14 Feb 2015

Show #575

Author: Lana  /  Categories: Poetry, Science, Interviews, Music  /  Rate this article:
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Hour One: Opening song is "Broken Love Song" by Frank Viele, our guest in the third hour. From asteroids to Monarch butterflies, Brian "The Satrap of Science" Willard, keeps us up to date. Then we take a trip to Doofus County for Valentine's Day.

Hour Two: Long time listener Joy Miller checks in from Assonet, Massachusetts where the never-ending snow is taking a toll on the people, the economy, and the road-clearing budgets.  At $4,000 an hour to rent some heavy equipment, no wonder! Listen to Siobhan and Hugh trade poems: Hugh's comment about Siobhan's "Last Argument": "How very French." Sam closes the Poetry Badminton with a haiku, Love and Chocolates. Hours closes with Sunset, an instrumental piece by Hugh. Click to view it on Youtube.

Hour Three: Frank Viele, singer / songwriter joins us. Hugh describes Frank's music: "...blues, pop, and soul with some Bootsy Collins on top." Birthday segment at the end of show featured George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., who designed the Ferris wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Total capacity of that first Wheel was 2,160 people, up to 60 in each car!


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