’ve got to eat a turd sandwich. Makes the rib eye taste better next time.” —Shane Battier of the Miami Heat

This Episode Recorded 12/04/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

The Sports-Comedy Attack: Sack the Offensive Line Coach, Commanders

 

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The Sports-Comedy Attack: Sack the Offensive Line Coach, Commanders

 

 

The Sports-Comedy Attack:  Sack the Offensive Line Coach, Commanders

 

Finger of God or Just bad Training

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Mondays, 7:30 AM Eastern

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

The sports hash is brutal this time. So much so that Mike and John consider God's hand at work in the Mess.

This Episode Recorded 11/13/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Sports-Comedy Attack. Nov 6 NFL to Europe -- Commanders Commanded

 

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The Sports-Comedy Attack. Nov 6 NFL to Europe -- Commanders Commanded

Baseball Observation from a former athlete and professional comedian

 

The Sports-Comedy Attack. Nov 6 NFL to Europe -- Commanders Commanded

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Mondays, 7 AM Eastern

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

MIke Cuccherini surveys Football, Baseball, Hockey and Basketball News with a baseball bat.

This Episode Recorded Nov 6, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Winners and Losers: Friday Morning in Jefferson County, WV

 

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Winners and Losers: Friday Morning in Jefferson County, WV

 

 

Winners and Losers: Friday Morning in Jefferson County, WV

 

Honesty: Not really a place

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Fridays, 7 AM Eastern

Hosts: Karen Valentine, John Case

Trusting salesmen not to lie, what we learned at the UAW picket line, rising prices and disinflation, huh?

This Episode Recorded 11/17/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Labor Beat Radio: The Just Transition

 

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Labor Beat Radio: The Just Transition

"Just Transition" or just Transition

 

Labor Beat Radio: The Just Transition

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Tuesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: John Case, JB Christensen, Scott Marshall

Description: "Just Transitions" for impacted workers and families threatened with being "left behind" by progressive movements for peace, environmental care, automation, as well as globalization forces. How important is the Justice?

This Episode Recorded 11/14/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Labor Beat Radio: Summarizing the Strike Wave

 

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Labor Beat Radio: Summarizing the Strike Wave

The labor movement taps into its true power -- solidarity

 

Labor Beat Radio: Summarizing the Strike Wave

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Tuesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: John Case, JB Christensen, Scott Marshall

Description: John, John and Scott review the 2023 strike wave, the Big 3, the Nurses, Hollywood, and UPS contests, and what the hell is Joe Manchin doing?

This Episode Recorded 11/21/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Poetry Show: (War Time Rain)


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There Will Come Soft Rains

 

There will Come Soft Rains

 

Urban Rain from Langston Hughes, Sara Teasdale Asks if Rain, Birds, or Spring will Notice When We are Gone

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM on https://player.enlightenradio.org

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 11/08/.2023

There will Come Soft Rains

by Sara Teasdale

 

(War Time)

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white,

Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

From The Language of Spring, edited by Robert Atwan,
published by Beacon Press, 2003.

 

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The Poetry Show: War Letters and Murder Most Foul

 

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War Letters and Murder Most Foul

 

Murder Most Foul

 

From the trenches of WWI to the Grassy Knoll -- a poetry of violence and its pall

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM on https://player.enlightenradio.org

Hosts: John Case

This Episode Recorded 11/15/2023

Murder Most Foul

by Bob Dylan

'Twas a dark day in Dallas - November '63
The day that will live on in infamy
President Kennedy was riding high
A good day to be living and a good day to die
Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb

Say wait a minute boys, do you know who I am?
Of course we do, we know who you are
Then they blew off his head when he was still in the car
Shot down like a dog in broad daylight
'ÜTwas a matter of timing and the timing was right

You got unpaid debts and we've come to collect
We're gonna kill you with hatred and without any respect
We'll mock you and shock you, we'll grin in your face
We've already got someone here to take your place

The day that they blew out the brains of the king
Thousands were watching, no one saw a thing
It happened so quickly - so quick by surprise
Right there in front of everyone's eyes


