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WXPI program schedule for December – January 2013

Williamsport Community Radio continues to evolve, with as much input from our listeners as we can get our hands (or ears) on. We have a mix of local music and talk, national news, and formats you won’t hear much of on other stations in the area. Local programs include Pulse of the Port (local musicians…

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HOROSCOPES

December 18, 2012
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ARIES—In your attempt to outdo yourself with decorations this year, your flashing light display will induce seizures in your neighbors but they will never be able to prove it. So you will avoid a lawsuit but start a neighborhood war that will culminate in some nasty business next Fourth of July. Start looking for a…

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THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN FROM THE GROUND UP

December 18, 2012
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”So if you’re willing to work with me one more time, and stand with me one more time, and knock on some doors one more time, and make some phone calls one more time; if you’re willing to vote for me this November, we’ll win Pennsylvania, we’ll win Ohio, we’ll win this election. We’ll finish…

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COOL PICKS

December 18, 2012
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Merry Millheim  Millheim, PA  December 7: 5-10:30 pm  December 8: 10 am-10 pm  December 9: 1-6 pm  Shop Locally, Buy Unique: In its second annual holiday celebration, “Merry Millheim” returns with even more shopping, more live music, and more children’s activities than before. Highlights include a handmade holiday market at the Bremen Town Ballroom, live…

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Melancholia

December 18, 2012
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spoiler of its own ending: the Earth is destroyed by a rogue planet, unmoored from its solar system and barreling through our own. It’s a breathtaking image that leaves little room for ambiguity concerning the fate of humanity: nobody will survive. Many other major events are previewed as well: a main character’s doomed wedding, bizarre…

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By the Numbers

December 18, 2012
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Farthest you can be from a McDonald’s eatery, by car, while in the continental United States, in miles……………………………………………………………………………………………145  Uninsured citizens: Rank among the world’s developed nations, 2012…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1  Healthcare costs: Rank among the world’s developed nations, 2012……………………………………………………………………………………………….1  American life expectancy  Rank among the world’s developed nations, 1987……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7  Rank among the world’s developed nations, 2012……………………………………………………………………………………………………………21  American homicide…

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The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

December 18, 2012
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Republicans frequently condemn what they see as an America fast evolving into a “food stamp society” with more and more people not paying federal income taxes. They call these people “free loaders” and “takers.” So just who are these people?  Well, Bloomberg recently analyzed Department of Agriculture data and concluded that 70% of the counties…

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A Hike at the End of the World

December 18, 2012
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About a hundred and fifty years ago, settlers traversed the wilderness along rugged roads barely wide enough for their wagons. The thick forests covered the top of the vast plateaus, concealing wetlands and secret streams. And then the road reached a place where the earth just fell away. The road hugged the side of a…

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Overburden

December 18, 2012
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My heart is heavy.  Rock of ages,  strip mined  of what’s stuck beneath  the surface.  All this runoff  just so I could,  baring it all  and laying it to waste.  A cold coal  carbon-copy  of once-living  matter  stratified plants,  and these dinosaur’s bones  as layer  upon stinking layer,  the fecal fecundity  of fickle feelings  fossilized: …

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Book Review: The Pale King

December 18, 2012
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THE PALE KING  By David Foster Wallace  548 pages. Little, Brown & Company. $27.99.  The elephant in the room of every The Pale King review is, of course, that Wallace hanged himself before completing it. Some critics interpret The Pale King solely in light of this incompleteness and neglect to treat the work as intelligible…

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OR THE BEGINNING? Cliff Rieders Talks Mysticism and Living Well

December 18, 2012
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Whether this is the beginning or the end of the world is a question whose answer is unknowable and that is probably not even worth asking. Some answers are here on terra firma for all of us to ponder, and others reside in heaven for us never to learn or to find out at a later time. Scientists claim to be…

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“Every time I hand him an olive branch, he whittles it into a Lincoln Log and adds it to his angry fort.”

December 18, 2012
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Dove done gone pecked out mah eyes  an’ made nes t s out t a tha socket s .  At ’s why ah cain’t see s t raight .  Wel l , tha t , a n’ tha p ig t ai l s  you been pul l in’  an’ t akin’ o f f…

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THE END … The Guardian Interviews Astrologer Sue J. Morris

December 1, 2012
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What is happening astrologically with the close of 2012? We’ve heard a lot about transition and planetary alignment. Can you comment on this?  SJM: We are in a period when an evolutionary drive of overwhelming power is pushing us through the worst of times. Like a super storm or major weather event, we will be…

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Unconstitutional Intrusions in the Name of Religion

December 1, 2012
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Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky, of Peoria, Illinois, ordered all parish priests in his diocese to read a letter to their congregations condemning Barack Obama. The letter, to be read the weekend before the election, declared that Obama and the Democrat controlled U.S. Senate had launched an “assault upon our religious freedom.”  He wasn’t the…

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If Any Place Is Sacred, Aren’t They All?

December 1, 2012
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If I were going to make a movie, I’d set the entire film in one place (a farmhouse, say, in northeast Pennsylvania, near the crossing of two one-time Indian trails turned pipelines for gas and mall) and tell a kind of story through the various people who have dwelt there for the last two hundred…

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