A Story Told, June 23 2022

On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker reflects on the year nineteen sixty seven in “The Summer of Love, and Legend.” Also by Michael, “Rise and Fall of an Iron Curtain.” And lastly some summer-child-themed poetry, including, but not limited to “Summer’s Children,” and “To Preserve Children.”

A Story Told, June 02 2022

On the next Story Told, material from Connie Rose Anderson on the subject of Astoria’s newfound tourism phenomenon. And, “Bloody Monday,” by Michael McCusker and David Horowitz. Again from Michael, a piece titled “A New Civil War.” And finally, “Here Comes Your Ghost Again,” from Robin Sawyer circa 1992.

A Story Told, May 05 2022

On the next Story Told, tributes to Donna Kathleen Wright, and Dr. Robert Brake of Ocean Park, Washington, a longtime and essential contributor to this program. Also, from 1996, an open letter to Hillary Clinton simply titled “Dear Hillary,” by Loyola Marsef. And from David Horrowitz, “Marching with the Peoples’ Army in Vietnam-Era Portland.” Finally, Arthur Honeyman’s “Spastic Power.”  

A Story Told, April 28 2022

On the next Story Told, an original screed by Michael McCusker on the end of the Vietnam War, forty-seven years ago on April 30th, 1975. And in the headlines “Italian Woman, Age Seventy-Two, To Walk Marco Polo’s Path From Venice To Beijing.” Finally, a piece of poetry by Jack L. Weigardt simply titled “Sounds.”  

A Story Told, March 10 2022

On the next Story Told, M.L. Graham’s “Ground Zero,” along with original musings on the topic of nuclear war from Michael McCusker. Also, Cole Arthur Riley breathes a sigh of relief in “Back History Month is over. Thank goodness.” Finally, “Road to Country,” a poem by the recently passed Claudia Harper.

A Story Told, February 17 2022

On the next Story Told, Jonathan Capehart asks the question “What about Black students’ ‘discomfort’?,” in repsonse to white discomfort regarding America’s slaving past. And from the late Thich Nhat Hanh, “At War with Ourselves.” Finally from Todd Gitlin, who also recently passed, “Does the Arc of the Moral Universe Still Bend Toward Justice?”    

A Story Told, January 27 2022

On the next Story Told, “Vote for Life and Liberty Pt. II,” by Michael McCusker. Also, in a similar vein, by E.J. Dionne Jr., “Giving up on voting rights now would be unconscionable.” Robert Brake chimes in and states “‘Oh Beautiful’ is my kind of America.” Finally, poetry from Jim Dott, and a eulogy-tribute to longtime Astorian artist Michael DeWaide.  …

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