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Yes. Yes. & Yes!

Just as we were putting together the post production to touches to the latest edition of Life Elsewhere, news came in that the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Instantly, we decided we needed to hear from frequent contributors to the program and get their opinions on this landmark ruling. Sir Mix-A-Lot,

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The Original Louie Louie & New Music

For the Hit That Never Was this week we selected a request from Spencer, who wrote: “Dear Mr. B, I read that Jack Elyformer singer of The Kingsmen who had a hit with Louie Louie, died this past week, age 71. The article went onto say The Kingsmen‘s was the original version. I don’t think that is true. Am I correct in thinking there was an earlier

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Marilyn Wedge. Gwen McCrae. John Szwed.

           Next on Life Elsewhere we’ll cover three divergent topics. First, Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. a family therapist who has helped children, adolescents and families since 1988 talks about her new book, A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic. She asks, what some believe are controversial questions, such as, “Is ADHD a genetically based

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Do You Speak English & Is The Pope Catholic?

Our headline is made up of two jokey rhetorical questions. The first, more commonly heard in the USA, is often used as an insult or at best as an inquiry to comprehension. The second, possibly more colloquial in the UK, where sardonically stating the obvious is a part of everyday British life and humor. Those differences in the use of

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Bowie – Song By Song

Have you ever heard Cygnet Committee  or Alternative Candidate? Two songs, most fans of the man who wrote Space Oddity  are probably not familiar with. Those two rarities, along with Space Oddity,  Man Who Sold the World, Station To Station  and many more are featured in a new book, Rebel Rebel. This exhaustive and fascinating publication covers David Bowie’s output from first his single in 1964 to Station To Station, his landmark

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