We all know what's wrong. An economic recovery that just
can't seem to get started. Furloughs, cutbacks and no money for anything.
Well, cheer up! In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll
focus on what can happen when you stay positive. Michael Gates Gill reminds
us we have a lot to be grateful for, and Suzan Colon shares recipes of
the food that got her family through hard times. Also, a young Muslim
creates a rock & roll jihad to free his country's spirit.
Suzan Colon is the author of "Cherries
in Winter: My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times." She tells
Anne Strainchamps how her grandparents kept their spirits alive while
it was a struggle to keep their bodies going when times were tough and
money was tight. Also, Wendy Burden is the author of "Dead
End Gene Pool," a memoir of her childhood among wealthy but highly
dysfunctional remnants of the Vanderbilt fortune. She tells Jim Fleming
that the real estate and the perks were great, but that she adopted
Wednesday Addams as a role model in an effort to find a feeling of closeness
within her family. The adult Wendy Burden is a widow, and has a terrific
relationship with her two grown daughters.
Michael Gates Gill told us in his first book
how Starbucks saved his life. He's back with "How to Save Your
Own Life" a series of life lessons. He talks with Anne Strainchamps
about the importance of listening to other people's stories, letting
go of fear and being grateful for the gifts your parents gave you, whether
they're still living or not. Also, Barbara Ehrenreich calls her
latest book "Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive
Thinking Has Undermined America." She tells Steve Paulson that
too often, our focus on Positivity turns into a kind of victim blaming.
She's a champion of realism and determination.
Salman Ahmad is a Pakistani rock star. His group
is Junoon, and they're the most popular rock group in South Asia. Ahmad
talks with Anne Strainchamps about being a Muslim rock star. His memoir
is called "Rock & Roll Jihad. And we hear lots of his music.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 10-04-11-A.
- After Colon: Murrays
Song from Will Ackerman, The Opening of Doors Windham
Hill Records 01934 11114-2
- After Burden:
A Happy Home in Kathmandu from Will Ackerman, The
Opening of Doors Windham Hill Records 01934 11114-2
Option 1: A Happy Home in Kathmandu from Will Ackerman,
The Opening of Doors Windham Hill Records 01934 11114-2
- After Gill: Emilys Waltz from Peter
Lang, Guitar Horus Records HM 1036-2
- After Ehrenreich: Witness to the Messenger
from Peter Lang, Guitar Horus Records HM 1036-2
- After Ahmad: Selections from Infiniti
and The Best of Junoon
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