Monday, May 7, 2012

Radio Fan

I've become a radio person now that we don't have T.V. anymore.  We still have Netflex but I only watch it on the weekends.  Funniest Video's is probably our families favorite. 
Dave Ramsey is on one of the radio stations every night from Monday to Friday and he is very interesting.  I enjoy listening to the different callers yelling,"WE'RE DEBT FREEEEE"!! Or they ask Mr. Ramsey how to help them solve a money problem.  He seems very down to earth and really promotes buying things with cash.  I've learned a lot in the last six months.
George Noory is another favorite of mine.  He is after Dave Ramsey and if I wake up in the middle of the night his program is broadcast again in case I can't go back to sleep.  Some of his guest are very interesting and if they talk about really bizarre things I usually turn it off.  The most entertaining are the callers.  Mr. Noory get's alot of truck drivers who have to drive all night or people who just can't go to sleep.  He is a great listener and if people get to carried away he carefully cuts them off in a very friendly way.  It's hilarious.
Saturday mornings at 9:00 am is Joy in the Garden.  She is this delightful elderly grandma who takes calls if you have any garden questions.  Very informative!

Since I'm a news person I like to follow Mitt Romney. I've been thinking a lot about the most recent news story that Mr. Romney commented on concerning a Chinese Blind Activist, Chen Guangcheng.  I googled him and found out that he was blind from a severe fever when he was a baby.  He lived in a poor village in eastern China and was illiterate until his early twenties when he went to Qingdio, a school for the blind.  Afterwards he taught himself law and took auditing night classes.
I read in the NY Daily News that he eventually came to champion the rights of the poor and people with disabilities.  He organized a class action lawsuit that exposed forced abortions and sterilizations that officials in his community were performing in  order to comply with China's one-child policy.
Chen was put under house arrest with his wife and two children for nineteen months. Just two weeks ago he was able to escape by faking he was sick and couldn't move for several days.  The guards were lulled into a false sense of security, and Chen was able to slip out through the woods during the night.  He had to jump over a wall and that's when he broke three bones in his foot.  After three days and three hundred miles he made it to the US Embassy.  The Chinese Authorities are very upset and after staying at the US Embassy he was transported to a Beijing hospital to get his foot taken care of.  But he fears for his family and his life.  There are dozens of police that surround his hospital room and two of his friends have been beaten up very badly when they wanted to visit him at the hospital.
I haven't read the news or turned on my radio today but I'm going to keep informed and continue to listen to the radio about all the courageous stories like Chen Guangcheng and his family.  I hope the US Embassy can help them come to America.  We are very blessed to live in this wonderful land!