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Friday, March 31, 2017

Podcast: Labor Beat -- Medical Cannabis--Phoenix from the WV Legislative Train Wreck

This podcast was recorded on Enlighten Radio -- -- March 31, 2017, at Enlighten Studios in Shepherdstown, WV. Gary Zuckett of West Virginia Citizen Action -- a key progressive lobbying organization, and Jesse Johnson, former Mountain Party candidate for Governor and a leading lobbyist for both WV Veterans and for Medical Cannibis reform join the Labor Beat team of John Case, JB Christensen, and Stewart Acuff. Laborr Beat airs weekly 9AM -- 10:30, Fridays.

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Treeman and Ms Sustainable Shepherdstown Return to Paris, WV Rs shoot Pot

Friday Lineup on Enlighten Radio -- 31 March 201

7:30 -- Paris on the Potomac -- Shawn Walker, Trees 101 and Ellen Smith from Sustainable Shepherdstown deal on climate change, trees, and community time banking

9:00 Labor Beat -- we get an update on Medical Marijuana legislation moving through the WV legislature. -- perhaps the only "job creating" activity of the R-led "legislature of folly".

11:00 Shepherdstown Visitors Center Update with Marianne Davis

12:00 Sci-fi theater -- check the blog later for the details

Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Vol 1 -- the whole book!

6PM Old Time Radio -- Fibber McGee and Molly

11:30 Jazz till dawn

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Revolution Radio Begins at 9 AM this Morning

The Thursday, March 30, 2017 lineup on Enlighten Radio

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7:00 Dylanesque -- Bob's own and Friends' covers

9:00 Revolution Radio

A study of revolutionaries, weekly on Thursday mornings, beginning this morning with Tom Paine's Common Sense

11:00 Wonk City -- Economics and sociology lectures -- playlist coming up!

1. Philosophy and Nazism:  (from the London School of Economics) -

Speaker(s): Dr Joseph Cohen, Professor Simona Forti, Dr Brian Klug | Nazism pervaded every level of German society, and philosophers were not immune. While much scholarship has understandably focused on recriminations of key figures, tonight's panel reflect on some broader questions raised: Can philosophy help us understand the nature of evil? And does thinking philosophically really help us live better lives? Joseph Cohen is a Lecturer in Continental Philosophy, University College Dublin. Simona Forti is Professor of Philosophy, University of Piedmont and Visiting Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, New York. Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford. Dr Peter Dennis is a Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow. The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.

Approx 12:30

2. Belabored Dissent -- College Dreams and College Schemes, with Tressie McMillan Cottom

What’s a college degree worth to you? With so many students getting drowned in debt for a taxpayer-funded sham diploma, how has the massive for-profit college industry managed to capitalize on Americans’ high hopes of achieving middle-class “credentials”? In her new book, Lower Ed, sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom explores the political drivers of for-profit higher education, and Wall Street’s entanglement with an unregulated academic marketplace that exploits struggling students’ aspirations. Cottom spoke with Sarah Jaffe at a discussion hosted by the New America Foundation about the culture and politics of commercialized college in the Age of Trump.

Approx 1:45 PM

3. Radio Lab (WNYC): Shots Fired part 1: We join Ben Montgomery, a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, as he looks at every person killed or injured by Florida police over six years.

4. Radio Lab (WNYC) : Shots Fired Part 2: We again join Ben Montgomery, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, as he looks at data on every person killed or injured by Florida police over six years.

Approx  4:00 PM

OLD TIME RADIO -- Fibber McGhee and Mollie!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Are You Crazy is McGill-less, Resistance Gets UnCivil

Enlighten Radio -- March 29, 2017

7:30 Are You Crazy? Health news update and a look from the crazy side of Shepherdstown.

10 AM: Resistance News with Stewart Acuff. Stewart writes: I have a great guest coming on--former director of civil and human rights for the steelworkers. Jamaal Craig. Good friend. I definitely want to lead in with some jump Chitown blues, Jr. Wells and Buddy Guy--drinkin TNT and smokin' dynamite if you can find it. Also hopin we could get a clip of Rev. Barber if possible. We fiddin to shake some shit up.

After Stewart -- its food programming all day! Splendid Table, Sporkful, Gastropod, the Nosh Show and more.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

The Poetry Show -- Case's choices -- March 27, 2017

Enlighten Radio Highlights

1. 7:30 AM -- Poetry Show -- classics and koans picked by John Case -- Janet is travelling.

