BOLT+ECLIPSE & CROSSCURRENTS, 8/21: Jamaican sprinter who won multiple gold medals in three consecutive Olympic Games, Usain Bolt was born on this date in 1986. The birthday of the record eclipsing sprinter coincides with a solar eclipsing sky on Crosscurrents, 8/21 at 8am.
1966 PRE-SUMMER OF LOVE, 8/7 AT 8AM: The music hits from 1966 provide a soundtrack “on ramp”as you approach the fast lane “freeway” known as the Summer Of Love 1967. Your tune-filled trip begins when you climb aboard the van to cruise the rock n roll charts of 1966 on Crosscurrents, 8/7 at 8 am
AMELIA EARHART ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/24: An American aviator who set many flying records and championed the advancement of women in aviation, Amelia Earhart was born on this date in 1897. Amelia set numerous flying records and you can listen to various sets of musical records played for her birthday on Crosscurrents, 7/24 at 8 am.
DISNEYLAND ON CROSSCURRENTS 7/17: In a former orange grove of 160 acres, Disneyland officially opens on this date in 1955. Whether you call it the Magic Kingdom or the House The Mouse Built, you are invited to celebrate with a mini-vacation anniversary at Disneyland on Crosscurrents, 7/17 at 8 am.
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/10: The famous English jurist Sir William Blackstone born on this date in 1723 is remembered for his “Commentaries on the Laws of England”, an attempt to provide a culturally wide-ranging review of English law. No need to pass the bar, or be in a bar, as you are invited and simply need to tune in the Blackstone birthday on Crosscurrents, 7/10 at 8 am.
Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1st 2017, On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by affixing their “John Hancock” (or should be say: “Red Green / Gordy Howe / Dudley Do-right”) to the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act. Join Gavin and Wyatt in saluting the flag of our neighbors … eh?
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.
ANNE FRANK ON CROSSCURRENTS, 6/12: A vivacious and intelligent young girl who wrote a diary while hiding from the occupation of Amsterdam during WWII, Anne Frank was born on this date in 1929. You are invited to keep hope alive by celebrating the birthday of Anne Frank on Crosscurrents, 6/12 at 8 am.
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.
JOHN F. KENNEDY ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/29: Born 100 years ago into a politically and socially prominent family on this date in 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy become the 35th US President. You are invited on his birthday to enjoy some fine new music from Ireland as we celebrate the Irish heritage of John F. Kennedy on Crosscurrents, 5/29 at 8 am.