CLR Show 1615. Air Date November 19, 2021. It's no secret to Republican politicians that Trump was and and will always be a general election loser. Their dangerous strategy seems to be to embrace him for the 2022 midterm but set him lose before the 2024 general. The question is: Will the grievance-saturated Trumpian base go along with it? With CLR Friday Co-Host, David Bach.
CLR Show 1614. Air Date November 12, 2021. Lacking shared ideas and any willingness to recognize what is good for the common good, both sides of the political spectrum have settled into volleying statements of shock back and forth, and accumulating their emotionally corrosive effects, with little incentive or capacity––on the part of Republicans––to rise above the muck. Cooler democratic heads with better ideas––and major achievements to tout––must prevail. With Friday Co-Host, David Bach.
CLR Show 1613. Air Date November 9, 2021. An interview with Interviewer-Entertainer-Impresario-MC-Host––and so much more––Richard Skipper; Celebrator-In Chief of all who contribute to the performing arts in the New York area, and well beyond. Always informative, entertaining and utterly genuine, Richard talks about his life, his passions, and why he celebrates 'Bodies of Worth'.
CLR Show 1612. The message of the recent election is simple for democrats: You've got a winning hand and you've got the support of the American people for the legislation you're supposed to pass. Now, get your act together, play your hand, and look like the winners you're supposed to be... or be prepared to leave the table. With Friday Co-Host, David Bach.
CLR Show 1611. Air Date October 29, 2021. With the Biden visit to the Vatican, we are once again allowed an accurate perspective on the true scope and strength of the American Presidency, the spiritual underpinnings of a Pope and a President who share a common faith, and the social significance for all Americans of the Build Back Better legislation that finally seems to be nearing realization. With CLR Friday Co-Host, David Bach.
CLR Show 1610. Air Date October 26, 2021. A fascinating conversation with Dr. Stephon Alexander of Brown University, author of 'Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics.' A journey into the great mysteries of our universe, the amazing advances of the past century and the hope that comes with exploring the once unknowable––all from the uniquely personal perspective of a man of color working in a relatively colorless field.
CLR Show 1609. Air Date October 22, 2021. The dead hand of Donald could sink the republican party for a generation. But there's an easy way out for Mitch and Co.––suddenly discover the significance of the 1/6 Commission and allow it to present the ugly truth about the twice-impeached insurrectionist. Then move on. The problem is, you need a real leader to initiate the process. With CLR Friday Co-Host, David Bach.
CLR Show 1608. Air date October 19, 2021. Hard as it may be to believe at times, the democrats are single-handedly preserving our constitutional system by doing precisely what the Founding Fathers expected us to do––hash it out. The end result will be a Build Back Better bill/law that will stand as a hallmark of democracy and foreshadow the revitalization of the American political system.
CLR Show 1607. Air Date October 15, 2021. Is America on a path that could lead to a dystopia akin to the one posited by Margaret Atwood in 'The Handmaid's Tale'? The fact-free, intensified grievances of loyal trumpists would suggest we could be. A knowledge of our own history and a no less intense commitment to disseminating truth are our best defenses.
CLR Show 1606. Air Date October 12, 2021. The Buddhist concept of mindfulness––which includes choosing to exist in the real present––would seem at total odds with the forces of social media that continually urge us to extrapolate from de-contextualized factoids or outright mistruths. In the real present, there are opportunities to pass a more centrist version of the Biden agenda that will benefit Americans of all stripes, and not require a zero-sum defeat of all 'others'... or ourselves.