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.
Paynes Grey reads this story about a washed up screenwriter trying to stay alive in the new Hollywood of the 1940s. Fitzgerald's stories of Pat Hobby were originally published in Esquire Magazine, and are some of his last published works. They are drawn from his own experiences as a writer for the big studios in Hollywood's Golden Age. The Audio is a little on the poor side so no adjustment necessary.
Golden Parachute, a suspenseful audio-drama about wealth, money, class, estate taxes, and death. Inspired by the fact that because of Bush's tax cuts for the rich several years ago, in 2010 the estate tax completely vanishes, adn then in 2011 it returns. So why would anyone want thier rich relatives to die in 2011 or afterward and pay estate taxes if they can die in 2010 and not pay a dime?
Ned and Mary Boyne move into an old manor house in Dorset, deep in the English countryside. Its need of major renovation and its isolation are exactly what the young couple had dreamed of finding once that had 'made it'. And the story that there is even a ghost, makes the place even more appealing. But strangely, all they can learn about this haunting is that you won't know you have seen the ghost until 'afterward'. And this leaves them totally unprepared for what does happen.
America means freedom, and nothing says freedom more than the freedom of health care... A major health care lobby gives us reasons to be against single-payer universal health care and for the profit-driven system that we have now.
AN EVIL, EVIL MAN - Starring the voice of Richard Bruce Cheney, this audio peice involves a former vice-president accused of torture and war crimes who appears again on the air waves for even more fear mongering. A collage of scary sounds and creepy pronouncements from an evil, evil man.
Our Little Mayor Part 3 - Catch up on the latest adventures of Our Little Mayor Slam Assbuns and his problems with the media hounding him for consensual sex with another adult... This peice involves car crashes, 12-lane highway bridges, and a new soccor stadium. Written and produced by G Violetta