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Climate Change, 1946 and David doesn’t Know What To Do with Himself!

Climate Change, 1946 and David doesn’t Know What To Do with Himself!

September 19, 2020

David and Stephanie talk about the fires in Oregon and the underlying issue of climate change, and how both sides of the political spectrum should listen to each other. The year is 1946 at the beginning of the the baby boomer generation, a year that introduced the bikini, UNICEF,  Tupperware and MENSA. David is approaching a milestone birthday and Stephanie concludes with a thoughtful poem.

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Stressed Out by the Political Crisis and Health Crisis?, 1977, Ethel Merman Tells David he’s a Star

Stressed Out by the Political Crisis and Health Crisis?, 1977, Ethel Merman Tells David he’s a Star

September 12, 2020

Today's conversation begins with David and Stephanie sharing their frustration of being stressed out by both the health crisis and the political climate, and the lack of civility. Stephanie proposes a re-imagination of the drive-in of her youth as a venue for concerts, while keeping our social distance.  We look back at 1977, the year Jimmy Carter was inaugurated and Roots was the most watched and talked about television series. It was also the year that Elvis Presley died and one of the great New York City blackouts. Stephanie began a short career as a singer in a rock band and David was a bartender in a New York City theatrical bar, and he shares his stories of his encounters with legendary stars Ethel Merman and Richard Burton. And we finish with both David and Stephanie discussing the best way for wisdom to be shared with the younger generation.

 

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One Diverse Convention the other…, the Year 1968, Stepher’s Finds A Ray of Sunshine in today’s Environment

One Diverse Convention the other…, the Year 1968, Stepher’s Finds A Ray of Sunshine in today’s Environment

September 5, 2020

This week’s conversation begins with David and Stephanie agreeing that the Democratic Convention was a success with many well-delivered speeches, highlighted by those of former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. David discusses the importance of exercise, particularly during the pandemic lock-down. 1968 is the featured year including the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. It was also the year that Star Trek debuted on television and the Broadway show, Hair was at the vanguard of the hippie movement. Stephanie wraps up by wondering about how the current turbulence and divisive politics of today will affect the younger generation growing up during these troubled times.

 

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Shirley Chisholm, 1984 and The Box that had David’s Life

Shirley Chisholm, 1984 and The Box that had David’s Life

August 30, 2020

Today's conversation begins with Stephanie's  recognition of Shirley Chisholm, and other female political pioneers who paved the way to the nomination of Kamala Harris as the first African American/Asian American woman to run on a national ticket. This weeks retrospective is on 1984 which also included women leaders around the world, as well as the movie "Ghost Busters" and Tina Turner's big hit, "Whats Love Got to Do With It?" And David discusses finding a box of articles reminding him of his accomplishments from the middle part of his life.

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Senior’s Are Lonelier than Ever. The Year is 1975 And Stephanie on forgiving, healing and new awakenings.

Senior’s Are Lonelier than Ever. The Year is 1975 And Stephanie on forgiving, healing and new awakenings.

August 22, 2020

Stephanie and David's journey today starts with the a discussion about the ramifications of dealing with isolation in the COVID era we live in today. The look back this week is to 1975, the year of mood rings, eight tracks, discos and the music of Paul Simon and & The Captain & Tennille. It was also the year the Vietnam War ended, but most memorable to our hosts was the beginning of Saturday Night Live. And we wrap up this week with Steph's inspirational thoughts on forgiving, healing and a new awakening.

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9 - Who is Sadio Manet, TheYear 1965, And aren’t Liberals more pro-life?

9 - Who is Sadio Manet, TheYear 1965, And aren’t Liberals more pro-life?

August 15, 2020

Today's provocative conversation weaves a thread between current events from the philanthropy of European football star Satio Monet, back to the year 1965's musical influences and political turbulence, including a journey to David's childhood summers in a bungalow colony in New York's Catskill Mountains, and Steph's teen aged crush on The Beatles and The Monkeys. And we finish with a discussion of a recent Supreme Court decision, and  the definition of "right to life".