Greatest magic trick ever under the sun
Perfectly executed, skillfully done
Wolfman, oh wolfman, oh wolfman, howl
Rub a dub dub it's murder most foul



Hush lil children, you'll soon understand
The Beatles are coming they're gonna hold your hand
Slide down the banister, go get your coat
Ferry 'Ücross the Mersey and go for the throat
There's three bums comin' all dressed in rags
Pick up the pieces and lower the flags
I'm going to Woodstock, it's the Aquarian Age
Then I'll go over to Altamont and sit near the stage

Put your head out the window, let the good times roll
There's a party going on behind the grassy knoll
Stack up the bricks and pour the cement
Don't say Dallas don't love you, Mr. President
Put your foot in the tank and step on the gas
Try to make it to the triple underpass

Black face singer - white face clown
Better not show your faces after the sun goes down
I'm in the red-light district like a cop on the beat
Living in a nightmare on Elm Street

When you're down on Deep Ellum put your money in your shoe
Don't ask what your country can do for you
Cash on the barrel head, money to burn
Dealey Plaza, make a left hand turn

Go down to the crossroads, try to flag a ride
That's the place where Faith, Hope and Charity died
Shoot 'Üem while he runs, boy, shoot 'em while you can
See if you can shoot the Invisible Man

Goodbye, Charlie, goodbye Uncle Sam
Frankly, Miss Scarlet, I don't give a damn
What is the truth and where did it go
Ask Oswald and Ruby - they oughta know

Shut your mouth, says the wise old owl
Business is business and it's murder most foul


Tommy can you hear me, I'm the Acid Queen
I'm ridin' in a long black Lincoln limousine
Ridin' in the back seat, next to my wife
Heading straight on into the afterlife
I'm leaning to the left, got my head in her lap
Oh Lord, I've been led into some kind of a trap

We ask no quarter, no quarter do we give
We're right down the street from the street where you live
They mutilated his body and took out his brain
What more could they do, they piled on the pain
But his soul was not there where it was supposed to be at
For the last fifty years they've been searching for that

Freedom, oh freedom, freedom over me
Hate to tell you, Mister, but only dead men are free
Send me some loving - tell me no lie
Throw the gun in the gutter and walk on by
Wake up, Little Suzie, let's go for a drive
Cross the Trinity River, let's keep hope alive

Turn the radio on, don't touch the dials
Parkland Hospital's only six more miles
You got me dizzy Miss Lizzy, you filled me with lead
That magic bullet of yours has gone to my head
I'm just a patsy like Patsy Cline
I never shot anyone from in front or behind
Got blood in my eyes, got blood in my ear
I'm never gonna make it to the New Frontier



Zapruder's film, I've seen that before
Seen it thirty three times, maybe more
It's vile and deceitful - it's cruel and it's mean
Ugliest thing that you ever have seen
They killed him once, they killed him twice
Killed him like a human sacrifice

The day that they killed him, someone said to me,
'Son, The age of the anti-Christ has just only begun'.

Air Force One coming in through the gate
Johnson sworn in at two thirty-eight
Let me know when you decide to throw in the towel
It is what it is and it's murder most foul

What's New Pussycat - wha'd I say
I said the soul of a nation been torn away
It's beginning to go down into a slow decay
And that it's thirty-six hours past judgment day
Wolfman Jack, he's speaking in tongues
He's going on and on at the top of his lungs

Play me a song, Mr. Wolfman Jack
Play it for me in my long Cadillac
Play that Only The Good Die Young
Take me to the place where Tom Dooley was hung

Play St. James Infirmary in the court of King James
If you want to remember, better write down the names
Play Etta James too, play I'd Rather Go Blind
Play it for the man with the telepathic mind
Play John Lee Hooker play Scratch My Back
Play it for that strip club owner named Jack

Guitar Slim - Goin' Down Slow
Play it for me and for Marilyn Monroe
And please, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Play it for the First Lady, she ain't feeling that good
Play Don Henley - play Glenn Frey
Take it to the Limit and let it go by

And play it for Carl Wilson, too
Lookin' far, far away down Gower Avenue
Play Tragedy, play Twilight Time
Take Me Back to Tulsa to the scene of the crime
Play another one and Another One Bites the Dust
Play the Old Rugged Cross and in God We Trust

