Notice: The staff of ChestyMorgan’sForbiddenLove! and Post-Modern Times — two of the ground- and wind-breaking radio shows of the last century, announce their consolidation into a new entity called:
The Witless Protection Program
featuring Larry and The Self-Fulfilling Prophets… Brought to you by Chesty Chunks, the breakfast Cereal roasted in the box by Larry himself — for better flavor and better sleep.
We reach back this week to a time in the last century when airline pilots still took the time to tell you why you were scared and tired, when woman challenged men to tell us things, and a little angel named Rollo could tell time.
Welcome to the World Premiere of the earth-shaking, ass-tounding new old radio show ChestyMorgan’sForbiddenLove! The Producers are the well-known international dateline traders and typhoon tycoons, Artissimmo Silverguy, Ask Amy, The Medium is the Massett, Christ Mantra, and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Flowers.
So, you asked for it, and you’re gonna get it. Now, Loadies and Gentrifieds, w/o any further undo, we give you CMFL, Episode One, in which our Chesty searches for Identity (7:36 mp3):
Tune in next week when Chesty gives good headings to the Dog Lovelorn.
This week’s HV cast is for World AIDS Awarenes Day, Dec 1. AIDS workers in Africa share what’s kept inside “memory books” and “memory boxes”– keepsakes that help children orphaned by the AIDS virus to remember their parents. The Memory Box Project is a community outreach program of the University of Cape Town. Interviews courtesy of Bush Radio of South Africa and the First Voice International Africa Learning Channel. A story by Sandra Rattley, “Memory Box” (4:11 mp3):
Audio artist & HV-fren Susan Stone got a Untied States Artists USA Fellow award, along with its whopping $50K. Congrats to one of radio’s innovators. Check out this SStone concoction from an audio cookbook, “Pineapple Boat” (1:15 mp3)
In this week’s HV cast we have our own Middle Eastern summit— Students visiting America from across the Arabic-speaking world share their perspectives on the misunderstandings between their home nations and the United States. A story by Barrett Golding (9:11 mp3):
In this week’s HV cast— A woman sits cross-legged, panhandling on a busy city sidewalk. She takes money only from white folks, and gives it to blacks who pass by. Her sign reads: “200 Years of Slavery in the United States. Reparation payments accepted here.” damali ayo is a street performance artist. “I offer people a convenient opportunity to pay for the unpaid labor of African Americans.” This piece is part of her “living flag” project. A story by Dmae Roberts and damali ayo, “Living Flag- Reparations” (9:02 mp3):
This week’s HV cast is from the NEA book project, Operation Homecoming, writings of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. We end our series with editor Andrew Carroll and project creator Dana Gioia (Chairman of the NEA) discussing the book and its contributors; and we hear troops reading their works. Music: Jess Atkins. A story by Barrett Golding, “Operation Homecoming- NEA” (5:47 mp3):
This week’s HV cast is from the NEA book project, Operation Homecoming, writings of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Part 5 in our series: Sergeant Clint Douglas exchanges some bizarre cordialities between bitter enemies. Music: Jess Atkins. A story by Barrett Golding, “Lunch with Pirates” (5:47 mp3):
This week’s HV cast is from the NEA book project, Operation Homecoming, writings of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Part 4 in our series: Sergeant John McCary writes a frustrated email home after attending two multiple funerals in a single day. Music: Jess Atkins. A story by Barrett Golding, “To the Fallen” (3:36 mp3):
This week’s HV cast is from the NEA book project, Operation Homecoming, writings of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Part 3 in our series: Sergeant Helen Gerhardt recounts her first few days in Iraq, in an email to family and friends. Music: Jess Atkins. A story by Barrett Golding, “Among These Ruins” (3:36 mp3):
This week’s HV cast is in support of Burmese demonstraters: The popular Burmese rock band Iron Cross is using music to challenge the nation’s infamously repressive regime. In the great tradition of rock and roll, Iron Cross is taking on Burma’s military government with song. A story by Scott Carrier, “Iron Cross Battles Burmese Repression” (7:39 mp3):
This week’s HV cast: A Labor Day Dialectic: A more realistic approach to spiritual awareness: how yoga might help relieve stress at the office, or not. Produced by Rebecca Flowers. A story by Rebecca Flowers, “Office Yoga” (2:16 mp3):
This week’s HV cast: A community radio station in Gondar, Ethiopia broadcasts health education programs on subjects ranging from HIV/AIDS prevention to the dangers of using dirty tattoo needles. A story by jake Warga, “Radio Gondar” (2:33 mp3):
This week’s HV cast: Great literature allows us to learn to empathize with the experiences of others. So how is it a man now on trial for crimes against humanity is an avid reader of fiction? Might he simple be reading the wrong books? A trip to The Hague to hand-deliver the ‘right’ books to Slobodan Milosevic. A story by Ben Walker, “Remedial Theory” (13:29 mp3):
This week’s HV cast is Sleepless in Tbilisi. A twenty-four hour tour, from Turkish baths to Batumi beaches, through the country of Georgia. High-speed sight-seeing driven by the accidental tourguide: “a ‘detective,’ or ‘special police,’ or ‘security force.’ It’s not clear. Sometimes he even says ‘KGB,’ though that no longer exists… does it?” A story by Larry Massett, “Long Day on the Road” (14:52) mp3):
This week’s HV cast is a trip to Easter Island to gather recordings of local musicians and theories on who made and moved the “moai,” the ilse’s famous stone heads. A mystery of aliens, archeologists; and arboreal emptiness: What happened to all the trees? A story by Jack Chance, “Big Stone Heads” (6:09 mp3):
This week’s HV cast is a portrait of the non-fiction writer Charles Bowden, told by the people he’s written about and the editors he’s worked with. Bowden lives in Tucson, Arizona, and has written extensively on the cultural and physical environment of the Southwest. His style is both harsh and beautiful, and somewhat painful to read, as he takes the position that we are all to blame, or perhaps that there is no one is to blame, for the violent and destructive acts committed against nature and society. He writes about child molesters, drug traffickers, savings and loan executives, real estate developers, and crooked politicians in a way that implicates all of us. And so his work has been largely ignored. These interviews, hopefully, will help end his anonymity. A story by Scott Carrier, “The Thing Just Beyond Our Reach” (22:41 mp3):