2. Noon -- Storytelling with Fanny.

3. 1 PM:  Philip Marlowe -- All day classic mysteries from CBS Old Time Radio -- all written a la Raymond Chandler's austere, tough, and talky version of Hemingway.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Old Time Radio, Quaker Radio on Enlighten Radio

8:00 AM  Quaker and Philosophy Radio

Noon:   Philo Vance Mysteries all day

Jazz all Night

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Paris, between the World Wars

Where did the name "Paris on the Potomac" -- the Friday Morning Show on Enlighten Radio -- come from?

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EPIC Radio is NOW Enlighten Radio


EPIC Radio is now Enlighten Radio. There was too much confusion ...

I can't get no relief

... between EPIC and our domain name --, and recent polls of hosts and listeners leaned strongly toward Enlighten. Turns out there are quite a few "EPIC Radio" stations around the country, and on the Internet, and google searches were not coming up with ours first :)

It sounds best when you pause between Enlighten and Radio when saying it. It's almost a Quaker moment.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The ARe You Crazy Show, Resistance Radio, Food! Food!

EPIC Radio--lineup for 22 March 2017

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  •  7:30 - 9:00  AM: The Are You Crazy Show -- Health Care Update, Dr Zakee McGill

  •  11:00 - Noon: Resistance Radio - with Stewart Acuff. This morning at 10 eastern Guest, immigration activist and expert, Ana Avendano

Noon -- Food Food Food -- shows are approximately 1 hour long

  1. The Nosh Show: Fast and Junk Food: The Hostess with the Mostest.  "This is usually the part where we tell you what we talk about during the episode. Um, well, for this episode we don't really want to do that because that would ruin the surprise. Ugh. Now saying there's a surprise kind of ruins the surprise. Actually, I don't really think many of you read this, so I think we're okay."
  2. Gastropod: Hacking taste   Taste is the oldest of our five senses, and yet perhaps the least understood. It’s far more complicated than salty versus sweet: new research is dramatically expanding our knowledge of taste, showing that it’s intimately connected to obesity, mood, immunity, and more. In this episode, we get into the science of how taste works, why we taste what we do, and what makes supertasters unique. And finally, we hack our taste buds—for fun, but, in the future, maybe for health, too.
  3.  Three episodes of the Splendid Table: The President's Kitchen Table, The Dirt Cure, and Cookbooks, Food Cities and politics

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Poetry Show -- March 20, 2017 -- Cindy Hunter Morgan

This Weeks Poet: Cindy Hunter Morgan

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Cindy Hunter Morgan grew up in Michigan and states that although she has traveled widely, her roots are there. Her undergraduate degree is from Albion College in Michigan, and she also has a  Masters in Fine Arts from Lesley University in Massachusetts. Additionally, she studied for a time at the University of Stirling in Scotland. For a decade, she directed publicity for the Grand Rapids Symphony and, later, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. She currently teaches creative writing and book arts at Michigan State University. She recently won the Moveen Prize, awarded by a foundation created by writer Thomas Lynch, which will allow her to spend a month in County Clare, Ireland, to focus on her writing. She has published two chapbooks: The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker, winner of The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Award (Ledge Press, 2012), and Apple Season, chosen by Shane McCrae as the winner of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Competition. Her debut full length collection, Harborless, was just released this month by Wayne State University Press. The poems in Harborless are part historical and part imaginative renditions of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. Cindy Hunter Morgan's connection to the Great Lakes runs deep. She spent summers swimming in Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Huron when she was growing up, and her great-grandfather sailed the lakes on a U.S. Corps of Engineers Tug. 

Answering a question about one of the poems in her first chapbook, she replied, "I hope this poem helps people travel outside of themselves and deeper into themselves. Of course, I hope that for all poems." That is a lofty, if paradoxical, goal for poetry. This week's featured poem is the final poem in her latest, just released collection, Harborless (Wayne State University Press, 2017), and is one of the few poems in the book that does not focus on a specific shipwreck. Instead, it addresses tragedy indirectly, by examining language. 


All of those vocabulary tests in school
meant nothing. Everything
was indeterminate. Take collide
those two ll's parallel, but no, 
not parallel, that is the problem, 
parallel only in word, not world, 
not fog, not gale. In the lake, 
direct impact, violent crash. 
Hard c, moment of contact. 
ide, a chemical made up of two
or more elements, evidence
of a binary world, floating 
versus not floating. Ide, end 
of pride, end of aide.

