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Upcoming events:

Wednesday, May 31st, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - "Karma Memories"
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. May 31st, we'll present "Karma Memories" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe visits his mother and stepfather in Florida, where he observes how their marriage has spiraled into a Hellish cycle of hypercritical nagging and alcoholism. Larry offers quotations from literature that define his failed life. Debi is disappointed that a long phone conversation with Joe was left out of his program. Larry ponders his own obituary, and David provides a mocking eulogy.

Wednesday, June 7th, 3pm - 6pm: Tom Wilson's Music Factory #18 - Dave Van Ronk
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our June 7 episode Wilson welcomes to the Factory folk singer Dave Van Ronk, the legendary "Mayor of Macdougal Street." Wilson spins several tunes from Van Ronk's first electric album, recorded with the band the Hudson Dusters, who had a keyboard player named "Pot." Elsewhere in the program, Wilson spins tunes by the Cowsills, The Blues Project, Orpheus, and Tim Hardin.

Wednesday, June 14th, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - "Endings"
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 14th, we'll present "Endings" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe invites a young woman to take a bath at his house, but he has more on his mind than soapy water. Larry chronicles his recurring romantic disappointments, including an affair with an attractive older woman and his encounter with a stardom-bound actress. Joe obsesses about his ex-girlfriend Kate’s imagined new lovers. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield offers observations.


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