Ride the Pink Horse down that Long, Lonesome Road
Stand there and wait for his head to explode
Play Mystery Train for Mr. Mystery
The man who fell down dead, like a rootless tree

Play it for the Reverend, play it for the Pastor
Play it for the dog that's got no master
Play Oscar Peterson and play Stan Getz
Play Blue Sky, play Dickie Betts

Play Art Pepper, play Thelonious Monk
Charlie Parker and all that junk
All that junk and All That Jazz
Play something for The Birdman of Alcatraz
Play Buster Keaton play Harold Lloyd
Play Bugsy Siegel play Pretty Boy Floyd

Play all the numbers, play all the odds
Play Cry Me A River for the Lord of the Gods
Play number nine, play number six
Play it for Lindsey and Stevie Nicks
Play Nat King Cole, play Nature Boy
Play Down in the Boondocks for Terry Malloy

Play It Happened One Night and One Night of Sin
There's twelve million souls that are listening in
Play the Merchant of Venice, play the merchants of death
Play Stella by Starlight for Lady Macbeth
Don't worry Mr. President, help's on the way
Your brothers are comin', there'll be hell to pay

Brothers? What brothers? What's this about hell?
Tell 'em we're waitin'- keep coming - we'll get them as well
Love Field is where his plane touched down
But it never did get back up off of the ground
Was a hard act to follow, second to none
They killed him on the Altar of the Rising Sun

Play Misty for me and that Old Devil Moon
Play Anything Goes and Memphis in June
Play Lonely at the Top and Lonely Are the Brave
Play it for Houdini spinning around in his grave
Play Jelly Roll Morton, play Lucille

Play Deep in a Dream and play Drivin' Wheel
Play Moonlight Sonata in F sharp
And Key to the Highway by the king of the harp
Play Marchin' Through Georgia and Dumbarton's Drums
Play Darkness and death will come when it comes

Play Love Me or Leave Me by the great Bud Powell
Play the Blood Stained Banner - play Murder Most Foul

 

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The Poetry Show -- Ars Poetica


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The Blank Page Confronts You: Ars Poetica

 

Essay on Craft

 

Poems About Poetry.

Janet selects a classic and new efforts. Why to people write poems about poetry. As Janet (and Billy Collins) explain -- its the problem of the Blank Page -- tune in for more!

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM on https://player.enlightenradio.org

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 11/22/2023

Essay on Craft

by OCEAN VUONG


Because the butterfly's yellow wing
flickering in black mud
was a word
stranded by its language.
Because no one else
was coming I ran
out of reasons.
So I gathered fistfuls
of ash, dark as ink,
hammered them
into marrow, into
a skull thick
enough to keep
the gentle curse
of dreams. Yes, I aimed
for mercy
but came only close
as building a cage
around the heart. Shutters
over the eyes. Yes,
I gave it hands
despite knowing
that to stretch that clay slab
into five blades of light,
I would go
too far. Because I, too,
needed a place
to hold me. So I dipped
my fingers back
into the fire, pried open
the lower face
until the wound widened
into a throat,
until every leaf shook silver
with that god
-awful scream
& I was done.
& it was human.
Source: Poetry (July/August 2017)

 

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Monday, November 6, 2023

The Sports-Comedy Attack: The Truth Hurts, just like Football.

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The Sports-Comedy Attack: The Truth Hurts, just like Football.

Pro Football in Germany? Pythagorean Sports?

 

The Sports-Comedy Attack:  The Truth Hurts, just like Football.

 

Broadcasts LIVE Mondays, 7:30 AM

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

A lot of Cuccherini knowledge-yardage covered here:


The Shepherd Rams, the Chicago Bears, The so-called Commanders, German Teams.


