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First show from the Diner:


Drunks Delight:  Its a very snowy and icy night, but JB and Mike make it by phone. I gotta consume my Delight of American Chop Suey all by myself. Nonetheless: a Menu of Talk follows


1. Mike and John spend 15 minutes working out the menu before landing on a Sex Recession Cocktail Its true, there's serious research out suggesting a decline in fertility by generation in the US. Mike and John give evidence, as it were.


2. Mike and John discuss whether we should memorize President Macron of France's 'nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism' speech to Trump, and the world.


3. An important commentary from Dani Rodriks Global Policy Journal asks if classical liberalism is at odds with justice in confronting aggravated inequality in modern US society. We ask ourselves that question.


4. JB calls from the annual Alliance For Retired Americans (ARA) in Ripley, WV with reports on top issues of concern to WV retirees.




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This episode of Recovery Radio was broadcast live on Nov 20, 2018 on Enlighten Radio at the Red Caboose Studio in Bolivar, WV.


James Boyd is the host and can be reached at boydbw@msn.com.


This show features an interview with Pastor Diana Ferguson from Martinsburg, WV, whose parish has become involved in assisting the recovery community. She is the author of "My Father's House", a book about her ministry

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This podcast of the NAME IN PROGRESS show was broadcast live on Enlighten Radio  from the Red Caboose studio in Bolivar, WV on Nov 8, 2018, two days after the Midterm elections. 

We are  trying out THE CITIZEN DINER as a name for the program 

For information about the show, or interest in Internet Radio Programming, email John at host@enlightenradio.org

John Case, JB Christensen, and Larry Bish deliver a menu headlined by a black bean and steak hash of the Mid term elections.

At least that was the intent. But a pot-luck atmosphere arose as "Out to Dinner" crew consul Mike Diesel and our sponsor, the Zen Hounddog, called in to heap magical mushrooms on the Dinner Out Crew's plates, as you will hear. 

  • the Intro gives the  story behind the profound and moving letter JBs friend and fellow retired merchant seaman wrote to him on Trump and the mid-term elections.
  • At 3 minutes, the letter begins. And what a letter! A little like your shoulder has been grabbed by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ANCIENT MARINER and you're forced to hear the tale of a murdered albatross -- and the vast curse that has ensued.
  • At 15 minutes, Larry Bish joins the meal and, sensing we began without a prayer, prepares a Meditation rice designed to clear up the crew's muddy thinking. 
  • At 30 minutes, Mike Diesel calls in and the food fight begins, as the crew is forced to beat back Thumper himself, and Rush Limbaugh from ruining everyone's sense of humor. There follows serious election discussion by our most experienced analysts  -- and hour's worth!
  • at 1 hour 45 minutes, the "F*** Ted Nugent" segment begins, recommended for adult audiences.
  • the program closes with an unknown version of Russian Lullaby 

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This podcast was recorded on Oct 30, 2018 at the Red Caboose Studio in Bolivar, WV.

The host is James Boyd, who can be reached at boydbw@msn.com


James interviews Stewart Acuff, retired former National Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO and recently published Peoples Poet.

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The shadow, and karma, of Vietnam is long. The Cold War was bad, but Vietnam broke the nation's heart. After 50 years its hard to decide was it the war itself, or some deeper Gulf Stream beneath the waves driving us toward schism and decline. 


The "Birthright Chicken" Episode was broadcast Nov 1, 2018.


The NAME IN PROGRESS program airs raw and live from the Red Caboose Studio in Bolivar, WV,  on Thursdays at 6Pm on Enlighten Radio. hosted by the Dinner Out Crew

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This podcast is a 15 minute excerpt form the entire "Birthright Chicken", Nov 1, 2018 Episode of the NAME IN PROGRESS program. 

Sean is one of the pithiest commentators on the West Virginia scene, even though he has now relocated to Seattle where the Cascadia Independence movement is strengthening.

Something WV might consider if a rich partner could be found, a rags to riches fairy tale becomes real. 

The program is broadcast live and raw Thursdays, 6 PM - 8 PM from the Red Caboose Studio in Bolivar, WV

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