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October 14th - World Students' Day

October 15th is World Students' Day, when we look at all of the positive things students everywhere are doing to try to improve this world! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he explains a little about the day itself, why student activism is something of a minor miracle, the incredibly (and slightly NSFW) speech that opened the Cornell University walkout after the 2016 election, a brief history of teenage activism throughout history, and his own path to advocacy which also started in college!

Episode Playlist: October 14th, 2018

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October 7th, 2018 - World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, when we peel back the superstitions and mistruths about something that affects a quarter of all human beings, and talk about how best to react to, and treat, our brothers and sisters. Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he delves into the day itself, explains what the term "mental illness" really means, discusses how you cope when someone you care about has a mental illness, the different types of treatment available, and finally he explains how mental illness has affected his life.

Episode Playlist: October 7th, 2018

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September 30th, 2018 - International Podcast Day

September 30th is International Podcast Day, when we celebrate that truly democratic media form that has allowed so many to find content tailored just for them, and allowed so many others to discover their voice and their audience! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he explores the day, the history of Podcasting, how Podcasting has changed the media landscape forever, the origin story of one podcast in particular, and why Podcasting is so important to people around the world!

Episode Playlist: September 30th, 2018

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September 23rd, 2018 - Family Day

"The family is the first essential cell of human society." -Pope John XIII. Hello and welcome to the Church of Classic Rock on Spirit of Resistance Radio at www.sorradio.org! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of family in all its many incarnations! Sunday, September 23rd, is Family Day, a chance to recognize and appreciate our families, be they by blood, by marriage, or by choice! The Rev will explain the day, how various people define "family," how to survive if you have a dysfunctional family, how friends can become family, and how both family and friends have kept him sane throughout the years!

Episode Playlist: September 23rd, 2018

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September 16th, 2018 - Locate an Old Friend Day

"You don’t have to have anything in common with people you’ve known since you were five. With old friends, you’ve got your whole life in common." -Lyle Lovett. Hello and welcome to the Church of Classic Rock on Spirit of Resistance Radio at www.sorradio.org! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of our ability to reconnect with friends from long ago! Monday, September 17th, is Locate an Old Friend Day, dedicated to reconnecting with, and reforging, those friendships from long ago! The Reverend will explain the day itself, talk about what friendship really is to us homo sapiens, how science explains friendship, how to tell if really consider someone a friend, and finally the Rev will reveal the two people from his life that he'd like to reconnect with, and why!

Episode Playlist: September 16th, 2018

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September 9th, 2018 - Patriot Day

"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." —President Barack Obama. Welcome to the Church of Classic Rock! September 11th is a day no one will ever forget, but its official remembrance is known as Patriot Day, and it's held every year on that date. Join the Reverend Jeff Smith to learn about Patriot Day, how to observe the International moment of silence, what exactly happened that day, and how the world reacted, plus the Reverend's memory of the day and how it was dealt with in his small corner of the country.

Episode Playlist: September 9th, 2018

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September 2nd, 2018 - International Day of Charity

September 5th is the International Day of Charity, held every year in honor of the life of Sister Teresa of Calcutta. Join the Reverend Jeff Smith from 10am to 12noon Eastern for an examination of the day, why we donate to charities, why human beings extend their ability to care to those they don't even know, how to know if the charity you're thinking of giving to is legitimate, and the Rev offers his personal insight on the idea.<

Episode Playlist: September 2nd, 2018

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August 19th - National Aviation Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates mankind's rise to an airborne species with an observance of National Aviation Day! Celebrated each year on August 19th, National Aviation Day commemorates the birth of Orville Wright, one of the brothers who first demonstrated that mankind could fly through the air! The Rev'll talk about the day itself, the history of mankind's attempt to emulate the birds that was the lead-up, what happened on that fateful day in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, how aviation has changed in the last half-century, and he'll end with some musing on his experiences with air travel.

Episode Playlist: August 19th, 2018

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August 12th - International Wave at the Suveillance Cameras Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an awareness-raising acknowledgement of International Wave at the Surveillance Cameras Day, coming up on August 16th! While the world watches (and listens, of course), the Reverend will explore the day, tell the tale of how one man's celebration brought him to the direct attention of the authorities, reveal how China is fast becoming the world's most pervasive surveillance state, offer some suggestions on how you can help safeguard your privacy, at least as much as possible in the 21st century, and offer his own suggestions on staying safe and private online!

Episode Playlist: August 12th, 2018

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