October 7th Show
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On today's show:
Music Journalist, Andrew Vaughan, author of Willie Nelson: American Icon
Chris Lombardo, Fire Commissioner North Collier Fire & Rescue and City Counsel for Everglades City.
Today October 7th in history:
1849 Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40, dies a tragic death in Baltimore. Never able to overcome his drinking habits, he is found in a delirious condition outside a saloon that was used as a voting place.
1870 French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours (around the world in 80 days)
1949 East Germany, the German Democratic Republic, is formed.
1885 Niels Bohr, physicist whose model of atomic structure helped establish quantum theory.
1931 Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1935 Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler’s Ark, the basis for the film Schindler’s List.
1952 Vladimir Putin, former prime minister and current (2013) president of Russia. 65 today
1955 Yo Yo Ma, cellist.
Willie Nelson: American Icon
Willie Nelson: American Icon (Sterling Publishing, October 2017), written by well-known music journalist Andrew Vaughan, is the first full-color book that comprehensively details and explores the life and story of American country superstar Willie Nelson, featuring more than 100 photographs and illustrations of Willie Nelson’s musical career. It’s a must-have for every single one of Nelson’s dedicated fans.
Throughout his career, Willie Nelson—a singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist—has won countless awards and praise as well as the hearts of listeners with his songs “On the Road Again”, “Always On My Mind”, and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”, and many of his other countless country classics. He was inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the National Agricultural Hall of Fame; he’s received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Gershwin Prize, and a Library of Congress Lifetime Award for all his work.
Chris Lombardo, Fire Commissioner, Everglades City Counsel, and sponsor of the show- Attorney Chris Lombardo, of Woodward Pires and Lombardo joined us to show where are with clean up, how to make a difference, and what we have access to to support getting our own neighborhoods back in shape.
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