Wednesday, August 31, 2016
At 7:30: Legendary organizer Stewart Acuff joins Eastern Panhandle AFL-CIO Labor Council members John Case and JB Christensen, in an analysis of the founding of "Our Revolution" by Bernie Sanders. Is "Our Revolution" the right slogan, a true pointer to the essence, of the challenges facing labor and all working people in this era? Are the changes in policy and direction required serious enough to warrant that name?
At 8:00 Congressional candidate and long time legislator Mike Manypenny makes an important announcement, first on EPIC Radio, about the West Virginia Congressional Race.
Posted by The Red Caboose at 5:41 PM
Good Morning EPIC Listen Live Listeners!
Try our Call IN LINE: 1-304-885-0708
...still tuning it, and one call at at time, but it worked yesterday!!
Doing a Delbert McClinton series this morning to warm up.
Get ready for Are You Crazy with Dr. Zakee McGill!!
Erik Janus of COMPASSION WV will be in studio to talk about all things hemp & cannabis reform. Gonna be a great discussion
Posted by The Red Caboose at 3:51 AM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Our Call In Line is UP -- or at least it was yesterday!!!
Today on EPIC Radio -- Occupy!!:
- 7:30 Patience and I kill the news and become "Our Revolution"?
- 8:15 Jan Hafer joins Patience Wait and me for an unscripted conversation about her campaign for the Shepherdstown Magisterial District seat on the Jefferson County Commission.
- 10 AM .. Retiring Jefferson County Commissioner Walt Pellish joins me in the studio.
Posted by The Red Caboose at 4:06 AM
Monday, August 29, 2016
Jan Hafer, Democratic candidate for Jefferson county commissioner from Shepherdstown, joins us at 8:15 Tuesday, tomorrow!!
I ask Patience if it's time to rename the Occupy program the "Our Revolution" program, as Bernie Sanders suggested.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Its the ARE YOU CRAZY show on EPIC Radio
John Case and Dr Zakee McGill (in spirit...he's on a plane home this morning) review the crazy stuff going on, and get a little crazy ourselves.
Right NOW, right after Sinatra, on EPIC Radio - The Eastern Panhandle Independent Community Radio Station, broadcasting from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA.
Posted by The Red Caboose at 3:28 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
LIVE NOW ON EPIC RADIO IN SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV:
Today's Poet: Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Rowan Ricardo Phillips was born (1974) and raised in New York City. He has a BA from Swarthmore College and a PhD from Brown University. He has published two award-winning full length collections of poetry: The Ground (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2012), which received the Whiting Award, the PEN/Osterweil Award for Poetry, and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Poetry, and Heaven (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015) which was long-listed for the National Book Award. His collection of critical essays, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (Dalkey Archive Press) was published in 2010. Additionally, he he written widely about sports, especially basketball and soccer, for publications such as The New Yorker and the Paris Review. He is also a translator, one who laments the "stultifying monolingualism" of American poetry. His own work often incorporates phrases from other languages. He has taught at Columbia University, Harvard, Princeton, and at SUNY-Stony Brook. Currently, he splits his time between New York and Barcelona.
In an interview published by PEN America, he said, "Being a human being has informed my sense of writing. For I don't find the skill to be in writing or even in reading. The real skill is in being a human being, weighing that, contemplating its arc and depths, and then making it all for better or worse sing."
This week's featured poem is "Kingdom Come," from Heaven (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015).
Not knowing the difference between Heaven
And Paradise, he called them both Heaven.
So when he shrugged at the thought of a god
Blanched in the lights of implausible heights,
Thumbing the armrests of a throne, that was
Heaven. And when he stared out at the sea,
Feeling familiar to himself at last,
He called that Heaven, too. And nothing changed
About either Paradise or Heaven
For it: Paradise retained its earthen
Glamour; and Heaven, because it can't stand
For anything on its own, like the color
Of rice or a bomb, was happy to play
Along, was happy just to be happy
For once, and not an excuse for mayhem.
Posted by The Red Caboose at 3:54 AM
Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Eastern Panhandle Independent Community Radio (EPIC RADIO) Founded.
Listen to it anytime, on any device HERE.
The Winners and Losers Radio Program, the Extended Porch, The Friday Blues show, and other WSHC classics can now be heard on IPhones, Androids, PC and Mac computers.
EPIC radio was founded August 18, 2016, as a result of being expelled from WSHC at Shepherd University for "partisan political programming". There is no disguising the political cowardice evident in Shepherd's caving to extreme right wing threats and intimidation. The Winners and Losers Radio Program violated no law or statute -- indeed was a chief advocate of programming, including political, diversity at WSHC. Every communication from the general counsel of Shepherd to me affirmed that.
However, there are two ways to look at what appears a cowardly act. An observer at an early revolutionary war battlefield in North Carolina noted the "shameful spinelessness" of militia troops retreating in disarray from the sounds of British Regulars in the distance---Until he witnessed the massive arrays of Regulars rising over a hill -- then he too retired from the field! We will leave it to listeners and readers to judge whether this particular incarnation of free speech suppression was true cowardice or prudence. In either case -- keep you're eyes on the hill --- caving to the far Right will not appease them, and, they have no observable regard for higher education at all.
In addition the dispute over "partisan political programming" was only the most recent flare up in a series of WSHC retreats from a mission of student-community programming, to just student programming. Not only that, "student programming" acquired a different meaning from student-produced shows to: play automated music students like, at least according to a commercial radio survey.
But enough of the past: Upon notice of cancellation at Shepherd, we immediately brought up an Internet Station online and were broadcasting from my home in Harpers Ferry all of last week. Though still broadcasting a limited agenda, we have not missed A SINGLE DAY.
At our foundation meeting last Thursday, we broadened out beyond Shepherd and established the Eastern Panhandle Independent Community Radio. Beginning Wednesday,we will be taking up 116 German Street lodgings above the Four Seasons Bookstore (or is that 221B Baker St....) -- our NEW studio! And a perfect location with our long time friends, sponsors and underwriters, Mike and Ruth Raubertas. All the community programming that was discouraged at Shepherd University is now possible!
- purchased two production computers
- purchased cheap soundboard
- acquired microphones and stands
- have startup internet service
- have startup electric, water, bathroom
- have donated labor on several fronts
To do ths week:
- review website
- set up accounts
- initialize non-profit
- prepare new studio
- configure production internet radio station.
Week from Monday: 8/28: WE BROADCAST FROM OUR PERMANENT SHEPHERDSTOWN DIGS.
Stay tuned for more!!
Posted by The Red Caboose at 5:06 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Are You Crazy podcast
Check out the podcast of the August 17 podcast of the Are You Crazy? show. John Case, Dr. Zakee Mcgill (psychiatrist), and legendary organizer Stewart Acuff ask: Is Donald Trump crazy? Its possible, as you will hear, that it might work out worse if he is NOT crazy, than if he is.
Play or Download this episode (right click to save)
Posted by The Red Caboose at 12:21 PM