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The Church of Classic Rock

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he discusses the importance of one voice speaking out for civility, for understanding, for love, and for peace. July 26th is "One Voice Day," when people around the world gather together at the same time to read, out loud, the Universal Peace Covenant. The Reverend will explain how the day got started, detail how important it remains to believe that one voice can make a difference, and read the Universal Peace Covenant. He'll then talk a bit about how the Church got started, and why he's placing it on hiatus indefinitely. And finally, he'll give out a few "Thank You"s to the people who've helped make this program possible for the last six years.

Episode Playlist: July 25th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates his very first memory of television, and a turning point in scientific advancement for the United States of America! July 20th is the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, the day science roared and its sound was heard 'round the globe! The Reverend will be discussing the build-up to this amazing event, explore the idea that the Moon can somehow change people's behavior, investigate the three brave men who took off from Earth to change forever our thinking about space and space travel, and look at what's on-tap for space exploration this year and in the years to come!

Episode Playlist: July 18th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an acknowledgement of just how far some of us have come as long-time inhabitants of the title of geek! Today, July 13th, is "National Embrace Your Geekiness Day," and the Reverend will do just that! Having been a geek his entire life, he's uniquely qualified to look at the etymological origins of the terms used as labels for people like us, explore what being a "geek" in the 21st century actually means, what the difference between a "geek" and a "nerd" actually is, who the 'royalty' of geek culture are, and the Rev'll tell you the story of how his father recognized, and nurtured, a true geek!

Episode Playlist: July 11th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as we celebrate a neighbor turning 154 years old! Today is the 4th of July, otherwise known in the U. S. of A. as Independence Day, the celebration of when, 245 years ago, we declared ourselves a new nation and no longer under British rule! The Reverend will tell you all about that fateful period in U.S. history, the various wars, both foreign and domestic, that have shaped our path forward as a nation, what types of culture shock you should prepare yourself for if you're coming for a visit from another country, and finally the Rev'll talk about his idea of being a "good American" and how people continue to give him hope for the future of this country!

Episode Playlist: July 4th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as we celebrate a neighbor turning 154 years old! The country of Canada is our "Neighbor to the North" and we have a pretty good relationship, so why not help celebrate the history of their found as a nation! Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st, and the Reverend will talk about how they came to be the nation we now know and love, how the celebration of Canada Day has evolved over the years, how Canada has contributed so much to the music we all know and love, Rolling Stone's list of the top 10 rock artists to come from to us from Canada, and the Rev'll talk about his own experiences with the country, from his childhood and beyond!

Episode Playlist: June 27th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith to stave off any possible regret for not joining us this morning! Regret is a terrible feeling, and sometimes devastating to have to live with. But regret can also be managed and even turned into a positive in our lives! June 23rd is National Let It Go Day, when we need to face regret for what it is and learn how to deal with it, perhaps even learn from it! The Reverend will tell you all about the founding of the day and why, explore the three most popular theories about regret, why you shouldn't spend too much time worrying about regret (past or future), what regret has to teach us throughout our lives, and finally the Rev'll talk about the advice his Father passed along to him as a teenager that has helped him place regret in its proper place.

Episode Playlist: June 20th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith and learn about a day that should be celebrated loudly all over the U.S. but isn't (yet)! June 19th has a special name and a special place in history. It's known as "Juneteenth" and celebrates the actual end of slavery in the United States. The Reverend will discuss the specifics of the day, offer some historical background on celebrating it, the historical details about why June 19th is so important in our nation's history, a little more on the history from the National Museum of African American History in Washington, DC, and finally the Rev'll explain why, after four years of a president enabling white supremacists, this holiday has never been more important to raise public awareness about and to celebrate!

Episode Playlist: June 13th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith to find out how to get the best anti-depressants in the world... for free! June 15th is "Smile Power Day" and it's hoped that today's program will put a smile on your face, because it turns out to be so much more important to the mental health of the smiler and any potential smilees! The Reverend will share a little about the day itself, try his best to define what a smile actually is, explore the concept that the physical act of smiling may have some real and tangible mental health benefits as well, detail what roles the smile has in modern society, and the Rev'll explain the one time it's not okay to ask someone to smile!

Episode Playlist: June 6th, 2021

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith and let him tell you how much he appreciates and values you as an audience! Tuesday, June 1st, is "Say Something Nice Day," and the Reverend will be delving into all the wonderful things that can and do happen when you choose niceness over meanness! He'll introduce you to the day itself, offer some suggestions on ways to celebrate the day, explore what happens to you, and to those who you focus on, when you choose to be genuinely complimentary, and the Rev'll explain why he needs you to do your best complimentary work to make up for his shortcomings in that area!

Episode Playlist: May 30th, 2021

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The Church of Classic Rock is on indefinite hiatus