A Story Told

A Story Told, December 23 2021

On the next Story Told, a Christmas-adjacent program featuring Santa Claus, who’s recently been suspected of smuggling cocaine across the boarder from the North Pole in “Snowtime for Santa.” Also, an excerpt from “The Complete Kwanzaa: Celebrating Our Cultural Harvest,” by Dorothy Winbush Riley. And finally, by Michael McCusker, “Born to be a Rebel.”      

A Story Told, December 09 2021

On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker presents “On the Occasion of the 80ᵗʰ Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.” Also, Dr. Robert Brake gives a “Bizarre Suggestion,” being a lyrically practical homage to the DC-3 Airliner. Finally, redressing a longtime mischaracterization in “Why Norman Rockwell left Thanksgiving Americana behind,” by Andrew L. Yarrow    

A Story Told, October 21 2021

On the next Story Told, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness month, “Women in Crisis,” written by Leeann Jones Kelly in 2005 as a reflection on the Women’s Crisis Centers’ 25ᵗʰ year in operation. Also, “Beating Her Up,” by Michael McCusker. Finally, Karen Mellin reassures that “You Are Not Alone.”    

A Story Told, September 30 2021

On the next Story Told, Michael considers whether or not former president Trump is guilty of the high crime of sedition. Additionally, following last program’s mention of Helen Patti Hill, Michael shares something he wrote about her titled “The Right to Know Who You Are,” and also something she wrote herself: “A Treatise on Adoption.”    

A Story Told, September 9 2021

On the next Story Told, an original monologue from Michael McCusker about 9/11, not only referring to the so-called ‘war on terror,’ but also to the rise of Augusto Pinochet. Additionally, “Counter Babble,” by Judith Grifface, and “September 11ᵗʰ,” by Jessie Duncan. Finally, Kathryn Colbert and Julie F. Kay warns that “It’s time to brace ourselves for a world without…

A Story Told, August 26 2021

On the next Story Told, “The Twenty-Sixth of August” will be when this program takes place, and it will also be the title of the first piece on this program, written by Leanora Murray. Additionally, “The Equal Rights Amendment,” from Michael McCusker, and from Tamim Ansary “History shows us that outsiders can never bring peace to Afghanistan.”    

A Story Told, August 12 2021

On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker ponders whether nuclear holocost or climate change will get us first. Also, “Earth’s Checklist,” a poem, by Margit L. Bowler, and on a related note, Carl Safina and Paul Greenberg claim “We Need an Infrastructure Package for Nature.” Finally, Eugene Robinson puts it simply by saying, “Ignoring climate change hasn’t made it go…

A Story Told, July 22 2021

On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker sings a dead bird’s song in telling an abridged history of the North Coast Times Eagle. Additionally “My Mother in Hot Summer,” “Cabbages in the Garden,” “The Sage,” “Picking Pears,” “The City of Sorrows,” and “The Soft Rain” all by Walt Curtis of unofficial Oregon poet laureate fame.    

A Story Told, June 24 2021

On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker focusses on a war forgotten in American history, sandwiched between WWII and Vietnam, in “Total War Fatigue.” Additionally, by Dr. Robert Brake, “War & Peace,” and in lieu of Juneteenth now being recognized as a federal holiday, Michele Norris asks “Here come the Juneteenth nicknacks. Where are the lesson plans?”