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History and You, December 17, 2013

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The Promise of Art is Young
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with Jorge Rodriguez-Walling

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013


The Promise of Art is Young”

The promise of art is young, because it ages in time without getting old, because it doesn’t bore, because it breathes hope again to those who have lost it, and because it remains as one of the last remnants that’s pure and without guile; it is, for lack of a better phrase, the truth of our soul that speaks of the world in wonder, in angst, and in prayer. Artists bring us the gift of a memory sometimes lost to the anguish and labor of life, and we remain grateful for the chance to feel, to see, and to think outside of ourselves, about ourselves.

This evening, two young artists have given us a moment to stop, and to not pay attention to time, because it doesn’t matter; for they have reminded us through what they do, that the hope of all art lies in the promise to always enchant; it is nestled within a young heart to charm and make us remember along the way, the beauty of being young, if only for a while. Thank you ladies for letting us remember what we so often forget: that the promise of art is indeed found in the happiness of a young 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:

• Politics
• Sports
• Art and Culture
• Philosophy and Religion
• Ethnicity and National Identity
• Science and Technology
• Psychology
• Education
• 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.

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