4.17.16 - Rebirth

“I was behind in school, there were papers to write and exams were coming up but still I was young; the grass was green and the air was heavy with the sound of bees and I had just come back from the brink…

4.10.16 - Porphyrous Poetry

The word “porphyrous” means “of or pertaining to the color purple” according to Webster’s Unabridged Third New International Dictionary. This week we will visit the color purple in an hour of poetry and music.

4.3.13 - The Incredible, Edible Egg!

Some of the smallest belong to parasitic insects and can be just 0.02 mm long. The largest, at 13 inches long and 3 ft in circumference, came from the flightless Great Elephant Birds of Madagascar, which were wiped out by hunters in the mid-1600’s….

3.27.16 - It's a Revolution!

Jim Morrison of The Doors once said, “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to…

3.20.16 - Catching Fire

Ferdinand Foch said, “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” This week our poetry and music will explore one of the fundamental elements of nature: Fire. Emily Dickinson said, “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so…

3.13.16 - Full Speed Ahead

In a 1962 interview, Sylvia Plath said,”Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You’ve got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you’ve got to burn away all the peripherals.” Today’s show features poems and songs about…

3.6.16 - Nothing But the Blues

According to blues musician, Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly, “The bluesis like this. You lay down some night and you turn from one side of the bed to the other: all night long. It’s not too cold in that bed, and it…

2.28.16 - A Snail's Pace

While most of us are in a constant rush to get things done, Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare taught us that slow and steady wins the race. This week’s show, features poems and songs that teach us how to…

2.21.15 - Here's Looking at You, Kid!

William Wordsworth said, “With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” This week our poets and musicians will consider the eye: the eyes we observe,…

2.14.16 - Gone to the Dogs

Today’s show is dedicated to Southern Pup Transport and their partners at Passion for Pets. Check them out at www.passionforpetsrescue.org!