A Story Told – April 27th, 2023

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…

A Story Told – April 6th, 2023

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 Story Told – February 23, 2023

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 Story Told, February 02 2023

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.

A Story Told – January 12 2023

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.

A Story Told – December 15th, 2022

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.

A Story Told, November 17 2022

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?”