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History and You, 08/01/2013

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Fashion or Provocation?
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with Jorge Rodriguez-Walling

YOU’VE GOT TO CATCH THIS SHOW! Have you ever wondered what you look like in the mirror before you go out for an evening’s fun, or just going to work? Take a good and careful look at yourself, because it can cost you your job. Yep, that’s what I said. This is what happened to Melissa Nelson, a dental assistant who after nearly 11 years of service got fired by her boss, Dr. James Knight, for looking too attractive and irresistible, and wearing clothes that were too tight! The way we dress is a very significant component to our self-respect, but many men and women have chosen not to believe this!

Fashion, as well as with the way we dress, is a public responsibility to others and to you. And whether you wish to accept this or not, dressing a la mode can sometimes carry consequences. The cost of feeling so care free as to never having to feel the need to step back and see what you look like, as well as to see what others will be looking at before you walk out the door, can come at too high a price. Morality matters, I’m afraid: it always will. We all have to follow a moral matrix to guide our lives whether you agree with it or not: its there. And depending on the examples that we as adults provide our children, those examples, in turn, will determine the inspiration you reap from the efforts in your life. So before you step out the door, look at yourself and ask: “what do you stand for?”

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.