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Friday, June 30, 2017

Enlighten Radio Podcasts: Mike and John on Trump-Heroin, people-killer healt...

Enlighten Radio Podcasts: Mike and John on Trump-Heroin, people-killer healt...: The Winners and losers Radio Program, June 30, 2017, broadcasst on, from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. WV now lowest pai...

GOP Stunning Achievement: West Virginia NOW NUMBER ONE in low wages!

Enlighten Radio Lineup -- June 30, 2017

Update: revised times!

1. The Winners and Losers Radio Program: 6:30 - Noon

  • WV now lowest paid state -- congrats GOP -- you WON the race to the bottom!
  • Mike and John ask; Is Heroin better, or worse, or the same as, Trump?

2. Science Friday Podcasts Noon

3. Old Time Radio -- Phillip Marlowe 3 - 8

4. Live Jazz concerts all night

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Labor Beat on Winners and Losers: Railroad Earth, Richard Wolff, Union Edge

Enlighten Radio Lineup: June 29, 2017

1. The Winners and Losers Radio Program: 6:30 - 9

  • Railroad Earth classics
  •  Andrea Kaminski – League of Women Voters – Supreme Court to Hear Gerrymandering Case. Andrea Kaminski, the League of Women Voters Wisconsin Executive Director, discusses the history of gerrymandering and the upcoming Supreme Court case to determine whether Wisconsin’s the most recent redistricting was legal.
  • Hilda Poulson & Sandra Bixler – NUHW – NLRB tells Queens of the Valley to stop breaking the law
  • Richard Wolff on Capitalism’s Self-destruction - 06.25.17
2. The Geekbox -- technology: 9:00 - Noon -- check back later for updates

3. Food Programming -- from the Splendid Table, and other cool podcasts: Noon - 4PM

4. Blues all night 4PM till whenever

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Are You Crazy Day -- Starting with the Fabulous Lou Rawls

Enlighten Radio Lineup -- Wednesday, June 28, 2017

 Playing Lou Rawls LIVE from 69

7:30 -- The Winners and Losers Radio program -- Gayle and I get updates on the pipeline controversy.

9:00 -- The Are You Crazy? Show

10:00 -- Resistance Radio with Stewart Acuff

Noon -- The return to Moby Dick, the Odyssey, and All Quiet on the Western Front, introduced by Bob Dylan.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Best of the Left Tuesday on Enlighten Radio

The Lineup for Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beginning at 6:30 AM

1. Belabored by Dissent: Is Corbyn a New Dawn for Brit Labour?

Okay, maybe the UK election results—in which Labour defied all expectations, confounded the pundits, and snatched away the Tories’ absolute majority—weren’t exactly a sweep for the left per se, but after months of transatlantic electoral heartburn, the vote marked at least a taste of sweet victory for progressives. We spoke to Jacobin Magazine Europe Editor Ronan Burtenshaw for post-election analysis of how a new progressive populism is challenging the status quo in Britain and perhaps the United States. And we look at the challenges facing Labour and Corbynism as they seek not just to go against all odds, but to win.

In other news, we examine the healthcare reform implosion in Washington, NAFTA’s impending Pandora’s Box, and the gender tax on college debt. With recommended reading on Ivanka’s shady factory and America’s class blinders.

2. Belabored by Dissent: AT&T Workers Rising Globally and Locally, with Bob Master

Despite unprecedented chaos in Washington, AT&T workers have proved once again that good old fashioned organizing still gets the goods. Following a national three-day strike, we talk to Bob Master of the Communication Workers of America on what workers got and what work there’s left to do as they move toward a contract deal. We also look at the other side of a key issue in the negotiations—rampant offshoring of call center jobs to various outlets in the Global South. We talk to Dominican Republic-based organizers Oliver Benson and Hanoi Sosa about organizing call center workers in solidarity with their U.S. counterparts.

3. Best of the Left: #1114 Running the world with an inferiority complex (Foreign Policy)

Today we take a look at the state of foreign affairs as Trump trips and stubbles his way through his learning curve.

4. Economic Update: When the US government destroyed a political party

Updates on Oklahoma cuts funds for public schools, why Americans dont take paid vacations owed them, how coal/oil companies fight solar/wind companies to buy politicians that decide what energy system we must live with. Interview with Lisa E Davis, author of “Undercover Girl” about undoing the New Deal, FBI paid informers and destruction of the CPUSA.

5. Economic Update: Capitalism's Self Destruction

Updates on declining Cal State Univ system, Trump vs coal industry realities, Hudson Yards for mega-rich vs New York’s social needs, lotteries’ and legalized pot’s same economic motives. Major discussions: politics and economic betrayal, revenge; Trump’s new austerity budget; why worker coops deserve govt supports; and worker coops and democracy.

