Archive for August, 2007

The Adventures of Jules Verne

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

This week’s programs:

THE ADVENTURES OF JULES VERNE

plus

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Learn about the author…then listen to one of his most famous stories! Great family listening!
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Paul Revere’s Ride

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007


“Listen my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…”
… So begins Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s classic “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”.

Generations of schoolkids once thrilled to this beloved poem and memorized whole sections of it… yet I doubt most of our kids these days have ever heard more than the  first couple of lines, if even that.

So… This week, let’s enjoy the great actor Frederic March’s dramatic rendition of this great American poem, beloved by generations of young readers.

It’s a great way to get “into” your American History this fresh new school year!

Here’s the link…
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Giving you the audio tools you want, to give your kids the historical literacy they need…

The Erskine Family
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The Place Where Time Begins / The Father of Medicine

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007


Here we are with two new “Living Books for the Ears” programs for you! This week…

THE PLACE WHERE TIME BEGINS:

This story has nothing to do with the beginning of the world, which the title might lead you to believe. Rather it has to do with the beginning of the DAY. You see, every day time begins atop a small hill in Grenwich Park in England… the site of
Grenwich Observatory, the starting place of the hours. Here’s the fascinating  story of why and how Grenwich became
the focal point for our reckoning of time.

THE FATHER OF MEDICINE:

Next, we travel back to ancient Greece, and learn the story of Hippocrates,  who first separated the science of medicine
from  superstition and philosophy — and became the forerunner of the  modern physician. (Just give a listen to
the weird superstitions folks once had about the causes of their illness…  what a hoot!)

Here’s the link for you…

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