Category Archives: History

America’s Cup Yacht Race (2017.06.17)

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          Please join us for a boating celebration special on KRNN radio for Walking The Blues Away, Sat.17.June at 5pm (Alaska Time)

            The 2017 America’s Cup is the 35th edition of the America’s Cup yacht race. The finals will begin Saturday, 17th of June 2017.  The Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand, (winner of the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup) will race against the Defender, Oracle Team USA (winner of the 2013 America’s Cup).   The contests will be piloted using hydro-foiling  AC50 America’s Cup Class yachts.  The past and stature linked to the America’s Cup entices the world’s best sailors and yacht engineers along with affluent financiers and promoters. It is a trial of nautical ability and boat and sail enterprise, but also of organization and financing skills.

 

 

John Maynard Keynes (1883.06.05)

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His genius as a prodigy of intellect expressed itself in many other spheres of activity,  John Maynard Lord Keynes, was born on this date in 1883.  So influential was John Maynard Keynes in the middle third of the twentieth century that an entire school of modern thought bears his name.  Keynes’ best-known work, ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’, was published in 1936, and became a benchmark for future economic thought. It also secured his position as Britain’s most influential economist, and with the advent of World War Two, he again worked for the treasury. In 1942, he was made a member of the house of lords.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859.05.22)

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ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/22:  A medical doctor from Edinburgh who authored Sherlock Holmes detective adventures, Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on this date in 1859.  It is “elementary my dear Watson” to partake in the Doyle birthday by tuning in Crosscurrents, 5/22 at 8 am.

Playlist may include songs by:  Doyle Bramhall;  Dole Dykes;  John Doyle;  Alan Doyle; Marie Doyle;  Danny Doyle;  Brian Doyle;  Tim Doyle;  Mark Doyle;  Josh Doyle;  Mark Doyle;  Michael Doyle;  Suzanne Doyle;  … and closing with The Flower Of Scotland and of course, a wee bit of mischief.

Joseph Heller (1923.05.01)

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JOSEPH HELLER ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/1:  The satirical novel “Catch-22” was authored by Joseph Heller born of this date in 1923.  The Heller birthday has your seat reserved on a B-25 with the only “catch” of tuning into Crosscurrents, 5/1 at 8 am.

Playlist may include:  Blowing in the Wind; Universal Soldier; Waist Deep in the Big Muddy;  Ain’t Marching Anymore; Times They Are A Changing;  Jerusalem; Fish Cheer;  Ohio;  All Along the Watch Tower;  Fortunate Son;  Turn Turn Turn; Volunteers of America;  Generals and Majors;  Orange Crush;  Catch-22;  Fiddle and the Drum;  Give Peace a Chance;  Give Me Love; For What Its Worth;  Whats Going On Here;  and… The Wall (along with some other crazy surprises)