And not least -- a hard-learned truthy from ancient Pythagoras: "Truth is usually Perpendicular to the Plain, and all the Contests of Life that Emerge upon it"


This Episode Recorded November 6, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Friday, November 3, 2023

The Poetry Show: Deborah Gerrish -- Light in Light

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"I made you a poem packed with galaxies "

 

The Gift

 

Poet Deborah Gerrish (of New Jersey) joins Janet and John and reads from her new book, Light in Light

Broadcasts LIVE Wednesdays at 10 AM

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 11/1/2023

The Gift

by Deborah Gerrish

 

The Gift

 
    ---For Gerald Stern   

 
    "The world is but canvas to our imaginations."
            —Henry David Thoreau

I made you a poem packed with galaxies
out of map-green tint from the nettle tree—
swaddled in bark of birch silky scent,
twined in spirals with milk-white parchment.
I stitched in bright berries from holly
the high-pitched qui-qui of brown coqui,
wove diaphanous shells of cicadas
falling chimes of rain from La Paz,
robed it with flossy ribbons
of peony petals and phlox.
Another world of other worlds I place
on your doorstep in the evening’s haze.
Quietly. Listen past the music against
the scented page—Let it whisper.

 

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Labor Beat Radio: UAW Solidarity, War, and Peace

 

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Labor Beat Radio: UAW Solidarity, War, and Peace

Halloween: Celebrate the Gospel of Solidarity as the BEST TREAT for US working families.

 

Labor Beat Radio: UAW Solidarity, War, and Peace

 

Broadcast LIVE Tuesdays, 1- AM Eastern

Hosts: JB Christensen, John Case

Description: John and John compare and contrast UAW solidarity spirit with the corrupt billionaire culture and the world moving toward global war

This Episode Recorded 10/31/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Winners and Losers: Can the UAW Picketline Spirit Save the World?

 

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Winners and Losers:

Can the UAW Picketline Spirit Save the World?

Hope is Not Crazy, Despite Appearances

 

Winners and Losers: Can the UAW Picketline Spirit Save the World?

 

Broadcast LIVE Fridays, 10:30 AM

Hosts: Karen Valentine, John Case

The Pet/Person ratio in Shepherdstown, WV is under investigation. But Everything is OK -- Willie Nelson is still performing.

This Episode Recorded 11/3/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Winners and Losers Program

 

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The Winners and Losers Program

From UAW Solidarity to Gaza

 

The Winners and Losers Program

 

broadcast LIVE OCT 30, 2023

Hosts: John Case

Special Guest: Gandalf the Grey

A talk=music meditation on the victory of the UAW and the Hell Hole of US Foreign Policy. K'Naan explains.

This Episode Recorded 10/30/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Recovery Radio: The Stigmas of Mental Illness

 

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Recovery Radio: The Stigmas of Mental Illness

"Are You Crazy?"

 

Recovery Radio: The Stigmas of Mental Illness

 

Broadcasts LIVE Thursdays 6:30 PM

Hosts: James Boyd, John Case

 

Special Guest: Susan Pellish

Susan Pellish joins James and John for a discussion of people who suffer from mental illness, and the difficult roads to recovery made more arduous by social stigmas and barriers.

This Episode Recorded Oct 26, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Winners and Losers Radio Program: With God On Our Side

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The Winners and Losers Radio Program:

Trouble Every Day -- But God is on OUR side.

 

The Winners and Losers Radio Program: With God On Our Side

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Fridays, 10: AM Eastern

Hosts: John Case

Shit Storm Ahead, with commentary from K'Naan and The Mothers of Invention

This Episode Recorded 10/27/2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Poetry Show: The Peace of Wild Things

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When despair for the world grows in me...

 

The Peace of Wild Things

 

Janet introduces poems of peace as the world descends into horror.

Broadcasts LIVE, Wednesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 10/12/2023

The Peace of Wild Things

by Wendell Berry


When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
rom The Peace of Wild Things And Other Poems (Penguin, 2018)
Copyright (c) 2012 by Wendell Berry

 

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Labor Beat Radio: Ground Recovered, But No Advance

 

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Labor Beat Radio: Ground Recovered, But No Advance

Solidarity Grows, but Inflation and War Plow On

 

Labor Beat Radio: Ground Recovered, But No Advance

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Tuesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: John Case

Description: The strike wave is sending shivers through Wall Street. As it should. Strikes are winning catch-up money where they can unite. And giving a hint of the immense power awaiting in the strengthening of solidarity.

