The Ubu Hour Health Care Debate, where a couple of shills from the health care industry try to convince a bunch of people that our corporate profit-driven health system is the best in the world. It even ends with the late great Richard Francis reading a poem about health care lobbyists and capitalism.
A dying gangster named Rudolph is hold up in an abandoned house on west 57th Street in New York City. Alone and fatally wounded he is befriended by a little girl and her beat up kitten. Whom he names Johnny One Eye, because the cat has been so knocked around and has lost one eye. With their help, he tries a desparate plan to get revenge on the mug who had shot him up.
An off beat tale by Damon Runyon.Whose stories about New York's Great White Way have been the subject of many films, and the well known Broadway Musical Guys and Dolls. Featured in the cast are Naples Yellow, Boston Blackie, Sky Blue, and Fortunato.
Jim Reynolds sets out to take down the corrupt politcal machine of Bisley, Texas. But his idea of justice brings more than he bargained for. Set during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, this 2oth Century Western short story is a departure for fantasy/adventure writer Robert E. Howard. A 3D Radio production featuring Sterling Sam Silver, Rasco Veldt, and Fortunato.
A splendid and rousing South Seas adventure by Jack London. An iron sailing ship, the Pyrenees, has a cargo of wheat burning in her hold. She comes to Pitcairn's Island flying a distress signal, seeking a safe anchorage where the ship could be beached, so that the fire would burn itself out, leaving the iron hull. McCoy, chief magistrate and governor of Pitcairn's and grandson of one of the Bounty mutineers, comes aboard and tells the Captain there is no beach or anchorage on Pitcairn's and that he should have "slacked away for Mangareva," 300 miles distant. McCoy agrees to go along with her to Mangareva as pilot, hoping to strike the island at mid-morning next day.
An orphaned kitten finds his way to the house of a teacher. Where he observes the failings of human kind. Featuring Abergine Plum, Van Dyke Browne, Paynes Grey, Mrs White, and Fortunato in this 3D Radio presentation of the first published short story by Japan's first great modern writer Souski Natsumi. Joining us for background on this writer is Professor Lisa Neville, English Department, Cortland University.
Umatilla Rose guest hosts this program of American Rail Road Stories. First a 3D Radio production of 'The Night Run of the Overland', by Elmore Elliot Peake. A young woman must step into the cab as engineer of the 'Overland' when her husband is too sick to take this important job. Abergine Plum, Woody Creek, Van Dyke Browne, and Fortunato star in this romantic tale from the golden age of rail road fiction. Narrated by Paynes Grey. Also, 'The Railway Guide' by Christopher Morley. Our opening announcer Golden Whiskey reads this overview of North American Rail Roads. Background music excerpted from works by Aaron Copland and Virgil Thompson. With music breaks by Django Reinhart, and Utah Philips.