Take sink, no, not the water basin
attached to a wall, porcelain noun. 
Not even the infinite infinitives, 
to descend, to weaken, to disappoint, 
to drill, to dig, to defeat. 
Those constructions can't get this right. 
Listen to the s, air going out
of an inflatable raft, think about
in, in water, in ice, reconnect
the s, sink comes after sin,
hear the k, hard sound, 
caw of gulls circling a wreck.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday Lineup on EPIC

EPIC Radio Lineup: March 13, 2017

Noon: Storytelling with Fanny Crawford -- stories of Bill Crawford!


1. Common Sense by Tom Paine -- time to revisit revolution?

2.:15  Jack London's Call of the Wild

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Poetry Show Featuring Sinead Morrisey

Award-winning poet Sinéad Morrissey was born on April 24, 1972 in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland and was raised in Belfast. She earned a BA and a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin. She spent the next several years teaching and traveling abroad, spending time in Japan and New Zealand before returning to Northern Ireland to teach  at Queen's University, Belfast. In 2016 she was appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. She has published five collections of poetry all by Carcanet Press: There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2001), The State of the Prisons (2005), Through the Square Window (2009) and Parallax (2013), which won the coveted T. S. Eliot Prize, awarded to the best new collection of poetry written in English and published either in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Her subject matter ranges widely. Parallax, which includes poems selected from previous collections as well new verse, contains long poems about prison reform and the debt crisis in Europe. Among her other awards are first place in the 2007 British National Poetry Competition for her poem, "Through the Square Window," the 2005 Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize  for The State of the Prisons, and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship. She has also served as poet laureate of the city of Belfast. 

This week's featured poem, "Reading the Greats," presents an unique take on reading great literature, risk, and failure.  


Is it for their failures that I love them? 
Ignoring the regulation of Selected Poems
with everything in that should be in—
all belted & buttoned & shining—
I opt instead for the omnivorous Completes
For their froth. Their spite. For avoidable mistakes:
Larkin on Empire, say or Plath on Aunts. 

The thrill of when they dip, trip up, run out
of things to write about before they start, 
is the consolation of watching 
a seascape suddenly drained and stinking
of flies & fisheads & bladderwrack. 
And the tide impossibly distant. And no way back.
Yes, I love them for that. 
John Case
Harpers Ferry, WV

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Economic Update - “Questions about Capitalism” - 03.12.17 [feedly]

Economic Update - "Questions about Capitalism" - 03.12.17

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Paris on the Potomac on EPIC Radio -- 10 March 2017

7:30 am     (Open)

8:00 am     Call-in discussion with Joseph Cohen, executive director of the ACLU of West Virginia, on work by his organization and others to block Trump's hate agenda. It includes an online event by the national ACLU, "People Power Resistance Training," scheduled Saturday, March 11.

Contact information for our use:

Joseph Cohen, Executive Director 
ACLU of West Virginia

8:30 am     Studio discussion with Kate Lyn Savadin, of West Virginia Women's March  < >,  with observations on International Women's Day and women's goals and accomplishments. Her group organized a vigil held Wednesday <<3/8>> in Charles Town, "A Day without a Woman," which was in solidarity with the International Women's Strike and intended to draw attention to the long tradition of women's labor activism in the U.S. and around the world. 

Kate Lyn Savadin
West Virginia Women's March

Online links:  International Women's Day 2017  including related campaigns with audio from which you might be able to draw introductory audio if you're interested:
  #Not1More detention or deportation and #nobannowall. Immigrants and refugees are .#heretostay.   Learn more about how to support vulnerable communities during these times at our No Ban No Wall resource page.

John Case
Harpers Ferry, WV

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

EPIC Thursday -- Local Truth with Hound Dog and Abel -- Economics and Social Science -- LIve Music

EPIC Radio -- Thursday, March 9, 2017

1. 6:00 AM -- Local Truth from Shepherdstown West Virginia: Hound Dog and Abel Eakin.

2. 9:00 AM -- Wonk City Programming -- latest economic podcasts!

3. 2 PM: -- Tedeschi Trucks live music.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

EPIC Wednesday: Prescription for Addiction, and Resistance

EPIC Radio -- 8 March 2017

1. 7:30 -- The Are You Crazy, Health and Welfare Show: Dr John Aldis, a retired physician with a passion for developing effective  treatments of addiction to opioids and alcohol.

