Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Blog site to accompany KUAR Public Radio program, the only program on radio today where the generations get together the first and third Tuesdays each month to compare and contrast their perspectives on a wide variety of topics.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blogging may be something many can do daily and it is no big deal, but for me, with all that it takes to work and produce this program...I generally forget to update this thing. However, I just finished editing a great program on Peace Advocacy and want to get this off my mind before I do get swallowed up in tomorrow. This program is available as a podcast at and will remain active for about 15 weeks. After that you can request a copy at

OK...what came out of the taping for me is that the older generation, those over 70, are still worried most about nuclear matters. Rightfully so too. As I see it and heard from my guests Caroline Stephenson (W.A.N.D.) and Betty Bumpers, wife of ret. Sen. Dale Bumpers, that even though so much time has passed since the Soviet Union and the Cold War threats have passed, we still have enough active missiles to totally destroy the human race. Their major concern is that the successive generations are not as tuned in or concerned with the nuclear issues.
David Norman from Winrock International, speaking from the middle generation perspective, came of age after the draft was ended and his generation, even though they were brought up in a post Viet Nam era with all the strident movements for peace, were allowed to begin lives, families and businesses without all that terror. Malcolm Glover, the younger generation guest and morning news anchor on KUAR Public Radio in Little Rock, has nor connection to the draft, Viet Nam or WWII. However, speaking from his perspective, young people are just as concerned about peace as we Boomer's were at that time, but they have so many various avenues of service. Their concerns about peace revolve around finding solutions to those issues that formerly led to war when not addressed.
The podcast has so much more detail, but if are interested in Peace Advocacy...give a listen.

As for me, I remember the peace movement as a very active and volatile time when the cause of peace was fueled by the inner knowledge that our nation had taken the wrong path and we tried our best to fear is that today's younger generation will someday face a trying situation that will render their peaceful lives threatened and they will have to serve once again in a non-peaceful manner to preserve peace for the future.

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