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Beggars, Kings, Waves & Spam show 2041 21 October
This week, SEDGE talks with
PHILLIPA KELLY, who know from he reading of King Lear how we can all be at various times in our lives, beggars or kings. That dispossesion can be physical, emotional, or spiritual. How do we cope? Her life in Australia growing up shaped her with King Lear as required reading.
SUSAN CASEY knows her rogues, those waves that travel round the world like Melville's Universal Thump and toss about freighters and surfers. She writes about these natural phenomena with gusto and humor.
Spam is now locked up in Hawaii to foil shoplifters. TERRY JONES reminds us of the rôle of the mash-up meat product in our consciousness.
MIKE GREENSILL performs the amber waves of grain song, from sea to shining sea.
Fire & Ice - WCL Show 1240 -- October 14
This week, the northern California communities in the renowned Wine Country suffered great losses from fire. Smoke and ash linger in the air for miles. Of the nearly 2,000 homes destroyed, one was the home and studio of the creator of Peanuts. CHARLES SCHULZ. He did much for the Santa Rosa community, including building the Redwood Empire Ice Rink, which is still standing and the ice being this week restored. SEDGE talks with Charles "Sparky" Schulz in the autumn of 1996 in a theatre near his Santa Rosa home. (He'd go anywhere in the world, as long as he could be home by noon.)
Many acres of agricultural land burned, barns vanished in seconds, carefully nutured gardens crisped instantly in the fire wave. ARRAN HARRIS features some songs about the farming life and the struggle get health care in his amusing Farm-Alt-Western sounds.
MIKE GREENSILL whose Napa home was threatend by fire, was able to find the one pub with room-temperature Guiness.