An Interview With Richard Skipper

August 11, 2018

CLR 1958.  Air date August 10, 2018.  How does a kid from a tobacco farm in Conway, South Carolina become one of the most recognized figures in New York and national theater circles?  And what is it that 'Richard Skipper Celebrates' in the age of Trump?  Listen to Richard's entertaining and altogether inspiring stories about his life, his art and, above all else, being true to who you are.   

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Rationalizing The Intolerable: When Trump Becomes Overwhelming

July 31, 2018

CLR 1949.  Air date July 30, 2018.  Progressive types who know better are suddenly 'discovering' Trump/Republican/Democrat moral equivalency arguments.  Is this what happens when our own fear becomes too much to face and supress?  Is no one immune to the fear juggernaut that is Donald Trump? 

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The Morning After The 2020 Election

July 30, 2018

CLR 1948.  Air date July 27, 2018.  A fictitional New York Times opinion piece from November of 2020 discusses how and why Trump won reelection.  Yes, it took another perfect storm.  Could lightning strike twice?  We discuss how to avoid the phenomenon. 

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Realistic Hopes: The Wisdom Of A Buddhist Abbott

July 19, 2018

CLR 1941. Air date July 18, 2018.  Monshin (Paul Naamon), Head Abbott of North American Tendai Buddhism, describes the path to politcal and social evolution for America and the world.  It begins with an embrace of humility. Plus, recorded impressions from the world's most ecclectic and joyful seafood restaurant. 

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Trump Or America; A Surprisingly Easy Choice

July 4, 2018

CLR 1928.  Air date July 2, 2018.  Intrinsically American traits - compassion, fairness, tolerance, understanding, cooperation, participation - are the antithesis of the Trump brand.  Positioning progressive candidates and positions in terms of their 'American-ness' is a winning strategy. Witness the message of Timothy Cardinal Dolan re: the separation of parents and children at the US/Mexican border. 

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Will Trump Outlive His Usefulness To Republicans?

July 4, 2018

CLR 1927. Air date June 29, 2018.  Could the fear and threats Trump employs to insure Republican legislative loyalty ultimately backfire?  Could exhausting his bag of actionable campaign promises leave him vulnerable to retribution in kind from 'loyal supporters' -  and especially institutionalists with an eye toward the ultimate judgement of history?  

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Separated Children… In Our Village

June 26, 2018

CLR 1923.  Air date June 25, 2018.  The Mayor of Irvington, New York discusses the challenges faced by children separated from parents at the US/Mexican border and now housed at a federally contracted facility in his jurisdiction.  

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When Professed Responsibility Becomes True Accountability

June 26, 2018

CLR 1921.  Air date June 21, 2018.  We must we go beyond mere statements of concern and professed responsibility and accept accountability for doing those things necessary to preserve and revitalize our Jeffersonial Democracy.  Our future is our hands.

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This Bell Will Not Be Un-Rung

June 11, 2018

CLR 1912. Air date June 8, 2018.  Women - and in particular Progressive Women - are discovering personal and political power in ways and numbers that cannot be countermanded by the fearmongering and bullying tactics of Trump and his allies.  Heidi Sieck, CEO of #VOTEPROCHOICE, explains. 

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Politics As (Im)Pure Entertainment

May 22, 2018

CLR 1902. Air date May 22, 2018.  In a digital age where online content is screen and targeted to appeal to our established beliefs how do we rediscover the collective 'we' at the heart of America?

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