On the next Story Told, an untitled screed from Michael McCusker on Russian occupation and nuclear threat in Ukraine. Also, part one of a two of “9/11: Culture War and the Pitfalls of History. A Presentation by Professor David A. Horowitz before the Humanists of Greater Portland.”
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker explains “The trouble with viewing 9/11 and the pandemic through a wartime lens,” written originally by Lila Nordstrom and Sarah Senk.
On the next Story Told, Michael Kazin claims “On Labour Day, Democrats and Unions should recall their shared history.” Also, dredged from the archives, Michael McCusker shares an original, fictional interview of Mikhail Gorbachev in “Gorbi and I go for a walk.”
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker deliver’s an original screed based on a repressed 1979 article from The Progressive Magazine. That article is titled “The H-Bomb Secret. How we got it – why we’re telling it.” Michael calls it “The People’s Bomb.” Also, from the brilliant and mad penmanship of R. Louis Richards, “Clearcut Feeling.”
Salman Rushdie earns the ultimate literary award: a politically and religiously motivated death sentence, in, “My Dinner with Salman Rushdie,” written by Eugene Robinson. Also, happy birthday to the station’s own Michael McCusker, PSU’s David Horowitz, unofficial poet laureate Walt Curtis, and Shanghaied in Astoria godmother Judy Niland.
On the next Story Told with Michael McCusker, a feature segment from R. Louis Richards titled “Reality Chex,” who claims that, to say what is real is to automatically miss the point and it would perhaps be the purest practice of folly to try.
On the next Story Told, a double feature between Dan Armstrong’s “The Third World War,” and Dr. Robert Brake’s “Stupidity Run Amok.”
On the next Story Told, an untitled stream of consciousness on getting beat up by police, and how to most effectively protest. Additionally, by David Lamb, “The Machine That Set Women Free.”
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker, in an untitled screed, elucidates the poor state of human rights in the USA. Also, from Amy Davidson Sorkin, “G.O.P. Heckles the January 6ᵗʰ Show.” Finally, former Astorian Dan Armstrong’s “The Trimline Pencil.”
On the next Story Told, a reoccurrence of Katrin Bridget Snow’s “Liberty and the Bastille,” in commemoration of Bastille Day, July 14th. And, a tribute to and feature of former Portland mayor Bud Clark, with his piece “Give Peace a Chance,” read by Michael McCusker.
On the next Story Told, 2022 is half over, and to celebrate, or lament, Michael McCusker brings an untitled rant to the table on the faux-supremacy of men. Also from Michael, “Sons of Liberty.” And from Robert Brake, “The Big Bang: My Not Much of a Love Affair with the 4ᵗʰ of July.” Finally, poetry by Larry Barrows, A.K.A., Dire…
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.”
On the next Story Told, an untitled, unhinged, smearing and total deconstruction of President Trump’s character, or, according to Michael McCusker, the complete void thereof. Also, an original, “Juneteenth as a National Holiday
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker’s original screed titled “Small ‘d’ democracy.” Also, from Jennifer Rubin “Democrats, remember the Mueller report? Do the opposite in January 6 hearings.” And finally, from the late Dr. Robert Brake, “Theatre of War.”
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.
On the next Story Told, Michael McCusker delivers two, mostly, original rants including “Recruiting Tomorrow’s Dead,” and “Vanport: The Town Nobody Wanted,” which is co-written by Julia Ruuttila. Also, poetry by Lily Deufel.
On the next Story Told, “Womb Control” by Iris Wilde, with quotes by Gertrude Stein. Also, an original screed from Michael McCusker on the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, forty-two years ago, yesterday, May the 18ᵗʰ.
On the next Story Told, a full program tribute to Dr. Robert Brake of Ocean Park, Washington, including and unfortunately limited to, “American Dream? Forget It,” “War and Peace,” “Monopoly Isn’t Just a Board Game,” and finally “The War on Voting.”
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.”
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.”
On the next Story Told, “Women Are The Mothers Of Earth,” written by the Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet. Additionally a piece of poetry by Margit Bowler titled “Earth’s Checklist.”
On the next Story Told, an original by Michael McCusker titled “Winter Soldiers.” And, from Stephanie Foggett, “The Far-Right Idealized The Russian Military. Ukraine Exposes All The Ways They’re Wrong.” Finally, poetry by Russell Alan Mitchell and Teresa Barnes.
On the next Story Told, celebrating Astoria’s Birthday in an original rant by Michael McCusker. Also, Julie Snyder’s open letter to the Astorian titled “Clearing the Streets.” Finally, Matt Bai states “I reject both parties’ idea of Americanism. And I’m not the only one.”
On the next Story Told, from Carrie N. Baker “Fifty Years Later, the Equal Rights Amendment is Ratified. Now What?” Also, by Anita Shelgikar, “Changing time is fine, but Congress wants to push our clocks in the wrong direction.”
On the next Story Told, a program featuring, dedicated to, and mostly about Helen Patti Hill, whose birthday is today, on March 24ᵗʰ. From Michael McCusker, “The Right To Know Who You Are,” and from Helen herself, a short radio play, “Room, Table, Cot.”
On the next Story Told, mostly untitled but not unoriginal material from Michael McCusker, with an addition by Gabrielle Canon, being, “US West Megadrought is worst in at least one thousand two hundred years.” As a final garnish to the program, poetry by Tracy McCusker.
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.
On the next Story Told, for the 35ᵗʰ Women’s History Month, Michael McCusker features an excerpt from Helen Hill’s “Family Values.” Also, Robert Reich diagnoses that “Putinism is Breeding in the Heart of the Republican Party.”
On the next Story Told, an original, untitled screed by Michael McCusker, and as a sendoff to Black History Month, “American Carnage,” also by Michael. Additionally, by Esau McCaully, “Black History Month is About Seeing America Clearly.”