Ann Israel, an 85 year young resident of Atria Merrywood in Charlotte, NC was my guest co-host for this special show! Ann had a 30 year career in radio, doing everything from hosting her own show, ‘Breakfast for Two’, running the traffic board, and anything else that needed doing. Ann started acting in school plays in kindergarten, and her love for the theatre and actors was born. Ann interviewed many famous actors who were doing winter stock theatre in Palm Beach, including Helen Hayes, Billie Burke, Vincent Price, the Gish Sisters and many, many more. Ann also reminisced with me on monumental events that helped shape her life , including the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Twin Towers attacks on 9/11, her husband’s passing at the young age of 64, and other world events.
In 1971 Ann and her spouse Jim founded the Swamp Fox Players in Georgetown, South Carolina, which is still flourishing today. Heather Hammond, my sometimes co-host and community liaison for Radio 4 the Ages, joined Ann and I in the studio. Heather’s presence and her subtly sultry voice added to the richness of the show.
This is a truly enjoyable listening experience with Ann Israel, a most accomplished, fun loving, and entertaining soul.
My guest co-hosts this show are Gina Amato and Chris Simeral from the American Red Cross. Gina and Chris work for the Upper Palmetto S. C. region. If you aren’t aware of the vast array of services provided by the Red Cross organization, listen to this offering of Radio 4 the Ages. Gina and Chris describe the financial assistance available for American service men and women, and the vital role that volunteers play in comforting folks who experience personal disasters such as house fires. As usual there is plenty of humor, and lots of laughs. It just wouldn’t be a proper R4tA broadcast without those ingredients.
David’s Discourse is another in a series that I’ve done on gun control. This one is an interesting take, with a few segues into comparisons that I feel are relevant to our efforts, or lack therof, to find a common ground in the effort to protect all of our innocents from gun violence. I’d like to get your opinion on the subject, if you’re willing to share. You can send me a comment right from our web site.
And as always, thanks for being a part of Radio 4 the Ages!