History and You, February 4, 2014
Life is as precious as death for what they both bring us, and in between these two points of origin stands a chance for us to understand the meaning of what we do through poetry. It is in the love we have for the written word that makes us see the things we would not otherwise do to better control and appreciate the intent of our acts toward one another. Poetry is the prayer of our angst against the world, screaming to break through to a better state of mind; poetry soothes, poetry ruffles, but in every moment of the day, poetry remains a constant though time, and the beauty of its words, survives. Fittingly, the proverb I wish to leave you for this evening’s show is a Confucian consideration for personal reflection: “Words are the Voice of the Heart.”
History and You
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.