Michael McCusker takes us out of Black History Month and seques into Herstory Month on a Leap Day.
Michael McCusker talks about a recent ranking of US presidents, an assessment which rated Donald Trump at the very bottom.
Michael talks about politics, including the Oregon Supreme Court’s ruling to allow Donald Trump on the 2024 state primary ballot. The show ends, at Michael’s request, with a musical piece performed by Paul Robeson.
Michael McCusker reflects on the demise of 2023, as we embark on what seems certain to be an uncertain, troubling, and fraught election year.
Michael McCusker offers perspectives on Donald Trump’s run for president, and takes a look at stats on global warming.
Michael McCusker shares poetry to ring in the new year, and shares a story about music, children, and world peace.
Michael McCusker discusses the kind of New Year’s resolutions that could help preserve our democracy in a crucial election year.
In honor of the impending Christmas holiday, Michael McCusker shares some insightful essays previously printed in his newspaper, the North Coast Times Eagle, offering an alternative take on traditional holiday themes.
Michael McCusker talks about Bill of Rights Day, the future of frogs, and the influence of Donald Trump on US culture.
Michael McCusker tells the riveting story of the Astoria fire of 1922, which happened on December 8th of that year. The fire reduced most of the downtown corridor to smoldering rubble, and inspired residents to rebuild.
Michael McCusker commemorates World AIDS Day, and offers post-Thanksgiving perspective on Native Americans and the continued struggles endured by indigenous peoples.
On this Thanksgiving Day show, Michael McCusker discusses democracy and racism.
Michael McCusker discusses US history and what he calls, the “wound at the heart of the American Dream.” Also, a look at the ugly history of some bird names that has led to some species to be renamed.
Michael McCusker commemorates Veterans Day with a look back at World War I, the ´war to end all wars,” which ended 105 years ago on November 11, 1918.
In this week’s post Halloween show, Michael McCusker talks about the horrific practice of witch burning; and shares an eloquent and stunning essay he wrote about his Vietnam experiences as a soldier there in 1966, entitled, “Happy Birthday, Mother.”
Michael McCusker explores wide-ranging topics, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Supreme Court’s views on social media and government.
Michael McCusker offers perspective on the history of revolutions in the US and Europe. Also, a hard look at issues of violence and sexual assault, in light of October’s designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Michael McCusker shares uncomfortable truths about famous explorers, including Christopher Columbus, in honor of Columbus Day, and Captain Robert Gray, who named the Columbia River after his ship, the Columbia Rediviva.”
Michael McCusker shares his perspective on the “suicide of civilization” and takes a look at Astoria, Oregon, in the 1980s.
Michael McCusker discusses the fraud ruling against Donald Trump issued Monday by New York judge Arthur Engoron, in a case involving multiple business holdings by the former president.
Michael McCusker speaks on the upcoming anniversary of September 11th, 2001
Michael McCusker features a piece of writing by Beth Sauders titled “The U.S. History of Child Labor.”
With the nuclear clock advancing to ninety seconds to midnight, Michael McCusker unveils a piece of writing by Chuck McLaughlin titled “The Crime of Nuclear War.”
Michael McCusker features Dorothy Horowitz with her piece “A Baseball Fan Fights Cancer.”
Michael McCusker delivers a program almost exclusively about Nuclear War. Including (but not limited to) “Forgotten Bomb, Forgotten City,” by Greg Mitchell. “Amid the Lovely and Lethal Remains,” by Ken Olsen. And on the 78ᵗʰ anniversary of the American nuclear attacks against Japan, Hiroshima’s mayor claims “Nuclear deterrence is folly.”
Michael McCusker delivers rapid fire material! Including: “Putin is preparing for a major war,” by Jack Walls. “The Last Days of Mankind,” by Karl Kraus. “Why War Is Never a Good Idea,” by Alice Walker. “How to Write a Poem About Singing,” by Tracy McCusker. And a tribute to the recently passed Sinéad O’Connor, written by Una Mullally.
Michael McCusker reads material from the New Yorker magazine. The headline is “Finally, the Trump Case We’ve Been Waiting For,” and Susan B. Glasser is the article’s author. Additionally, from the New York Times, “Democrats Try a Novel Tactic to Revive the Equal Rights Amendment,” written by Annie Karni.
Michael McCusker ruminates on rising global temperatures, recent attempts at banning the book ‘Maus,’ and the loss of Anchor Steam beer.