11.13.16 Oh, Brother!

11.13.16 Oh, Brother!

Terri Guillemets said, “There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.” On this week’s edition of melodically challenged we’ll look at our brothers: both our siblings and our brothers-in-arms.

11.6.16 Mirror, Mirror

11.6.16 Mirror, Mirror

Shakti Gawain said, “The people we are in relationships with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.” Whether we are reflecting you, or you are reflecting us, we can’t say for sure,…

10.30.16 give peace a chance

10.30.16 give peace a chance

According to the Dalai Lama, “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” On today’s show, we’re giving peace a chance with poems and music about inner and outer peace. Our featured poet is…

10.23.16 Behind Bars

10.23.16 Behind Bars

“I don’t like jail,” Charles Bukowski said, “they got the wrong kind of bars in there.” Today’s show takes you behind bars as we listen to poems and music about crime and punishment. The featured poet is Reginald Dwayne Betts.

10.16.16  heard it on the Radio

10.16.16 heard it on the Radio

Billy Collins said, “Listeners are kind of ambushed… if a poem just happens to be said when they’re listening to the radio. The listener doesn’t have time to deploy what I call their ‘poetry deflector shields’ that were installed in…

10.9.16 Cars in Traffic

10.9.16 Cars in Traffic

Dave Barry said, “The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.” This week we will drive…

10.2.16 In the Pink

10.2.16 In the Pink

The color pink has been described in literature since ancient times from the poet Homer to the present day, but it wasn’t given the name “pink” until the 17th Century. On this week’s edition of melodically challenged, we are “in the…