June 21, 2016
by Brian Marks
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Check out WHYR’s new Wednesday evening lineup

Starting Wednesday, June 22nd, two new local music shows join Baton Rouge Community Radio.

Tune in at 6:00pm for High Cotton and Hill Country, a live program of classic Country and Western and Mississippi Delta blues. And stay with WHYR-LP at 7:00pm for The Front Porch, featuring the best in Americana and contemporary Alternative Country.

Your favorite Wednesday night programs haven’t gone away, though, they’ve just moved. The History of Rock with DJ Clay will now air 8:00-10:00pm. Nether Street will continue delivering underground music for the mind, at a new earlier time (by popular demand!) 10:00pm-12:00am. And Deep Wax with The Professor goes even deeper, midnight to 3:00am early Thursday mornings.

Check out the new Wednesday night schedule, and the great programming on Baton Rouge Community Radio all week, on the WHYR weekly programming calendar:

http://whyr.org/programming/schedule/

June 1, 2016
by Les Lane
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SCHLOCK

In 1950, Republican senator Joseph McCarthy brandished a piece of paper and declared “The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.” There is some evidence that that piece of paper was blank, but the claim fanned the anti-Communism fear that was smoldering in America into a raging forest fire. “In the next few weeks,” according to the History Channel’s “This Day in History” for February 9th, “the number fluctuated wildly, with McCarthy stating at various times that there were 57, or 81, or 10 communists in the Department of State. In fact, McCarthy never produced any solid evidence that there was even one communist in the State Department.” Notwithstanding the obvious contrivance, it became a sensational story that led to a tsunami of media attention for the junior senator, stoked hysteria, helped spread fear of debate and dissent, destroyed lives, and brought the American constitutional political process to its knees.  Continue Reading →

May 1, 2016
by Les Lane
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KARMA

A previous blog (August 2015) postulated that there are two bedrock principles, first premises if you will, that separate contemporary liberals from conservatives and everything else in both camps is built upon these. They were first, a conviction that the world is either a.) more dangerous than interesting or b.) more interesting than dangerous, and second, a conviction that humans are either a.) naturally bad or b.) naturally good (by the time they are born).   Continue Reading →

April 6, 2016
by Les Lane
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THE TIME HAS COME

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”  Continue Reading →

March 13, 2016
by Les Lane
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BANG! BANG!…Oops.

First of all, an apology for the delay in getting this blog published. There were serious hard drive problems that took a while to solve. All is well now.  Continue Reading →