Burton Cummings: the Canadian Man behind “American Woman” by Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin
Can a family that lives in the belly of the Beast be outside of the system? The answer is surprisingly yes.
This whole story began because of the war on marijuana. Well I am not an advocate for the use of it, I am pleased the Canada has made it legal, especially if they can avoid bizarre situations like this one. Go to the 20 minute mark if you want to hear an epic rant against the system and against out of control law enforcement.
The Jarvis family, a group of eight, goes on the run from the law—for seven years. They live on a boat, in a treehouse in a swamp. They escape capture time after time. And how do the kids turn out, living a life outside of society, as fugitives? Surprisingly great.
Fantastically inspirational story about how the people of Saint Lawrence, Newfoundland restored humanity to a southern negro.
Nb: apparently this story has been heavily promoted, with even Cosby weighing in. This is a sign of fakery, or massive embellishment.
Fascinating story about an abusive medical system.
Very well produced piece about a father refused to believe the truth about his son.
Interesting story of how fault lines of belief can fracture a small community when allegations of sexual harassment occur.
Susan Drury tells the story of what happens when one of the most respected men in town gets accused of sexual harassment by one of the most trusted women in town. For a lot of the townspeople it was a difficult decision, but they chose to believe him over her. And some of them didn’t change their minds, even when the man was later revealed to be a murderer.
Nauru is a tiny island, population 12,000, a third of the size of Manhattan and far from anywhere: Yet at the center of several of the decade’s biggest global events. Contributing editor Jack Hitt tells the untold story of this dot in the middle of the Pacific and its involvement in the bankrupting of the Russian economy, global terrorism, North Korean defectors, the end of the world, and the late 1980s theatrical flop of a London musical based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci called Leonardo, A Portrait of Love. (30 minutes)
Forget truthers or fakeologists, even Santa groups can dissolve into pools of infighting. The common thread is human beans, and nothing else.
Santa Fight Club www.thisamericanlife.org/371/scenes-from-a-mall/act-three-0