History and You, March 12, 2013
Rand Paul’s filibuster a few days ago was a symptomatic expression of something much larger and much more alarming than just a 13 hour rant. It’s a message that’s bleeding, and no one is attending the wounds of the nation. America is in a dire and confused state, because it has no leadership of the kind necessary to pull people together and harness the strength and resources of what we are as a force to rebuild our priorities. America doesn’t have that today; instead, it has a president that’s hard to respect, because he fragments issues and divides people with rhetoric of class warfare to incite ill will against one another. It is a man who currently occupies the oval office and pretends to care, but only about his own arrogance, which refuses to recognize the presidential incompetence that has given us the birth of financial disaster for all. Come and listen to more of this rant and quit making excuses!
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.