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8 - Stepher’s Feels a Bit Down; TheYear 1982, David’s Been Thinking about What he was Thinking About.

8 - Stepher’s Feels a Bit Down; TheYear 1982, David’s Been Thinking about What he was Thinking About.

August 8, 2020

Stepher's Feels a Bit Down; TheYear 1982, David's Been Thinking about What he was Thinking About.

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7 - The American Flag and Wearing Masks, The Year is 2014 And Stephanie Ends on a HIgh Note

7 - The American Flag and Wearing Masks, The Year is 2014 And Stephanie Ends on a HIgh Note

August 1, 2020

7 - The American Flag and Wearing Masks, The Year is 2014 And Stephanie Ends on a HIgh Note

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6 - The Arts have disappeared from our papers. The year is 1995, How will young people look back on this time - how will we re-imagine life after the pandemic

6 - The Arts have disappeared from our papers. The year is 1995, How will young people look back on this time - how will we re-imagine life after the pandemic

July 15, 2020

6 - The Arts have disappeared from our papers. The year is 1995, How will young people look back on this time - how will we re-imagine life after the pandemic

 

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5 - Why Not Wear A Mask . What is Ageism all About and is it warranted. The Year 1978 - All This and More with Stephanie Raffelock and David Yakir

5 - Why Not Wear A Mask . What is Ageism all About and is it warranted. The Year 1978 - All This and More with Stephanie Raffelock and David Yakir

July 10, 2020

We begin with Stephers discussion about "Wearing the Mask" - Why has this been politicized? Is freedom really the thinking behind not wearing the mask?  David has an interesting take on Ageism. 

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4 - The Supreme Court rules on LGTBQ+ right and DACA and What was it about 1972

4 - The Supreme Court rules on LGTBQ+ right and DACA and What was it about 1972

June 30, 2020

The Supreme Court and title 7. An LGTBQ+ win and Dreamers get a reprieve. What happened and where were we in #1972 ? Stephanie and David talk among themselves

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3 - Stephanie and David Talk Lebron James - What happened in 1956, When do we get old

3 - Stephanie and David Talk Lebron James - What happened in 1956, When do we get old

June 26, 2020

Stephanie talks transformation and #Lebron_James and his new program to educate the population on voting rights. We share our experiences in the year 1956.When do we get old. Old is old when you decide you have to look young. Tell me something good!

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2 - David and Stephanie Talk: The Economy is Open and We Aren’t Taking Precautions, Tell Us About The Year 1963, and Suffering Loss

2 - David and Stephanie Talk: The Economy is Open and We Aren’t Taking Precautions, Tell Us About The Year 1963, and Suffering Loss

June 26, 2020

In a world that is suffering its first major pandemic in over 100 years, why are some people not taking it seriously and taking the precautions that could save thousands of lives.

David and Stephanie take a stab at the year 1963. Check it out.

Stephanie lost her dog, What loss can teach us.

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1 - Yak About Today Introduces Episode 1 of  “4664 The Years That Made Today”

1 - Yak About Today Introduces Episode 1 of “4664 The Years That Made Today”

June 2, 2020

In 1946 as the generation called the “greatest. began to settle down after the war, they began to produce the next generation, that which we call baby boomers. Both these generations lived/live a rich and full life, one that has been reinvented many times over.  Against a backdrop of social and political events, our lives are informed and transformed.Each week we’ll present the questions that shed light on how we’ve evolved or gotten stuck -- personally and as a society. This is our collective American story. It’s a powerful one as well as a hopeful one.  Welcome to 46-64, the years that made today.

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Christina Luna interviews Dr. Susheer Gandotra about Covid-19 - English and Spanish

Christina Luna interviews Dr. Susheer Gandotra about Covid-19 - English and Spanish

March 31, 2020

 

THANKS FOR LISTENING - YAK HERE. TODAY WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF WELCOMING CHRISTINA LUNA OF CAFE CON CHRISTINA AS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE Podgeist Network FAMILY PRODUCERS OF THIS VERY SHOW - AS SHE SPEAKS WITH DR. SUSHEER GANDOTRA ABOUT THE COVAD-19 VIRUS.

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