2. 10:00 AM: Legendary organizer Stewart Acuff's Resistance Radio is ON FIRE!

3. 11:00 Food Programming begins....check later for the playlist!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rockpile, Best of the Left and Rock and Roll All Night -- Tuesdays on EPIC!!

EPIC Radio Lineup -- 7 March 2017

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9:00 -- 11  AM  Right now!  Benny Snyder's Rockpile

11:30  Best of the Left

1. A review of foreign policy blunders --we look at how Trump is currently running his foreign policy programs and where he’s planning to take it.


  •  Washington Today -- 3/6/17 -- Today's Washington Today looks at a new Executive Order signed by President Trump on immigration, with an interview from David Nakamura of The Washington Post. Plus, an interview with Alex Isenstadt on President Trump's Tweets over the weekend, and a decision today by the Supreme Court on a case involving a transgender student in Virginia.
  •  Washington Today -- 3-02-17 Washington Today looks at remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about interactions with the Russian Ambassador, with reaction from President Trump and Capitol Hill. Plus, more on the Affordable Care Act and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  •  Every Friday C-SPAN’s The Sidebar podcast goes beyond the headlines of the stories shaping the conversation in Washington and across the country with interviews that provide background and context to the issues and events dominating the news cycle. Our guest this week is Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, immigration rights activist, and founder of the non-profit group Define American. We talked with him about how the media covers the immigration issue, the rapidly changing look of immigration in the United States, President Trump's immigration policy, and why he went public with his undocumented status in 2011.

3. Radio Project Front Page

  • Divide and Rule Remains the American Game in Syria -- We are learning that despite the hysterical Washington debates and a dyspeptic main stream media, the great imperialist project to secure American hegemony over the world rolls on unabated. And the Syria regime change project began the moment the anti-colonial Syrian government set its goals of Arab national sovereignty and a socialist economy.
  •  Taylor Report: “I Am Not Your Negro” Norman Otis Richmond: See This Film!, Segment 1 --  James Baldwin intended to write a book about the assassinations of Black leaders, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, and Malcom X to be titled: Remember This House, but the task was never completed. With this film, director Raoul Peck attempts to convey the message intended by Baldwin. Norman Otis Richmond makes it clear “I Am Not Your Negro” has to be seen. Baldwin’s powerful exposure of American racism grows stronger by the year.

The BOL Playlist -- times relative to 11:30 AM

00:00:00 Mike Diesel Voice 016 -- station ID
00:00:34 #1084 Running the Ship-of-State Aground (Foreign Policy)
01:19:10 C-SPAN Washington Today 2017-03-02 5pmET
01:50:47 C-SPAN Washington Today 2017-03-02 5pmET
02:52:25 Mike Diesel Voice 009 - station ID
02:52:41 C-SPAN The Sidebar - Special Preview: Jose Antonio Vargas
03:21:33 Phil Taylor; Stephen Gowans Despite Years of Failure, Divide and Rule Remains the American Game Against Syria
03:46:47 Phil Taylor; Norman Otis Richmond "I Am Not Your Negro"
04:00:15 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Monday Lineup on EPIC Radio -- 6 March 2017

7:30 - 9:00 AM The Poetry show with Janet Harrison featuring Rachel Hadas.

9:00 AM -- Inner Sanctum Old Time Radio Mysteries

12:Noon -- Storytelling with Fanny Crawford.

1PM -- Storyland -- More Inner Sanctom!!

The Poetry Show features Rachel Hadas

The Poetry Show -- 6 March 2017 on EPIC Radio

7:30--9:00 AM Mondays

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This week's Poet is Rachel Hadas

Poet, translator, essayist, and professor, Rachel Hadas was born in New York City on November 8, 1948. Her father, who died when she was seventeen years old, was a noted classics scholar at Columbia University. She also studied classics, graduating from Radcliffe College with a B.A. in 1969. She then spent four years living in Greece before entering graduate school. She studied poetry at Johns Hopkins University (M.A.) and comparative literature at Princeton University (PhD.). In 1981, she joined the faculty of Rutgers University at Newark, where she is currently Board of Governors Professor of English. She has published widely, both poetry and prose, as well as editing anthologies. Among her books of poetry are Halfway Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 1998), The River of Forgetfulness (David Robert Books, 2006), The Golden Road (TriQuarterly Books, 2012) and, most recently, Questions in the Vestibule (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2016). She also published prose, including The Double Legacy: Reflections on a Pair of Deaths and Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia and Poetry. The latter book concerns her husband's diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease at age 61 in 2004, a topic she also wrote about in poetry, some of which is contained in the memoir. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, the O. B. Hardison Award from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

The week's featured poem, "Balancing," is from her most recent collection of poems, Questions in the Vestibule (TriQuarterly Books/ Northwestern University Press, 2016). It is a formal poem, a villanelle, but instead of repeating whole lines, she just repeats the ending phrases.


