WHEN SHE WAS 18 Barbara Hesselman joined the Army to finance her nursing education. A little more than four years later, and with less than six months of nursing experience, she was assigned to the 24th Evacuation Hospital in South Vietnam. On the neurosurgical intensive care unit where she worked, she and her fellow soldiers fought for the lives of the wounded – and sometimes their sanity – with hard work and silly antics that included a mascot named Mighty Ralph. The rhythms of daily life at the 24th Evac have faded from Barbara’s memory. What remains are distinct stories involving the patients, corpsmen, doctors, and nurses. Although the Vietnam Conflict serves as the backdrop for When I Die I’m Going to Heaven ‘Cause I Spent My Time in Hell Barbara’s stories of heroics, love, loss, despair and even joy are timeless. Join Jonathan Kosnow as he interviews and talks with Barbara Kautz!
The Phearleaders dance and fearlead for the Philly Roller Girls, Philadelphia’s women’s flat track roller derby league. Phearleaders Grudge Judi Justice and Vapor Eyes will join the interview as well as skater Devoida Mercy from the Philly Roller Girls. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/PrgPhillyPhearleaders
Uncle Paul’s Jazz Closet with host Cindy McGuirl. A show dedicated to the music of Paul Motian. Paul spent his lifetime (1931- 2011) in Jazz as a drummer, composer, sideman and band leader. Each week, the show centers around a theme such as early influences, particular compositions, a time period or his work with specific players. The show also features short readings from his autobiography, journals and interviews. Input and questions from the community are welcome. The Show will air Friday* Mornings from 9-11am (*except for the last friday of the month) Check out the podcast: Uncle Paul’s Jazz Closet
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On May 7th Jo and Cheech will air the conclusion of “The Stone House”. The author and cast will be present for a live interview in the studio after the broadcast of the play.
“The Stone House” stars David Troup, member of the Everyman Repertory Theater, as the lead character Diggs, a wise cracking young journalist and mentor to Erin. Erin, played by Jen Blood, is a complex young woman with a mysterious past who drags Diggs into her investigation of the paranormal activity around an old stone house in Southern Maine’s Wolfe’s NeckState Park. Ryan, the creepy yet endearing caretaker of the stone house, is voiced by Maine artist and thespian Wilder Oakes.
The play will be aired on “Jo and Cheech’s Radio Hour”: Tuesday, Tuesday, May 7th from 8-9pm on WRFR-LP (93.3 FM Rockland, 99.3 FM Camden, online streaming at wrfr.org). The segments will be followed by interviews with the actors and author. Part one of the play can be heard here.
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