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Time has come for the annual battle with the United States Congress for funds to operate and maintain Amtrak. This week, we will look at some of the current ideas that have been floated by members of Congress. We will break down the authorization bill. Your comments are welcome. Please join the conversation online in the chat room or by calling in at 646-716-7106. Is Amtrak worth saving? What would happen to riders that use Amtrak to commute to work, doctor appointments, football & soccer games? Will international tourist still be willing to travel by car to national parks, small cities?
This week's Let's Talk Trains we will reach out to our friend Skip Waters to discuss the proposed changes that are being voted on in a few days. We will also discuss the John Hankey Blog on TRAINS.com. We would also like to hear from you on the issue, please call 646-716-7106 to discuss it.
Then for the second half of the show, we talk with Brain Waller, who is leading the effort to save the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railroad.
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j.w. is asserting that the 'periphery of empire' (Africa, South America, China), are now fully free. j. w. will educate/stun the listener out of the current belief system that the world depends upon America and Europe. he will explain what signs to watch for. tune in and join in. jeff and j.w. will be talking and it is always interesting listening. will labor finally be valued and measured in economic systems? will the work week become less than 3 days... and be equivalent to education, food and shelter for everyone? jeff will explain how this is possible. the hrem.org.
This week's APRHF's Let's Talk Trains show will focus on St. Louis's little known railroads. ShuttletrainTED will talk with the Wabash, Frisco and Pacific in Glencoe, Missouri, the St. Louis Live Steamers in Eureka, Missouri, the St. Louis Zooline Railroad in the world's third best zoo, St. Louis Zoo, even the Six Flags Railroad staff may stop by. ShuttletrainTED will visit with Operation Lifesaver representatives about their current campaign in reducing train accidents and deaths. All that and our weekly roundup reporters will check inwith us. Join us by calling in at: 646-716-7106. The chatroom will be online during the show as well: www.letstalktrains.com/chat Let's Go Railfanning.
As a direct request from many listeners requests, this time on Let's Talk Trains sponsored by the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation, we discuss the Fostoria Iron Triangle Park in Fostoria, Ohio. The railfan viewing area opened last November to great reviews. We will hear from civic leaders and rail supporters on why Fostoria. Have you been there, if so call in and give your opinion.
Join us for this historic event. ShuttletrainTED has worked with the US National Park Service to bring together five of the National Parks that have railroad as a part of their parks. We will learn about the history of the railroads in the US National Parks, and current offerings at the parks as well as what the future holds for these US National Parks. Join ShuttletrainTED, Live from Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. You can also participate in the chatroom during the show at: www.letstalktrains.com/chat. There be no call in feature during this Special Podcast.
Bowling Green, Kentucky is the next stop on the On The Road series of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains. We will visit the Bowling Green RailPark and Museum. You will learn about the railroad history of Bowling Green, and how they are preserving it's history.
This week, Kansas City Nathan is back behind the mic, as we talk about happening in the world of model railroading, railfanning, Silver Rails Country and last but not least the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation. He will be broadcasting the show from the Depot Inn & Suites, located in Silver Rails Country, centered in LaPlata, Mo.
First off, we will check in with our Regional Roundup Correspondents from around the country, and we will talk about major railroad-related news items. Then, Nathan will discuss the recent N-Scale Enthusiast National Convention, which was held in Roanoke, Va., between June 24th and 27th, after being able to talk to a lot of the hobby's major manufacturers, as well as the up-and-coming companies in the model railroad industry; plus all the things he got to experience while in Virginia--which should be on each railfan's "Railfan Bucket List."
Next, we will discuss happenings in the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation, including updates on the facilities, what you the loyal listerners could do to help and volunteer, as well as the different programs that the APRHF supports, including the popular National Parks Services' Trails & Rails program between Chicago, Ill. and LaPlata.
We will then welcome Tom Anderson, of Silver Rails Vineyards LLC, Silver Rails Country's newest feature to the show. We will be talking about wine & railroads and how they go hand-in-hand, both in LaPlata & Silver Rails Country, and throughout the United States. If everything works out according to plan, we may even have a couple of other guests who have railroad-themed wines, from a vineyard 20 miles south of LaPlata, in Macon, Mo.
We will have a interesting show, and we would like to invite you to join in the live discussion! Be sure to call in to ask your questions, present your opinions, and talk trains!
The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains travels to the University of Missouri-Saint Louis to visit the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library. Established in 1984 as a special collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library, the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library stands today as one of North America’s largest and finest railroad history collections. Named after the noted twentieth century railroad executive, John W. Barriger, III (1899-1976), whose collection forms its heart, the Library has grown to become a major resource for the history of railroad business and technology as well as for the study of railroading’s multidimensional influence on the American economy, society and culture. Join us as we tour one the world's greatest transportation libraries.
LISTEN TO QUEERS because it's just better if you do. This show is all about what goes in your ea.r and maybe what other orifices could be involved.
SHAUN BRODIE, musician and member of The QUEER SONGBOOK ORCHESTRA. He'll be round to talk about the first of their concert series.
RICO RODRIGUEZ and JEFFREY CANTON of QUEER in YOUR EARS will be by to talk about queer stories and There's Something Queer in the Air, an upcoming storytelling event.
ROYNATION's recommendations for a queer-interpreting of songs are Maggie May, The White Cliffs of Dover and Smoking in the Boy's Room.
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