Talker of the Town invited for a week to Rochester Free Radio with George Payne on the Broken Spear Vision

Talker of the Town invited for a week to Rochester Free Radio with George Payne on the Broken Spear Vision


On Sunday, I was invited to George Payne’s Broken Spear Vision program on Rochester Free Radio. Broken Spear Vision

Now live for about a year, Rochester Free Radio is a community, non-commercial radio station run by volunteers to provide locally-focused, locally-created information, conversation and entertainment. Rochester Free Radio

I first met George, host of Broken Spear Vision, at the In-School Suspension Room at Wilson Foundation Academy. Gandhi Institute reaches out to city school students

No, not as a misbehaving student –although I sense young George had some non-conformism in his genes–but as a facilitator with the Gandhi Institute.  Since then, George has founded Gandhi Earth Keepers International. Gandhi Earth Keepers International

The conversation was wide ranging from citizen journalism to community blogs to East/Warner and even to my summer of love picaresque.

Podcast link: Spear October 11th, 2015.


About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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