History and You, February 26, 2013
When you listen to my show, you’ll be wondering what you mean when you say he has no class. Class is one of those elusive concepts that you can’t readily identify, but you know what it is the moment you see it. You can’t buy class; you can’t inherit it. Having class is just one of those things that certain people have and carry inside them for a lifetime without really knowing what it is, but you act on it everyday of your life: you can feel it inside.
Having class is not about money, even though money becomes a determining factor in deciding how and under what conditions of material comfort you live. But more than that, having class at the core is about living a kind of life, which follows a certain quality of moral standard that separates you from the rest of the vulgarity in the world.
We all are who we are as human beings, but it will always be about the things we do, and how we do them, that distinguish those with class. A classless act is easily forgotten, but a class act is remembered for a long time, because it will inspire the rest of us to be more, and to do more for ourselves, and others.
Capturing the importance of the individual and how the past can put you in a position to make a difference in the present. History, as we have come to know it, is a collage of choices made, created, and driven by all of us. Our understanding of it only helps to measure how far and with what level of sophistication we can see the world and our individual place in it.
The individual, the everyday hero, who wakes up to work his day and returns home at the end of that work, is the focus of this show. People today live in an environment they seldom know because so little is known about history. Therefore, the variety of topics and history surrounding everyday people will be made current and relevant through insightful discussions. Topics for the show will include, but are not limited to, an informed and considered view of:
• Art and Culture
• Philosophy and Religion
• Ethnicity and National Identity
• Science and Technology
• Social and Cultural Issues
In short, the show will delve into the issues of human nature and how history can assist us to better understand and cope with these issues in our modern day world. With visits from professional guest speakers, as well as "call-ins" and emails from folks contributing their insights to the discussion, the show aims to provide the public with thought-provoking moments about the quality of life we are currently living and how to contend with it. The supporters of "History and You" feel that the volume of listeners will steadily grow given the variety and interconnectedness of topics presented in a way that appeal to a wide range of age groups, income levels, and demographics.
"History and You" will provide audiences with a reason and a forum from which to reflect, revisit, and renew thoughtfulness about their lives. This informed and discussion-oriented format tends to build loyal and passionate listeners. This is a show that creates a positive difference for every individual through its passionate and introspective look at people and their lives.