Jim writes: “I wanted to let you know about the program, “Violence in America” on the Access Hour on September 28, 2015. Thank you again for allowing me to do this on your program. I’ve come up with a pretty good one hour special that I think needs to be aired and discussed. Here is the program that I put together: The first recording right off the bat is “What the World Needs Now / Abraham, Martin & John” by Tom Clay. Next is “Day For Decision” by Johnny Sea immediately following the first song. After a few words by me, the next is “In the Ghetto” by Elvis Presley followed by “Cloud Nine” by the Temptations. After a few more words and brief questions tossed out to the people, the next song will be “The Pusher” by Steppenwolf. (A song about drug dealers). I will only be speaking briefly during the segments of song and then on to the next one. Following “The Pusher” song / statement, a few more opinions /ideas / thoughts and then “Don’t Laugh At Me” by Peter, Paul & Mary. Next follows with “Child of Clay” by Jimmie Rodgers (About how caregivers / parents / environment) play a huge role in the molding / forming of a child. Then, the actual voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. the day before he was killed in Memphis. Immediately after that, the voice of Bobby Kennedy speaking about MLK’s death and the scurge of violence in America. Then a brief reading of mass shootings in America from 1984 to present. The date, year, how many killed / wounded and where it occurred.(Important that that is included). Next is the song, “If I Can Dream” by Elvis Presley (This song was especially written for Elvis pertaining to the assassination of MLK). Next, Tony Bennett with ” If I Ruled the World” “The Living Years” by Mike & the Mechanics (About having important conversations with family / friends before they die, in the living years, otherwise, it’s too late. Then, one of the last songs will be “We All Need More Kindness In This World” by Guy Davis followed by three simple questions at the end of the first song by Tom Clay leading straight into the next program, Something Wonderful.”
“I sent a letter to WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia to give support & condolences for their loss and also to mention “Violence in America” being aired on WORT-FM on 9-28-15.
I’m hoping by doing this, that this madness will stop. I know that there is much more to what’s been happening in the U.S. than what we can cover in one hours time, but there has to be a start. I probably won’t even reach the tip of the iceberg but something has to be done. Thanks again for the air time. If I can convince just a few people to positively get involved in the elimination of this cancer, then I feel it will all be worth it.