To land in a story whose end I do not know—
as if we ever saw to any end—
I try to keep my balance, high and low.

The sliver of this moon, discreet and new—
waxing? Waning? I forget. They blend
in a sky whose limits we don't know.

Out of the silk and velvet bedroom now
to jagged crevices, uneven land
I stagger, lurching between high and low.

One foot. The other. Careful where I go.
Where am I going? I cannot pretend
to map this new terrain. Nor do I know

just what meanders led me here to you,
oasis or mirage. Beloved friend,
a shadow looms. Now something's swooping low,

a storm of wings exploding in the blue.
Light is pouring through a mortal wound.
I am afraid to see. I want to know.
I clutch at uprights, reeling, high and low.

Richard Diamond Private EYE on EPIC Starting 3:30 PM Sunday

Old time Radio is getting a big send off on  EPIC -- especially on Weekend evenings. Thanks to great contributions from supporters, our library of OTR has vastly increased!!

To check out the playlist -- link on over to our Calendar for today., or, here is the lengthy playlist:

00:00:00 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Elaine Tanner Case
00:29:23 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Wolfe Murder Case (repeat 50-08-09)
00:54:18 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Fred Sears Murder Case
01:23:42 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
01:24:10 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Martin Hyer Case
01:53:23 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Pete Rocco Case
02:21:38 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Charles Walsh, Bob Wells
02:51:02 Mike Diesel Voice 012 -- Station ID
02:51:27 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Big Foot Grafton Case
03:20:51 Richard Diamond, Private Detective William Carter Loses Memory
03:50:14 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Butchers and Protection Racket
04:19:39 Mike Diesel Voice 007 -- get some
04:19:50 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Dixon Case
04:49:14 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Marilyn Conners Case
05:18:39 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Martha Campbell Kidnap Case
05:48:03 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
05:48:30 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Al Brenners Case
06:17:54 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Man Who Hated Women
06:47:05 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Ice Pick Murder Case (repeat 50-07-12)
07:16:29 Mike Diesel Voice 008 -- station ID
07:16:46 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Hollywood Story (repeat 51-11-16)
07:46:10 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
07:46:38 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Ruby Idol Case
08:16:01 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Jacoby Case
08:45:25 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Grey Man
09:14:50 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Barton Case
09:41:57 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Butcher Shop
10:11:20 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Bogus Bills Case
10:40:44 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Jewel Thief
11:10:09 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Joyce Wallace
11:39:32 Mike Diesel Voice 014 -- Station ID
11:39:56 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Messenger Service, Patty Clark
12:09:20 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Cover-Up Murders
12:33:12 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Misplaced Laundry Case
13:02:35 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Chapel Hill Police Officer Symposium Speech
13:27:39 Richard Diamond, Private Detective To Guard A Seal
13:57:03 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Blue Serge Suit
14:26:27 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Jerome J Jerome Case
14:55:51 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Man With The Scar
15:25:15 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Private Eye Test
15:54:39 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Bill Kirby Murder Case
16:24:04 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Caspary Case
16:53:29 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars In Jewels
17:22:52 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Rifle Case (repeat 50-10-25)
17:52:11 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Hank Burton Case
18:21:35 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Evans Farmer Case
18:50:59 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Big Foot Grafton Case (50-08-30)
19:15:14 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Betty Moran Case
19:44:38 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Singing Critic
20:14:03 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Mr Victor's Daughter
20:43:28 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
20:43:55 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Rawlins Case
21:13:20 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The 200,000 Dollar Bundle
21:42:43 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Garribaldi Case
22:12:07 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The William Holland Case
22:41:31 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Plaid Overcoat Case
23:10:55 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Missing Night Watchman (repeat 50-12-06)
23:40:18 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Thomas Jason Case
00:09:41 Richard Diamond, Private Detective White Cow Case
00:39:02 Richard Diamond, Private Detective A Christmas Carol
01:08:27 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Van Dyke Seance Case
01:37:51 Richard Diamond, Private Detective 50,000 Dollar Diamond Heist
02:07:17 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Mona Lisa Murder
02:31:26 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Red Rose