6. Union Edge: Healthcare Politics: Rural Hospitals are closing.

This week on Healthcare Politics With Steve Larchuk we have Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer at The National Rural Health Association on to talk to us about how there are some serious problems in rural America including lots of hospital closings.

Rockpile is taking the day off --- Stay tuned for storytelling and old time radio -- all day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Poetry Show -- Dorn, Heaney, Berry, Wagoner, Jenkins, Kenyon, Kunitz

Enlighten Radio Lineup -- Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday is story and literature day!

6:30 - 9:00 -- The Winners and Losers Radio Program: Its Poetry Monday. We will feature some dramatic readings of Ed Dorn, Seamus Heaney, Wendell Berry, David Wagoner, Louis Jenkins, Jane Kenyon, and Stanley Kunitz -- oh -- and -- Edgar Allen Poe

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9:00 - 12:00 Noon -- Short Mysteries from Librivox

12 Noon - 1 PM -- Storytelling with Fanny Crawford and Stas Zielkowski.

Story of the Week:

Fear and Trembling, by Soren Kierkegaard

Enlighten Radio Podcasts: Two -- Two -- Are you Crazy? PodcastsT

Enlighten Radio Podcasts: Two -- Two -- Are you Crazy? PodcastsT: 1. The West Virginia Opioid Epidemic Exposed Greetings: This is a raw podcast of the Are You Crazy Show broadcast on June 18, 2017, and...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Winners and losers news crazy news, wild stories, and the margins of insanity

Lineup for Enlighten Radio -- Friday, June 23, 2017

7:30 - 9 The Winners and Losers Radio Program

9:00 - 11 The autobiography of Frederick Douglas

11:00 -- 4 PM -- Stories on the Radio

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad -- Cowardice, Heroism and their rewards

5 PM: Jazz all night

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Winners and Losers, Resistance Radio, Old time radio

Enlighten Radio Lineup: June 21, 2017

7:30 -- The Winners and Losers Radio Program -- John Case and Gayle Becker

  • Best of the Left
  • Economic Update
  • Upshur Indivisible

10 AM: Resistance RAdio with Stewart Acuff

Eastern Panhandle Womens March and Vigilance consider a Die IN -- to bring Shelly Moore Capito to here senses before thowing 200 K West Virginians off health care.

11:00 Old Time Radio 

4: 00 Music all Night -- selected by our staff

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Poetry Show -- June 19, 2017

7:30-9:00 The Winners and Losers Radio Program -- The Poetry Show

Greatest Hits from Garrison Keiller's "Good Poems"
Robert Bly's Winged Angel

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dr John Aldis on the Opioid Epidemic

The Winners and Losers Radio Program -- 7:30 - 9

Today: Dr John Aldis, featured nationally in a major New Yorker article on the opioid epidemic.

The Station may be off the air later today while computer stuff is being upgraded.

Good Time for Old Time Radio Day.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Enlighten Radio -- Paris on the Potomac, Resistance Radio

The Winners and Losers Radio Program -- June 14, 2017

7:30 - 9:00 AM -- Paris on the Potomac

Organizing for Action -- West Virginia

Coalition on Human Needs

10 AM Resistance Radio with Stewart Acuff -- Local Resistance is on the Move!!

If you want to join the conversation -- send me a message at -- I will call you (our incoming calls are not 'ringing', for some reason :) )

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Winners and Losers: the Nora's, News and Blues, Rockpile, Best of the Left

Tuesday Lineup on Enlighten Radio -- June 13, 2017

6:30-9 The Winners and Losers Radio Program -- 

The Nora's: Nora Jane Struthers and Norah Jones do the music

News and Blues: Case does the news.

Our call in line: (304) 278-4113

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10 - Noon  Benny Snyder's Rockpile!

Noon - 4 PM: Best of the Left Podcasts

4 PM: Country all  night

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Enlighten Radio: The poetry show 12 June 2017

Robert Bly's Stealing Sugar from the Castle

Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture Paints a Masterpiece

Jackson Browne -- solo at the Palace -- 2009

The Truckers Explain What It Means

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Comey Comedy, Rilke Way to Life, Bob Dylan

Winners and Losers -- June 9, 2017

Comey Comedy

Rilke on the Ways of Life

Bob Dylan -- still producing masterpieces at 76

more to come....

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Comey testimony LIVE NOW ON Enlighten Radio

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Hound Dog and Abel Eakin, Revolution Radio, Wonk City

Lineup for Enlighten Radio -- June 8, 2017

6-9 -- The Winners and Losers Radio Program with Hound Dog and Abel Eakin -- News from Shepherdstown, WV

9 AM -- Revolution Radio -- Stewart and Case do the Declaration of Independence

10 AM: Wonk City -- latest econ and poly sci pocasts -- schedule up a bit later.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday Lineup on Winners and Losers: John Sebastian - '70, Dylan's Nobel Address, Wage Theft

6:30 -- 9:00

John Case and Gale Becker on the Winners and Losers Radio Program

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday: Winners and Losers, rock and roll, Best of the Left

6:30 - 9

The Winners and Losers -- Stewart and John on the terrorist threat, Resistance Updates, Union City and Workers Independent News briefs, and Dead in the Morning.

