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    Merle Haggard: The Running Kind

    in Country Music

    In Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, DAVID CANTWELL takes us on a revelatory journey through Haggard’s music and the life and times out of which it came. Taking in the entire breadth of the Hag’s career, David focuses especially on the 1960s and 1970s when Haggard created much of his best-known and most influential work. Listening closely to a masterpiece-crowded catalogue (including such songs as Today I Started Loving You Again, Okie from Muskogee, Sing Me Back Home, Mama Tried, Working Man Blues, and If We Make It through December, among many others), David Cantwell explores the fascinating contradictions - the desire for freedom in the face of limits set by the world or self-imposed, most of all - that define not only Haggard’s music and persona but the very heart of Country music. This book is published by the University of Texas Press as part of their American Music Series. Order the book from them here: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/canmep
    Music critic and longtime Haggard fan, DAVID CANTWELL is also the co-author of the acclaimed Heartaches By The Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles, and his work has appeared in the Oxford American, Salon and No Depression, among other publications. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • 01:30


    in Indie Music

    Hear Merle Haggard's new Music right here on this show.

  • 00:55

    Merle Haggard with Classic hits

    in Music

    Hear Merle during his Capitol Record early Career Songs

  • 00:47

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    Mary Dimino is a playwright and performer.  She is touring with two of her shows based upon her life in Queens, NY. Her show, Scared Skiinny won the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival Award for Best Solo Show in 2010.  The other show is called Big Dummy about her and her father. She has made many tv appearances as well.

  • 01:30

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    What is so special about an award winning documentary entitled “In Jackson Heights? 

    "In Jackson Heights is a wonderful depiction of many communities within the community of Jackson Heights," said NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm "With the film already being three hours long, obviously not every community could get equal time on screen.  The Jackson Heights depicted in the film is a large part of the Jackson Heights that I know and love, and is the Jackson Heights that people travel from around the world to visit.  Jackson Heights is hot.  It was extremely honored to be asked by In Jackson Heights Filmmaker Fred Wiseman to accept the New York Film Critics Circle Award for this documentary” 

    It is not Daniel Dromm that will be talking with us, but the Filmmaker himself.  

    ASTORIA STORIES celebrates the places we know and love and explores how they transform, affect, and engage residents and visitors. In a neighborhood rife with history, nine short plays and musicals bridge the past with the ever-changing present. Featuring the work of Queens-based writers and performed by an ensemble of actors, this production will pay homage to the area of NYC that APAC calls home.

    Director, Dev Bondarin (APAC's artistic director) will tell about these approx.ten minute stories along with 3 of the writers: Alexander Sage Oyen (musical), Kari Bentley-Quinn (play) and Christopher Torres (play)


  • 00:31

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    We are told to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.  There are certainly a whole bunch to chose from.  Phil Varone owns Valentino's a long time produce market where there is an array of both local and imported produce.  Imported meaning from Italy.  We will be talking about some uncommon fruits and vegetables, how to chose them and the importance of the freshness.

    Prinkly cactus fruit, persimmons, and loquats. 

    Let's throw in that there is an Italian deli counter as well. 

  • 03:04


    in Entertainment

    One of the most upcoming , rising stars in country music, Kim Carson, will be LIVE in our studio.....

    Kim Carson's motto is "Don't Fear the Twang!"

    Growing up in West Texas and Southeastern Oklahoma, Carson got a taste for Red River Honky Tonk music early on. Her favorites being Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens and of course, Waylon and Willie, but Kim Carson didn’t begin playing music until she moved to New Orleans. A New Orleans resident since 1990, Carson was a supporter of the live music scene here then she learned to play guitar and began writing and performing in 1993.

    “I enjoy playing Classic Country songs” says Carson, “but I love WRITING songs that sound classic.”  Kim Carson has eleven CDs including a live solo cd.

    Carson has been featured on the front cover of “Country Style Magazine” - November 2014, the premier Country publication in Switzerland along with the cover of the “CMC Country Music Magazine” - September 2015 and has been featured, along with Country greats Redd Volkaert, Cindy Cashdollar, Eric Hokkanen and Jesse Dayton on the cd from the popular German band “The Twang”. 

    Carson’s own CDs and videos are well known in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  “It’s an incredible honor for me to bring authentic and original Honky Tonk music to the European audiences and have the fine musicians there record and perform my songs.”

    "The Honky Tonk Queen of New Orleans", Kim Carson has been a regular performer at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival since 1995 as well the legendary Roadhouses along the Gulf Coast from Luckenbach, Texas to the Florabama!"

    Kim Carson is the Real Deal.

    Also, Brian will be talking about the promotional package for musicians, and the International Arty Awards, and how to submit.

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  • 01:00

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    Restaurants located in a hotel, especially a chain hotlel have a reputation for having so-so food.  Bistro Z is not one of them.  This restaurant, headed by Execuitive Chef Craig Leonrard, has brought fine dining into the Double Tree by Hilton in Tarrytown, New York.  Much of the cooking kudos goes to Sous Chef, Ariel.  

    We will talk with Ariel about the cuisine and using  local products as well as the menu.

  • 00:26

    The Wild West Showdown with J.C Hulsey: Episode 17

    in Entertainment

    Welcome to the Wild West Showdown, my friends, for an evening of poems and stories about the American West… a land of legend, of romance, of friendship and courage… a motherlode of remembrance…a true showcase of the Old West. 

    Saddle up your horse and ride out on the trails with the Old Cowboy himself, J.C Hulsey. Relive the legends of the west through his stories and catch interviews with up-and-coming western themed artists. 

    The Wild West Showdown with J.C Hulsey will be a weekly show dedicated to bringing you the best from the Old West. 

    About J.C Hulsey

    J.C. Hulsey has lived in Midlothian, Texas for thirty years. He's a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He has been married for 55 years. He enjoys Western movies and TV Shows, (especially the older ones) and reading about Mail-Order Brides. He is also the owner of six cats (all stray cats, showed up on the back porch) and one dog (rescue dog) He worked for 33 years at Bell Helicopter. He served in the USAF for five years, and the Air National Guard for four years. He has written over 40 novels and currently runs "Outlaws Publishing."

  • 00:30


    in Current Events

    POLITICAL ANIMALS---President John Kennedy The rest of his story

    ***Did Kennedy win the Presidency through vote fraud in Illinois?

    ***Was Ted Sorenson Kennedy's ghost writer of Profiles in Courage?

    ***Were there more than one assasin involved in the Assasination of President Kennedy?

    ***Was Fidel Castro involved in the Assasination of President Kennedy?

    ****Was the Italian and Jewish Mafia involved in the Assasination of Kennedy?

    Historical Audio extract--Boston Symphony Musical memoriaI

    November 23rd--Births-Deaths & events relevant to US(a)

    The 14th US President Franklin Pierce one the most handsome men elected to the Presidency

    Vice President elbert Gerry--Gerrymandering --election fraud

    Merle Oberman--beautiful actress

    Andrew Goodman one of three civil rights workers brutally murdered




    November 23rd Births-Deaths & events relevant to US(a)

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