03:00:50 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Martin White Sees Dead Men
03:30:14 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Simpson Case
03:58:48 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Lady In Distress
04:28:12 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Monsieur Bouchon
04:57:36 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Lynn Knight Case
05:27:00 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Blind Man And The Cop Killer
05:56:24 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Christmas Show
06:25:48 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Eddie Burke Case
06:55:11 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Jean Cooper Murder Case
07:24:20 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Carnival Case
07:53:44 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Mr. Walker's Problem
08:23:08 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Rene Bennet Protection Case
08:52:32 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Harry Baker Case
09:21:56 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Edna Wolfe Case
09:51:20 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Homing Pigeon Case
10:20:44 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
10:21:11 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Bald Head Case
10:50:35 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Eddie Garrett Case
11:19:47 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Bloody Hat Case
11:49:10 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Lt Levinson Kidnapped (repeat 50-10-18)
12:19:06 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Photographer's Card
12:48:30 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Dead Man's Letter
13:15:24 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Mary Billman Killed
13:44:48 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Louis Spence Case
14:14:11 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Ralph Chase Case
14:43:35 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Brown Envelope Case
15:13:45 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The George Lexington Murder Case
15:43:10 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Ice Pick Murder
16:13:22 MIke Diesel Voice 010 -- Station ID
16:13:31 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Oklahoma Cowboy Murder Case
16:42:55 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Enigma Of Big Ed
17:12:20 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The John Blackwell Case
17:41:44 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Stolen Purse
18:11:07 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
18:11:35 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Ralph Baxter Case
18:40:59 Richard Diamond, Private Detective William Logan And The Ivory Statue
19:10:22 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
19:10:50 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Man Who Hated Women
19:40:13 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Merry Go Round Case
20:09:49 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Gibson Murder Case
20:39:13 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The House Of Mystery Case
21:08:37 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Carnival
21:38:02 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
21:38:30 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Eight O'Clock Killer(Repeat of 50-11-22)
22:07:48 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Lt, Levinson Kidnapped
22:37:12 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Little Chiva
23:06:37 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Tom Waxman Bombing Case
23:35:43 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Fixed Fight Case
00:05:07 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Mike Burton Murder Case
00:34:30 Richard Diamond, Private Detective The Oklahoma Cowboy Murder Case (repeat 50-09-27)
01:03:45 Mike Diesel Voice 009 - station ID

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Fwd: Bookend Poets Meet Thurs 9 March at 7 PM - Four Seasons Books

-From Tom Donlon

Poets and Writers,

Please join Eric Quinn and me at Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown (116 W German St.) Thursday night for our monthly 2nd Thursday meeting of Bookend Poets. Bring printed copies of your work to pass around to other attendees.  Recent meetings have included about 8 attendees. Bring 2-3 poems to read, and then expect comments/suggestions from the others. 

Also note that Tim Ross sent an email saying the first Sunday readings will resume this Sunday, 5 March (6-8 PM) at the newly opened Ye Olde Myst Tea House (141 W. German St.).


Tom Donlon

John Case
Harpers Ferry, WV

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Sunday Morning Quaker Radio and Philosophy Broadcasts

Beginning 8 AM

Quaker Radio

Lectures and Keynotes from Oxford University Theological conferences.

1. Faith and Superstition from an Islamic Perspective

In light of the Power and Protection Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford, this talk addresses the fundamental principles of faith, and how the Islamic tradition deals with and defines superstition. Tariq Ramadan is an invited guest speaker of the Museum as part of the Power and Protection Exhibition: Islamic Art and the Supernatural, which is on public display from 20 October 2016 until 15 January 2017.

2. Shakespeare and Machiavellian Politics of Violence

Closing Keynote: Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford) gives the closing keynote for the Political Demonologies conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016.

3. The Pessimistic Anthropology of Liberalism vs the Good

Adrian Pabst (University of Kent) gives a talk for Session 3: Demonologies of the Soul – Beyond Evil, part of the Political Demonologies conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016.


