Here's what you'll hear today (right-click to download MP3 or to open in a new tab or window):
- Lee Abramson: "Eternity's Jar"
- Lee Abramson: "River of Wine"
The music in today's show comes courtesy of either Ariel Publicity or Music Alley -- and again, I'll urge you to support The ALS Association.
Today is Constitution Day in Mexico and Kashmir Day in Pakistan. Baptist theologian Roger Williams emigrated to Boston on this day in 1631 -- having left religious persecution in England, he was a staunch proponent of church-state separation, a marked contrast to too many Baptists today. American outlaw Belle Starr was born this day in 1848. Politician Adlai Stevenson was born this day in 1900. Author William S. Burroughs was born this day in 1914. The Manliest Damn Thing You'll Read All Day: Stephen W. Thompson shot down a German airplane this day in 1918, the first aerial victory by the U.S. military. Actor Red Buttons was born this day in 1919. Baseball player Hank Aaron was born this day in 1934. Swiss artist H.R. Giger was born this day in 1940. American TV producer and novelist Stephen J. Cannell was born this day in 1941. Film director Michael Mann was born this day in 1943. Comic Tim Meadows was born this day in 1961. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh was born this day in 1962. Actress Laura Linney and rock bassist Duff McKagan (of Guns 'n Roses and Velvet Revolver) were both born this day in 1964. A former Ku Klux Klansman whose name isn't worthy of print was convicted this day in 1994 for the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Celebrity crush Nora Zehetner (currently seen on Grey's Anatomy) was born this day in 1981. And the Indian guru and Transcendental Meditation founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died this day in 2008.