BACKSTAGE IN THE GLOBAL THEATRE
Richard welcomes a leading journalist in alternative news media to discuss news stories not covered by the mass media. This week Joels discusses a christian homeschooling family broken apart by a N.J. agency. And a new study which has found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. This raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter really works.
GUEST: Joel Skousen is publisher and editor of The World Affairs Brief, a weekly news analysis service dedicated to providing an understanding of the hidden agendas behind the actions of world leaders and other powerful individuals who influence government from behind the scenes. This week Joel discusses a new study which has found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. This raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter really works.
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
Richard speaks with a music historian about some of the mysteries, coincedences, rumours and legends surrounding the death of rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly. Holly, described as the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll died in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper following a concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3rd, 1959.
GUEST: R. Gary Patterson is a native Tennessean with a passion for rock and roll. As a published author with Simon and Schuster, Patterson’s works portray many fascinating events that helped shape musical history from Robert Johnson through current groups making a place for themselves among rock and roll’s standing legends. In 1996, Patterson released his first book entitled “The Walrus Was Paul.” Immediately, the book became highly sought after. Beatlefest catalog proclaimed “The Walrus Was Paul” as one of its best selling titles of the year. Shortly thereafter, Patterson released his second work, “Hellhounds on Their Trail.” In this work, Patterson continued with his popular theme of rock and roll’s enduring myths and legends. Hellhounds on Their Trail begins with Robert Johnson waiting at the Crossroads just outside Clarksdale, Mississippi to make his deal with Old Scratch. Other chapters focus on hidden messages in rock, Jimmy Page and the Zeppelin Curse, strange fatal coincidences in the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd bands, and a discussion of an exclusive group of musicians who were members of “The Club,” whose only membership requirement was untimely death at the tender age of 27. Patterson’s third book was released by Simon and Schuster’s Fireside Books on July 13, 2004. It is called “Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths,Legends and Curses.” Of course, Gary is collecting more tales for his next volume of great rock and roll myths and legends so check back for information concerning its release date.