Studio 619 for September 16, 2007

by scrosby on September 16, 2007

World Car-Free Day

As society becomes more and more dependent on foreign oil, September 22nd will be a day for citizens to celebrate a world that doesn’t rely on automobiles. On World Car-free Day, people throughout the world will put away their car keys and find alternative ways to travel.

This week, WFPL’s Julie Goodwin talks with Louisville organizer Jackie Green about the importance of World Car-free Day.

Freedom Sings

The song Wake Up Little Susie tells the tale of a young couple who fall asleep at the drive-in, wake up, realize they are out past curfew and invent a story to tell Susie’s parents. Today, it’s a quaint tale of a little bit of teenage mischief. But in the 1950’s, its subject matter was a little too risqué and the song was banned on several radio stations.

A multi-media touring production called “Freedom Sings!” comes to Louisville this week – it will explore the history of banned music in America and explain the freedoms outlined in the First Amendment.

Lions of Medina

We all know the stories of the troops who fought in World War II. From movies to books to miniseries, these tales of bravery are part of our collective memory. But mention the Vietnam War and the memories are different. Author and historian Doyle Glass wanted to set the record straight about the men and women who served in Vietnam. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Glass about his new book “The Lions of Medina: An Epic Account of Marine Valor During The Vietnam War.”

John Williams Concert

The music for films such as Star Wars, Superman and E.T. has become as much a part of American history as the films themselves. The composer of these, and hundreds of other film and television scores, John Williams, turns 75 this year, and the Louisville Pops Orchestra is celebrating with concerts on Thursday, September 20 and Saturday, September 22 at the Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast.

Listen to the show.

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