1. History of Philosophy: Occams Nominalism: A Close Shave

Ockham trims away the unnecessary entities posited by other scholastics.

2.  Confucious on Virtuous Conduct (Part 1)

On the Analects, compiled after 479 BCE. How should we act? What's the relation between ethics and politics? Can a bunch of aphorisms written in the distant past for an unapologetically hierarchical culture emphasizing traditional rituals actually give us relevant, welcome advice on these matters? Are we even in a position to determine the meaning of these sayings? With guest Tzuchien Tho. 

Play list: times relative to 8 AM

00:00:00 Mike Diesel Voice 011 -- Station ID
00:00:25 Tariq Ramadan Faith and Supersition from an Islamic Perspective
00:43:41 Mike Diesel Voice 011 -- Station ID
00:44:06 Elizabeth Frazer Politics and Magic
01:21:48 Mike Diesel Voice 013 - station ID
01:22:16 Adrian Pabst The pessimistic anthropology of liberalism
01:47:13 Peter Adamson HoP 272 - A Close Shave - Ockham’s Nominalism
02:07:40 Mike Diesel Voice 008 -- station ID
02:07:57 The Partially Examined Life Confucius on Virtuous Conduct (Part One) PEL Ep 159:
03:02:46 Mike Diesel Voice 008 -- station ID

Philip Marlowe All Day on Saturday EPIC

Philip Marlowe hard-boiled classic mysteries are on ALL DAY on EPIC Radio

Old Time CBS Radio at its best!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Paris on the Potomac, Labor Beat and Shepherdstown Weekend News

EPIC Radio Lineup -- March 3, 2017

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7:30  9:00 Paris on the Potomac: We welcome ---Rabbi Are Plost, and the Reverend Kent Stone, to discuss reports of a rise in Anti-Semitism. April Pierson-Keating of Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance -- Clean Water Through Clean Energy -- joins us to discuss the water bill, fracking and pipelines in West Virginia

9:00 - 10:30 Labor Beat with John Christensen. West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee joins us to discuss the impact of the West Virginia budget debates on teachers, students and communities.

12 Noon: What's happenin' in Shepherdstown this weekend and next!! Marianne Davis, director of the Shepherdstown Visitors Center

Friday night -- Radio Dramas -- Philip Marlowe Returns.

All Night: jazz

New Resistance Radio, Hound Dog and Abel Eakin, and Are You Crazy Podcasts

Check out the latest podcasts from EPIC!

1. Stewart Acuff interviews Gene Bruskin -- organizer of the historic Smithfield slaughterhouse campaign.

2. The Are You Crazy show  interviews Renate Pore, Executive Director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care.

3. Hound Dog and Abel Eakin do Local Truth in Paris on the Potomac -- Shepherdstown West Virginia.

The Wonk List for Thursday!

The Wonk List --  2 March 2017

Timely Lectures and Podcasts on the economic and social sciences

First, two podcasts from Russ Roberts Econ Talk

7:30 AM: Introduction -- John Case

7:40  Paul Bloom on Empathy:

Psychologist Paul Bloom of Yale University talks about his book Against Empathy with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Bloom argues that empathy--the ability to feel the emotions of others--is a bad guide to charitable giving and public policy. Bloom argues that reason combined with compassion is a better and more effective guide to making the world a better place.

8:48 London School of Economics: Growing Up Online: A digital revolution?

