Stars & Bars
A (((HearingVoices))) Radio Special

Celebrating America with Flags and Festivals
Hosted by Barrett Golding (soundfiles=real 28K)

• Host Larry Massett at the Armpit of America fest in Battle Mountain NV.
• Joe Frank compares and contrasts War vs. Peace.
• Scott Carrier's wild weekend in Ocean City MD.
• Barrett Golding joins the Rainbow Family for Independence Day in the woods.
• Recitations and reflections on the single, century-old sentence known as...


I pledge2 allegiance to my flag3
^to the Flag of the United States of America4
and to the Republic for which it stands,5
  one Nation, ^under God,6
  indivisible7, with liberty8
  and justice9 for all.10

soundfiles Stars & Bars- Part 1(36:00) featuring:

"The Pledge" from (((HearingVoices))). Citizens with a diversity of regional, ethnic and national accents invoke and interpret our anthem of allegiance.

"War vs. Peace" by Joe Frank. An excerpt from Joe's hour "I'm Not Crazy" praising the glories of war and the futility of peace.

"Rainbow Family" by Barrett Golding. The Gathering of the Tribes: the annual migration of The Rainbow Family of Living Light to the forest on July Fourth -- their day of prayer for peace.

"Armpit of America" by Larry Massett. Few towns would appreciate being called the armpit of America; fewer still would covet the title, and celebrate it with an armpit festival. Welcome to Battle Mountain, Nevada: a weekend with rodeo riders, Basque miners, and stock-car racers.

Photos from Battle Mountain NVMore photos from Battle Mountain NV

Battle Mtn Pix: FlagDog | sHell Click for More: Stock | MtnMan | Ropin' | Armpit | BM

soundfiles Stars & Bars- Part 2(23:00) featuring:

"Otha Turner's Afrosippi Picnic" by Ben Adair. Mississippi moonshine, barbecued goat and old-time Fife & Drum.

"Ocean City" by Scott Carrier. A visit to the Maryland shore, from the serenity of the old-time beach residents to the insanity of the young weekend warriors in the clubs and on the streets.


URL link Larry Massett- Long Day on the Road
URL link Joe Frank- Official Website
URL link Ben Adair- Mojave Road
URL link Scott Carrier- All Things Carrier
URL link Barrett Golding- Audio Adventures of the Wandering Jew


URL link Otha Turner- Music Legend
URL link Rainbow Family- of Living Light
URL link Don Ross- Guitarist (at end of Rainbow story)
URL link "Hippies"- by Denis Johnson (read by George Plimpton)
URL link Savvy Traveller- Rainbow | Otha | Armpit
URL link The Pledge of Allegiance- A Short History | Resources (Pew Forum)

This special was mixed by Robin Wise of Sound Imagery. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. (((HearingVoices))) specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Funders include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts.

Audio © the producers & (((HearingVoices))). Battle Mtn photos © Scott Carrier