9:00 Rock and Roll Live Concert tracks

1PM Best of the Left Programming.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Poetry Show, Storytelling with Fanny and Stas, the Dunwich Horror

Monday, June 5, 2017  Lineup for Enlighten Radio

7:30 The Poetry show with Janet Harrison. Poet of the week is Chana Bloch.

Noon:  Storytelling with Fanny and Stas

1:15 -- The Dunwich Horror by HP Lovecraft. [Spoiler alert: the ending is a cover up -- We now know that Wilbur becomes president!

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The poetry show: Monday's poet is Chana Bloch

Chana Bloch was born on March 15, 1940 in the Bronx, New York and died recently on May 19, 2017 in Berkeley, California. Her parents were Jews who had emigrated from Eastern Europe. She earned a B.A. from Cornell University, a M.A. in English literature and Judaic studies from Brandeis University, and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the poetry of George Herbert, an Anglican minister, an unusual choice perhaps for a young Jewish scholar. She later published a book on Herbert, Spelling the Word: George Herbert and the Bible. Her five collections of poetry are The Secrets of the Tribe (Sheep Meadow Press, 1981), The Past Keeps Changing (Sheep Meadow Press, 1992), Mrs. Dumpty (University of Wisconsin Press, 1998), Blood Honey (Autumn House Press, 2009), Swimming in the Rain: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press, 2015). A sixth volume, The Moon Is Almost Full is scheduled to be published posthumously in the fall of 2017. In addition to her critical studies and original poetry, Chana Bloch also published translations from the Hebrew and Yiddish, including works by Israeli poets Yehuda Amichai and Dahlia Ravikovitch, and a new version of the Song of Songs. From 1973-2005 she taught at Mills College, a women's college in Oakland, CA, where she also directed their creative writing program. Among her honors were two fellowships from the national Endowment for the Arts, one for poetry and one for translation, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and two Pushcart Prizes. For more information, see her website,  

When asked by Carol Dorf what she saw as her responsibilities as a poet, Bloch replied, "To tell the truth about life. Not to record the facts as a journalist, but to reach for a deeper truth with the power of the imagination. You bring many experiences together and make of them an amalgram that's richer, closer to the essential truth." 

This week's featured poem is "Alone on the Mountain," from Swimming in the Rain: New and Selected Poems 1980-2015 (Autumn House Press, 2015), originally published in The Past Keeps Changing (Sheep Meadow Press, 1992). 


I climb up here only
to feel small again. Blue liquor
of distance: one sip and I start to lose
size, anger, the sticky burrs 
of wanting. If only, what if—let the wind
carry it away.

Wave after wave of shadow comes over
the mountain, like some great
migration. Up here
everything's painted the four
bare colors: sky, cloud, rock, shadow. 

To be the object of so. much weather! 
I'm the only one left at the end
of the last act. Everyone has died, 
or gone off to be married.

Look how that tree
catches the wind, strains like a kite against
its patch of sky. That's 
what I come for.
                                     An important cloud
is making its way to some other mountain, to the sea, 
scattering finches like poppy seeds. 

Writing prompt: 
There is a crucial distinction between solitude and loneliness. (You may not agree; you could write about that.) Recall a time when you were by yourself, either lonely or solitary, and write about it. Blend in details of your physical surroundings. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Quaker Radio -- Sunday, June 4, 2017 -- and other Sunday highlights

Enlighten Radio Lineup -- 6/4/17

8: AM - Quaker Radio -- Three Progressive religious podcasts

  • Moonshine Jesus: Mark Sandin and David Henson: They Call Me Malala 
  • Moonshine Jesus: Mark Sandin and David Henson: Father's Day Special
  • Bishop John Shelby Spong -- Moving Beyond Literalism and Supernatural Theism
11 AM -- Old Time Radio Bob and Ray from the 70s!

4PM: Jazz all Night

Friday, June 2, 2017

Paris on the Potomac learns to love confusion

6:30 the paris on the Potomac show

9:00 geek City

Noon --old time radio

4pm -- full concerts

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday: Hound Dog and Able Eakin, Tom Paine, Wonk City, Philip Marlowe

Good Morning Folks

Enlighten Radio Lineup for Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Here is our call in line: (304) 278-4113

The winners and losers program: 

6:00 AM Hound Dog and Abel Eakin do the local truth

7:00 AM Trump Flatulence

7:30 - 11:00 Learning Tom Paine

11:00 Wonk City -- see earlier post

4PM: Old Time Radio -- Philip Marlowe