This Episode Recorded Oct 24 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Monday, October 23, 2023

The Sports- Comedy Attack: Tyson leads the Bears!

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Sports- Comedy Attack: Tyson Leads the Bears!


Commanders Lay a Turd


 

The Sports & Comedy Attack:  Hail Taylor!

 

Broadcasts Live Mondays, 8 AM Eastern Time


Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case


Mike follows Tyson Bageant's rise to starting QB for the Chicago Bears. Also -- what the hell is going on in the Washington Commanders?.


This Episode Recorded October 23, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Winners and Losers: Live from the UAW Picket Line

 

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Winners and Losers: Live from the UAW Picket Line

UAW Local 1590 [Martinsburg, WV] President Vanessa Banks on the GM Picket Line

 

Winners and Losers: Live from the UAW Picket Line

 

Broadcast LIVE Fridays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: Karen Valentine, John Case

 

Special Guest: Vanessa Banks

John and Karen join the UAW 1590 picket line at General Motors in Martinsburg. Local President Vanessa Banks lays out the reasons and goals of auto workers seeking tor recover lost income, lost protection from unfair and unsafe practices, and lost job security since the pandemic and the continued rise in inflation.

This Episode Recorded October 13, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Recovery Radio: Getting Personal

 

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Recovery Radio: Getting Personal

What is Your Personal Experience with Addiction?

 

Recovery Radio: Getting Personal

 

Broadcasting LIVE 5 PM Eastern on Thursdays

Hosts: James Boyd, John Case

 

Special Guest: Bre

James and Guest Bre retrace powerful experiences arising from the film "Overdose"

This Episode Recorded October 12, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Poetry Show: Here and Now -- Stephen Dunn

 

 

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The Poetry  Show Podcast

 

'Let night come  :: It can do us no harm.'

 

Glimpses

 

Janet and John discuss and share poems Glimpses, Here and Now, and Happiness from Poets.org hosted selections of Stephen Dunn 1939 – 2021

Broadcasting LIVE Wednesdays 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded October 11, 2023

Glimpses

by Stephen Dunn

 

It’s the last few hours of a county fair,
or the ninth inning, score tied, in a small-town
high school big game, everything that’s going
to happen destined to feel inevitable.
Everett’s favorite cow has yet to win a prize,
and what occurs next on the field will likely determine
whether a certain boy, years later, will run for mayor,
or still be known as the guy who dropped the ball.
Elsewhere in the same town Pastor William
is writing down his sermon on what it takes
to live a moral life, confusing rectitude
with deprivation, and his wife’s frequent,
unapologetic nothing-for-you-tonight-dear.
Tomorrow, no doubt, because this happens
in towns both large and small, seventh-grade
Joshua, who knows the answer, but won’t go
to the chalkboard because he has a hard-on,
is thought to be dumb. That is, until he proves
he’s not, the answer written down in code
for Mr. Zenner to see, perhaps to understand.
Sharon the beauty is also smart and her pet pig
wins Best in Class, but she won’t accept the award.
The family needs money, but the prize is given
by the DAR, and she wants to take a stand.
It seems inevitable that in a town this size
Joshua and Sharon will marry, but she goes
to a faraway college, meets Nathaniel,
a city boy who knows nothing about pigs
but something about integrity. They fall in love
and the rest, as they say, is history—babies and
hardship, grad school and in her case visits
to the now curious place that was home—
Joshua working the counter at Beal’s Hardware,
Thursday night bingo at the church—
how things could have been
had she not become someone else.

 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Labor Beat Radio: Rule #2 Leave No One Behind

 

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Labor Beat Radio: Rule #2 Leave No One Behind

Band Gas and Coal -- What Happens to the Workers and Families?

 

Labor Beat Radio: Rule #2 Leave No One Behind

 

Broadcasts LIVE, Tuesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: John Case, JB Christensen, Scott Marshall

Description: Remarks by Cecil Roberts, and Michael Bloomberg on the latter's 500 million dollar gift to Beyond Carbon, committed to ban all coal and half of gas by 2030.

