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The Church of Classic Rock

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of rhyme! March 2nd is the day to hang our and be loose. It's the birthday of the one and only Dr. Seuss! The Reverend will expound a little on the day, and then he'll discuss how Dr. Seuss found his way! And then he'll expound on Seuss's effect on education, followed by how the good doctor gave Dick and Jane a long vacation! And he'll end with his memories of wise Dr. Seuss, and his thanks for his genius will be most profuse!

Episode Playlist: February 28th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he pays tribute to man's best friend! It's "Walking the Dog Day," celebrated on February 22nd, and today's program is dedicated to our best and furry friends! The Reverend will explain the dubious origins of the day, why it's important and how to celebrate it, the history of the relationship between dogs and humans, some of the great dog stories from the last two centuries, and he'll reminisce about his own experience with our four-legged family members and how he wishes he could include one in his current family!

Episode Playlist: February 21st, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a very specialized observation of Black History Month! In honor of Black History Month, today's program will discuss African-American influences in our favorite genre: Rock 'n roll. The Reverend will begin by explaining how Little Richard helped start the rock genre, how Sister Rosetta Tharpe provided the core elements which Elvis would capitalize on for his success, and the Rev'll count down the top-15 African-American musicians of all time!

Episode Playlist: February 14th, 2021

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The Church of Classic Rock

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an appropriately musical celebration of a certain six-stringed instrument without which Rock and Roll wouldn't be at all the same! February 11th is "Get Out Your Guitar Day" so you should do just that! In honor of the role the guitar has played in classic rock, the Reverend will offer you some suggestions on how to celebrate the day, look at the history of the guitar, explain the health benefits science has identified that come from playing the guitar, look at three different "Top-5" lists of rock 'n roll guitarists, and finally the Rev'll explain his tortured relation ship with the guitar throughout his life (thus far, at least).

Episode Playlist: February 7th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he draws your attention to a day that this year, especially, should be observed and celebrated appropriately! February 4th is "Thank a Letter Carrier Day," and after the trials and tribulations of 2020, and the hell that the former president put the Post Office through, this day needs attention and action more than ever! The Reverend will explore the day, talk through the history of the U.S. Postal Service including how it went from a for-profit agency to a part of the Federal government, how the Post Office has been one of the biggest supporters of innovation in the transportation industry, and finally the Rev'll explain in detail why it's so important this year to let your letter carrier know that you appreciate them and the work they do!

Episode Playlist: January 31st, 2021

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The Church of Classic Rock

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a commemoration of the tiny little plastic block that changed the world! January 28th is International Lego Day, and the Reverend will be talking about the day and how to celebrate it, relate some super-fun facts about Legos, tell the story of how the Lego was invented, dig into the latest media news about Legos, and at the close he'll talk about how those same building bricks unlocked his brother's then-untapped potential as a designer and builder!

Episode Playlist: January 24th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates something not usually discussed on this program: Religion! Religion Day, celebrated every January 17th, hopes to bring understanding and compassion to the world by educating everyone about the various religions, and the Reverend is joining that effort! He'll introduce the day and the various major world religions, then explain the basics of the Muslim religion, Humanism, the Hindu religion, and finally the Rev'll explain where he falls in the religious spectrum.

Episode Playlist: January 17th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates fitting the definition of a particular word whose day we celebrate today! It's Peculiar People Day, and as one, the Rev will explore the day and its history, offer up some suggestions on how to celebrate the day, how the word evolved into its contemporary meaning, how to be the best peculiar person you can be, and the Rev will ponder how the word has two different meanings in his experience, and which one fits him best!

Episode Playlist: January 10th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of something we tend to take for granted. February 8th is Earth's Rotation Day, when we acknowledge the importance of the fact that the earth spins, giving us day and night, gravity, wind, and more! The Reverend will explain the history of the day, why we don't feel the earth spinning beneath our feet, why the Earth orbits the Sun, why the Solar System itself spins, and why days and nights change as the earth's solar orbit continues every year. Plus, the Rev'll explain why the Earth's rotation could be good for your marriage like it has been for his!

Episode Playlist: January 3rd, 2021

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