Speaker(s): Rachel Coldicutt, Emma Gannon, Deana Puccio | What are the benefits and risks for young people growing up in the digital space? Is now the time to learn lessons from the generation who came of age with the internet? And how can the internet work for everyone? Rachel Coldicutt (@rachelcoldicutt) is Chief Executive Officer of Doteveryone, a UK charity working to solve social and moral challenges that have arrived with the Internet. She has spent the last 20 years helping organisations adapt to the digital world. She has worked at the BBC, BT, V&A, Royal Opera House and as a consultant with large service organisations in finance, energy, healthcare and the third sector. She is also the founder of Culture Hack Day and co-founder of arts innovation agency Caper. Emma Gannon (@emmagannon) is a blogger, author and digital consultant. She has written for the likes of Stylist, Grazia, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and is the former social media editor at British GLAMOUR. Her debut book is CTRL ALT DELETE: How I Grew Up Online. Her podcast of the same name interviewing digital creatives hit number 16 in the iTunes charts on its first week of release. It has been recommended by The Times, ELLE UK, Marie Claire, The Pool and has hit half a million downloads to date. Emma has spoken on Sky News, hosted panels at Google HQ, is a regular guest lecturer at Condé Nast Fashion College and was a guest curator at Cheltenham Literary Festival in 2016. Deana Puccio is a former Senior Assistant District Attorney from New York City. She worked in the Sex Crimes/Special Victims Unit of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. In 2013, she Co-Founded The RAP Project (@rapprojectuk), Raising Awareness and Prevention, which aims to help teenagers minimize the risk of becoming a victim of sexual attack or vulnerable to excessive social media pressures. The RAP Project is now working in over 100 schools around the UK. Through her work with The RAP Project Deana has appeared as an expert commentator on Sky News and on the BBC. She is the co-author of Sex, Likes & Social Media, Talking To Our Teens In The Digital Age. Ellen Helsper (@EllenHel) is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Media and Communications Department at the LSE. Her current research interests include new media audiences; digital inclusion; mediated interpersonal communication; and quantitative and qualitative methodological developments in media research. The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) undertakes outstanding and innovative research and provides excellent research-based graduate programmes for the study of media and communications. The Department was established in 2003 and in 2014 their research was ranked number 1 in the most recent UK research evaluation, with 91% of research outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

10:20 London School of Economics Festival: The future of humanity

Speaker(s): Luke Dormehl, Laurie Penny, Nick Srnicek | What kind of future do we want to create and why? This panel explores the philosophical implications of scientific advancements like artificial intelligence and human enhancement, which have the potential to revolutionize our world. Is fear overriding optimism in our approach to the future? Luke Dormehl (@lukedormehl) is a technology author and journalist, with a background in documentary film. He regularly contributes to Digital Trends, and has written for Fast Company, the Guardian, Sunday Times and other publications. His previous books include The Apple Revolution, The Formula and most recently Thinking Machines: The inside story of Artificial Intelligence and our race to build the future. Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) is a journalist and author, most recently of the novella Everything Belongs to the Future. She is a contributing editor and columnist for the New Statesman and a frequent writer on social justice, pop culture, gender issues, and digital politics for the Guardian, the New Inquiry, Salon, the Nation, Vice, the New York Times and many other publications. Her blog Penny Red was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2010. In 2012, Britain’s Tatler magazine described her as one of the top “100 people who matter.” Her most recent nonfiction book is Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies, and Revolution. Nick Srnicek (@n_srnck) is a lecturer in International Political Economy at City, University of London. He is the author of Platform Capitalism and Inventing the Future (with Alex Williams). With Helen Hester he is currently writing After Work. Jason Alexander is Professor of Philosophy at LSE and the co-ordinator of the MSc Philosophy of the Social Sciences.

11:45: Richard Wolff's Economic Update: "Where Theories Crash?"

“Updates on the exploitation of adjuncts that weakens US higher education and on US’s extreme wealth inequality. Major discussion of the three main economic theories (neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian) clashing in today’s world.”

Thursday is Wonk City on EPIC Radio

EPIC Radio -- March 2, 2017

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Hound Dog and Abel Eakin take a break this morning. The Blues will play until 7:30 AM, followed by an introduction to Wonk City -- podcasts on economics and the social sciences.

We are working on the lecture list now -- but we promise -- a single day's listening will deliver a better scientific understanding of both economics and society at large, than all the tabloid media combined!

Big News in Shepherdstown: a SRO gathering of Resistance movements crowded into the Town Run Brewery last night -- 150 strong by my count -- and heard Meshea Poore fire up the enthusiasm for action. Ms Poore is a former House of WV Delegate from Charleston who won national recognition for her advocacy of WV citizens hit by the water crisis of 2015.

Tomorrow -- Friday --

Paris on the Potomac hears from the Shepherdstown Resistance movements.

Labor Beat takes over at 9 AM

Look for the Shepherdstown Visitors Center WEEKEND REPORT at Noon.

More to come later! The Wonk List!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday on EPIC Radio: Renate Pore, Gene Bruskin

EPIC Radio -- March 1, 2017

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7:30 The Are You Crazy Show Welcomes Renate Pore, a long time leader in West Virginia health care services, administration and research,

10 AM: Resistance Radio, hosted by Stewart Acuff, welcomes Gene Bruskin, scholar, playwright, and organizer.

All Day Cooking Follows till 8 PM -- then -- it Jazz night.