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The Church of Classic Rock

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he introduces you to a day this coming week we should all be aware of! December 3rd is Giving Day in the United States, a day dedicated to reminding all of us that there's more to the December holiday season than consumerism and commercialization! The Reverend will introduce you to the day, give you suggestions on how to observe it, investigate why charity is so important to our personal well-being, help you find ways to spread kindness this holiday season, and shares his observations on how easily you can have a positive effect on someone's life!

Episode Playlist: November 29th, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a look back an a unique device that was responsible for our knowing about the greatest music produced during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s! November 25th is Jukebox Day, and we'll be looking back at that odd little machine that such a huge impact on the world! The Rev'll talk about the day and what you can do to celebrate it, introduce you to the folks responsible for the invention of the Jukebox, detail some of its evolution throughout the 135+ years of its history, tell you about the only remaining full-time Jukebox repairman still working today, and he'll share some of his memories and thoughts on jukeboxes and their place in history.

Episode Playlist: November 22nd, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he tries to answer the question of whether or not it's time to abolish the Electoral College! It was hoped that we'd be done with politics for a while, but... nope! So today, the Rev'll be examining the Electoral College for all its merits and flaws. He'll discuss the crack it has allowed in our laws, the original intent, how it's developed and changed over the country's 244-year history, how a growing number of states are joining a pact to basically render it powerless, and he'll end with his plea for those in power regarding the College's hold on American politics.

Episode Playlist: November 15th, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he completes his run-up to the 2020 election! Today, we'll be addressing the different platform policies of the two candidates, Joe Biden and Donald Trump. We'll look at their positions on the economy, COVID-19, health care, diversity and inclusion, race relations, immigration, "Dreamers," climate change, and foreign policy. And the Reverend will offer his analysis of these various policies at the end of the show.

Episode Playlist: November 1st, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he investigates just what "the American Way" really is! Continuing our run-up to the November election, it's the third part of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" this week as the Rev tries to nail down just what that is, and how the "make American great again" slogan compares and contrasts with that. Rev. Smith will start by defining a couple questions to answer, then move into a look at DJT's slogan, the history of the phrase "the American Way," more questions about DJT's slogan and just when he wishes we'd return to in American history, and at the end, Jeff will sum up what we've discovered with a few thoughts of his own as well.

Episode Playlist: October 25th, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an examination of the concept of true justice, and how hard we need to work toward that in the 21st century in the United States! Continuing our run-up to the November election, the Rev will tackle the concept of justice, as applied to the citizens of the United States. He'll look at what some of the current candidates have to say about justice, detail the Sixth Amendment and Miranda Rights, why having two justice systems in the U.S. just doesn't work, what changes need to be made in our justice system, and what the Rev thinks about it all.

Episode Playlist: October 18th, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an exploration of what the word "truth" means in the overly-socially-mediated 21st century! This week, in the run-up to the November election, the Rev's looking at the concept of truth, and how it's been diminished by the current administration. He'll see why some of the journalists covering the current administrate have labeled it "post-truth politics," investigate what the cry of "fake news" really means, look at how social media companies seem to be ushering in an Orwellian future, how to address what you know is fake news you see shared on your social media feeds, and how this attack on journalism in the United States is unwarranted and must stop!

Episode Playlist: October 11th, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a review of democracy itself and the current threats to ours! With the November election less than a month away, this week's program is focusing on the topic of democracy. The Rev will investigate its origins and its effects on global politics, the questions that guide the creation of a democracy, the threat to democracy that gerrymandering represents, the most recent threats to democracy, and he'll explain his view on why this coming election will decide if we remain a democracy or slide into a less efficient and more dangerous form of government in the US.

Episode Playlist: October 4th, 2020

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith while he honors the most important organ in the human body! World Heart Day, celebrated on September 29th, is dedicated to knowledge of the heart and the practice of heart health! We'll discuss the day, its history, how to celebrate it appropriately, detail what the heart actually is and what it does, explore how heartache can actually do damage to ones heart, and the Rev will talk about his own family's heart issues, and why he is so aware of heart health himself!

Episode Playlist: September 27th, 2020

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