   

This Episode Recorded October 10, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Sports & Comedy Attack: Hail Taylor!

 

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The Sports & Comedy Attack: Hail Taylor!

Evolution of the Gladiator Games

 

The Sports & Comedy Attack:  Hail Taylor!

 

Broadcasts Live Mondays, 12 Noon Eastern Time

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

Mike does a stunning roundup of the NFL, The Commanders and their rivals, including the "Swift" impact on online NFL viewing. Nationals Fans-- Do NOT give up hope.

This Episode Recorded October 10, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Recovery Cafe Radio: Domain General and Domain Specific

 

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Recovery Cafe Radio: Domain General and Domain Specific

Intersecting Domains Yield General Domains

 

Recovery Cafe Radio: Domain General and Domain Specific

 

Broadcasting LIVE 5 PM Eastern on Thursdays

Hosts: James Boyd, John Case

James and John look at ways to improve production at Enlighten Radio, and break down general vs specific driving forces in addiction recovery. Actually, John never really understood what James was asking, and answered an unasked question. :)

This Episode Recorded October 5, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Poetry Show: David Wagoner -- 4 Poems


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"From Monument To Dust"

 

Stones

 

This program features four poems by David Wagoner: Stones, A Footnote for Isiah 40:3, After Takeoff, and Thoreau In the Rain

Broadcasting LIVE Wednesdays, 10 AM

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded October 4, 2023

Stones

by David Wagoner

 

I bring them from the mountains,
from the sea, from the edge
of streams and look at them,
heft them, hold them hard
while they keep holding themselves
harder. Is it because
they haven't had to change
their surfaces in our time
though, in theirs, they've suffered
the blunt demands of ice
and water and wind and god
knows fire, been cracked and frozen,
thawed, made molten again
and again have started over
grinding and being ground
from monument to boulder,
to rock, to river stone,
to gravel, to pebbles, to sand,
to slurries of grit, to dust?

 

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

The Poetry Show: Light and Dark

  

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"I have faith in nights."

 

Let Evening Come

 

The themes of Light and Dark are treated poignantly, "at arms length", and with devotion by the great talents of Jane Kenyon, Robert Frost, and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Broadcast LIVE Wednesdays at 10 AM Eastern Time

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded September 27, 2023

Let Evening Come

by Jane Kenyon


Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.
Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.
Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let the stars appear
and the moon disclose her silver horn.
Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come.
To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung
let evening come.
Let it come, as it will, and don’t
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.

 

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The Sports Comedy Attack: Bloodbath at the Scrimmage Line

 

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The Sports Comedy Attack: Bloodbath at the Scrimmage Line

Never "TIP" the Ball! Goddammit!

 

The Sports Comedy Attack: Bloodbath at the Scrimmage Line

 

Broadcast LIVE Mondays at Noon, Eastern Time

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

 

Mike gives a players-eye view of the struggles of both the Commanders and Nationals teams.

 

This Episode Recorded September 25, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Sports Comedy Attack: Things Men Do To Each Other in Pro Football

 

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The Sports Comedy Attack: Things Men Do To Each Other in Pro Football

 

Rhonda Vincent:

"If you Don't Love Your Neighbor Then You Don't Love God."

 

The Sports Comedy Attack: Things Men Do To Each Other in Pro Football

 

Broadcast LIVE Mondays 12 Noon, Eastern time

Hosts: Mike Cuccherini, John Case

The Commanders not so commanding. King Kong should STOP that with Jessica Lange, the Dirty Dozen, Kelly's Heroes...Play Ball!

This Episode Recorded September 18, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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The Winners and Losers Program: So -- Where Did all the Water Come From?

 

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The Winners and Losers Program: So -- Where Did all the Water Come From?

Not sure we came from. Not sure where we are going. Just Not Sure.

 

The Winners and Losers Program: So -- Where Did all the Water Come From?

 

Broadcasting LIVE Fridays 10 AM Eastern Time

Hosts: Karen Valentine, John Case

 

ITS NOT FROM A GIANT SQUIRT GUN!

 

This Episode Recorded September 22, 2023 at the Red Caboose Studio, Harpers Ferry, WV

 

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