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History and You, 23/07/2013

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Our Man in Havana: Fitzhugh Lee
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Guest: Ms. Peggy Arendt

Fitzhugh Lee lived his life no differently than any other Americans who found the character to fight and defend the interests of your government for the advancement of a new people in Cuba to live free.  We continue to do that today to some diluted extent in the Middle East, as well as other parts of the world.  All great countries create their legacies for posterior generations to emulate and live by proudly.  But I don’t feel the same about America today; I have my reasons to pause when considering its leadership in the world today; its progressive disregard for life as a pro-choice issue; its black racism that further exacerbates and divides our people, its dwindling work ethic as food stamp programs balloon by an ever-increasing welfare state; its deteriorating economic state as evidenced in the anemic unemployment rate, the lethargic housing market, and the continued low interest rates for housing and other loan programs.  University students now have to pay more in government loans to go to school; Obamacare stands to stifle our medical benefits in the workplace, and political scandals are rocking the integrity and foundations of our institutions.  The moral fabric of what we are is coming loose, and no one is there to rescue us except ourselves.  So, what do you want to do?

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.