A barge is found drifting into a lock along a French canal, on board are discovered two corpses, a man and a woman, both hung. Inspite of an arrested suspect, the case resists resolution. Chief Inspector Magriet is called in from Paris to look for the solution. The inspector locates the local cafe, which proves to be the heart of the canal community, and settles in to drink some local wine, listen to everyone's story of events, observe the flow of life along the canels, order some more wine, and figures out the truth. This classic detective story is read by Professor Kitty, and hosted by Fortunato.
Iven Hale hosts this edition of the Old Mole which discusses the political threats to Social Security, the Oregon prison system, a South African fighter against apartheid, and a new film about Jackie Robinson. Below are links to individual segments of the show. Or use the playbutton to hear the whole show including music.
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Our guest this week on Pathways is Cheryl Maloney, author of the new book, Simple Steps for Starting Over. Cheryl is an author, publisher and radio talk show host. She is the founder, publisher and editor of Simple Steps Real Change Magazine. Her last book, Simple Steps for Real Life is an Amazon.com #1 Bestseller. She is the author of Simple Steps... Real Change, the Book. Cheryl spent 25 years as an insurance professional, then left the corporate world when her company was acquired and her position replaced. Starting over again in her 50s, both professionally and financially, gave her the confidence and know-how to help other people experiencing significant change in their lives.
"42" is the number Jackie Robinson wore playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African-American major league baseball player. And it's the name of the biopic movie now playing. Our Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken discuss what the film reveals and doesn't reveal about the racism of the day (1947). Their thumbs are up for this one.