Value This - The weekly Radio Appraisal show with Brian Kathenes and Leon Castner

Brian and Leon, will blow your mind with their witty and thorough knowledge of everything that you can put a price tag on. Listen every week on your local public radio station.

Synopsis:    Once again we welcome Andrew Milne, our dear friend from Scotland, who muses on the greatness of Edingburgh and Harley Davidson motorcycles.  Always a special treat to hear from Andrew, so we let him run on and on and on…just like a Harley and just as good.


Q:  A super amusement park that existed from 1891 to 1971 has a monument that marks its spot.  It reads “Here We Were Happy, Here We Grew.”  Where was this?

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Q:  Although Charles Eastlake has been credited with the styles of the 1880s, another firm in New York is more highly regarded for their quality furniture which was bought by many prosperous Americans and even found its way into the White House.  Who was it?

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Those Were the Days


Going back again into the 19th century to discover that 1886 was the origin of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia.  Franz Liszt dies, a German Romantic composer you may never have heard about, but probably have heard his music.  The Haymarket “Affair” was a riot in Chicago over the 8 hour workday.  (What’s that?)  Emily Dickinson died, a true American poet.  You’ll have to listen to the show to hear one of her poems.  One of the popular songs of the year was Queen of Hearts by John Philip Sousa.  (Yes, it was a march.)




Saying of the Week

Saying nothing-sometimes says the most.

Emily Dickinson


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