To remember the 75ᵗʰ anniversary of the flood of Vanport, Oregon (May 30, 1948), Michael McCusker delivers an original piece titled “Vanport – The Town Nobody Wanted.” Also, Kayla M. Williams asks “Who Should We Honor on Memorial Day?”
A program chock full of original material, including “Flowers for All,” by Michael McCusker, “A Disgrace to Uniformity,” by Arthur Honeyman, “Saint Peter Loses a Soul,” by Scott Wood, and even more.
Another all-Honeyman half hour featuring his essay: “As a Step Forward in Human Evolution, Envision Peace, Not War- It Is Inevitable.”
To commemorate what would’ve been Arthur Honeyman’s eighty-third birthday (May 10 2023), Michael McCusker delivers an all-Arthur program. Including “Sam’s Social Suicide,” and “Dubiously Involved in Important Matters.”
Original commentary by Michael McCusker in his annual rant titled “Mayday!” Also on this broadcast, “Memoirs of a Pear Picker,” by Loyola Marsef. Finally Michael Kazin asks the question “What would it take for one party to dominate America again?”
This Sunday, April 30th, The Vietnam War will have ended forty eight years ago. But for anyone affected by the war, be it soldier or civilian, American or Vietnamese, it could be said that the war never really is over. Michael McCusker, a veteran of Vietnam, shares a work of his own imagination, where two…
Michael McCusker elucidates the differences between commercial and community radio. In the words of Liam Dunne “Commercial radio kills me, but KMUN 91.9 really THRILLS me.” Also featured on the program is Carol Newman’s 2003 article “K-munity Radio Portrait.”
We’re celebrating forty years on the air with original writing from radio legends Doug Sweet, Harriet Baskas, and, of course, Michael McCusker.
An Attempt to Discuss Taxation,” by Michael McCusker, as well as Nancy Hoffman’s piece: “The Privilege of Being Taxable.” Also on this program, Deborah E. Mikula and Loren Kogali ask “Have we forgotten what a public library is for?” Additionally, a poem by Rick Ranya titled “Astor Library,” and in conclusion, one last poem, this time by Tracy McCusker, and it’s called “Cracks”
A full program covering the historical context of American fascist groups like the KKK, the Aryan Resistance Movement, the (deceptively named) National Socialist Movement, and others. It’s all featured in Michael McCusker’s original work: “The Propaganda of the Deed.”
A full program covering the Mỹ Lai massacre, 55 years ago on March 16.
Original works from Michael McCusker, as well as Poppy Noor’s article from the Guardian newspaper: “United Nations Urged to Intervene Over Destruction of U.S. Abortion Rights.”
“Women are the Mothers of Earth,” written by the Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet, and presented in Michael McCusker’s angelic tone.
Michael McCusker shares an article he wrote, that, at the time, was an attempt to prevent a race riot between white and black U.S. military that were stationed in Iwakuni, Japan. Also, from Janai Nelson, “Ron DeSantis Want to Erase Black History. Why?” Finally, poetry by Hobe Kyter, graciously provided by Susie McLerie-Blackmar, titled “Astoria Maritime Memorial.”
A continuation of Black History Month in 2023.
“The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln,” which comes annually and is a full program tribute to the great emancipator by Michael McCusker.
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker kicks off Black History Month with, what else, but a black-intensive program, featuring an article that reads “Florida is offering an advanced lesson in anti-blackness,” by the writer Karen Attiah. Also, “Yale honors black girl, 9 years old, wrongly reported to police over insect project,” written by Ramon Antonio Vargas.
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker provides an Orwellian lens to view (The Mahatma) Mohandas Ghandi.
Michael McCusker shares a piece of writing originally in KMUN’s The Current, by microphone immortal Joanne Rideout. The title is: “Turning Toward the Light.” And, from J.N. Nielson, “The morning after the end of the world.”
An outright partisan program featuring “There are no moderate House Republicans,” written by Jennifer Rubin, supplemented by original writing from Michael McCusker. Also, effective January the first, “Legal Use of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Begins in Oregon,” written by Andrew Jacobs. Finally a tribute to Jack London, from McCusker.
Semi-coherent but original musings compiled for the new year by Michael McCusker. Also, from Jim Dott, “How Anna’s Hummingbirds Conquered Winter.” Finally, Colbert I King claims that there’s “No resolutions for me.”
Michael McCusker ends 2022 with a collection of refined ruminations in “The Millennium Is Us.” Also, by the late Dr. Robert Brake, “The Politics of Kindness.”
A smattering of articles, poetry, and commentary, such as Paul Waldman’s “Truth can defeat ‘gaslighting,’ but not always.” Gaslighting being Merriam-Webster’s 2022 word of the year. Also, Jeremy Plester asks “Could hemp be a key tool in the fight against climate change?” Finally “Tribute: The Goddess of Liberty,” by Michael Horowitz.
This episode is almost entirely devoted to Astoria’s history, particularly in relation to it’s own, numerous, city-wide fires. Also, Ruth Marcus claims that “Trump’s call to suspend the Constitution is too dangerous to ignore.”
In observance of World AIDS Day, a program all about gay rights, featuring “Petition of Prejudice,” and “Atlas Hugged,” both written by Michael McCusker.
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker reacts to Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement. Also, Pamela Paul asks “Is There A Problem With Thanksgiving?” And finally from the late Dr. Robert Brake, “A Brief Synopsis of Donald Trump’s First Thanksgiving As President.”
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker presents original, but untitled material that relates to Ann Coulter’s call to threaten liberals with death. Also, Michelle Goldberg warns that “The Trump Show Is Back,” and urges curious viewers not to tune in. Finally, Thomas Homer-Dixon and Johan Rockström ask “What Happenens When a Cascade of Crises Collide?”
On the next Story Told, in a post-midterm breath, Matt Bai calls to “Cancel Election Night.” Also, The late Dr. Robert Brake elucidates the “Downward Slide of American Politics.” And finally, in honor of Armistice Day, “Veterans of America: I Salute You,” by Rick Rubin.